ELLIOTT’S KEEP – ‘Lacrimae Mundi’ Album Review & Stream

(By Sanitago Gutierrez, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

A bit of back story before we begin.  Back in the mid ‘90s, a doom metal band going by the name of Marauder was born in Dallas, Texas.  Unfortunately, vocalist Glenn Elliott passed away in 2004, and thus also signaled the end of Marauder, as well.    Continue reading “ELLIOTT’S KEEP – ‘Lacrimae Mundi’ Album Review & Stream”

MONTE LUNA – Self-Titled Album Review & Stream

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Monte Luna are simply a devastating aural onslaught of lyrical and musical emotion, who have surreptitiously risen to the top of the ever-growing doom sludge pool.   Continue reading “MONTE LUNA – Self-Titled Album Review & Stream”

GREENBEARD confirmed as SXSW 2018 Showcase Performer; Dates for WINTER TOUR ’17 supporting LÖDARÖDBÖL release

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

Austin, Texas trio Greenbeard has been announced as an Official Music Showcase Performing Artist for South By Southwest 2018.  The band will also embark on a sixteen date “Winter Tour 2017″ beginning next week on November 4th, in support of their recent Lödarödböl release.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD confirmed as SXSW 2018 Showcase Performer; Dates for WINTER TOUR ’17 supporting LÖDARÖDBÖL release”

One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates

(By Damon ‘Gravitoyd’ Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Hotel Vegas, Austin, Texas, 10:00 pm.  It was dark and felt like Godzilla’s breath: muggy and hot.  Austin’s heaviness-seekers filed in clad in black t-shirts – we only come out at night, it seems.  This was the last show for Messa and  Witchcryer on their Scarlet U.S. Tour of 2017, and they brought Destroyer Of Light along for this night of destruction. Continue reading “One Hot Night: Witchcryer, Messa, Destroyer of Light – Show Review 5/21/17 Austin TX (Live Video); Tour Dates”

BROKEN TEETH Get ‘Sinful’ In New Official Video

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

The Texas-based amp-melting answer to all that is blues-infused Rock ‘N Roll, Broken Teeth, are back with a new Official Video première.   Continue reading “BROKEN TEETH Get ‘Sinful’ In New Official Video”

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS ‘No Warning’ Album Review & Stream

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

Break out the Ouija board.  I think VENOMOUS MAXIMUS captured the ghost of David Bowie and taught him to rock in a doom band.   Continue reading “VENOMOUS MAXIMUS ‘No Warning’ Album Review & Stream”

DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit


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

Doomstress, our friends from The Lone Star State, figured what better way to combat Hurricane Harvey than some heavy-ass metal?  After all, what is the opposite of water but fire?  We all know that Doomstress brings the fire when they play live.   Continue reading “DOOMSTRESS Announces ‘Scorched September’ Tour; Includes Hurricane Harvey Victims Benefit”

THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.Com)

San Antonio, Texas based band The Howling Void are preparing to return with a new album, ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’.   Continue reading “THE HOWLING VOID Unveil ‘The Darkness At The Edge Of Dawn’ Art; Song Premiere”

FOUR ON THE FLOOR #2: MICHAEL WALTER of WO FAT – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight

(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 #2: MICHAEL WALTER of WO FAT – Brendan Burns’ Drummer Spotlight”

GREENBEARD – “Lödarödböl” Will Light You Up!; Album Review & Stream

Greenbeard - Lödarödböl Cover Art
Greenbeard – Lödarödböl Cover Art

(By Damon “Gravitoyd” Caraway, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Greenbeards latest release – “Lödarödböl” – lights up a mountain of THC infused, desert influenced, low rumble groove, tinged with just enough psychedelic flair to get your stoner lovin’ ass off! Released just today via Sailor Records.   Continue reading “GREENBEARD – “Lödarödböl” Will Light You Up!; Album Review & Stream”