HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video

(Pic Courtesy Of MikeXGhost)

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

Lisbon, Portugal-based heavy alternative/desert rock duo Her Name Was Fire are back in the spotlight with a brand new visualizer.   Continue reading “HER NAME WAS FIRE Debut ‘Way To Control’ Official Video”

BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates


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

Japanese alternative/stoner rock band Boris are celebrating their 25th anniversary of existence with a new release.    Continue reading “BORIS Share New Song & N. America Tour Dates”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.

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

The Garden State’s ultimate stoner rock trio, The Atomic Bitchwax (aka TAB), have announced an imminent U.S. headlining tour.    Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Announce July Headlining Tour For U.S.”

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”

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”

An Interview With Descendants Of Crom Fest Organizer / Horehound’s SHY KENNEDY

HOREHOUND (Pic Courtesy Of Paul Miser)

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

Pittsburgh’s Horehound are a relatively young band, having first fired up in 2015, and are now continuing to build their street cred. I was unfamiliar with the band when I saw them live at 2016’s Doomed & Stoned Festival in Indianapolis, but my ignorance was irrelevant.   Continue reading “An Interview With Descendants Of Crom Fest Organizer / Horehound’s SHY KENNEDY”

THE ACID GUIDE SERVICE ‘Vol. 11’ Review & Stream

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

Who knew that there was such heavy, trippin’ balls psyche-infused stoner rock happening in The Spud State? Yeah, that’s right, Idaho has sent us what is soon to be their favorite sons given time, The Acid Guide Service.   Continue reading “THE ACID GUIDE SERVICE ‘Vol. 11’ Review & Stream”

GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item


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

It seems as if each new day brings the revelation of yet another fantastic band hailing from the UK and today is no exception. In fact, that recent ritual continues with a fantastic foursome from London, Green Lung.   Continue reading “GREEN LUNG ‘Green Man Rising’ Single Review & NYP Item”

ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream


I like stoner doom. Fuzzy, mile-wide riffs, dense rhythms, crushing drums… surely you know what I’m talking about. Of course, the vocals matter, too, but in some cases, the native tongue those vocals are in doesn’t.   Continue reading “ARTEAGA ‘Vol. II Dios Sol’ Review & Stream”

GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item


The five-man entity Genghis Chron appropriately hail from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Not only is their own name a catchy punner, but their home is befitting for the band’s own thunderous sound. That sound is one that channels some thickly sticky Stoner Rock specialness indeed. I say that based on the band’s late January offering, the two-song ‘Demos‘.   Continue reading “GENGHIS CHRON ‘Demos’ Review, Stream & NYP Item”