EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates


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

San Diego’s spectacular jam rock trio Earthless will return with the full-length album Black Heaven on March 16th via Nuclear Blast.   Continue reading “EARTHLESS Reveal Upcoming ‘Black Heaven’ Album’s Details; Share New Track + Live Dates”

FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of John Gilhooley)

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

A few weeks ago, Fu Manchu announced their twelfth studio album, “Clone Of The Universe” is set for release on February 9th, via their own label At The Dojo Records.  This is their first full-length in four years, but the band has existed about 30 years, so four isn’t exactly a drought for Desert Rock’s royal sons.  Unless you’re all as Fu-parched as I am… (or you might just be baked).  Continue reading “FU MANCHU – ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Details; New Video; EU/US Tour; MOS GENERATOR To Support US Dates”

EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premieres Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Colossus’; Album Review


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

San Bonifacio, Italy’s Kayleth have once again successfully escaped the Earth’s gravity, doing so via their newest full-length, “Colossus“.  The record rockets from the Argonauta Records launch pad today, Friday, January 12th and Riff Relevant is proudly premiering the full stream of it here with our review! Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Riff Relevant Premieres Stream Of KAYLETH ‘Colossus’; Album Review”

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!”

GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release

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

Bands and animals in unison go back far in music history and this article is going to provide you a double dose of the latter from the singular former. See, French alt-metal doomsters Greyfell have just shared their powerful new visualizer “The Spirit Of The Bear“.   Continue reading “GREYFELL Invoke ‘Spirit Of The Bear’ Official Video From Imminent ‘Horsepower’ Release”

RED MESA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Strictly Limited ‘The Desert And The Devil’ Vinyl LP


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

Albuquerque, NM’s half heady, half high octane desert /psyche /stoner rock outfit Red Mesa have launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign for a very strictly limited run vinyl pressing. The vinyl, “The Desert And The Devil“, will be regulated to a one-time run of 300 copies and once those are gone…well, they’re gone. Continue reading “RED MESA Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Strictly Limited ‘The Desert And The Devil’ Vinyl LP”

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”

PALLBEARER Sets Winter Mini-Tour; SUMOKEM & RUBY THE HATCHET Support Select Dates

(Pic Courtesy Of Diana Lee Zadlo)

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

Progressive doom metallers Pallbearer have announced a planned Winter mini-tour, set to take place on two separate jaunts.    Continue reading “PALLBEARER Sets Winter Mini-Tour; SUMOKEM & RUBY THE HATCHET Support Select Dates”

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!”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details


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

Riff Relevant is excessively excited, overjoyed in fact, to be the EXCLUSIVE source for today’s global-wide premiere of the brand new single from Sang Sarah, “X-Ray Eyes“!   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – First Tease of Bands Confirmed; Festival Ticket Sales Opened

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

Back in August, I only left myself a single day to post about Psycho Las Vegas Festival event before I left to attend it.  This year, we have a slight head start on August 2018, with an initial teaser lineup for Psycho Las Vegas 2018! Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – First Tease of Bands Confirmed; Festival Ticket Sales Opened”

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”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”

BLACK SPACE RIDERS Unveil ‘Amoretum Vol. 1’ Details; Premiere Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of Hanno Endres)

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

German psych rock sonicnauts Black Space Riders have announced they will release their new album “Amoretum Vol. 1” via the band’s own Black Space Records on January 26th.      Continue reading “BLACK SPACE RIDERS Unveil ‘Amoretum Vol. 1’ Details; Premiere Official Video”

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”

WEDGE Premiere ‘Lucid’ Official Video From Sophomore Album ‘Killing Tongue’


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

Berlin’s retrograde heavy rockers Wedge have premiered their first visualizer clip from their upcoming second album release, “Killing Tongue“.   Continue reading “WEDGE Premiere ‘Lucid’ Official Video From Sophomore Album ‘Killing Tongue’”

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”

SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW

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

Kingston, New York’s Shadow Witch confirms the flight dates for their upcoming album, ‘Disciples Of The Crow‘.  The band’s second full-length is set for official release through Salt Of The Earth Records on December 15thwith pre-order available as of November 27th.    Continue reading “SHADOW WITCH Reveal 12/15 Release For New LP ‘DISCIPLES OF THE CROW’ via Salt Of The Earth Records; Preorder up NOW”

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”