The people have spoken, and they want to hear about New Britain punks Cry Havoc! These guys have been tearing it up since mid-2006, opening for old-schoolers like DRI and Leftover Crack, as well as contributing to Connecticut’s thriving punk scene. (Maybe Stamford’s metal crowd could take some cues…) Alternative Control talked with lead singer… Continue reading Cry Havoc’s Jonny Disaster on The Band, The Songs, and The Connecticut Punk Scene
Long ago, within a metal scene far, far away, a quartet of mighty superhero musicians were birthed in the secretive and sacred valley of the fifth colony of a massive world power. They immediately sprung to monstrous size, thrashing about their enormous instruments of death upon the ears of the entire valley and beyond. For… Continue reading The Mighty, Terrific, Luxurious and Jeweled! An Interview With Lightsbane
Reigning from New Orleans, Louisiana, Damien Storm is the most bizarre horror metal solo act you will ever encounter. From my first listen of Horror on St. Lime’s Hill, the music of Damien Storm has been in my head ever since. The album contains killer riffs, melodic solos, off-beat drumming, and King Diamond-ish vocals. It… Continue reading Look at Me Damien Storm, It’s All for You!
In our grand tradition of interviewing bands that go on tour with Skeletonwitch, Alternative Control had an electronic meeting of the minds with Early Graves guitarist Chris Brock, a few days before the band’s third album hits the shelves October 30th. Here’s what he had to say about Early Graves’ past, present, and future:… Continue reading The Red Horse Cometh: No Sleep for Early Graves
If somebody could be called the godfather of Stamford’s heavy music crowd, it would be Angel Blood. Playing metal since 1993, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist has been part of too many bands to count: From Below, Baphomet’s Horns, Age Old Nemesis, Infernal Solstice, and Arcane Malevolence, just to name a few. Angel’s — or, Weapon… Continue reading Warstrike 666’s Weapon A on Black Metal, Family, and “The Scene”
Alternative Control’s second reader’s choice column is a virtual sitdown with Bristol black metal band Alcoholicaust. With their offensive nicknames and strangely catchy songs, Alcoholicaust is organizing shows in central Connecticut and making a name for themselves in the extreme metal community. Enjoy! AC – Who are your members, and what does everyone play? Rabbi… Continue reading Reader’s Choice: An Interview with Alcoholicaust
I’ve been honored to have the chance to talk with Dennis Dunaway, bassist from the original Alice Cooper lineup, and inquire about his take on the modern music business, his musical roots, and even a couple wild stories from his time with the band. I would definitely like to thank Dennis for taking some time… Continue reading Dennis Dunaway on the Music Business, Alice Cooper, and Some Hippie Festival in New York