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

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

EXCLUSIVE STREAM: “Valley” by Fumarole

Alternative Control is happy to present some thunder from down under, the new track “Valley” from Australian power trio Fumarole.  This dystopian banger drops on October 4th, 2019.  It’s a must-listen for the burly guitar riffage and full-steam-ahead rhythm section that will please any stoner rock fan. The band commented about the song’s lyrical content, “‘Valley’… Continue reading EXCLUSIVE STREAM: “Valley” by Fumarole

Ghost:Hello Announce Tour and PreOrder; Free Track on AltCtrl

Our psychedelic stoner friends Ghost:Hello are pleased to announce that they will embark on a short East US tour in September. The band commented “We are super stoked to hit the road and to get to hang with everyone.  We’re looking forward to a tour full of the cheapest beers and amicable thumb wars!” All dates… Continue reading Ghost:Hello Announce Tour and PreOrder; Free Track on AltCtrl

AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Gramma Vedetta’s “Hang Up My Boots”

UK rockers Gramma Vedetta are good friends to Alternative Control and we are excited to premiere the live video for their new song “Hang Up My Boots.”  Shot at OneCat Studio in London, the video shows the trio at their most natural; a mix of closeups and room shots keep the perspective varied.  The song itself is… Continue reading AltCtrlToob Video Premiere: Gramma Vedetta’s “Hang Up My Boots”