SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


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

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates

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

For the second installment of my ‘Label Limelight‘ column, I’m already switching the format (might happen each time, who knows)!  We have an interesting way to highlight the label, this time in an interview with Totem Cat Records owner Ewenn Padovan, by one of his newly signed acts – Great Electric Quest!    Continue reading “Label Limelight: TOTEM CAT RECORDS Interviewed By Recently Signed GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST; Tour Dates”

MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’

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

Phenomenal Finnish free-for-all fuzzers Monsternaut have unveiled the details of their sophomore album, “Enter The Storm“. It will be arriving from Heavy Psych Sounds on April 27th. Continue reading “MONSTERNAUT Reveal Details Of Upcoming Heavy Psych Sounds Release ‘Enter The Storm’”

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]


(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

To do something new after decades in a comfortable situation – even when you could easily rest on your laurels – is the mark of a true survivor.  Guitarist Phil “Wizzo” Campbell, one of the two remaining members of arguably the most successful incarnation of Motörhead, has done exactly that. Continue reading “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons ‘The Age Of Absurdity’ Review & Official Videos [By Kira Schlechter]”

BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018

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

The Bay Area-based metallic hard rock band Blackwülf will release their new album, “Sinister Sides“, on February 23 via Ripple Music.    Continue reading “BLACKWÜLF Share ‘Sinister Sides’ Details & Songs; Pentagram / Bedemon’s Geof O’Keefe Guests & Will Perform W/ Band At SXSW 2018”

3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream


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

Boston, Massachusetts’ 3 Parts Dead might be a bit misleading with their name because there’s nothing dead or lifeless about the band whatsoever. In fact, the act are nearing their fifth year of activity in 2018 and closed out 2017 with their fiery 3-track “Master” EP. Continue reading “3 PARTS DEAD ‘Master’ EP Review & Stream”

EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

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

A couple of weeks back, we shared news of Fu Manchu’s new release and tour, with Mos Generator on board as direct support.  Today we bring you the full list of MosGen tour dates, plus a premiere of a new Official Video for the track ‘Wicked Willow‘, off their Abyssinia album.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video

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

All of my life, I’ve been on a spirit quest.  I’ve fled intense heat in the rivers of the Grand Canyon and felt the sting from arctic wind on my face, atop the mountains of Norway.  Relentlessly, I have sought to find an answer to the riddle of steel.    Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM – VALKYRIE Show Review [2017], Photos, Album Stream, Video”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

PRIMUS & MASTODON Unite For Extensive U.S. Tour; Support From JJUUJJUU & ALL THEM WITCHES On Select Dates

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

In what is surely to be an alluring tour announcement for many, Primus and Mastodon have announced an extensive spring / summer tour across the United States. Continue reading “PRIMUS & MASTODON Unite For Extensive U.S. Tour; Support From JJUUJJUU & ALL THEM WITCHES On Select Dates”

EXCLUSIVE – DEVIL TO PAY Premieres New Video ‘Laughingstock’; Set for DESCENDANTS OF CROM

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

Devil To Pay have been a bit quiet the past few months, but that doesn’t mean they’re not busy.  As a matter of fact, we have their brand new Official Video premiering for you today!    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE – DEVIL TO PAY Premieres New Video ‘Laughingstock’; Set for DESCENDANTS OF CROM”

MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming

(Pic Courtesy Of Jeremy Saffer)

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

Recently it seems each new day reveals yet another upcoming album release to add to our collective “Most Anticipated Albums Of 2018” list. One after another they are named, while one of the more anxiety-inducing gifts headed our way is the latest from The Garden State’s stoner rock royalty Monster Magnet. Continue reading “MONSTER MAGNET Share Further ‘Mindfucker’ Details; Title Track Streaming”

Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears


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

For the first time in over a decade, Houston’s MR. PLOW will release  a new album – titled “Maintain Radio Silence” – in the summer of 2018.   Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs MR. PLOW – Band To Play RIPPLE FEST; First New LP In 12 Years ‘Maintain Radio Silence’ Nears”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!


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

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have updates about the lineup and another headliner! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!”