A Chat with Lyric Soprano and Symphonic Doom Metal Vocalist Marialena Trikoglou

Marialena Trikoglou was one of three singers in the Athens doom band Horrorgraphy, who released their debut album Seasons of Grief in 2019. After leaving that group, Trikoglou released her solo album Vanity this March.
These interview excerpts from September 2020 are reposted from The Ripple Effect with the author’s permission.

Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

This edition of Listening Lately is brought to you by the half an hour before my laundry comes out of the drier.  September has been a fruitful harvest of music coming across my path… Yesterday, Monolord released their album No Comfort via Relapse Records.  I had never listened to this Swedish trio, but every stoner/doom… Continue reading Listening Lately: Monolord, Dialith, Howling Giant, and The Connecticut Metal Coalition

Dystopian Symphony: An Interview and TICKET GIVEAWAY with Virus of Ideals

As their album fundraiser show approaches, Alternative Control had a virtual sit-down with Connecticut symphonic metal band Virus of Ideals.  Here’s what they had to say about the band’s origins, the recording process, and more….  Don’t forget to check them out at Cherry Street Station (Wallingford, CT) on Saturday February 24th — and enter to… Continue reading Dystopian Symphony: An Interview and TICKET GIVEAWAY with Virus of Ideals

An Ideal of Perfection – Alternative Control Talks ‘King’ with Tommaso Riccardi of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

On February 12, 2016 at The Gramercy Theater in New York City, their self-dubbed second home, I got the opportunity once again to sit down with Tommaso Riccardi of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE while on their headlining tour supporting the new album King with Carach Angren, Abigail Williams and Winter Nights. View our full photo gallery on Facebook.… Continue reading An Ideal of Perfection – Alternative Control Talks ‘King’ with Tommaso Riccardi of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

When in Rome, We Interview FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE

  On June 24, 2014, I along with my Uruguayan sister Andrusky were given the opportunity to speak with Tommaso Riccardi, lead singer and guitar player of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE at Gramercy Theater in NYC, the second stop of the Conquers of the World Tour they are on with Septicflesh and Necronomicon (a local band called… Continue reading When in Rome, We Interview FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE