Into the Coven is a band that can’t be kept down. Coming off a hiatus and some major lineup changes, they will put out their second EP on November 14th at The Spot in their hometown of Bethel, CT. The untitled release features three previously recorded songs and one brand new track, “The Haunting.” ITC… Continue reading No One Escapes From the Hills: A Review of Into the Coven’s Untitled EP
In case you haven’t looked at Facebook in three months, Alternative Control would like to remind you that Opus’ B-Day Blizzard Bash is happening this Friday at Toad’s Place in New Haven. The “who’s who” night of Connecticut metal will begin at 6 and feature 13 bands on two stages: “So Jessie May, you’ll… Continue reading This Friday, The Blizzard Continues at Toad’s Place
I love doing Second Annual anythings; it shows a consistency, a dependability that withstands the test of time. On the other hand, it also embodies a beginning to what one can always hope will be a lasting tradition. While one of my resolutions for the new year may be to contribute more often to… Continue reading Bair Grills… 2014
… Don’t worry, Alternative Control has some suggestions. Saturday, 8/30 Kali Ma, Eyes of the Dead, Lightsbane, Continuum, Physics of Demise, and the Abberation at Cook’s Café in Naugatuck — A bill packed with local Connecticut metal favorites and a two-piece instrumental band from Vermont (The Abberation). Kali Ma’s guitarist moved to Florida and they… Continue reading Still Don’t Know What the Hell to Do this Labor Day Weekend?
They may bill themselves as the most disappointing band in Connecticut’s metal scene, but Lightsbane is actually pretty fucking good. While the Alternative Control staff members are hardly neutral parties, we’ve described them over the years as “face-melting,” “luxurious and jeweled,” and also “one of Connecticut’s best and most consistent metal acts.” But don’t… Continue reading TICKET GIVEAWAY: Arsis // Allegaeon // Exmortus // Lightsbane + more 9/2 in Trenton, NJ
Editor’s Note, 2/20/2015: Scroll all the way down for updated 2015 tour dates! Ohio thrash band Mobile Deathcamp is playing two Connecticut dates on their current tour: 3/8 at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford and 3/10 at the Downtown Café in Bristol. Alternative Control talked with guitarist and frontman Todd Evans, formerly Beefcake the Mighty… Continue reading Interview with Todd Evans of Mobile Deathcamp
Anyone who knows Lightsbane personally understands that the guys have a pretty modest and humorous view of themselves. Experiencing them live is always a hefty helping of great music with a little extra comedy thrown in to make the whole show more approachable. And in my opinion, if the local metal scene needs anything… Continue reading Controverting The Comedy: A Review of Lightsbane’s Controverting Irrelevance