BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’


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

D.C.’s riff-emitting heavyweights Borracho just kicked out their new compilation collection “Riffography” via Ripple Music yesterday, Dec. 8th. The songs and content itself covers the span of the last decade, providing material from back as far as 2008 with Borracho‘s first single, “Rectify“. Continue reading “BORRACHO Streaming Just-Released Compilation Album ‘Riffography’”

BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming


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

December 8th will see an amazing compilation release from D.C. heavyweights and bona fide power trio, Borracho. “Riffography” will drop that day through Ripple Music, providing a narrative of studio outtakes, 7″ off-album tracks and more, each providing a glimpse at the band from differing periods of this first decade of the band’s existence. Continue reading “BORRACHO To Release ‘Riffography’ Compilation In December; 7″ ‘Border Crossing’ Streaming”

Ripple Music’s ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 7’ Featuring SWITCHBLADE JESUS & FUZZ EVIL Nears

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

Ripple Music‘s ongoing split release series, “The Second Coming Of Heavy” continues as the upcoming Chapter 7 nears release. The pairing of acts placed head to head on each offering changes from release to release.   Continue reading “Ripple Music’s ‘Second Coming Of Heavy: Chapter 7’ Featuring SWITCHBLADE JESUS & FUZZ EVIL Nears”

ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!

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

Last week, I was invited to join the illustrious Electric Beard Of Doom to participate as a guest for Episode 93 of his damned amazing radio podcast.  MAN, was that a fun time it was!   Continue reading “ELECTRIC BEARD OF DOOM invited RIFF RELEVANT’s Leanne Ridgeway for a visit!”

WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream

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

To myself and perhaps only myself, the current stoner rock genre and its multiple sub-classifications are facing hard times.    Continue reading “WAR CLOUD – ‘War Cloud’ S/T Album Review & Full Stream”

MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show

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

Mothership’s ‘High Strangeness’, released by the one-and-only Ripple Music, is a mighty third effort from the Dallas, Texas trio.  Oscillating between moments of pure fuzzy groove and heavy rock explosions, the album bolsters itself upon an onslaught of thick, rich riffs and layers.   Continue reading “MOTHERSHIP ‘High Strangeness’ Album Review & Stream, Live Photos from Saint Vitus Bar 4/19 Show”

Ripple Music Announces THE NECROMANCERS Debut; Video Premiere


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

Ripple Music has announced their latest addition to their rapidly exploding roster of fantastic bands from all around the globe.  Today’s news finds the label welcoming the French psyche/occult rock band The Necromancers to the family.   Continue reading “Ripple Music Announces THE NECROMANCERS Debut; Video Premiere”

SALEM’S BEND & THE RARE BREED Tour Kick Off In Las Vegas; Presented By Vegas Rock Revolution

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

In a fantastic pairing of stellar acts, Ripple Music‘s Salem’s Bend and Los Angeles’ The Rare Breed will unleash their unique brands of pure rock fury on a soon launching tour trek.   Continue reading “SALEM’S BEND & THE RARE BREED Tour Kick Off In Las Vegas; Presented By Vegas Rock Revolution”

The Watchers – Updated ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour Dates & EP Review

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

The Watchers have shared some updates to their ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour coming this month. The tour is in support of their 2016 Sabbath Highway EP, which I did a review on back in December and updated now for RiffRelevant.com…  Continue reading “The Watchers – Updated ‘Sabbath Highway’ Tour Dates & EP Review”

MOTHERSHIP – Preorders for Kelley Juett Signature ‘Galaxy Collection’ BOULT Guitars

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

Riff Relevant announced only a few days ago that Boult Guitars was working with Mothership‘s Kelley Juett to design his very own Signature Model Boult guitar. Guess what? Ready for pre-orders! Wanna see? You bet your ass you do… 
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Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017


If nothing affects my current plans, I will be attending this year’s Maryland Doom Festival for my third year.   Continue reading “Pat Riot’s Top 5 Must-See Acts At MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017”

