NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video


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

The Italian, ritualistic, psych-sludge entity NIBIRU announce their very first headline tour of the United Kingdom.  Continue reading “NIBIRU First-Ever U.K. Headline Tour Set For October; Live Performance Video”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


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

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”

UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release ‘Wasteland’ Album In Oct.; Desert Daze Fest To Be Sole 2018 N. American Show


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

England’s magnificent retro psych rock band UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS announce the upcoming arrival of a new album release. Continue reading “UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release ‘Wasteland’ Album In Oct.; Desert Daze Fest To Be Sole 2018 N. American Show”

ALL THEM WITCHES First Single From Sept.’s ‘ATW’ Album; U.S. Headline Tour & Fest Appearances

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

Nashville’s prolific genre-warping entity ALL THEM WITCHES will release a new album next month. Continue reading “ALL THEM WITCHES First Single From Sept.’s ‘ATW’ Album; U.S. Headline Tour & Fest Appearances”

SLEEP Set U.S. Mini-Tour For December; ‘Leagues Beneath’ Single To Receive Vinyl Release

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

Stoner sludge / psychedelic doom metal behemoths SLEEP will be hitting the road again on a U.S. mini-tour this December. Continue reading “SLEEP Set U.S. Mini-Tour For December; ‘Leagues Beneath’ Single To Receive Vinyl Release”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019

Clouds Taste Satanic

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

Brooklyn, NY’s doom atmospherists Clouds Taste Satanic have released the third video from their 2017 album ‘The Glitter of Infinite Hell‘.     Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019″

PRIMUS ‘Pork Soda’ Receiving Vinyl Re-Issue For 25th Anniversary; Fall U.S. Tour Dates

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

The platinum selling 1993 album release from PRIMUS, “Pork Soda“, will receive a new vinyl pressing to be released on November 2nd. Continue reading “PRIMUS ‘Pork Soda’ Receiving Vinyl Re-Issue For 25th Anniversary; Fall U.S. Tour Dates”

ALL SOULS Schedule Sept. U.S. East Coast Mini-Tour; Select Dates Supporting THE JESUS LIZARD

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

Los Angeles’ alternative psych-rock band ALL SOULS will venture east for a U.S. mini-tour next month. Continue reading “ALL SOULS Schedule Sept. U.S. East Coast Mini-Tour; Select Dates Supporting THE JESUS LIZARD”

SOUL ATTRITION ‘Vashon Rain’ Album Review & Stream

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

From the Windy City of Chicago, comes the introductory release from the one man entity that is SOUL ATTRITION. Continue reading “SOUL ATTRITION ‘Vashon Rain’ Album Review & Stream”

BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream

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

I was immediately enthralled upon first discovering London’s BLACK HELIUM a couple of months ago. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream”

SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream

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

Riff Relevant gets quite inundated with submissions for review (we are not complaining, of course).  Sometimes some things might get missed… for a bit. Continue reading “SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream”

‘Grey Garden’ Official Video From WINDHAND Debuts; ‘Eternal Return’ To Arrive In Oct. w/ SATAN’S SATYRS-Supported Tour


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

RVA’s purveyors of psychedelic doom and heavy rock, WINDHAND, are premiering an official video today for the new song “Grey Garden“. Continue reading “‘Grey Garden’ Official Video From WINDHAND Debuts; ‘Eternal Return’ To Arrive In Oct. w/ SATAN’S SATYRS-Supported Tour”

HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Extremely excited to announce Pittsburgh’s paramount Doom/Sludge underground act HOREHOUND continues their ascension above ground with the announcement of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates”

ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour


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

Some bands strike such an impactful, uniquely resonating chord within us, for whatever reason that might be. Trying to decipher such a cause and effect would be akin to counting the individual grains of sand on any given beach. Continue reading “ANCESTORS ‘Suspended In Reflections’ Review [Select Track Streams]; Joining ELDER On Fall EU. Tour”