HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates

(Photo Courtesy Of Trevor Richards)

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

Two years to the very day of its original 2016 release, this Friday, April 20th will see the re-issue of the self-titled debut album from Pittsburgh psych-doom / sludge band HOREHOUND. Continue reading “HOREHOUND Re-Issues S/T Album; Includes First-Time Colored Vinyl + Live Dates”

New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears


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

The blackened crust / doom rising from RVA known as THUNDERCHIEF have resurfaced with a new single, “Stone House“. Continue reading “New THUNDERCHIEF Single (Featuring ATP / Backwoods Payback’s ERIK LARSON); Tour w/ CURSUS Nears”

HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items


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

Swedish folk-infused progressive rockers Hällas have just premiered their new official video, “Astral Seer“. Continue reading “HÄLLAS Premiere ‘Astral Seer’ Official Video; Live Dates + New Merch Items”

KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream


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

Southern New Jersey’s primordial swamp dwellers, KOLOSSOR, return with a rampage on their new, just-released debut full length, “Crown Of Horns“. Continue reading “KOLOSSOR ‘Crown Of Horns’ Review & Stream”

THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot

The Obsessed
THE OBSESSED (Photo Courtesy Of Susie Costantino)

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

Maryland’s reactivated punk-tinged doomers THE OBSESSED have announced plans for a short tour of the U.K. and Ireland launching later this month. Continue reading “THE OBSESSED Confirm U.K. – Ireland Tour Prior To Maryland Doom Fest Headline Slot”

DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates


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

May 11 will see the issuing of “Hopeless“, the new 2-song EP from Texas’ Destroyer Of Light , via the Heavy Friends Records label. Continue reading “DESTROYER OF LIGHT ‘Hopeless’ EP Review; Official Video + Live Dates”

thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream


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

Meet the Chilean ambassadors of stoner doom / sludge / drone, the crushing behemoth thallMOTH and their “ANVRF” album. Continue reading “thallMOTH ‘ANVRF’ Review & Stream”

THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream


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

Australia’s The Black Swamp recently released their 4-song “Witches” EP, a record that is reminiscent of an era in music before metal “got all dicky about the genre divides” as they put it. Continue reading “THE BLACK SWAMP ‘Witches’ Review & Stream”

THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Joins THE SWORD On June Tour; Debuts ‘Hippie Speedball’ Official Video

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

New Jersey speed rock trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX announces an upcoming North American tour with The Sword. Continue reading “THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX Joins THE SWORD On June Tour; Debuts ‘Hippie Speedball’ Official Video”

THE DRY MOUTHS ‘When The Water Smells Of Sweat’ Review & Stream


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

Spain’s The Dry Mouths whet our musical appetites once again with their February release, “When The Water Smells Of Sweat“. Continue reading “THE DRY MOUTHS ‘When The Water Smells Of Sweat’ Review & Stream”

DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour


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

The Oxford, U.K. band Desert Storm recently released their newest studio offering, “Sentinels“, via APF Records last month (March 16). Continue reading “DESERT STORM ‘Sentinels’ Review & Stream; Supporting KARMA TO BURN On UK Tour”

SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July


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

Phoenix, Arizona’s progressive doomsters SPIRIT ADRIFT have announced their plans for a full-fledged North American headline tour launching in July. Continue reading “SPIRIT ADRIFT TO Embark Upon N. American Headline Tour In July”

GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming

(Photo Courtesy Of David Brendan Hall)

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

Austin’s immensely awesome rockers GREENBEARD have unloaded quite a list of news items and upcoming events that are taking place. Continue reading “GREENBEARD Debut ‘Young Concussion’ Official Video; 2018 Tour (Incl. FIREBREATHER Fest) + ‘Lödarödböl’ Ltd. Vinyl Re-Issue Coming”

VESSEL OF LIGHT To Release Sophomore Album ‘Woodshed’ In Sept.; Premiere New Video


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

One of the more intriguing acts to surface in recent years is the unique duo known as VESSEL OF LIGHT. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT To Release Sophomore Album ‘Woodshed’ In Sept.; Premiere New Video”

THIS WHITE LIGHT (Goatsnake, Sunn O)), Pelican, Etc.) Share Demo Track

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

This White Light are a new project featuring guitarist Greg Anderson (Sunn O))), Goatsnake), drummer Jade Devitt (Lucky Me, Gale Forces), bassist Bryan Herweg (Pelican), and vocalist / solo artist Jen Wood (Tattle Tale, Postal Service collaborator). Continue reading “THIS WHITE LIGHT (Goatsnake, Sunn O)), Pelican, Etc.) Share Demo Track”