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
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!
It’s not every day that Connecticut’s beloved home of heavy music, Cherry Street Station, hosts a band from St. Louis, Missouri; one that plays straight-up, down-home, southern-fried metal. An even less likely occurrence is that said visitors are bringing home a wandering vagabond minstrel from our very own Constitution State! On his second national tour… Continue reading Bair Witness: Final Drive (and the Entire Scene!) at Cherry Street Station on April 14th, 2016
Is it a record release? Nope. Is it someone’s birthday? Nope. Are we raising money for a noble cause? Nope. November 21st at Wallingford’s Cherry Street Station will just be a show… An awesome show. The first concert Alternative Control has sponsored in ages and our very first at Cherry Street, we’re planning to tear the… Continue reading Show Preview: A Night of Punk, Noise, and Metal — 11/21 at Cherry Street Station, Wallingford, CT
I love doing Second Annual anythings; it shows a consistency, a dependability that withstands the test of time. On the other hand, it also embodies a beginning to what one can always hope will be a lasting tradition. While one of my resolutions for the new year may be to contribute more often to… Continue reading Bair Grills… 2014
This is my first opportunity to grill a single band’s consecutive recording efforts; I dread the insinuation of collusion or a conflict of interests, as my journalistic integrity is tantamount to continued good faith with my readers. That said, it cannot be denied that in the time since I grilled their previous release, Rise &… Continue reading Bair Grills… 7 by Continuum
It’s official…. Connecticut’s metal scene has been pronounced dead. D-E-D. Dead. And there are two main reasons: bad shows and chicks. These days, it’s practically impossible to find decent original bands. Any venue that’s willing to take a chance on them is just going to have an empty bar, as Mark Cook learned this… Continue reading THE SCENE IS DEAD!