Track Premiere: “Seeking My Own Sun” by SVN.SEEKER

It feels good when any band entrusts this humble blog to premiere any track, but to share the FIRST single from the FIRST EP from an up-and-coming band in Alternative Control’s home state… It gives Ye Olde Editor that warm and gushy “heavy metal saved COVID Christmas” feeling. And if one song is going to… Continue reading Track Premiere: “Seeking My Own Sun” by SVN.SEEKER

Interview: Brittney Slayes of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS on The Pandemic, Twitch, and More

Vancouver melodic metal band Unleash the Archers has been fighting the good fight since 2007, and just released their fifth studio album in August 2020. When one of our Patreon subscribers suggested we interview their killer frontwoman Brittney Slayes, I wondered if “The Little Blog That Could” would even get a response from this Billboard-charting… Continue reading Interview: Brittney Slayes of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS on The Pandemic, Twitch, and More

Album Review: Echoes from Deep November by Fires in the Distance

The debut album from Connecticut metal supergroup Fires in the Distance, Echoes from Deep November more than lives up to expectations from their local scene — and furthermore, the expectations placed upon a band that was signed before their first release in the midst of a pandemic.  But these guys have been at it long… Continue reading Album Review: Echoes from Deep November by Fires in the Distance

Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

This edition of Listening Lately is brought to you by the half an hour before my laundry comes out of the drier.  September has been a fruitful harvest of music coming across my path… Yesterday, Monolord released their album No Comfort via Relapse Records.  I had never listened to this Swedish trio, but every stoner/doom… Continue reading Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Auditory Armory Covers Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death”

Florida alternative metal band Auditory Armory pays homage to their influences with a thoughtfully produced interpretation of Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death.”  Their black and white version takes cues from the imagery in original song’s video, but notably replaces the heavy metal love scenes with shots of vocalist April Rose singing at the door… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Auditory Armory Covers Type O Negative’s “Love You To Death”