Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Connecticut has been churning out banger after banger lately; old school heavy metal, melodic death metal, brutal death metal, power metal, doom — whatever sub-genre you can think of, the state has been producing fantastic records. Technical death metal is a daunting beast of a genre; some of the best players… Continue reading Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence

Svn.Seeker Announce Pre-Order: “Warrior Tammy” Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From the PR wire… Connecticut melodic death metal quartet Svn.Seeker announced a new “Warrior Tammy” shirt pre-order for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Designed by local artist Calvin Von Crush, the shirt represents all the brave women and families battling breast cancer around the world. The shirt will be available for pre-order until November 5th, with… Continue reading Svn.Seeker Announce Pre-Order: “Warrior Tammy” Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

Top Ten Articles of 2019

The interviewer and interviewee on Candid Camera.

Is it really almost the end of a decade?  When this blog published its first post in September 2010, “The Year Twenty Twenty” was an abstract concept.  But here we are in the closing days of 2019….  This year, Alternative Control published 156 posts featuring 170 bands.  We interviewed 23 bands and enjoyed 10 Show Me… Continue reading Top Ten Articles of 2019

Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Ways to #UnoccupyTheMall in Southern Connecticut

I’d like to write a longer column this morning — but as they say in Game of Thrones, the To-Do List is long and full of terrors (like holiday shopping).  So without further ado, here are some of my new favorite places to #unoccupythemall: For Aunts, Co-Workers, and Other Real Adults in Your Life Inponito… Continue reading Strange, Weird, and Wonderful Ways to #UnoccupyTheMall in Southern Connecticut

Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

This edition of Listening Lately is brought to you by the half an hour before my laundry comes out of the drier.  September has been a fruitful harvest of music coming across my path… Yesterday, Monolord released their album No Comfort via Relapse Records.  I had never listened to this Swedish trio, but every stoner/doom… Continue reading Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

Track Premiere: “Sickness” by HOSEMEN

After years of seeing guitarist/singer Anthony Quinn Carpanzano — better known simply as Quinn — perform around Stamford, Connecticut in various incarnations of his musical vision, I have to say….  It’s about goddamn time.  Hosemen’s upcoming album Saturday Nite Conformity elevates the band’s music from local barroom grooves to transcendent, anthemic rock n roll.  Production… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Sickness” by HOSEMEN