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”

BANG ‘The Best Of Bang’ – Legacy Defining Best Of Collection Streaming


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

Philedelphia’s BANG are one of most important bands in the history of rock and roll. There, I said it and you read it right. Continue reading “BANG ‘The Best Of Bang’ – Legacy Defining Best Of Collection Streaming”

HOLY GROVE Stream S/T LP Prior To Upcoming Ripple Music Release; Playing STUMPFEST 2018


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

Friday, April 6th will see the Ripple Music release of the self-titled album from Portland’s HOLY GROVEContinue reading “HOLY GROVE Stream S/T LP Prior To Upcoming Ripple Music Release; Playing STUMPFEST 2018”

THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates


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

With the recent March 9th release of their first full-length recording for Ripple Music, “Black Abyss“, as fresh as fresh can be, The Watchers have indeed arrived. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS ‘Black Abyss’ Review & Stream; Live Dates”

Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]


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

With this week’s upcoming Ripple Music SXSW Showcase taking place on March 16th at the famed annual event in Austin, Texas, what better time to share this? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]”

FREEDOM HAWK To Release ‘Beast Remains’ This Month; Premiere Track Streams


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

Virginia Beach’s progenitors of heavily metallic infused hard rock, the phenomenal Freedom Hawk, are on the verge of releasing their anxiously anticipated new studio album. Continue reading “FREEDOM HAWK To Release ‘Beast Remains’ This Month; Premiere Track Streams”

FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018

Photos by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

Maryland Doom & Stoner Rock stalwarts Foghound have recently put the finishing touches on their third full-length offering, entitled “Awaken To Destroy”.  Their new album is set for a September 2018 release via Ripple Music.

Continue reading “FOGHOUND Announce Upcoming ‘Awaken To Destroy’ Album Due Out via RIPPLE MUSIC In Sept. 2018”

THE WATCHERS Issue ‘Starfire’ Official Lyric Video; ‘Black Abyss’ Imminent

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

With the release of their highly anticipated first full length album “Black Abyss” just a handful of days away, The Watchers are premiering a new official lyric video. Continue reading “THE WATCHERS Issue ‘Starfire’ Official Lyric Video; ‘Black Abyss’ Imminent”