Alternative Control is excited to present a brand new track by Louisiana post punk outfit Ambassador! Frontman and bassist Gabe Vicknair says, “It’s great to premiere this track ahead of the release of the new album. ‘Colonial’ was the first song written for Care Vale, and naturally found its spot as the opening track and first single… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Colonial” by Ambassador
Hey, friends! Are you in a band? Do you want people who aren’t your friends to listen to your band? I will let you in on a little secret…. Most underground bands that break out of their local scenes hire public relations services of some kind, or end up on a label who DEFINITELY provides… Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Win a Package of Music Marketing and PR Services for Bands Worth $700
Washington, DC heavy rockers Caustic Casanova are preparing for a late summer tour that will take them across the United States. Says the band, “We’re so excited to hit the road for our longest North American tour since 2016 (and our new guitarist Jake Kimberley’s first coast-to-coast run). We’ll be bringing you all the prog, stoner metal,… Continue reading CAUSTIC CASANOVA To Embark on US Tour
Did you enjoy Volume Doom? Then you’re in luck, because Alternative Control is going to have new music coming at you every…. Well, we’re not sure about the intervals yet, but check out the AltCtrl Spring Sampler! After seeing the overwhelming positive response to Volume Doom on social media and IRL, and observing how our… Continue reading The AltCtrl Spring Sampler is Here!
Alternative Control’s not the only one around here putting out awesome comp albums. Ontario-based heavy music marketing agency Dewar PR is celebrating half a decade of launching underdog metal bands into the worldwide media arena — as well as working with international record labels including Prophecy Productions, Black Bow Records, and The Sign Records to… Continue reading Someone Else’s Comp, Part I: Dewar PR Serves Up The Metal in Winter 2019
When my band was looking to get our EP heard beyond two counties in Connecticut, Curtis Dewar of Dewar PR came highly recommended as a person who could get our music to the ears of people who would write about it. Mid-level bands (or those seeking to be mid-level) may try to downplay the fact… Continue reading Curtis Dewar: Family Man, PR Man, and Giver of Dangerous Advice
As we embark on our eighth Nerd Talk column, I’m starting to see some commonalities. UK punks Trevor’s Head are the second band to mention Terry Pratchett as a favorite author — Pratchett is also enjoyed by TH’s countrymen in Oceans. For movies, it seems like someone always likes something Japanese, a horror movie, and/or… Continue reading Nerd Talk with Trevor’s Head