STEAK ‘No God To Save’ Review & Full Stream


Tomorrow..Friday, May 19th will see the release of the new full-length album from the UK’s Steak, ‘No God To Save‘, via Ripple Music. This is one release that I have been eagerly awaiting and have now been jamming non-stop for a couple of weeks.   Continue reading “STEAK ‘No God To Save’ Review & Full Stream”

WO FAT Announces Eastern US Tour To Maryland Doomfest III


Texas’ psyche boogie ‘n blues trio Wo Fat have announced that they will be embarking on a tour of the Eastern United States this June. The tour will consist of 8 dates and will culminate with the band’s appearance at the Maryland Doomfest 2017Continue reading “WO FAT Announces Eastern US Tour To Maryland Doomfest III”

UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release

Glory Or Death Records

Earlier this month, Glory or Death Records revealed their “Bow To Your Masters” series of tribute compilations, the first of which is for one of the most influential heavy rock bands ever… Thin Lizzy! We have an update on the planned release time and the confirmed list of all bands involved in this glory. Continue reading “UPDATE! GLORY OR DEATH RECORDS ‘Bow To Your Masters Vol 1: Thin Lizzy’ Set for Winter Release”

WASTED THEORY & ZED Teaming Up For ‘Trippin’ Thru Texas’ Trek In May


East Coast heavy rock meets West Coast hard rock close to South Of The Border in May 2017. Two of the most popular bands in the underground Rock ‘N Roll community will unite next month for a trek together within the Lone Star State. Dubbed ‘Trippin’ Through Texas‘, the tour will see defenders of the riff, Wasted Theory, and Cali’s valley of riff dwellers ZED combine forces.  Continue reading “WASTED THEORY & ZED Teaming Up For ‘Trippin’ Thru Texas’ Trek In May”

GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down

One of hard rock’s hottest tickets going is the Gozu / Ape Machine West Coast Tour 2017. The eleven date trek kicked off at The Viper Room in L.A. on April 12th and continues tonight at Old Nicks in Eugene, Oregon. Three more dates will remain after tonight’s show and you can find them listed below. Continue reading “GOZU / APE MACHINE West Coast Tour Winding Down”

STEAK Share ‘Overthrow’ From Upcoming Ripple Music Record

Steak photo by Sam Mellish

London’s heavy riff-driven stoner rockers in Steak will release their new album, ‘No God To Save‘, via Ripple Music May 19th. The band, which has previously issued a series of crushing EPs and debut full-length LP are the perfect band for the Ripple roster.

Continue reading “STEAK Share ‘Overthrow’ From Upcoming Ripple Music Record”

DOUBLESTONE Announce New Ripple Music Release; Share New Song


Copenhagen-based rockers Doublestone have announced their partnership with Ripple Music for the release of their new album, ‘Devil’s Own‘.   Continue reading “DOUBLESTONE Announce New Ripple Music Release; Share New Song”

DEVIL TO PAY Premiere Official Video & Announce West Coast Tour


Indianapolis-based heavy alternative rockers Devil To Pay have premiered their latest official video, this one for the song ‘The Demons Come Home To Roost’. The song hails from the band’s most recent, and critically acclaimed, Ripple Music release A Bend Through Space And Time. Continue reading “DEVIL TO PAY Premiere Official Video & Announce West Coast Tour”

THE WATCHERS Premiere ‘Just A Needle’ Official Video; To Undertake Summer Tour


The now rather well-established band The Watchers are continuing to ride the wave generated by their recent Ripple Music EP début, Sabbath Highway. The band itself, vocalist Tim Narducci (former Systematic/Spiralarms), his Spiralarms’ band mate Chris ‘Cornbread’ Lombardo on bass, drummer Carter Kennedy (Orchid) and Jeremy Epp on guitar (Blackgates/The Venting Machine), have shared some news.  Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Premiere ‘Just A Needle’ Official Video; To Undertake Summer Tour”