Track Premiere: “Two Trog Yomp” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

We’re surely Tommy Stewart and Black Doomba fans over at Alternative Control, so the blog is excited to premiere a second track from the upcoming Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf album Doomsday Deferred: “Two Trog Yomp.” This one’s a little more proggy than the first one we shared, “Shadow in the Well.” It’s worthwhile to note that… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Two Trog Yomp” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

Album Premiere: WORLD WITHOUT END, AN UNDERGROUND TRIBUTE TO SAMHAIN

Ah, Danzig. What can you say about one of heavy music’s most recognizable voices and curious characters? Welp, Black Donut Records says that Danzig’s mid-80s band Samhain is seriously underrated — and sought out to amplify this band with the twelve-track album World Without End: An Underground Tribute to Samhain. Formed in 1983 after Danzig… Continue reading Album Premiere: WORLD WITHOUT END, AN UNDERGROUND TRIBUTE TO SAMHAIN

Inbox Gems: GORGE, MOURN THE LIGHT, BOOZEWA, ROCK ME AMADEUS, and PISTOL BEAUTY

How’s that for a long title? In today’s edition of Inbox Gems, we’ll take a look at some recent releases and music news… First up: Village Raid, released by the Connecticut doom band Gorge on June 21. Gorge’s music has a theme of Native American history; this album hones in on Metacomet, the Wampanoag chief… Continue reading Inbox Gems: GORGE, MOURN THE LIGHT, BOOZEWA, ROCK ME AMADEUS, and PISTOL BEAUTY

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Track Premiere: “Shadow in the Well” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

A heavy metal lifer, Tommy Stewart began his official music career with the Metal Blade thrash band Hallows Eve in the mid-1980s. Almost forty years later, he’s still holding the horns high as the CEO of Black Doomba Records, owner of the Blue Ogre Noise Lab recording studio, and the main man in his eponymous… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Shadow in the Well” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

SPIRAL GRAVE Talks Records, Shows, and More

Based in Maryland and Virginia, Spiral Grave has been on the scene since 2019, dishing out aggressive doom grooves with insightful lyrics. The new project seemed to be on an upward trajectory, rising to high expectations set by members’ previous bands Iron Man and Lord. And then… 2020 struck. But Spiral Grave used their time… Continue reading SPIRAL GRAVE Talks Records, Shows, and More

All Eyes on Her: An Interview with Sarah Jezebel Deva of Torn Between Two Worlds

It’s not very often that Alternative Control gets to interview someone who’s been as far in the metal world as Sarah Jezebel Deva. The UK-based soprano has performed on fifteen Cradle of Filth albums, and that’s just the start. Now Sarah has rekindled a creative collaboration with former Antgoria bandmate Chris Rehn, in a duo… Continue reading All Eyes on Her: An Interview with Sarah Jezebel Deva of Torn Between Two Worlds

Track Premiere: “The Simpsons = Real Footage” by MOTHMAN AND THE THUNDERBIRDS

If you need to freshen up your stoner metal playlist, look no further than Mothman and The Thunderbirds‘ new single “The Simpsons = Real Footage.” An unexpected dual-vocal adventure, this song calls listeners to cast off the veil of complacency and think for themselves. As Alex Parkinson (i.e. the Mothman of this one-man project) puts… Continue reading Track Premiere: “The Simpsons = Real Footage” by MOTHMAN AND THE THUNDERBIRDS