In the short time they’ve been together, New Haven noise-rock merchants Grizzlor have made quite an impact on the local scene with a series of releases including the We’re All Just Aliens EP in early-2014, followed by the When You Die 7″ later that year, and a split 7″ with Norwegian-noise makers (and another Alt-Control… Continue reading GRIZZLOR BRINGS THE NOISE ROCK
Chip McCabe met with Alternative Control this Tuesday to talk about Death to False Metal Festival, a two-day show he’s holding at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden August 14 and 15. Featuring well-respected locals and nationals from many metal genres, DTFM is sure to become a highly-anticipated annual event — and you’ll want to… Continue reading Interview with Chip McCabe: The Death to False Metal Festival and Much, Much More
Our favorite purveyors of weird, noisy hardcore, Intercourse, are going on a brief three-day tour with Boston sludge merchants Upheaval at the end of this week. The run of dates will see the band play in Montclair, New Jersey at The Meatlocker on Friday, May 1, with Pharaoh, Ground, Dutch Guts and Inertia. The Connecticut… Continue reading Nothing Going On This Weekend? May As Well Have Intercourse!
We might as well toot our own horns over here at Alternative Control because we were one of the first blogs in the United States to give Norwegian noise punk duo Barren Womb press for their excellent debut album, The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken (Spartan Records, 2014). They returned the favor by appearing on… Continue reading No Need to Worry: A Review of Grizzlor and Barren Womb’s Split EP (Riotous Outburst Records)
Hailing from Philadelphia, Bardus, which features guitarist/vocalist Justin Tuck, drummer Kyle Pierce and bassist Ari Rosenberg, play hard hitting noise rock that is informed by their environment. They live in a tough, loud city and their music is a reflection of that reality, which can be heard on their debut full length, Solus, self-released by… Continue reading Bardus: Something Heavy in the Water
Connecticut noise rockers GRIZZLOR have teamed up with Norwegian Noise Punk duo BARREN WOMB for a split 7″, due out March 17th on Riotous Outburst Records. The release will be available digitally and on limited edition vinyl, which can be pre-ordered now at http://goo.gl/m2hjdn. A Barren Womb track will also be premiered on 2/16. Grizzlor/Barren Womb Split Track Listing: 1. Grizzlor –… Continue reading Track Premier: Grizzlor’s “It’s All Bullshit”
Google Analytics has spoken! Here are the most viewed articles we wrote in 2014: 10. Dead By Wednesday Hits the Road with Shadows Fall and What’s Wrong With My Nipples? (a tie!) 9. Bair Witness: ComiCONN in Bridgeport 8. Tom’s Best Albums and Others of 2014 and Manners for Beach Goers (Another tie!) 7. … Continue reading Alternative Control’s Top 10 Articles of 2014