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.

Continue reading “RANCHO BIZARRO ‘Mondo Rancho’ EP Review & Stream”

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.

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

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

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”

Psyche-Rock Duo CROWN LANDS Premiere ‘Mountain’ Official Video


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

Meet the duo of guitarist Kevin Comeau and lead vocalist / drummer Cody Bowles who, together, are better known as CROWN LANDS. Continue reading “Psyche-Rock Duo CROWN LANDS Premiere ‘Mountain’ Official Video”

Boston’s HEY ZEUS Signs With Argonauta Records


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

This was some great news to find in my mailbox.  Boston, MA’s heavy rock quartet HEY ZEUS has signed on with Italy’s Argonauta RecordsContinue reading “Boston’s HEY ZEUS Signs With Argonauta Records”

Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!


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

2018’s month of March brings Riff Relevant to its first anniversary.  We’re grateful and we’re celebrating by giving away some more stuff!

Continue reading “Riff Relevant Anniversary Giveaway! Win a SPARROWMILK / DOOMSTRESS Vinyl Split [D.H.U Records] + More!”

CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic

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

Church of the Cosmic Skull release their second studio album ‘Science Fiction’ this May on limited edition heavyweight vinyl, CD (via Kozmik Artifactz), and limited edition cassette (on Septaphonic).   Continue reading “CHURCH OF THE COSMIC SKULL – ‘Science Fiction’ Album Review; Out May 2018 on Kozmik Artifactz & Septaphonic”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp

(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 lineup, a beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: CAPITOL HEMP. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp”

STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas

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

#FestAlert – Stoner Daze: Stoner & Doom Festival is happening in a couple of weeks on March 15-16th in Austin, Texas.    Continue reading “STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas”

BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away


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

It has been a little under two weeks since we ran a quite informative article (here) on California’s Blackwülf and their upcoming new album, “Sinister Sides“. This anxiously anticipated new opus will arrive from Ripple Music on February 23rd. Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share New Song ‘Gate Of Sorrow’ With ‘Sinister Sides’ Days Away”

FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates


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

From Barcelona, Spain comes news of the upcoming début from the thick riff-rich Fuzz Forward, “Out Of Nowhere“.  The full-length will arrive via Red Sun Records this March. Continue reading “FUZZ FORWARD ‘Out Of Nowhere’ Debut Nears; Track Streams + Live Dates”