Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album

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

The St. Louis, Missouri band SPACETRUCKER are sharing details about their upcoming new album ‘Smooth Orbit’, with an added Riff Relevant exclusive première. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: SPACETRUCKER Debut ‘Meat Wagon’ Single From Upcoming ‘Smooth Orbit’ Album”

BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream

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

I was immediately enthralled upon first discovering London’s BLACK HELIUM a couple of months ago. Continue reading “BLACK HELIUM ‘Primitive Fuck’ Album Review & Stream”

SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream

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

Riff Relevant gets quite inundated with submissions for review (we are not complaining, of course).  Sometimes some things might get missed… for a bit. Continue reading “SUN VOYAGER ‘Seismic Vibes’ Album Review & Stream”

HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Extremely excited to announce Pittsburgh’s paramount Doom/Sludge underground act HOREHOUND continues their ascension above ground with the announcement of their second full-length album, ‘HOLOCENE‘.    Continue reading “HOREHOUND Reveals Second Full-length, ‘HOLOCENE’ & Premieres Video For “L’appel du Vide”; Live Dates”

LORD Issues Official Video From Upcoming Swansong Album Release; Announce Final Show

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

After 13 years of creating, recording, and playing some of the finest stoner, sludge, and doom to emanate from the U.S. underground, Virginia’s LORD will soon call it a day. Continue reading “LORD Issues Official Video From Upcoming Swansong Album Release; Announce Final Show”

HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS

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

The interplanetary, genre-warping metallists from Nashville, HOWLING GIANT, have unveiled the itinerary of a new U.S. touring trek. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Schedule ‘Arcane Ritual’ Tour To & From PSYCHO LAS VEGAS”

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”

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”

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”

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]”

ELECTRIC CITIZEN Announce New Album ‘Helltown’ & Share Song; Supporting MONSTER MAGNET Tour

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

Cincinnati, Ohio’s ELECTRIC CITIZEN have burst back onto the public radar with several exciting news announcements. Continue reading “ELECTRIC CITIZEN Announce New Album ‘Helltown’ & Share Song; Supporting MONSTER MAGNET Tour”

FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video

(Photo Courtesy Of Teddie Taylor)

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

Louisiana’s progressive stoner metallers FORMING THE VOID have revealed plans to release their new album “Rift” on August 17th, via Kozmik Artifactz. Continue reading “FORMING THE VOID Announces New Album ‘Rift’ Coming; Premiere Official Video”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS


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

For this year’s Maryland Doom Fest, we have been a primary sponsor for the event, sharing updates and info for a few months.  Pat got a jump on some of his ‘must see’ bands for the weekend’s festivities, check his last one [here].  Pat effectively stole a couple of my own ‘must sees’, so I only have one to share. It’s a doozy, though – SWITCHBLADE JESUS. Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 – Must-See Spotlight [Leanne]: SWITCHBLADE JESUS”

APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates


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

This is simply a beautiful melding of heavy darkness, rolling out on the road as one machine of doom.  Pale Divine and Apostle of Solitude have joined together for a run of U.S. tour dates in July.
Continue reading “APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE & PALE DIVINE – U.S. Tour Dates”

URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream


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

Berlin, Germany’s URSULAR have just released their first proper, official recording, a 3-song self-titled EP. Continue reading “URSULAR S/T EP Review & Stream”