BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates


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

Japanese alternative/stoner rock band Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary of existence with a new release.    Continue reading “BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates”

MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream

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

Slamming into the Pat Riot review queue, with millimeters of time sensitivity to spare, is this fantastic sonic smackdown.   Continue reading “MAGIC CHICKEN FUDGETOE ‘Bad Bondye’ EP Review & Stream”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2

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

Continuing my run down of ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Festwe bring you to Day One!  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day One 6/23 Leanne’s Must-See Bands #2”

OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting


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

New Jersey’s long running, WFO thrash legends Overkill have announced they will headline the 2017 edition of the Metal Alliance Tour.    Continue reading “OVERKILL & CROWBAR Heading Up METAL ALLIANCE TOUR 2017; HAVOK-BLACK FAST-INVIDIA Supporting”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Two 6/24 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #3

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

With four days before the start of #4DaysOfDoom, we bring you to Part Three of my four-part series on my ‘must see’ bands performing at this year’s Maryland Doom Fest. Today we have MDDF Day Two!

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MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22

MDDF Poster – Illustration: David Paul Seymour with Color/Design: Mark Cruikshank

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

Weekend Pass bought (check), hotel booked (check), job time off approved (check), camera ready (check), road trip mood (check), procrastinating packing (perma-check). I will be attending the Maryland Doom Fest for the first time this year.  Pat Riot stated his musts, now here are mine…  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22”

An Interview With Descendants Of Crom Fest Organizer / Horehound’s SHY KENNEDY

HOREHOUND (Pic Courtesy Of Paul Miser)

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

Pittsburgh’s Horehound are a relatively young band, having first fired up in 2015, and are now continuing to build their street cred. I was unfamiliar with the band when I saw them live at 2016’s Doomed & Stoned Festival in Indianapolis, but my ignorance was irrelevant.   Continue reading “An Interview With Descendants Of Crom Fest Organizer / Horehound’s SHY KENNEDY”

HORSENECK To Head Out On The Mini-Van Hell Ride Tour; Video Trailers

“This tour is going to be so loud, you can hear us from the next venue.” –

HORSENECK

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SAFETY SWITCH ‘Forsaken’ EP Review, Stream & Free Download


From the state of Georgia comes a peach of a hardcore release, the four-track ‘Forsaken‘ EP from Safety Switch. The band is clearly a young, up and coming act as it seems their first offering was the Demo ’17 release, from earlier in the year.   Continue reading “SAFETY SWITCH ‘Forsaken’ EP Review, Stream & Free Download”