Worldburner on the Way: An Interview with Glass Divide

Many bands have used the past year to hunker down and work on new music, and Connecticut metal vets Glass Divide were no exception. With their EP Worldburner coming out on April 20th, guitarist PJ Morell and vocalist Mike Mones sat down virtually with Alternative Control to talk about this release and how they’ve held… Continue reading Worldburner on the Way: An Interview with Glass Divide

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: MALACODA Release “Crawling Chaos”

From the PR wire… Ontario metal outfit Malacoda has just released a guitar playthrough video for their single and EP title track “Crawling Chaos.” Filmed at Old Haunt Recording Studio, the bands HQ, Wes MacDonald’s demonstration on the guitar provides a glimpse of the atmosphere where the band crafts their songs. MALACODA IS:Lucas Di Mascio… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: MALACODA Release “Crawling Chaos”

Band Interview: Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition

If anyone is concerned about the state of Florida death metal in 2021, don’t be. It’s alive and well, as evidenced by the formation of Inhuman Condition, a veritable “who’s who” of the subgenre. Founded by Jeramie Kling (of Venom Inc., The Absence, and more) on drums/vocals and Taylor Nordberg (also of The Absence and… Continue reading Band Interview: Jeramie Kling of Inhuman Condition

Album Review: Empyrium’s Über Den Sternen (Prophecy)

Since Empyrium’s inception in 1994, the music of the German band has evolved from progressive doom / black metal to classical-influenced dark folk. With their sixth record, Über Den Sternen (translating as “Above The Stars”), they have “finally reconciled [their] vintage sound from the early days with the acoustic expression of the later Empyrium,” according… Continue reading Album Review: Empyrium’s Über Den Sternen (Prophecy)

The Fistful’s on the Other Foot: An Interview with Jamey of Fistful of DOOM

You may know heavy metal media mogul Jamey Morris, a.k.a Uncle Jameson, from his Doom Charts reviews or his “A Fistful Of Questions” interview series on The Ripple Effect… But today we’re talking with him about his longest running endeavor and I suspect the one that’s closest to his heart: the Fistful of DOOM podcast.… Continue reading The Fistful’s on the Other Foot: An Interview with Jamey of Fistful of DOOM

AltCtrlToob Video Round-Up: Continuum and Bone Church

Two of my favorite Connecticut metal bands have released videos this week! Let’s take a look… First up, local death metal stalwarts Continuum have just shared the video for “Tides” off their 2019 EP Chronophobe. Edited by another local metal stalwart, Bob “Knob” Marino of OFNR Studios, this video finds vocalist Brenda St. Amant having… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Round-Up: Continuum and Bone Church

Delving Into a Dark Light: An Interview with Grave Gnosis

I’ll definitely be filing this chat with Florida black metal outfit Grave Gnosis under the category “Ya Learn Something New Every Day.” Vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist/composer Ø filled me in on the esoteric background behind the band’s upcoming album Lux Nigredo. Coming out January 23rd on Vargheist Records, this nine-track homage to darkness is a… Continue reading Delving Into a Dark Light: An Interview with Grave Gnosis