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

EP Review: A Whisp of the Atlantic by SOILWORK

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov As awful as 2020 has been to everyone, at least we have new music from Soilwork to ease the pain, even if it’s only momentarily. These guys have been cranking out high quality melodic death metal for over two decades and judging by this EP, they’re not slowing down anytime soon.… Continue reading EP Review: A Whisp of the Atlantic by SOILWORK

TRACK PREMIERE: When The Deadbolt Breaks Cover “My Wild Love”

It’s not easy to cover a seminal band like The Doors — but Connecticut doom outfit When The Deadbolt Breaks meets this challenge with their unique interpretation of the hypnotic track “My Wild Love.” It will be featured on Until It All Collides: The Nightmare Versions, coming out on November 27th via Desert Records. And… Continue reading TRACK PREMIERE: When The Deadbolt Breaks Cover “My Wild Love”

TRACK PREMIERE: “Down Below” by DUST PROPHET

SLEEPING VILLAGE RECORDS is pleased to announce the first release in a series of 2-track splits! Dust Prophet and Conduit, two bands spawned from the wildlands of New Hampshire, are here to lead the charge with a pair of yet-unheard singles.  Both tracks presented herein — Dust Prophet’s “Down Below” and Condui’s “Constable”— walk a… Continue reading TRACK PREMIERE: “Down Below” by DUST PROPHET

Alyssa Maucere-Pike of Lord Dying Talks The Pandemic, Portland, and More

Lord Dying, Alyssa at left

Best thing about being an Alternative Control patron? Suggesting interviewees! When one of our folks said they’d love to hear what was going on with musician Alyssa Maucere-Pike, a veteran of many bands and most recently the bassist of Oregon riff-slingers Lord Dying, we hopped on the ol’ email and got to work! Here is… Continue reading Alyssa Maucere-Pike of Lord Dying Talks The Pandemic, Portland, and More

Music News: ORCumentary Completes Recording for New Album

From the PR wire, Connecticut favorite ORCumentary shares some updates: New England comedic metal act ORCumentary is gearing up to release a long-awaited new album.  Mastermind Orc Adams says, “Orc warriors everywhere, rejoice! The forthcoming ORCumentary album is now being mixed and mastered at Sonic Titan Studios! The wretched human pandemic gave me the unique opportunity to pursue a… Continue reading Music News: ORCumentary Completes Recording for New Album

Album Review and Artwork Reveal: Mourn the Light’s Suffer, Then We’re Gone

By Charlie Sad Eyes Connecticut doom outfit Mourn The Light has done a lot in less than three years of existence: toured America, played a string of dates in Canada, and amassed a large social media following, all on the strength of an EP, a split CD with Oxblood Forge, and some singles… All while… Continue reading Album Review and Artwork Reveal: Mourn the Light’s Suffer, Then We’re Gone