TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream


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

Finland’s TARPIT ORCHESTRA return to the stoner/hard rock radar with their newly-released three song EP, “Songs About Dragons“. Continue reading “TARPIT ORCHESTRA ‘Songs About Dragons’ EP Review & Stream”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

Mos Generator - The Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY 05/12/2018. Photo: Leanne

(By Brendan Burns of Wasted Theory, Guest Columnist, RiffRelevant.com)

For as long as I can remember, it’s always been about the guitar player or the lead singer.  That lethal concoction of singers and axe-swingers like Page and Plant. Mick and Keith, Tyler and Perry, Daltry and Townsend, the list goes on and on…   Continue reading “FOUR ON THE FLOOR #5: JONO GARRETT of MOS GENERATOR & TURBID NORTH – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’

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

Exciting news today, as the iconic Texas-based cult band MR. PLOW share details about their long-awaited new album with an added Riff Relevant bonus. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’”

WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory leap forward with Italy’s Argonauta Records to share the details on pre-order information about their third full-length album, ‘Warlords of the New Electric’.     Continue reading “WASTED THEORY New Album ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Pre-Orders Open on Argonauta Records”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018

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

The first installment of my Rogue Reviews went exactly as you’d expect. It went viral. Four billion ‘Likes’ worldwide. Mark Zuckerberg thought he was hacked. Lemmy came back from the dead just to comment on it. Shoobies stopped feeding the seagulls and driving like assholes. And McDonald’s brought back the Mcrib; permanently.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – July 2018”

CLUTCH Get Cookin’ With ‘Hot Bottom Feeder’ Video; Offer Ltd. Collector’s Bundles For Upcoming Album


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

Those baddest of Earth Rockers from the State of Maryland, CLUTCH, have premiered their latest official video for “Hot Bottom Feeder“. Continue reading “CLUTCH Get Cookin’ With ‘Hot Bottom Feeder’ Video; Offer Ltd. Collector’s Bundles For Upcoming Album”

ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, ALMUTEN Live [Asheville, N.C. 7/23/18]


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

Monday, July 23, 2018, would see an incredible one-off gig featuring ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, and ALMUTEN – playing The Mothlight in Asheville, N.C. Continue reading “ROYAL THUNDER, WITCH MOUNTAIN, ALMUTEN Live [Asheville, N.C. 7/23/18]”

RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream

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

It has been four long years since Albuquerque, New Mexico’s RED MESA graced us with their phenomenal S/T début back in 2014. Continue reading “RED MESA ‘The Devil And The Desert’ Album Review & Stream”

EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream

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

From Morano Calabro, Italy comes EL ROJO and their recently released “16 Inches Radial” EP. Continue reading “EL ROJO ’16 Inches Radial’ EP Review & Stream”

THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

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

Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!

Continue reading “THE AGE OF TRUTH – ‘Threshold’ Now Available on Ltd. Edit. Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz”

Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN

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

Italy’s Argonauta Records has shared news of the label’s signing of the Florida-based retro-blues, doom, fuzz rock trio SMOKE MOUNTAIN. Continue reading “Argonauta Records Announce Signing U.S. Blues/Fuzz Rockers SMOKE MOUNTAIN”

FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

For just about a quarter of a century or so now, Fu Manchu has brought their unique brand of sun-soaked, foot-to-the-floor, stoner metal with such a remarkable level of superiority and consistency, it’s almost frightening.    Continue reading “FU MANCHU ‘Clone Of The Universe’ Album Review & Stream”

1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream

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

Calendar year 2018 gets a dose of what heavy rock is all about, straight from 1968 and their “loud as fuck” ethos, so eloquently captured on the just-issued HeviSike Records release, “Ballads Of The Godless“. Continue reading “1968 ‘Ballads Of The Godless’ Album Review & Stream”

SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream

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

Buffalo, New York. A magical snow ravaged tundra, known for serving wings at every meal, and blasting Every Time I Die 24/7 in all local establishments.     Continue reading “SPACELORD; S/T Album Review & Stream”

CLUTCH Introduces ‘How To Shake Hands’ Official Video


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

U.S. rock legends CLUTCH will release “Book Of Bad Decisions“, the band’s 12th studio album, worldwide on September 7th via their own Weathermaker Music label. Continue reading “CLUTCH Introduces ‘How To Shake Hands’ Official Video”