WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The otherworldly, modern progressive black metal band from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Wolves In The Throne Room, have announced their imminent return.   Continue reading “WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM To Return With ‘Thrice Woven’; Video Teaser”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July”

Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Oslo, Norway’s Spiral Architect was formed in 1993 by a group of like-minded, forward thinking Progressive Metal musicians. Although most people assume or incorrectly attribute the band’s name being inspired by the Black Sabbath song of the same from 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the band claims it isn’t so.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: SPIRAL ARCHITECT”

KING’S X Announce US Tour Dates

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The long running funk rockers King’s X, who are in the midst of a European tour, have announced some follow-up U.S. dates. The upcoming dates are listed below.

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MOUNTAINS ‘Dust In The Glare’ Review & Stream

A fantastic release that has somehow flown under my radar until now, Mountain‘s debut, ‘Dust In The Glare‘. Continue reading “MOUNTAINS ‘Dust In The Glare’ Review & Stream”

PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting


Before they release the complete details of their upcoming album release ‘Medusa‘ (Nuclear Blast, Sept.), UK doom legends Paradise Lost will undertake a European tour.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST Announce EU. Tour With PALLBEARER / SINISTRO Supporting”

GHOST COLOR ‘American Book Of The Dead’ EP Review; Streaming


Sacramento, CA.’s Ghost Color return with their second EP, American Book Of The Dead, on May 30th. If you’ve somehow missed out on the band until now, including their 2015 self-titled EP, shame on you.   Continue reading “GHOST COLOR ‘American Book Of The Dead’ EP Review; Streaming”

Oldschool Sunday: ANTIDOTE


Antidote was a metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland during 1986, the proverbial “hey day” for much of the planet’s thrash music at the time. While bands all around the globe were either just surfacing or somewhat upon their way, their music was beginning to impact musicians everywhere.   Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANTIDOTE”

Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream

Bucketheadland #93
Bucketheadland #93

Buckethead’s Buckheadland: Pikes (Series, beginning in May 2011) – Release review and series overview from new Riff Relevant staff writer, David LaMay. Welcome to the crew, Dave!    Continue reading “Buckethead – ‘Buckheadland: Pikes’ (Series) Releases Review, Photos, Stream”