Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017


If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order


Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, engineer, etc. Tad Doyle (TAD, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) has announced a planned solo album release. “Incineration Ceremony” is slated for release on May 16th via Yuggoth Records while new track, ‘Silent Incineration’, is streaming here today.    Continue reading “TAD DOYLE To Release Solo Album ‘Incineration Ceremony’; Track Streaming, Pre-Order”

RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors!  Do you have a way with words?  Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice?  Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities?  Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”

Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Ex-Divine Heresy) & Doc Coyle (God Forbid, Vagus Nerve) Unite In BAD WOLVES; Share Video Teaser

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, Vext, ex-Divine Heresy), Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver) and more have started a new band called Bad Wolves.

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Magnetic Eye Records’ Pink Floyd Tribute ‘The Wall [REDUX]’ Details Shared

After a successful crowdfunding drive to finance the project earlier this month, Magnetic Eye Records have revealed the track list for their tribute to Pink Floyd. The Wall [REDUX] was originally intended to cover Pink Floyd’s 1979 double-disc classic The Wall in full.  (Riff Relevant’s own editor-in-chief is a huge supporting backer of this project and hasn’t been able to stop talking about it for months!)   Continue reading “Magnetic Eye Records’ Pink Floyd Tribute ‘The Wall [REDUX]’ Details Shared”

828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times


The amazing one-day, three-stage event known as the inaugural 828 Rockfest in Asheville, N.C. has shared its now-official schedule.  Continue reading “828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times”

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival Line-Up Confirmed; Includes C.O.C., Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory & More


The Danzig-helmed Blackest Of The Black annual tour of the past has now evolved into a 2-day event set to take place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California.  Continue reading “BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Festival Line-Up Confirmed; Includes C.O.C., Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry, Fear Factory & More”