Listening Lately: Sullust, Kurokuma, and Dust Prophet

The latest CD spinning in the Corolla of Doom is Patience is Resistance by Sullust, a Bethel, CT instrumental band.  If I had to throw a dart and try to place the metal subgenre, I’d say doom meets post hardcore.  It’s the most recent offering from a collective of musicians that have been creating together… Continue reading Listening Lately: Sullust, Kurokuma, and Dust Prophet

The AltCtrl Spring Sampler is Here!

Did you enjoy Volume Doom?  Then you’re in luck, because Alternative Control is going to have new music coming at you every…. Well, we’re not sure about the intervals yet, but check out the AltCtrl Spring Sampler! After seeing the overwhelming positive response to Volume Doom on social media and IRL, and observing how our… Continue reading The AltCtrl Spring Sampler is Here!

Listening Lately: Bethlehem, Rammstein, Saint Ripper, and More

Hi, friends.  Today’s column will take a different format from previous Listening Latelys, but you guys can handle it. Last weekend, Owl Maker played a show up in Salem (awesome!) with Dust Prophet, Sisters of Shaddowwe, and Saint Ripper.  Let me tell you, they do not fool around in the Salem scene.  Every goth young… Continue reading Listening Lately: Bethlehem, Rammstein, Saint Ripper, and More

Someone Else’s Comp, Part II: Doombanomicon

Doom comps are all the rage these days!  Georgia label Black Doomba Records is releasing Doombanomicon, a collection of thirteen doom songs from every subgenre niche; it’s currently available digitally through bandcamp and out on vinyl this May. “This is not a compilation,” says Black Doomba owner Tommy Stewart.  According to the press release, “It… Continue reading Someone Else’s Comp, Part II: Doombanomicon

VOLUME DOOM Track Premiere: “Plague, Take Me” by LOW MOMENTS

Low Moments band meeting -- photo by Matty Thrash Photography.

How many bands is that guy Charlie really in??  Alternative Control talks with this fixture of the eastern Connecticut metal scene to get to the bottom of many pressing questions…  But first, have a listen to “Plague, Take Me,” the debut single from one of Charlie’s many bands Low Moments. This is in fact a high point on our… Continue reading VOLUME DOOM Track Premiere: “Plague, Take Me” by LOW MOMENTS

Put On Your 3D Glasses: Kurokuma’s Joe Allen on Weed, Waterfalls, and More

UK doom band Kurokuma has been making international waves since 2014, and even moreso since the release of The Doom Doc (2017) and their 2018 EP Dope Rider.  Alternative Control is excited to feature a track from that EP on our upcoming compilation Volume Doom; we talked this week with drummer Joe Allen about the band’s past,… Continue reading Put On Your 3D Glasses: Kurokuma’s Joe Allen on Weed, Waterfalls, and More

Who’s Invited to the Bunker? An Apocalyptic Interview with Dust Prophet

Hailing from Manchester, New Hampshire, hard rockers Dust Prophet have released one single and seem about ready to take over New England.  Enticed by the blend of doom, stoner rock, and metal that they were able to pack into “The Big Lie,” I asked the band if they’d be willing to share it with Alternative… Continue reading Who’s Invited to the Bunker? An Apocalyptic Interview with Dust Prophet