THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser


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

One of the most intriguing recent new band announcements has been that of Thee Iron Hand. The recently revealed new project hosts a cast of musicians from several well known bands including past/present members of Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Iron Boss, The Obsessed, Lifetime Shitlist and more.   Continue reading “THEE IRON HAND (Iron Man, The Hidden Hand, Ironboss, Etc. Members) Live Debut Set; Song Teaser”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.

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

The Garden State’s ultimate stoner rock trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), have announced an imminent U.S. headlining tour.    Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.”

MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream

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

Slamming into the Pat Riot review queue, with millimeters of time sensitivity to spare, is this fantastic sonic smackdown.   Continue reading “MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams

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

One of my favorite traditional styled doom bands, Italy’s Bretus, will soon return with a brand new offering in this month of June. That offering is entitled ‘...From The Twilight Zone‘ and it will arrive via the Endless Winter label.   Continue reading “BRETUS ‘…From The Twilight Zone’ Review; Track Streams”

CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video

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

The hard rocking, heavier touring occult entity that is the metallic doom band Castle have announced a new tour (no surprise there).   Continue reading “CASTLE Announces New Fall Tour; Premieres ‘Black Widow’ Official Video”

CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)

(By Damon Gravitoyd, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

With their most recent offering ‘The Depths Below‘, Cortez takes it further down to delve into a dark pool of possibilities. Shine your eyes across a review of the new album and hear an audio stream of their first single, ‘Walk Through Fire‘. Continue reading “CORTEZ – “The Depths Below,” Album Review (Guest Contributor Damon Gravitoyd)”

TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)

(By Shaun Katz, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com

At their peak, Trouble were the perfect combination of Black Sabbath meets The Beatles, and their 1992 album ‘Manic Frustration‘ was their collaborative pinnacle.   Continue reading “TROUBLE – ‘Manic Frustration’; Album Review (By Guest Contributor, Shaun Katz)”

PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July


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

The UK’s atmospheric doom legends Paradise Lost have announced the will be re-issuing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their ‘One Second‘ album.   Continue reading “PARADISE LOST To Re-Issue ‘One Second’ For 20th Anniversary In July”

FIREBALL MINISTRY Announce New LP; Share New Lyric Video


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

Righteous SoCal stoner rockers Fireball Ministry streak into today’s news feed with the announcement of the imminence of their fifth studio release. Continue reading “FIREBALL MINISTRY Announce New LP; Share New Lyric Video”