STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS


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

It’s official! The third annual edition of the STEEL & STONE Fest has been announced and its roster of acts revealed. Continue reading “STEEL & STONE Fest 3 Reveals 2018 Line-Up: TEMPTATIONS WINGS, COFFIN TORTURE, COVENATOR, GREEN FIEND, BROAD RIVER NIGHTMARE & BUSTED CHOPS”

YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA


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

Seattle’s duo of thunderous stoner doom emissions, YEAR OF THE COBRA, announce the looming launch of a North American touring trek. Continue reading “YEAR OF THE COBRA Announce N. American Tour; To Play Inaugural Prophecy Fest USA”

Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream


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

Just a mere two days from now, we will see the arrival the latest release from the iconic NICK OLIVERI, ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5‘. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: NICK OLIVERI ‘N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5’ Pre-Release Album Stream”

ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018


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

California’s desert/psyche doom unit ATALA announce their upcoming “Destroy YourselfTour of the Western U.S.  Continue reading “ATALA Announce Western U.S. ‘Destroy Yourself’ Tour 2018”

GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]

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

San Diego’s metal-melding heavy rockers GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST announce the rapidly approaching “Red, White ‘N BrewU.S. Tour 2018. Continue reading “GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST To Launch ‘Red, White ‘N Brew’ U.S. Tour This Month [Video Trailer]”

SLEEP Set U.S. Mini-Tour For December; ‘Leagues Beneath’ Single To Receive Vinyl Release

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

Stoner sludge / psychedelic doom metal behemoths SLEEP will be hitting the road again on a U.S. mini-tour this December. Continue reading “SLEEP Set U.S. Mini-Tour For December; ‘Leagues Beneath’ Single To Receive Vinyl Release”

CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019

Clouds Taste Satanic

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

Brooklyn, NY’s doom atmospherists Clouds Taste Satanic have released the third video from their 2017 album ‘The Glitter of Infinite Hell‘.     Continue reading “CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC Share “Violence Part III” Video From ‘The Glitter Of Infinite Hell’; New Albums Coming in 2019″

MAN IN THE WOODS ‘Badlands Part One’ EP Review & Stream


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

From Isle Of Man, U.K. comes the arrival of the “Badlands Part One” EP début from MAN IN THE WOODS. Continue reading “MAN IN THE WOODS ‘Badlands Part One’ EP Review & Stream”

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”