AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: MALACODA Release “Crawling Chaos”

From the PR wire… Ontario metal outfit Malacoda has just released a guitar playthrough video for their single and EP title track “Crawling Chaos.” Filmed at Old Haunt Recording Studio, the bands HQ, Wes MacDonald’s demonstration on the guitar provides a glimpse of the atmosphere where the band crafts their songs. MALACODA IS:Lucas Di Mascio… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: MALACODA Release “Crawling Chaos”

Music News: HAIDUK to Release New Album

From the PR wire… HAIDUK, the one-man blackened death metal project of Luka Milojica, has announced the release of their 4th full-length album. Anticipated for summer/fall of 2021, the album will feature 11 new songs, tying together the dark lore of the previous HAIDUK albums and incorporating new maps, stories, illustrations, and timelines. Mastering will… Continue reading Music News: HAIDUK to Release New Album

Christopher Steve Shares New Single “Denial or Delight” — New Solo Album Out This Week!

From the PR Wire… Indiana-based singer-songwriter Christopher Steve  (Lavaborne) will release his debut full-length solo album   Taken By The Tide, for February 26th, 2021. You can check out the new single from the album — “Denial or Delight” — exclusively at Alternative Control.  The track features Latta’s haunted vocals and deft sense for doomy… Continue reading Christopher Steve Shares New Single “Denial or Delight” — New Solo Album Out This Week!

Album Review: Korpiklaani’s Jylhä

Korpiklaani is one of the most popular and beloved folk metal bands. With their 11th album Jylhä translated roughly to “Majestic,” they continue to bring us their unique brand of folk metal — but how does their formula hold up this far in their career?

Nikita’s 2020 Albums of the Year

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Absolutely sucked, no mistake about it. Going into this year I thought this list would be a cakewalk but as I started to revisit some of the records from the previous weeks, I was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of quality music that was churned out. That being said, here… Continue reading Nikita’s 2020 Albums of the Year

Nerd Talk with JB From STARCRAZY

In just our second Nerd Talk with an Australian musician, JB from young Sydney rockers Starcrazy takes over this edition. Read on to find out about the movies, books, and video games that have inspired him! Favourite Movie: The Lion King (1994)  For me, this is the definitive Disney movie. Part of it is that… Continue reading Nerd Talk with JB From STARCRAZY