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

Album Review: ATREYU, Baptize (Spinefarm Records)

As far back as 2006’s A Deathgrip On Yesterday, Atreyu has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of modern metal. As fellow 2000s metalcore bands, such as Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, and All That Remains began to think beyond club shows and produced content fit for stadiums, so too did the Orange County… Continue reading Album Review: ATREYU, Baptize (Spinefarm Records)

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

Album Review: Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner Records)

To get an idea of how influential Gojira has become in the last ten years, go to any ocean related page on Instagram. I can almost guarantee you that you will find at least one reference to the song “Flying Whales” off 2005’s colossal opus From Mars to Sirius under each post of a whale. … Continue reading Album Review: Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner Records)

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

Album Review: 1968’s Salvation, If You Need…

1968, from Cheshire, UK, are unashamed in their reverence for the classic psychedelic hard rock that hails from the period their name alludes to. They play “loud, heavy, psychedelic stoner rock that swings,” according to the press release. This is a style that has been done and done again so often that its impact can… Continue reading Album Review: 1968’s Salvation, If You Need…

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