HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn


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

The Finnish psychedelic doom practitioners DARK BUDDHA RISING will drop their latest collection of ritualized riffs, the “II” EP, this Friday, April 20th. Continue reading “DARK BUDDHA RISING ‘II’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Conceptual Set w/ Oranssi Pazuzu As WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA @ Roadburn”

New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears


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

The blackened crust / doom rising from RVA known as THUNDERCHIEF have resurfaced with a new single, “Stone House“. Continue reading “New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears”

WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates

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

I don’t know why but Friday, The 13th seems like a great date to release particularly heavy music upon and New York’s Wreath Of Tongues did just that. Continue reading “WREATH OF TONGUES ‘Like Rats’ EP Review & Stream; Live Dates”

KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream


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

Southern New Jersey’s primordial swamp dwellers, KOLOSSOR, return with a rampage on their new, just-released debut full length, “Crown Of Horns“. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream


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

Meet the Chilean ambassadors of stoner doom / sludge / drone, the crushing behemoth thallMOTH and their “ANVRF” album. Continue reading “thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream”

THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream


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

Australia’s The Black Swamp recently released their 4-song “Witches” EP, a record that is reminiscent of an era in music before metal “got all dicky about the genre divides” as they put it. Continue reading “THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream”

STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

Chicago’s brutal sludge savages STAY ASLEEP will release their debut album “Mourner” on April 13 via Spirit & Discipline Recordings. Continue reading “STAY ASLEEP Share ‘Mourner’ Album Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”

DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour


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

The Oxford, U.K. band Desert Storm recently released their newest studio offering, “Sentinels“, via APF Records last month (March 16). Continue reading “DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour”

ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream


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

From my overflowing queue collection comes this interesting split EP from Chicago’s ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM and dusK Village from parts unknown. Continue reading “ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM / dusK Village Split EP Review & Stream”

CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]

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

The CLUTCH organized and led Earth Rocker Festival has announced it will return for a second edition in 2018. Continue reading “CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]”

RIFF RELEVANT Interviews Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]


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

Everything about the entity from New Orleans known as EYEHATEGOD embodies the utmost in abrasive sonic sludge.  It doesn’t matter where you are on this planet, if you’re in the musical underground, you immediately recognize the name. Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Interviews Mike IX Williams Of EYEHATEGOD [Video]”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT Issue Promo Video From Upcoming ‘Hopeless’ EP; West Coast Tour Nears

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

The Lone Star State harbingers of opaquely sullen doom, Destroyer Of Light, will return with the “Hopeless” EP via Heavy Friends Records on May 11th. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT Issue Promo Video From Upcoming ‘Hopeless’ EP; West Coast Tour Nears”