Band Interview: Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition

If anyone is concerned about the state of Florida death metal in 2021, don’t be. It’s alive and well, as evidenced by the formation of Inhuman Condition, a veritable “who’s who” of the subgenre. Founded by Jeramie Kling (of Venom Inc., The Absence, and more) on drums/vocals and Taylor Nordberg (also of The Absence and… Continue reading Band Interview: Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition

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

Track Premiere: “Seeking My Own Sun” by SVN.SEEKER

It feels good when any band entrusts this humble blog to premiere any track, but to share the FIRST single from the FIRST EP from an up-and-coming band in Alternative Control’s home state… It gives Ye Olde Editor that warm and gushy “heavy metal saved COVID Christmas” feeling. And if one song is going to… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Seeking My Own Sun” by SVN.SEEKER

EP Review: Despicable by CARCASS (Oct. 30th, Nuclear Blast)

By Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov There are few bands that are as loved as Carcass. Doesn’t matter who you are, if you listen to extreme metal then chances are you are super into at least one Carcass album — whether it’s the disgusting and savage Symphonies of Sickness or their seminal melodic masterpiece Heartwork, there’s a Carcass… Continue reading EP Review: Despicable by CARCASS (Oct. 30th, Nuclear Blast)

Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg Announce Departure from Massacre

Kling (left), a pooch, and Nordberg ham it up for Smoke and Mirrors.

Florida death metal outfit Massacre will be undergoing more lineup changes following the departure of guitarist Taylor Nordberg and drummer Jeramie Kling.  A glance at Massacre’s Wikipedia lineup section shows long list of past musicians, with Kling and Nordberg being part of the band for just a year. An abbreviated version of their Facebook statement… Continue reading Jeramie Kling and Taylor Nordberg Announce Departure from Massacre

Album Review: Necrot’s Mortal (Tankcrimes, August 28th)

The metal world is full of sub-genre categorization.  You can’t swing a dead cat in an online forum without hitting a post debating a band’s placement on the spectrum of brutality.  Is band X brutal death metal?  Blackened death metal?  Viking metal?  Alien-inspired technical death metal with progressive elements?  With their August 28th release, Mortal,… Continue reading Album Review: Necrot’s Mortal (Tankcrimes, August 28th)