Of Harps, Hearts, and Honesty: An Interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft

“We’re all so connected by social media and the internet these days, and yet, we have never been so distant from each before,” states multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Lindsay Schoolcraft. Without a doubt, this sentiment perfectly captures the feeling shared by many as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people all around the world. Furthering this statement,… Continue reading Of Harps, Hearts, and Honesty: An Interview with Lindsay Schoolcraft

MOONLOW: Interview and Exclusive Track Premiere

A UK artist known as Dust is the enigmatic figure behind Moonlow, a new project that is set to bring apocalyptic noise poetry to the masses this October via Trepanation Records. Luckily this publication has connections in the shadowy world of harsh experimental music, and we were able to nab Dust for an interview about… Continue reading MOONLOW: Interview and Exclusive Track Premiere

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: BONE CHURCH Sits Down with Charlie Platteborze

Connecticut doom rockers Bone Church sat down at Altones last month with Charlie Platteborze to chat about how the band got started, their relationship with Ripple Music, and more. Presented by SCENE Productions, it’s quite the enlightening interview. For instance, find out which member of Bone Church may or may not have a family history… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: BONE CHURCH Sits Down with Charlie Platteborze

Staying Gold with Brenna Leath of Crystal Spiders and More

After seeing the video premiere for “Trapped” off Crystal Spiders’ debut studio album Molt, I had to find out more about this entrancing North Carolina band. Frontwoman and bassist Brenna Leath talked with me about what’s going on with Crystal Spiders, as well as how she got her start as a musician, her other projects… Continue reading Staying Gold with Brenna Leath of Crystal Spiders and More

Tomorrow, The World: An Interview with Marc Lopes of Let Us Prey

Coronavirus has stymied a lot of plans, but Massachusetts metallers Let Us Prey refuse be held back. They’ll be releasing their debut full-length Virtues of the Vicious on July 24th through M-Theory Audio, and they’ve got another album slated to begin recording this fall. Alternative Control had a virtual chat with vocalist Marc Lopes this… Continue reading Tomorrow, The World: An Interview with Marc Lopes of Let Us Prey

Interview with Rik Surly of THUNDERCHIEF

Thunderchief. Photo by Randy J. Byrd

Richmond, Virginia metal stalwart Rik Surly was just about to spend months on tour promoting his band Thunderchief’s awesome new album…. And then the pandemic happened.  It’s a story that’s all too familiar in the underground music scene these days, but there’s nothing to do except adjust and adapt.   Surly talked with Alternative Control about… Continue reading Interview with Rik Surly of THUNDERCHIEF