Coronavirus has stymied a lot of plans, but Massachusetts metallers Let Us Prey refuse be held back. They’ll be releasing their debut full-length Virtues of the Vicious on July 24th through M-Theory Audio, and they’ve got another album slated to begin recording this fall. Alternative Control had a virtual chat with vocalist Marc Lopes this… Continue reading Tomorrow, The World: An Interview with Marc Lopes of Let Us Prey
Massachusetts deathcore outfit From Under Concrete Kings released their Modus Exodus EP earlier this year and it’s as crushing as, well, concrete. Vocalist Joseph Izayea and bassist Josh Previte shared this Nerd Talk with us in late March, but it unfortunately got buried under the concrete of many other emails. Ye Olde Editor apologizes for the delay in posting! … Continue reading Nerd Talk with FROM UNDER CONCRETE KINGS
By Talya Goodman It was well past midnight when Writing in the Skies took the stage to perform songs from their first, highly anticipated album, Metamorphose. Though it was late into the night, the crowd of fans were bolstered by the intricate guitar melodies, skilled drumming, and powerful bass lines. Metamorphose is an album for… Continue reading Album Review: Writing in the Skies’ Metamorphose
Hailing from Revere, Massachusetts, Travel Amygdala is on a mission to bring their industrial-influenced hard rock beyond the bounds of the Bay State. Their upcoming tour will take them to Cherry Street Station on Saturday, August 22nd, along with Big Time Kill, Beat the Doll, Don’t Cross the Streams, Devlyn Sydus, and Salem Wolves. This… Continue reading Men of Many Journeys: An Interview with Travel Amygdala
By Jeff McCarthy Against All Odds Productions RPM Fest 2015 is an outdoor music festival hosted by Promotorhead Entertainment (operated by John Gulow) and PDP Productions (operated by Brian Westbrook). Supported directly by fans and local sponsors, this is the second year the event is to be held. This year’s RPM FEST is August 28, 29,… Continue reading RPM FEST 2015 Approaches!!!
A reader just turned “us” (me) on to stoner rock trio Problem With Dragons and I’m really enjoying their 2012 EP Atomics. Hailing from Easthampton, Massachusetts, these guys deliver fuzz-laden anthems in manageable 3-4 minute chunks. The EP opens with “Wanting,” catching the listener with a doomy hook almost immediately. That guitar riff builds gradually,… Continue reading EP Review: Atomics by Problem With Dragons
Last weekend, I got to be “band wife” on Mission Hothfest with my husband’s symphonic metal outfit Lyra. They had a Sunday afternoon slot on Tru Entertainment’s two-day metal festival, but scene supporters that they are, we were at The Waterfront pretty much all weekend. Far from my southern Connecticut home with no set to… Continue reading A Connecticut Yankee in John Tru’s Court: My “Best Of” Hothfest 2015