My old buddy Curtis Dewar asked how I would keep up with all the blog stuff once the school year resumed; I told him I had no idea! But somehow, it all continues… In the car, I’ve mostly been listening to Misfits’ American Psycho, Valkyrie’s Shadows, and a burned disc with some Brimstone Coven, Witch… Continue reading Listening Lately: Tantivy, Caravan of Doom, and Many More
EXCLUSIVE STREAM: “Valley” by Fumarole
Alternative Control is happy to present some thunder from down under, the new track “Valley” from Australian power trio Fumarole. This dystopian banger drops on October 4th, 2019. It’s a must-listen for the burly guitar riffage and full-steam-ahead rhythm section that will please any stoner rock fan. The band commented about the song’s lyrical content, “‘Valley’… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE STREAM: “Valley” by Fumarole
AltCtrl Summer Sampler — OUT NOW!
Hey, friends! After the success of AltCtrl’s Volume Doom compilation, I’m endeavoring to release a digital sampler every season. These comps aren’t just any old garbage tracks collected by trawling the depths of Facebook and asking random bands for submissions… The songs are from GOOD bands that have been featured on the blog. (And my… Continue reading AltCtrl Summer Sampler — OUT NOW!
It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog If I Want To: Fumarole, Ghost:Hello, and The Real Batushka
Yep, I am 35 years young today. Still blogging about The Scene… In the words of The Necrosexual, “It’s not a phase, Dad!” First up this fine morning is Fumarole, hailing from Brisbane, Australia. This hard-hitting stoner rock trio put out a single in April called “Ghost Smoke,” and it cooks! The mid-tempo track follows… Continue reading It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog If I Want To: Fumarole, Ghost:Hello, and The Real Batushka