BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018

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

Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one  of its songs.  Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018”

EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video


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

EMP Label Group, ran in part by Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country music imprint. One of the label’s first offerings will the re-issue of “Metal Cowboy“, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores on March 2nd. Continue reading “EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video”

Tesla Guitarist FRANK HANNON To Release Solo Covers Series; Allman Bros. Band Song Streaming


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

Longtime Tesla guitarist and solo artist Frank Hannon has announced the upcoming release of “From One Place…To Another Vol. 1“, a planned series of albums to consist of cover songs from the soulful musician. Out everywhere January 26th, 2018 while a pre-order is available now at PledgeMusic where contributors will gain access to exclusive merchandise and experiences with Frank. Continue reading “Tesla Guitarist FRANK HANNON To Release Solo Covers Series; Allman Bros. Band Song Streaming”

Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

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

For many of you here reading this, NOLA band The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight (sometimes known solely as Clearlight) may be a totally unknown entity to you. If that is the case, especially if you consider yourself tapped into the New Orleans, Louisiana music scene, prepare to be astounded to some degree or another. See, the band, which was originally begun in 1996 as a side-project type thing, happens to house some rather well known players from the heavy rock/sludge underground. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ in Jan. 2018; Album Details + New Official Track


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

The highly touted, anxiously awaited new album from Corrosion Of Conformity, marking the return of guitarist / vocalist Pepper Keenan, is closer than ever.   Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ in Jan. 2018; Album Details + New Official Track”

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE To ‘Grind’ Again This October; Song Premiere


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

Nashville, Tennessee’s Every Mother’s Nightmare were a massively popular band during the Nineties.  They signed with Clive Davis’ Arista Records and garnered regular airplay on MTV with a string of highly popular songs.   Continue reading “EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE To ‘Grind’ Again This October; Song Premiere”

CONTRA – ‘Deny Everything’ Album Review & Stream; Show Dates

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

OH!-IO!”  Cleveland, stand up (or smoke up), you should be proud.  Lemme drop a quick list of all the great things this city has bestowed upon Western civilization:   Continue reading “CONTRA – ‘Deny Everything’ Album Review & Stream; Show Dates”

GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream


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

Maryland Doom… it sits in high regard here in the U.S.,  as well as the rest of the world.  I won’t bother to name-drop all the bands inevitably linked to that scene. We are here to discuss only one today – Baltimore’s Gateway To Hell.  The band released their new 5-song EP, “Clovers“, just today (July 21st) via Unholy Anarchy Records. Continue reading “GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream”

WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)

Wasted Theory
Wasted Theory

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

Argonauta Records is on a rampage lately!  In the wee early hours of this very morning, they announced confirmation of the label’s signing of American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY, with plans to re-release their much-adored ‘Defenders of the Riff‘ album.  We have some details on that, plus a crop of photos from recent live shows I attended this Spring, and a few other fistfuls of dirt… Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – Sign to Argonauta Records; To Play Live Show 9/23 & Desc. of Crom Fest 9/30; Spring Tour Show Photos (Atl. City, NJ)”

WEEDEATER Announces US Tour; TELEKINETIC YETI & BEiTTHEMEANS Supporting Select Dates

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

The Tarheel State’s tarriest, sludgiest favorite sons, Weedeater, have announced another U.S. touring cycle for 2017. The South’s most supreme savages will hit a slew of locations that include appearances at Psycho Las Vegas and Crucial Fest along the way.
Continue reading “WEEDEATER Announces US Tour; TELEKINETIC YETI & BEiTTHEMEANS Supporting Select Dates”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON ‘Jake Leg Boogie’ Full Album Stream


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

After a lengthy absence from the underground global rock scene, Ohio’s rhythm and blooze bad asses Five Horse Johnson are back! That return comes with an undeniable hunger, too. One that is more than evident on their new studio album.  Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON ‘Jake Leg Boogie’ Full Album 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”

BLACKTOP MOJO Announces The FREE ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’


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

That is not a typo in the title, my friends. The Texas-based twister of Southern-infused heavy rock that is Blacktop Mojo have announced their first official road run of 2017. The 14 date, first leg of the ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’ is a totally FREE event… every stop along the way! Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Announces The FREE ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’”

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”

JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video

After a string of fantastic EP releases, England’s Jukebox Monkey issued their debut full-length album, the eight song ‘Grey Skies Red Planet‘, today, Friday, April 28th.     Continue reading “JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video”