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”

AltCtrlToob Video Round-Up: Continuum and Bone Church

Two of my favorite Connecticut metal bands have released videos this week! Let’s take a look… First up, local death metal stalwarts Continuum have just shared the video for “Tides” off their 2019 EP Chronophobe. Edited by another local metal stalwart, Bob “Knob” Marino of OFNR Studios, this video finds vocalist Brenda St. Amant having… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Round-Up: Continuum and Bone Church

AltCtrlToob On the Road: Patrick Salerno Gets the Scoop on MONSTER MOSH and PROVOKE THE COLOSSUS

One of the great things about running a music blog — and also a great thing about the “Six Degrees of Dewar PR” — is meeting musicians outside my own geographic area. One such musician I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know is Patrick Salerno, drummer of Michigan stoner metal outfit Grave Next Door.… Continue reading AltCtrlToob On the Road: Patrick Salerno Gets the Scoop on MONSTER MOSH and PROVOKE THE COLOSSUS

AltCtrlToob Exclusive: CONTINUUM Interviews Themselves!

IDK if this interview style will be the wave of the future or not, but I sent Continuum some interview questions and they filmed themselves answering — and it’s actually a great half hour of booze-filled, behind-the-scenes thoughts from these Connecticut metal stalwarts. (Great job, guys! Gold stars for everyone.) Check out this interview to… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Exclusive: CONTINUUM Interviews Themselves!

AltCtrlToob Video Roundup: Eyes of the Dead and Celtic Metal Dude

As “Back to School in the Year of Corona” quickly approaches, I could sure use some levity in my life. Here are two videos I’ve come across that provide it! First up is the July video “End of Days” from Connecticut death metal stalwarts Eyes of the Dead. Filmed and edited by Bob Marino of… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Roundup: Eyes of the Dead and Celtic Metal Dude

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “No Likes” by DANNY ACEDO

Here at Alternative Control, we hold ourselves to the highest journalistic standards, never allowing our personal projects to cross streams with blog coverage. Now without further ado, let’s talk with two of my old Pink Missile bandmates — one of whom became my husband several years after the band broke up! Local musician and Stamford… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: “No Likes” by DANNY ACEDO