Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’

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

Exciting news today, as the iconic Texas-based cult band MR. PLOW share details about their long-awaited new album with an added Riff Relevant bonus. Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: MR. PLOW Debut ‘Memento’ Single; Details Of Aug. Ripple Music Release ‘Maintain Radio Silence’”

THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour

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

Texan rock stompers THUNDEROSA have announced U.S. tour dates, including a slew of shows along the East Coast and a run through the Mid West on their way back to Lone Star country. Continue reading “THUNDEROSA Announce U.S. [East Coast & Midwest] Summer Tour”

SKELETON Share ‘Pyramid Of Skull’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates


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

The Austin, TX-based SKELETON is set to release their four-song “Pyramid Of Skull” EP via Super Secret Records this Friday, June 29th. Continue reading “SKELETON Share ‘Pyramid Of Skull’ EP Pre-Release Stream; Tour Dates”

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”

ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH Share ‘The Inhuman Condition’ Pre-Release Stream


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

TXDM band Abolishment Of Flesh are poised to release their new full-length album, “The Inhuman Condition”, this week. Continue reading “ABOLISHMENT OF FLESH Share ‘The Inhuman Condition’ Pre-Release Stream”

SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video


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

Everything is bigger in Texas, ya know, and that includes the monstrous metalcore of Midland’s SO IT BEGINS. Continue reading “SO IT BEGINS Getting Even With ‘Retaliation’ Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere: ELLIOTT’S KEEP Official Video for ‘Tempest’

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

Last November, our Staff Writer Santiago Guitierrez reviewed the latest release from Dallas, Texas’ Elliott’s Keep.  Today, we have the privilege of hosting an exclusive première of their new video for the song ‘Tempest‘.     Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: ELLIOTT’S KEEP Official Video for ‘Tempest’”

Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]


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

With this week’s upcoming Ripple Music SXSW Showcase taking place on March 16th at the famed annual event in Austin, Texas, what better time to share this? Continue reading “Riot’s Revelation: Ripple Music ‘Official SXSW Showcase Sampler’ [Stream & NYP]”

THE SWORD To Live-Stream Concert Launch On YouTube March 21st; N.A. Tour Dates


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

U.S. heavy stoner rock band The Sword will release their sixth studio album, “Used Future“, via Razor & Tie Records on March 23rd. Continue reading “THE SWORD To Live-Stream Concert Launch On YouTube March 21st; N.A. Tour Dates”

IGNITOR Premiere ‘Hatchet (The Ballad Of Victor Crowley)’ Official Video


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

The titanic Texas twister of true metal, Ignitor, are back on the scene with a new official video premiere, “Hatchet (The Ballad Of Victor Crowley)“. Continue reading “IGNITOR Premiere ‘Hatchet (The Ballad Of Victor Crowley)’ Official Video”

Exclusive Premiere: WITCHCRYER New Video ‘Cry Witch’; New LP Out TODAY (1/19) via Ripple Music; Review

Witchcryer

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

WITCHCRYER have been blazing through the States the last couple of years, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  Recently signed on with Ripple Music, this heavy quartet’s ‘Cry Witch‘ album lets loose TODAY (Jan. 19th) via Ripple, and we have a world-premiere Official Video for the title track here for your triptastic pleasure.    Continue reading “Exclusive Premiere: WITCHCRYER New Video ‘Cry Witch’; New LP Out TODAY (1/19) via Ripple Music; Review”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – WO FAT’s MICHAEL WALTER Shares 18 Favorites

Wo Fat

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

Wo Fat are not the evil villains of their namesake.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  This Texas trio are some of the more relaxed, humble, endearing gents I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting (last year at The Maryland Doom Fest).  However, to listen to them play is an altogether villainous experience…
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – WO FAT’s MICHAEL WALTER Shares 18 Favorites”

Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – GREENBEARD’s BUDDY HACHAR Shares 10 Favorites

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard were busy guys this past year of 2017.  They toured in the Spring, put out a new release ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, toured most of the summer, fall, and winter, including several festivals thrown in the mix.
Continue reading “Riff Relevant 2017 Releases – GREENBEARD’s BUDDY HACHAR Shares 10 Favorites”

GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018

Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)
Greenbeard (Photo by Holly Gee of Static Stills)

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

Greenbeard has tackled quite a bit over the last year.  They’ve toured, released a new record ‘Lödarödböl‘ in July, promoted, toured again, played festivals, and toured yet again, all while keeping that road bowl loaded and burning an eternal flame.    Continue reading “GREENBEARD Announces New Bassist Jeff Klein; ‘Lödarödböl’ EU Release via Kozmik Artifactz; Tour Plans for 2018”

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”