THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have updates about the lineup and another headliner! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as the VIP contest they had! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!”

EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video


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

EMP Label Group, ran in part by Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country music imprint. One of the label’s first offerings will the re-issue of “Metal Cowboy“, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores on March 2nd. Continue reading “EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video”

FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

“…Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong.” ~ Smaug (J.R.R. Tolkien) Continue reading “FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!

Descendants Of Crom Festival

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

“…Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury.  He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered…” ~ The Wizard (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!”

UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Early Bird Tickets for the Maryland Doom Fest 2018 events go on sale Sunday, December 17th (which is TODAY).  We also have their first reveal Fest Poster artwork, by artist Christina Christie! Continue reading “UPDATE! THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 Early Bird Tickets On Sale 12/17!; Poster Art Revealed”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Lineup Revealed & VIP Team Member Contest


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

At the beginning of November, Riff Relevant announced the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL was coming in April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as a contest they’re having! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Lineup Revealed & VIP Team Member Contest”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

2017 has been a remarkable year for festival lineups (at least for me), event organizers in 2018 have their work cut out for them.  The Maryland Doom Fest has already revealed it’s initial (& full!) 2018 lineup, and Riff Relevant is a very proud sponsor for next year’s event!  Let’s find out more, shall we? Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL Reveals 2018 Lineup; Riff Relevant Announces Media Partnership”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets

Descendants Of Crom Festival

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

“…Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark.  Now they learn why they fear the night.…” ~ Thulsa Doom (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – Blackseed Records Announces Initial Festival Lineup & ‘Early Crow’ Tickets”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Announcement!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Music brings people together.  In the spirit of that unity, Riff Relevant is psyched to be the first to announce the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL.  Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL Announcement!”

STEEL & STONE II 2017: Post-Fest Wrap Up


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com – *All Pics Courtesy Of Will Bouton/Fugo Films)

As you all know, or at least should know by now, Riff Relevant recently helped sponsor the second annual Steel & Stone Festival in Asheville, N.C. The burgeoning gathering of underground bands went down for its second year at The Odditorium and I was present for all the festivities. Continue reading “STEEL & STONE II 2017: Post-Fest Wrap Up”

Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]


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

Just in time for Halloween, the new movie “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill!” from Cleopatra Entertainment will hit cinemas on Oct. 27th. The plot for the film centers an all girl rock-n-roll band called Kill Pussy Kill that ventures out to play their biggest show to date on Halloween night. However, before hitting the road they manage to unwittingly upset a man. Unfortunately, this man turns out to be an evil genius (voiced by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine) dead set on revenge.
Continue reading “Halloween Pussytrap Kill! Kill! V/A OST Featuring Ministry, 3Teeth, Jyrki 69 Etc. Drops Friday; Movie Trailer [Video]”

DOUG ALDRICH Claims To Possess Unreleased DIO Material

Doug Aldrich (L) & Ronnie James Dio (R)

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

Guitarist Doug Aldrich, who was in the band DIO between 2002 and 2006, claims to be in possession of some unreleased Demo quality material from Ronnie.   Continue reading “DOUG ALDRICH Claims To Possess Unreleased DIO Material”

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”