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
On their third album, these self-proclaimed “weirdo punks” from Oakland, unleash a torrent of off-kilter, discordant riffs, drenched in feedback and bolstered by a slamming rhythm section, that rarely plays in normal time signatures. In addition, the band finds the time throw in the odd shredding guitar solo from time to time. It’s all seasoned… Continue reading Album Review: Djork by NOPES (Magnetic Eye)
From the PR Wire… Indiana-based singer-songwriter Christopher Steve (Lavaborne) will release his debut full-length solo album Taken By The Tide, for February 26th, 2021. You can check out the new single from the album — “Denial or Delight” — exclusively at Alternative Control. The track features Latta’s haunted vocals and deft sense for doomy… Continue reading Christopher Steve Shares New Single “Denial or Delight” — New Solo Album Out This Week!
Korpiklaani is one of the most popular and beloved folk metal bands. With their 11th album Jylhä translated roughly to “Majestic,” they continue to bring us their unique brand of folk metal — but how does their formula hold up this far in their career?
It’s no surprise that the pandemic has made home recording a necessity, or at least a more fruitful pastime, for many folks. This #bandcampfriday, check out some musicians who took creative matters into their own hands. Marq the A$tronaut, “Satanic Girls” This lively single by Connecticut guitarist and producer Marq the A$tronaut, a.k.a. Mark Lyon… Continue reading Bandcamp Friday, the DIY Edition
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
Let’s take a little stroll through Alternative Control history… The Listening Lately column series started back in 2017 and had entries as recently as September 2020. But with the new year, it’s time for a new column series, or at least slapping a new title on an old one: Inbox Gems. This series is thusly… Continue reading Inbox Gems: Belushi Speed Ball, Boozewa, and Black TarPoon