CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream


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

France’s trio of all that is pivotal, punishing progressive doom, Crackhouse, are back with a new release, “Be No One. Be Nothing“. The 3-song full-length album was dropped back on October 6th via Italy’s Argonauta Records and simply put, it is a crusher, friends. By that I mean, it crushes of course but it also does a lot, lot more. Continue reading “CRACKHOUSE ‘Be No One.Be Nothing’ Review & Stream”

THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Valley are a trio from Cape Town, South Africa and after a couple of earlier Single releases, have arrived with “Obelisk“.   Continue reading “THE VALLEY ‘Obelisk’ EP Review & Stream”

A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full


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

Montreal-based psychedelic rock trio A Devil’s Din will issue their third official full-length album this Friday, Sept. 29th. “One Hallucination Under God” is the lysergic-laced long playing follow-up to Skylight (2016) and One Day All This Will Be Yours (2011). Riff Relevant is one of the few websites where you can stream this amazing album now, several days before its release. Continue reading “A DEVIL’S DIN ‘One Hallucination Under God’ Streaming In Full”

One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas, 10:00 pm.  It was dark and felt like Godzilla’s breath: muggy and hot.  Austin’s heaviness-seekers filed in clad in black t-shirts – we only come out at night, it seems.  This was the last show for Messa and  Witchcryer on their Scarlet U.S. Tour of 2017, and they brought Destroyer Of Light along for this night of destruction. Continue reading “One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates”

Full Album Stream Of New UFOMAMMUT Release ‘8’


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

The new studio offering from atmospheric, psychedelic sludge doomers UFOMAMMUT is now upon us.   Continue reading “Full Album Stream Of New UFOMAMMUT Release ‘8’”

HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream


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

Straight from the country music capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee comes the very embodiment of the antithesis of that musical genre.  It is manifested both in the form of the band Howling Giant and their recent EP release, “Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2“.   Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT ‘Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2’ Review & Stream”

RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Recording In-Studio Visual Series; Episode 3 [Video]


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

Hello, All!  Welcome back for Episode 3 of our ongoing series with Alabama-based atmospheric doomers, Ember.  They have been ensconced within the walls of Ledbelly Sound Studio in the State of Georgia working on their new EP for Doomsayer Records.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Presents: EMBER ‘271’ EP Recording In-Studio Visual Series; Episode 3 [Video]”

LEWIS & THE STRANGE MAGICS Sophomore LP Release ‘Evade Your Soul’ Nears; Track Streams


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

Barcelona’s Lewis & The Strange Magics will release their second album, “Evade Your Soul“, via Soulseller Records on October 20th.   Continue reading “LEWIS & THE STRANGE MAGICS Sophomore LP Release ‘Evade Your Soul’ Nears; Track Streams”

BURN THEE INSECTS Interview At The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]

(All Pics Courtesy Of Leanne Ridgeway)

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

Arizona’s Burn Thee Insects are one of those bands that come along and ultimately blow your mind once experienced.   Continue reading “BURN THEE INSECTS Interview At The Maryland Doom Fest 2017 [Video]”

VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming


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

File this one under “Never Saw It Coming” as the duo of guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom’s Nathan Opposition have formed a project together.   Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT (Hades, Non-Fiction, Ancient VVisdom Members) Reveal Debut’s Details; Lyric Video Streaming”

EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!

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

Holy smokes, have you heard about the EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FESTIVAL? Oskar Blues and Heavy San José are bringing you this insane lineup to honor the Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area Heavy Underground Music.  Check this out… High on Fire, Mos Generator, with seven more bands in one beauty of a night!    Continue reading “EPICENTER HEAVY MUSIC FEST – San Jose CA 9/16; High On Fire, Big Business, Mos Generator & More!”

KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound


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

Norwegian stoner rock overlords Kal-El are set to drop their third studio album, titled “Astrodoomeda“, tomorrow (Aug. 25th).  The Argonauta Records offered effort is an eight-song/47-minute excursion into some amazingly thorough head rock for damn sure, too. Continue reading “KAL-EL Streaming ‘Astrodoomeda’ In Full Techni-Aural Sound”

THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere

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

San Antonio, Texas based band The Howling Void are preparing to return with a new album, ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’.   Continue reading “THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere”

ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream

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

Eldemur Krimm… I Googled the band hoping to find a potential origin of namesake.  I can’t tell you what it means to them, but I can tell you what it means to me; a whole lot of rocking the fuck out.   Continue reading “ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th

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

Nothing like waiting until the last-minute to write this one up… I’m leaving for the airport to depart for Las Vegas in a mere 34 hours.  I still have to pack for my four days of PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2017!  Let’s find out more details on this festival of riff in Sin City, shall we?   Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL – Confirmed Bands & Set Times – August 17-20th”

MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video

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

A slew of headlining tour updates have come from the Mastodon crew over the past few weeks.  Just in case you missed it, we have all dates and info here for you today in one spot…   Continue reading “MASTODON – Confirmed Tour Dates for North America & Europe; Tour Video”

O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event

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

Blackseed Records presents the August release of “The Human Voice Is A Diseasefrom o Heiðrún.  Forged in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this release holds all existing o Heiðrún recordings to date, in one haunting compilation.    Continue reading “O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event”

MINDKULT To Release ‘Lucifer’s Dream’ In September; Track Premiere

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

The one-man psych / doom / shoegaze project from the Commonwealth Of Virginia, Mindkult, will return with “Lucifer’s Dream” next month.    Continue reading “MINDKULT To Release ‘Lucifer’s Dream’ In September; Track Premiere”

DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video


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

Today, August 11th, saw the full-length, self-titled release from Australia’s Devil Electric light up the planet from Kozmik Artifactz.   Continue reading “DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video”

STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video

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

Straight out of the school of music that traces its origins back to the desert rock frontiersmen Kyuss comes Kraków, Poland’s Stonerror.    Continue reading “STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video”