LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream

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

Coming quickly on the heels of their Grim Ripper album release [Review] back in March, Portland’s LáGoon are back with a new EP. Continue reading “LáGoon ‘L’affaire des Poisons’ EP Review & Stream”

HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]


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

From Hungary with Sludge, times two, comes a four-song Split EP offering from the bands HER HIGHNESS and VANTA. Continue reading “HER HIGHNESS / VANTA Split EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

MORNE Return With ‘To The Night Unknown’; Title Track Streaming


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

Boston’s emitters of bleakly abrasive, doom-possessed sludge, MORNE, are making their return with a new studio album imminently. Continue reading “MORNE Return With ‘To The Night Unknown’; Title Track Streaming”

POTION ‘Women Of The Wand’ EP Review & Stream; S.E. Asia Tour w/ MARIJANNAH Launches

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

Australia has been rapidly accelerating its presence on the global stoner /psyche /doom scene with some amazing representatives. Continue reading “POTION ‘Women Of The Wand’ EP Review & Stream; S.E. Asia Tour w/ MARIJANNAH Launches”

NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream

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

The Sheffield, U.K.’s heavy-as-all-get-out noise/sludge behemoths NAISIAN have just unleashed their new three-song EP, “Rejoinder“. Continue reading “NAISIAN ‘Rejoinder’ EP Review & Stream”

CROWBAR Announces ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ NOLA Performance; Todd Strange No Longer Touring Bassist


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

Having played the album overseas at this past April’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, CROWBAR announces they will perform their 1998 effort “Odd Fellows Rest”, in the U.S. in honor of its 20th anniversary.  Continue reading “CROWBAR Announces ‘Odd Fellows Rest’ NOLA Performance; Todd Strange No Longer Touring Bassist”

OUR COMMON SENSE ‘Mankind’s Worst To Know’ EP Review & Stream


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

Early March saw the official arrival of the five-song “Mankind’s Worst To Know” EP from Belgium’s OUR COMMON SENSE. Continue reading “OUR COMMON SENSE ‘Mankind’s Worst To Know’ EP Review & Stream”

WEED DEMON To Issue First-Time Vinyl Version Of ‘Astrological Passages’ [Streaming]

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

Columbus, Ohio’s WEED DEMON are the scathing, densest embodiment of stoner doom / sludge music in every sense of these words.  Continue reading “WEED DEMON To Issue First-Time Vinyl Version Of ‘Astrological Passages’ [Streaming]”

BUMMER Unleash ‘Astro Bastard’ From Upcoming ‘Holy Terror’ Album; Tour Dates


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

Kansas City’s sludgy noise rock trio BUMMER have just unloosed a killer single, “Astro Bastard“, from their upcoming new album release. Continue reading “BUMMER Unleash ‘Astro Bastard’ From Upcoming ‘Holy Terror’ Album; Tour Dates”

KNAAVES Launch Ltd. Edition Cassette Pre-Order With ‘January’ Official Video Premiere


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

The Milwaukee mashers of post-hardcore affected aggro-sludge, and doom, KNAAVES, have returned with some exciting news. Continue reading “KNAAVES Launch Ltd. Edition Cassette Pre-Order With ‘January’ Official Video Premiere”

PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]


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

August 17th will see the Relapse Records release of a split album recording from two of the absolute heaviest entities in the underground realm of sonic mayhem. Continue reading “PRIMITIVE MAN & UNEARTHLY TRANCE Uniting For Split Release [Video Trailer]”

-( 16 )- And PRIMITIVE MAN Announce EU. Tour

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

Two of the heaviest monstrosities in the sludge underworld, -(16)- and PRIMITIVE MAN, will unite for a European tour run this Aug. – Sept. Continue reading “-( 16 )- And PRIMITIVE MAN Announce EU. Tour”

THAL (w/ Guest Sophie Steff) Premiere ‘Her Gods Demand War’ Visualizer


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

Ohio-based heavyweights THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) have just dropped a new visualizer for their song “Her Gods Demand War“. Continue reading “THAL (w/ Guest Sophie Steff) Premiere ‘Her Gods Demand War’ Visualizer”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum

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

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets are still on sale. The lineup is announced, the merch is ready, and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included) we reach our final.  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: BALTIMORE TATTOO MUSEUM.  This one is special… Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Baltimore Tattoo Museum”