RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream

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

It has been four long years since Albuquerque, New Mexico’s RED MESA graced us with their phenomenal S/T début back in 2014. Continue reading “RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream”

THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

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

Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!

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PALE DIVINE To Release Long-Awaited S/T Album; U.S. Tour w/ APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Launches This Month

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

One of the heavy underground’s most revered acts, Pennsylvania’s purveyors of blues and psychedelia-infused doom, PALE DIVINE, have delivered some exciting news. Continue reading “PALE DIVINE To Release Long-Awaited S/T Album; U.S. Tour w/ APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE Launches This Month”

WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others

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

Canadian heavy cosmic rockers WHITENAILS have announced an imminent U.S. touring cycle they will be participating on. Continue reading “WHITENAILS To Support WHORES. / BLACK TUSK Co-Headline U.S. Tour; Incl. RPM Fest & Others”

SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Buffalo, New York. A magical snow ravaged tundra, known for serving wings at every meal, and blasting Every Time I Die 24/7 in all local establishments.     Continue reading “SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream”

LáGoon ‘Skate Fast, Play Loud’ In New Official Video


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

Portland’s fuzzened, psyche punk band LáGoon are premiering their new official video for the song “Skate Fast, Play Loud“. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘Skate Fast, Play Loud’ In New Official Video”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets are still on sale. The lineup is announced, the merch is ready, and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included) we reach our final.  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM.  This one is special… Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum”

DRUG CULT S/T Album Review & Stream; Official Videos


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

DRUG CULT. Sounds like a good clique to belong to, does it not? As long as it is not in some kind of Jim Jones and The People’s Temple of Jonestown, Guyana sense, that is. Continue reading “DRUG CULT S/T Album Review & Stream; Official Videos”

HAGEN ALTER (w/ Andrew Hagar & Beastmaker Members) Debut ‘Mourning Ritual’ Single / Official Video

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

HAGEN ALTER – a new band featuring Sammy Hagar’s son, Andrew Hagar, along side Beastmaker’s Trevor William Church and Andrew Alejandro Saldate IV – have debuted their first single. Continue reading “HAGEN ALTER (w/ Andrew Hagar & Beastmaker Members) Debut ‘Mourning Ritual’ Single / Official Video”

RANCHO BIZARRO ‘Mondo Rancho’ EP Review & Stream


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


The Livorno, Italy quartet we know and love, RANCHO BIZARRO, are back with the newly-released (April 13) “Mondo Rancho” EP from Argonauta Records.

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Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

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GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming

(Photo Courtesy Of David Brendan Hall)

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

Austin’s immensely awesome rockers GREENBEARD have unloaded quite a list of news items and upcoming events that are taking place. Continue reading “GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming”

THIS WHITE LIGHT (Goatsnake, Sunn O)), Pelican, Etc.) Share Demo Track

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

This White Light are a new project featuring guitarist Greg Anderson (Sunn O))), Goatsnake), drummer Jade Devitt (Lucky Me, Gale Forces), bassist Bryan Herweg (Pelican), and vocalist / solo artist Jen Wood (Tattle Tale, Postal Service collaborator). Continue reading “THIS WHITE LIGHT (Goatsnake, Sunn O)), Pelican, Etc.) Share Demo Track”

EARTHLESS Announce Next Leg Of U.S. Tour; Commences Post-EU. Tour & ROADBURN Appearance


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

The rocking embodiment of a bonafide jam band, San Diego’s EARTHLESS recently released their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Heaven.
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RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream

(By Tyler Smith, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

River Cult is a heavy psych, stoner rock three-piece based out of Brooklyn, NY.  Since 2015, they have released a three song self titled EP, until just this February, with a new full-length ‘Halcyon Daze’.     Continue reading “RIVER CULT – ‘Halcyon Daze’ Album Review & Stream”