By Joaquin Carcass Patches are cool. Technically I’m in the patch club — however there is no battle vest to present. I wear patches on neckties. If you’re still reading, then this next paragraph will provide some historical context. Skip ahead past that to read about patches if you’d like. Need All Exchange initially wanted… Continue reading Show Me Your Patches: Joaquin Carcass of NEED ALL EXCHANGE
I want to preface this article with a big shout out and thank you to Anastasia Chatzka (Sew Anastasia on YouTube) for her amazing tutorial video “How to Sew a Patch Onto Anything”. I highly recommend anyone looking to make their first battle vest to give it a watch, it was so helpful when I… Continue reading Show Me Your Patches with the Metal Mayan, Rodey Tsapralis
By Jeff Death Hello everyone! Jeff Death here from Dread These Days. We have been busy as of late — most recently we played at Warcockapalooza 5 at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford this past weekend, but a few weeks ago we had the pleasure to play with Eternal Reach, Wisdom & War, and Apparition… Continue reading SHOW ME YOUR PATCHES: An Interview with Harry Daniells of ETERNAL REACH
Tommy Concrete is a name that resonates within the metal and punk scenes, both within his native Scotland and further afield. His resume is eclectic, from his time in legendary punks The Exploited to fronting Man of the Hour, playing with Jackal-Headed Guard of the Dead, publishing a horror novel based on extreme metal tape… Continue reading Show Me Your Patches: TOMMY CONCRETE
The blog is excited to have Erik Caplan of Thunderbird Divine show us his patches! The singer, guitarist, and theremin player for this Philly stoner rock outfit has an interesting theme to his current battle vest, and is also leading the way for a new generation of patch enthusiasts. Be sure to catch Thunderbird Divine… Continue reading SHOW ME YOUR PATCHES with ERIK CAPLAN of THUNDERBIRD DIVINE
If you’ve been following Alternative Control for any length of time, you know the work of Jim Clegg. Most recently, he created the epic cover art for our Volume Doom compilation — and over the years, he’s photographed and interviewed the likes of One Eyed Doll, Mother Feather, and Motorhead for the blog. You may… Continue reading SHOW ME YOUR PATCHES with Artist and Drummer JIM CLEGG
Prog-tinged heavy metal band Glass Divide has been tearing up Connecticut stages since 2014. Vocalist Mike De La Morte takes over this week’s installment of Show Me Your Patches with a bloody and brutal ode to his “Full Metal Jacket”… Look! There in the closet! It’s a ball-gag! It’s a baby photo! No! It’s the… Continue reading Show Me Your Patches: Glass Divide’s Mike De La Morte Presents The Full Metal Jacket!