Track Premiere: “Two Trog Yomp” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

We’re surely Tommy Stewart and Black Doomba fans over at Alternative Control, so the blog is excited to premiere a second track from the upcoming Tommy Stewart’s Dyerwulf album Doomsday Deferred: “Two Trog Yomp.” This one’s a little more proggy than the first one we shared, “Shadow in the Well.” It’s worthwhile to note that… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Two Trog Yomp” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)

Edinburgh’s Tomas Pattison, otherwise known as Tommy Concrete, has never stayed with one style for very long. Over the past 20 years, he has released a plethora of solo records in genres ranging from trip hop to prog to black metal. Tommy was also once a member of punk legends The Exploited, and has played… Continue reading Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)

Track Premiere: “Shadow in the Well” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

A heavy metal lifer, Tommy Stewart began his official music career with the Metal Blade thrash band Hallows Eve in the mid-1980s. Almost forty years later, he’s still holding the horns high as the CEO of Black Doomba Records, owner of the Blue Ogre Noise Lab recording studio, and the main man in his eponymous… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Shadow in the Well” by TOMMY STEWART’S DYERWULF

SPIRAL GRAVE Talks Records, Shows, and More

Based in Maryland and Virginia, Spiral Grave has been on the scene since 2019, dishing out aggressive doom grooves with insightful lyrics. The new project seemed to be on an upward trajectory, rising to high expectations set by members’ previous bands Iron Man and Lord. And then… 2020 struck. But Spiral Grave used their time… Continue reading SPIRAL GRAVE Talks Records, Shows, and More

Album Review: Empyrium’s Über Den Sternen (Prophecy)

Since Empyrium’s inception in 1994, the music of the German band has evolved from progressive doom / black metal to classical-influenced dark folk. With their sixth record, Über Den Sternen (translating as “Above The Stars”), they have “finally reconciled [their] vintage sound from the early days with the acoustic expression of the later Empyrium,” according… Continue reading Album Review: Empyrium’s Über Den Sternen (Prophecy)

TRACK PREMIERE: When The Deadbolt Breaks Cover “My Wild Love”

It’s not easy to cover a seminal band like The Doors — but Connecticut doom outfit When The Deadbolt Breaks meets this challenge with their unique interpretation of the hypnotic track “My Wild Love.” It will be featured on Until It All Collides: The Nightmare Versions, coming out on November 27th via Desert Records. And… Continue reading TRACK PREMIERE: When The Deadbolt Breaks Cover “My Wild Love”

TRACK PREMIERE: “Down Below” by DUST PROPHET

SLEEPING VILLAGE RECORDS is pleased to announce the first release in a series of 2-track splits! Dust Prophet and Conduit, two bands spawned from the wildlands of New Hampshire, are here to lead the charge with a pair of yet-unheard singles.  Both tracks presented herein — Dust Prophet’s “Down Below” and Condui’s “Constable”— walk a… Continue reading TRACK PREMIERE: “Down Below” by DUST PROPHET