Anybody that knows Bill Klopfer knows that he’s a busy man. I don’t believe a single day passes without a riff being written. You can look at his metal band resume as proof of his prolific nature. He’s currently a crucial part of the bands Murder Castle, Kaos Reign and of course, Penitentary. So here… Continue reading Cinderblock Music: A Review of Penitentary’s Claustrophobia
Over a year ago, I was asked to review a new release called Heretic’s Fork by Murder Castle. Now if you hadn’t heard, we at Alternative Control adhere to a strict code of conduct that avoids conflicts of interest. I was tasked with that journalistic endeavor by our esteemed editor because I had no prior… Continue reading Bair Grills… Serotonin Syndrome; Also, A Glimpse Into Bill Klopfer’s Coffers
Here’s a diverse batch of tunes from Quality Control Volume 1 — download away! 7. The Human Burden by Replacire “…From the very beginning of their set, all I could see was hair. Seriously, pretty much all of the members must have had ten pounds of hair between them. Their synchronized head banging made… Continue reading Okay, We’re Not Hungover Anymore: Free Downloads of Quality Control Volume 1, Tracks 7-12
On the surface, it appears that there has never been a better time to be an independent musician than within the last decade. A crumbling, non-evolving music business model was taken hostage by Napster and then metaphorically sold to iTunes around 2002, MTV changed their programming outlook to such a point that the new… Continue reading Held Tightly In Your Hands – The CD vs. MP3 Census.