RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates


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

Red Fang has just announced a fall U.S. tour where they will be joined by Big Business and Dead NowMonolord will support on select dates. Continue reading “RED FANG / BIG BUSINESS / DEAD NOW U.S. Tour Announced; MONOLORD On Select Dates”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]

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

Those Canadian purveyors of sonic filth and aural obscenity, the perpetually drug-addled DOPETHRONE, are back with a multitude of news items. Continue reading “All Things DOPETHRONE: New Album Due In May, Video Premiere, EU/US Tours [Releases On BANDCAMP Currently NYP Items]”

HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour


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

Nashville’s critically-acclaimed psyche / space rock band HOWLING GIANT have contributed a Pink Floyd cover to a tribute compilation coming from Magnetic Eye Records. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour”

SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s progressive doomsters SPIRIT ADRIFT have announced their plans for a full-fledged North American headline tour launching in July. Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July”

ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support


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

With Zakk Wylde tied up in commitments to Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne throughout much the remainder of 2018, his Black Sabbath cover band ZAKK SABBATH is on the back-burner. Continue reading “ZAKK SABBATH Announces Handful Of Live Dates Around Psycho Las Vegas Appearance; TOKE To Support”

Interview with HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Philadelphia, PA’s Heavy Temple started in 2012, and the past couple of years have settled in rather well with a new lineup.  These changes have done nothing but strengthen this Temple’s already solid foundation.     Continue reading “Interview with HEAVY TEMPLE – Appearing at FIREBREATHER FEST & DESCENDANTS OF CROM; Tour Dates; Live Photos @PsychoLasVegas”

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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

Psycho Las Vegas recently announced their second round of bands have been confirmed, this time for the anticipated pre-fest Pool Party on Thursday, August 16th…  Continue reading “PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 – POOL PARTY Bands Confirmed; Festival Tickets On Sale Now”

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”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas

Jon Barrysmith of Year Of The Cobra @ Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (Photo by Leanne)

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #4: JON BARRYSMITH of YEAR OF THE COBRA – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight; Live Photos From Psycho Las Vegas”

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”

RUBY THE HATCHET Release ‘Planetary Space Child’ Title Track Video; Tour Dates

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

Following up on the recent news of an upcoming new album release (here), Philly’s retro-fantastique Ruby The Hatchet are back with something to watch.   Continue reading “RUBY THE HATCHET Release ‘Planetary Space Child’ Title Track Video; Tour Dates”

CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream

Cloud Catcher - Live at Electric Funeral Fest photo by Mike Goodwin
Cloud Catcher – Live at Electric Funeral Fest – Photo by Mike Goodwin

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

Trails of Kozmic Dust‘, released on Totem Cat Records in March 2017.  It finds the Cloud Catcher trio to be burning through the atmosphere way above the Denver, Colorado sky they’re used to.   Continue reading “CLOUD CATCHER ‘Trails of Kozmic Dust’ – Album Review & Stream”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announces New U.S. Tour; EP Coming In Oct.

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

Seattle duo Year Of The Cobra have just announced a new tour, the first leg of which launch in August.  The Aug. 20th date of which will also be a stop at the prestigious Psycho Las Vegas festival for 2017 as well.   Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announces New U.S. Tour; EP Coming In Oct.”