AltCtrlToob Video Round-Up: Continuum and Bone Church

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

RIPPLE MUSIC to Issue Blue Öyster Cult Tribute Album

There have been a lot of great tribute collections in recent years, like Glory or Death’s ode to Thin Lizzy or Magnetic Eye’s redux of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. (Dirt redux coming soon from them, BTW!) And tastemaker stoner rock label Ripple Music is joining that club, announcing today that they’d be putting together a… Continue reading RIPPLE MUSIC to Issue Blue Öyster Cult Tribute Album

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: BONE CHURCH Sits Down with Charlie Platteborze

Connecticut doom rockers Bone Church sat down at Altones last month with Charlie Platteborze to chat about how the band got started, their relationship with Ripple Music, and more. Presented by SCENE Productions, it’s quite the enlightening interview. For instance, find out which member of Bone Church may or may not have a family history… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: BONE CHURCH Sits Down with Charlie Platteborze

Listening Lately: Monday Afternoon Quarantine with Sorcerer, Black Rainbows, and Volcanova

Nothing to do these days except drink beer and listen to music in my house, so here goes… First on deck, we’ve got Sorcerer’s upcoming album Lamenting of the Innocent.  Due out via Metal Blade on May 29th, the classic Swedish outfit tells a tale of medieval witch hunts from a variety of perspectives —… Continue reading Listening Lately: Monday Afternoon Quarantine with Sorcerer, Black Rainbows, and Volcanova

Good Things to Come, No Foolin’

There’s been a lot of understandable angst on the internet lately, as COVID-19 gains steam across the United States and many areas are entering their third week of school and work closures — if your only problem is that you’re working from home with cabin fever, you’re one of the lucky ones.  (*raises hand) But… Continue reading Good Things to Come, No Foolin’

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

DUST PROPHET Announces New Vocalist, Wen Marie

Fresh off the PR wire, New Hampshire stoner rockers Dust Prophet have announced a new lead vocalist, Wen Marie.  She will perform her first show with the band on March 20th at Cherry Street Station in Wallingford, CT — a warmup for appearances at the New England Stoner and Doom Festival prefest party in May… Continue reading DUST PROPHET Announces New Vocalist, Wen Marie