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”

FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming


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

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut, Bereft, Graviton) has, at long last, officially launched his long-gestating project, FUTURE USSESContinue reading “FUTURE USSES (Intronaut, Bereft, Etc. Members) Reveal Details Of Debut; Song Streaming”

LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream

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

Coming quickly on the heels of their Grim Ripper album release [Review] back in March, Portland’s LáGoon are back with a new EP. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream”

ZAUM Announces Canadian Tour Dates w/ FIREBREATHER


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

Abstract metaphysical audio manipulators ZAUM will undertake some live Canadian dates in Ontario and Quebec, beginning next month (August). Continue reading “ZAUM Announces Canadian Tour Dates w/ FIREBREATHER”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Signs With Prophecy Productions; Announces U.S. Tour


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

The remarkable, multi-genre melding duo of stoner doom and more, YEAR OF THE COBRA, have some newly unveiled news items to share. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Signs With Prophecy Productions; Announces U.S. Tour”

DAUGHTERS Return With New Song; Sign w/ Ipecac Recordings + Tour Dates

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

After a noticeable absence since 2010, Providence, R.I.’s noise rockers DAUGHTERS have resurfaced and are bringing some welcome news with them. Continue reading “DAUGHTERS Return With New Song; Sign w/ Ipecac Recordings + Tour Dates”

Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN

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

Italy’s Argonauta Records has shared news of the label’s signing of the Florida-based retro-blues, doom, fuzz rock trio SMOKE MOUNTAIN. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN”

BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Premiere ‘Wave Of Conscience’ Official Video; Annc. West Coast Tour

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

Portland, Oregon’s BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT have been rapidly rising out of the heavy rock underground since the release of their phenomenal S/T debut in April. Continue reading “BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT Premiere ‘Wave Of Conscience’ Official Video; Annc. West Coast Tour”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

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

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

BLACK ELEPHANT ‘Cosmic Blues’ Album Nears; New Song ‘Helter Skelter’ Streaming


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

In less than one week’s time, Italy’s BLACK ELEPHANT will release their new full-length studio album, “Cosmic Blues“. Continue reading “BLACK ELEPHANT ‘Cosmic Blues’ Album Nears; New Song ‘Helter Skelter’ Streaming”

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”

STAHV Shares Official Video For ‘The Killing Moon’ (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)

(Photo Courtesy Of Adrienne Pierce)

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

Our friend Ari Rosenschein returns to the Riff Relevant radar via his STAHV project’s amazing new video. Continue reading “STAHV Shares Official Video For ‘The Killing Moon’ (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)”

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”

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS To Release Sophomore Album After Decade Absence


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

After a 10 year lapse in any visible activity, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS – a collaboration between Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and John Bechdel (Prong, Killing Joke, Ministry) – are returning. Continue reading “ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS To Release Sophomore Album After Decade Absence”