DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]

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

With the ever-nearing events of the 2018 edition of the Riff Relevant-sponsored DESCENDANTS OF CROM less than a week away… what better time to roll out some of the acts I’m most excited to see live?! Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]”

RIPPLE MUSIC Debuts WASTED THEORY & CORTEZ Tracks From ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’

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

Ripple Music has announced the premiere of two new tracks off the upcoming “Chapter 9” of the ‘Second Coming Of Heavy‘ Split Series.     Continue reading “RIPPLE MUSIC Debuts WASTED THEORY & CORTEZ Tracks From ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 9’”

Exclusive Premiere: WASTED THEORY Debut ‘Abominatrix’ Video Single Off ‘Second Coming Of Heavy Chapter 9’ via Ripple Music


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

Riff Relevant is quite excited to present an exclusive première of the new track “Abominatrix” from the Mid-Atlantic’s heathen brethren WASTED THEORY. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: WASTED THEORY Debut ‘Abominatrix’ Video Single Off ‘Second Coming Of Heavy Chapter 9’ via Ripple Music”

Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

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

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory leap forward with Italy’s Argonauta Records to share the details on pre-order information about their third full-length album, ‘Warlords of the New Electric’.     Continue reading “WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records”

EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]

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

San Diego’s cosmic rock jam trio EARTHLESS have just announced a new trek of North American touring set to take place this Fall. Continue reading “EARTHLESS Announce Fall North American Headlining Tour; Pro-Shot Entire Belgium Show [Video]”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

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

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

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

The interplanetary, genre-warping metallists from Nashville, HOWLING GIANT, have unveiled the itinerary of a new U.S. touring trek. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS”

FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For just about a quarter of a century or so now, Fu Manchu has brought their unique brand of sun-soaked, foot-to-the-floor, stoner metal with such a remarkable level of superiority and consistency, it’s almost frightening.    Continue reading “FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream”

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”

THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour

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

Texan rock stompers THUNDEROSA have announced U.S. tour dates, including a slew of shows along the East Coast and a run through the Mid West on their way back to Lone Star country. Continue reading “THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour”

LA CHINGA ‘Beyond The Sky’ Due In Sept. Via Small Stone Records [Pre-Order]; New Song Debut


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

Vancouver’s hard-rockin’ rowdies LA CHINGA are back, baby! The trio will release their impending new full-length album, Beyond The Sky, via Small Stone Records this September. Continue reading “LA CHINGA ‘Beyond The Sky’ Due In Sept. Via Small Stone Records [Pre-Order]; New Song Debut”

MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom

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

Mos Generator‘s ‘Shadowlands‘ album released last month through France’s Listenable Records. Back in Fall 2017, I was given a sneak peek at the cover art and was rendered breathless by it. Immediately guessing the art was by Nightjar of Adam Burke with that digital peek, the waiting had begun. Months of waiting in fact, for both that painting to be seen and for ‘Shadowlands‘ to be heard.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR ‘Shadowlands’ Album Review & Stream; New Tour Dates; Appearing @ Hellfest & Descendants Of Crom”

AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest

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

Detroit’s road warriors Against the Grain’s “Cheated Death” is a furiously debauched, rock n’ roll slaughterhouse. Released back in February, the band’s fourth record was their first record released via West Coast powerhouse Ripple Music.    Continue reading “AGAINST THE GRAIN – ‘Cheated Death’ Album Review & Stream; Tour Dates w/GWAR, Acid Witch, to appear @RPMFest”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets are still on sale. The lineup is announced, the merch is ready, and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included) we reach our final.  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM.  This one is special… Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum”