Nerd Talk with EMPTY FRIEND

Sci-fi’s the name of the game when you’re Nerd-Talkin’ with UK rockers Empty Friend.  Bassist Davvers takes us on an intergalactic journey with his taste in media… MOVIES I’m not a movie buff at all, and am really easily pleased and quite happy to suspend disbelief for even the most terrible of plot holes if… Continue reading Nerd Talk with EMPTY FRIEND

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Rick Massie’s “Together As One”

#QuaratineLife gotcha down?  Need a dose of prog rock positivity?  Canadian musician Rick Massie has ya covered with this video for the single “Together As One.”  Massie says of the tune, “I originally planned to release this long after my debut album as a solo artist. I didn’t want people to be confused and think that… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Rick Massie’s “Together As One”

AltCtrlToob Video Review: “JIM” by Bif Naked

“JIM” (all caps intentional) is the new video from Canadian artist Bif Naked off her upcoming album CHAMPION.  Using a boxing motif, the video tells a chronologically backwards story of a lover finding out that her partner is unfaithful.  Watch below! So I could tell from this theatrically produced video that Bif Naked is not… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Review: “JIM” by Bif Naked

AltCtrlToob Video Review: “Attention!” by Apache Rose

When I read the moniker “Apache Rose,” I imagined a female singer-songwriter from the American Southwest, not a bunch of guys from Russia.  But irony is what Apache Rose is all about, at least in their recent single “Attention!”.  The song itself came out in October, and the band released a lyric video for it… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Review: “Attention!” by Apache Rose

Nerd Talk with HER NAME WAS FIRE

This Nerd Talk comes to us from across the pond, courtesy of Portuguese rock duo Her Name Was Fire. These guys serve up the groove just as well as they serve up the nerdy knowledge… Besides music, one of the things that bonds Her Name Was Fire as a collective is our love of movies, video… Continue reading Nerd Talk with HER NAME WAS FIRE

Bone Church: Rolling Ahead at Full Speed with Acid Communion

Coming out March 13th via Ripple Music, Acid Communion will cement Bone Church’s place in the national underground scene.  The New Haven, CT rockers released a self-titled album in October 2017; this new one keeps the best aspects of their previous work while showing the band’s evolving songcraft. Kicking things off with “Heavy Heaven,” Acid Communion… Continue reading Bone Church: Rolling Ahead at Full Speed with Acid Communion

EP Review: Maze by PTOLEMEA

Luxembourg rockers Ptolemea are ready to offer up their sophomore release, Maze, on March 13th, 2020 via FinestNoiseReleases.  This EP is a follow-up to their 2018 album Tome I. Ptolemea’s sound is rooted in 90s rock and grunge, with electric violin and female vocals giving it a distinctive twist.  The band is seductive on the… Continue reading EP Review: Maze by PTOLEMEA