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”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming


Despite speculation to the contrary, Ohio’s smoldering stoner blues band Five Horse Johnson are active and have a new record on tap. They have just announced that ‘Jake Leg Boogie‘ will see the light of day from Small Stone Recordings on June 30th.   Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming”

I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video

Texas’ gritty Southern Rock rowdies Blacktop Mojo have debuted their official video for the song ‘Where The Wind Blows‘.    Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video”

Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video


Bassist Rex Brown, the metal/hard rock legend whose legacy includes Pantera, Down and Kill Devil Hill among others, is on the verge of releasing his solo album. That album, ‘Smoke On This…‘, will be released on July 28th via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Brown has debuted an all-new single and lyric video for the track ‘Crossing Lines‘ which is streaming below. Continue reading “Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video”

BROKEN TEETH Sign With EMP Label Group For ‘4 On The Floor’ Release

Texas classic rock-styled band Broken Teeth, who are fronted by Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower, Evil United), have revealed news about their next release.

Continue reading “BROKEN TEETH Sign With EMP Label Group For ‘4 On The Floor’ Release”

SCATTERED HAMLET Announce U.S. Touring Trek


Those rowdy Appalachian hard southern rock outlaws Scattered Hamlet have announced an upcoming U.S. tour. The band will be out supporting their latest release ‘Swamp Rebel Machine‘ and headlining most of the dates.

Continue reading “SCATTERED HAMLET Announce U.S. Touring Trek”

BEiTTHEMEANS Premiere ‘Blue Collar’ Official Video From Upcoming Album

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

Birmingham, Alabama’s southern rock secret BEiTTHEMEANS have just debuted a new official video for the track ‘Blue Collar‘.

Continue reading “BEiTTHEMEANS Premiere ‘Blue Collar’ Official Video From Upcoming Album”

828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times


The amazing one-day, three-stage event known as the inaugural 828 Rockfest in Asheville, N.C. has shared its now-official schedule.  Continue reading “828 ROCKFEST In AVL Reveals Schedule & Band Set Times”