This is Death Metal Dave here, filling in at Alternative Control to shed some light for all those posers out there on how to properly support the metal scene. I see so many losers come to local shows that just don’t know and don’t realize how important it is to support the scene properly. It… Continue reading Mortified Nuclear Immolated Mutant Populace Death (A Fashion Article)
The people I most identify with are METALHEADS. I feel a brotherly love and connection to them, as biased as it may be. Nothing compares to being at a show and releasing emotion by headbanging, finger wagging and playing intricate air guitar solos. In what other context is it okay for a sweaty, fat… Continue reading I Am Metal, Therefore I Am.
I’m going to start this article with a random list of albums: Dave Matthews Band – Crash Korn – Life Is Peachy ABBA – Arrival Journey – Escape Nick Drake – Pink Moon The Orb – Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head Tears for Fears – Songs From… Continue reading Music: A Guiltless Pleasure
You never know what you’re gonna find when you’re out there “supporting the scene.” This past weekend I found two good new bands and a bad hangover, and now I’m gonna tell you about it. Friday night it was Arcane Malevolence and Symphony of Malice at Seaside Tavern in Stamford. I “support” Arcane pretty… Continue reading Improptu Music Article: Metal, Puking, and More Metal
This review of Opeth’s new album Heritage was without a doubt, the most challenging article I’ve written for Alternative Control so far. To start, I’ve chosen to review an album that at my time of writing this, has only been out for a couple of weeks, and already it has split the fan base of… Continue reading Opeth Speaks of a Musical ‘Heritage’
Halloween is by far the best holiday of the year. No worrying about which divorced parent will be more offended if you don’t go to their dinner, or wondering what the heck to buy your grandma who doesn’t like movies, eat sweets, or leave the house. All you have to do is get drunk… Continue reading Which Way Do You Swing on Halloween?
Bands can take awhile to pick up steam in the local music community. Months of practice are followed by one shitty show, followed the next month by another shitty show…. Followed by a year of hard work before the band is known by anyone who hasn’t slept with the members. Or if we take Choice… Continue reading You’ll Wish You Were at Their Show: An Interview with Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun