CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC


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

Two of our Riff Relevant writers enjoyed the Clouds Taste Satanic release ‘Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ so much that they both chose to cover it.  Taylor Waring has a brief review and interview with Steve Scavuzzo about the album, and Pat Riot has his in-depth review.  There’s also some photos from CTS’ show at Ode To Doom in NYC. Enjoy!    Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’ Reviews & Stream; Interview w/Steve Scavuzzo; Live Photos From Ode To Doom in NYC”

ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show


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

The supposed “meager duo” that is ORYX, guitarist / vocalist Tommy Davis and drummer Abbey Apple, are back with the next step in their aural evolution.    Continue reading “ORYX Streaming New Album ‘Stolen Absolution’ In Full; Joins TRICOMA & BLIGHTER Supporting EHG Show”

EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates


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

The teaming up of two underground music trailblazers, NOLA’s sludge nihilists EYEHATEGOD and N.Y. hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, will occur for another round of shows this spring. Continue reading “EYEHATEGOD & CRO-MAGS Unite For Spring US Tour; BUZZOV*EN On Select Dates”

BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut


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

Three musicians from very diverse origins have united within one singular entity bent on delivering sonic density. That collective operates as Bible Black Tyrant, which is vocalist / bassist / guitarist Aaron D.C. Edge (Lumbar), percussionist Tyler Smith (Eagle Twin), and guitarist / vocalist / soundscape engineer David S. Fylstra (KVØID). Continue reading “BIBLE BLACK TYRANT Stream Just-Released ‘Regret Beyond Death’ Debut”

Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming

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

From the Mile High City of Denver, CO comes something birthed from the lowest depths of one man’s own psyche. That man is Ethan McCarthy, best known as the guitarist / vocalist of Primitive Man and Vermin Womb but unlike those bands, this is something else altogether different. Continue reading “Ethan McCarthy’s (Primitive Man/Vermin Womb) One-Man MANY BLESSINGS; ‘Ripe Earth’ Debut Streaming”

ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream


(By Santiago Gutierrez,  Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze first came on to the metal scene in 2012, with a three-song EP, entitled At the Shrine of Light.  Today we have a review and full stream of their full-length ‘Among The Ruins’, released last April on Transcending Obscurity Records.    Continue reading “ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE – ‘Among The Ruins’ Album Review & Stream”

HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates


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

It seems the older I get, the more and more I get into further-reaching atmospheric recordings.  Ones that are especially on the emotive side of the spectrum, with intense feeling and determined to explore what lies within the realm of possibility.  Continue reading “HOUND THE WOLVES ‘Camera Obscura’ Review & Official Video; Tour Dates”

CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches

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

One of the heaviest harbingers of harrowing sludge, the U.K.’s CONAN, have announced they’ve finished recording a new album.  That album, titled “Existential Void Guardian“, will see the light of day from Napalm Records on August 31, 2018. Continue reading “CONAN Announce ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Album Due In Aug.; N. American Tour Launches”

(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour


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

4/20 is the date for a new album release from legends (the) Melvins.  That date sees the offering from Ipecac Recordings, “Pinkus Abortion Technician“.    Continue reading “(the) MELVINS To Release ‘Pinkus Abortion Technician’ In April; Set N. American Tour”

BATTERSEA Explore ‘Parts Unknown’ On New Album; Title Track Stream + Release Show


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

Indianapolis’ heavy doom unit Battersea have announced the imminent arrival of their new album, “Parts Unknown“. The 5-song effort will be independently released by the band on March 10th. Continue reading “BATTERSEA Explore ‘Parts Unknown’ On New Album; Title Track Stream + Release Show”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

EXCLUSIVE: Sludgelord Records Premieres COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]

(By Tyler Smith, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

Editor’s note: Two special brand new riffian things for you today!  Sludgelord Records has presented us with an exclusive track stream for you from Coffin Torture‘s upcoming full-length release ‘Dismal Planet‘; and we have a new wordsmith here at Riff Relevant to bring us a review of that very album.  Welcome Tyler Smith…   – Leanne Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: Sludgelord Records Premieres COFFIN TORTURE’s ‘Dismal Planet’ Title Track Stream; Album Review [Guest Contributor Tyler Smith]”

STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT


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

On March 9th, Translation Loss Records will issue a new 2-song Split featuring the bands Starkweather and Concealment. Each band has contributed a lengthy sensory assault to the record with Starkweather‘s “Divided By Zero” streaming here today. Continue reading “STARKWEATHER Stream ‘Divided By Zero’ From Upcoming Split With CONCEALMENT”

AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video


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

After several years of line-up changes and seemingly endless work in creating their sound, RVA’s (Richmond, VA.) AFFASIA are prepared to release their debut.  The “Adrift In Remorse” EP will arrive via Transcending Records on February 23rd. Continue reading “AFFASIA Prepare To Release ‘Adrift In Remorse’ EP Debut; Album Teaser Video”

WEEDEATER Announce ‘God Luck And Good Speed’ Anniversary Tour W/ HYBORIAN & BASK


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

North Carolina’s dirty South sludge merchants WEEDEATER have announced they will hit the road in March for a celebratory tour run.    Continue reading “WEEDEATER Announce ‘God Luck And Good Speed’ Anniversary Tour W/ HYBORIAN & BASK”