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’”

PLAINRIDE ‘Life On Ares’ Album Imminent From Ripple Music; Details + Song Premiere

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

Germany’s brazenly heavy fuzz rock band PLAINRIDE announce the upcoming release of their sophomore album, ‘Life On Ares‘. Continue reading “PLAINRIDE ‘Life On Ares’ Album Imminent From Ripple Music; Details + Song Premiere”

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”

Updated! APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music; Song Premiere + Pre-Order


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

Portland, Oregon’s gritty, heavy rock band APE MACHINE will make their anxiously awaited recorded return with the band’s fifth studio album this Fall. Continue reading “Updated! APE MACHINE Return With ‘Darker Seas’ In September Via Ripple Music; Song Premiere + Pre-Order”

CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates

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

As was recently revealed, metal-melding doomsters CASTLE will release their new album “Deal Thy Fate” on October 19th via Ripple Music. Continue reading “CASTLE Hold All The Cards With ‘Deal Thy Fate’ Album Details; Lyric Video Premiere + Tour Dates”

Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’

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

Exciting news today, as the iconic Texas-based cult band MR. PLOW share details about their long-awaited new album with an added Riff Relevant bonus. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’”

HIGH PRIESTESS, SALEM’S BEND, RIDE THE SUN Mini-Tour Nears; THE RARE BREED, INCARNATE, ATALA, RED WIZARD, GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST, AWAKENERS Guest

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

In what promises to be an amazing live experience for anyone in attendance, HIGH PRIESTESSSALEM’S BEND, and RIDE THE SUN will launch a western U.S. mini-tour this week. Continue reading “HIGH PRIESTESS, SALEM’S BEND, RIDE THE SUN Mini-Tour Nears; THE RARE BREED, INCARNATE, ATALA, RED WIZARD, GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST, AWAKENERS Guest”

THE WATCHERS Debut ‘Seven Tenets’ Official Video

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

This past Monday, July 9th, brought us an official video premiere from THE WATCHERS. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Debut ‘Seven Tenets’ Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere: KINGNOMAD Debut ‘The Mysterious Agreement’ Single From ‘The Great Nothing’ out 7/6 via Ripple Music


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

RIFF RELEVANT is most pleased to present an exclusive première of the new track “The Mysterious Agreement” from Sweden’s royal heavy roamers KINGNOMAD. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: KINGNOMAD Debut ‘The Mysterious Agreement’ Single From ‘The Great Nothing’ out 7/6 via Ripple Music”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


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

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

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”

FIRE DOWN BELOW Streaming Ripple Music Release ‘Hymn Of The Cosmic Man’


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

This week, June 8th to be precise, will see the new album release from Belgium’s FIRE DOWN BELOW. Continue reading “FIRE DOWN BELOW Streaming Ripple Music Release ‘Hymn Of The Cosmic Man’”

Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month


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

What do you get when you take some musicians from such notable acts as Corrosion Of Conformity, Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Hour Of 13, The Hell No, etc., and unite them in one band setting? Continue reading “Ripple Music Signs LIGHTNING BORN (C.O.C., Demon Eye, Bloody Hammers, Etc. Members); Returning To MARYLAND DOOM FEST This Month”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED


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

For last year’s Maryland Doom Fest, both Leanne [Ridgeway] and I ran pieces that took a look at some of our own individual “high priority” bands, ones we were especially excited to see at MDDF. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – The Must-See Spotlight: ZED”

HIGH PRIESTESS To Undertake May Tour As S/T Ripple Music Debut Arrives

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

May is shaping up to a be a big month for the L.A.-based doom trio HIGH PRIESTESS – Katie Gilchrest (guitar/vocals), Mariana Fiel (bass/vocals), and Megan Mullins (drums). Continue reading “HIGH PRIESTESS To Undertake May Tour As S/T Ripple Music Debut Arrives”