AltCtrlToob: AKIAVEL Release Video for “Lady Of Death”

French melodic death metallers Akiavel have just released a video for “Lady Of Death” off their April 2021 album Vae Victus. Inspired by serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Frontwoman Aure comments: I absolutely wanted to put (Aileen Wuornos) on our album because I find her fascinating. I have studied her story a lot, I have a lot… Continue reading AltCtrlToob: AKIAVEL Release Video for “Lady Of Death”

GHOST:HELLO Announces Fall Dates

Our friends Ghost:Hello will be dominating their home state of Ohio this fall, recently announcing a series of dates across several cities: 9/11 femme fest, Buzzbin, Canton OH 9/16 Musica, Akron OH 9/17 The Empty Glass, Charleston WV  9/18 Blind Bobs, Dayton OH 9/25 Westside Bowl, Youngstown OH 10/1 Buzzbin, Canton OH 11/19 Buzzbin, Canton… Continue reading GHOST:HELLO Announces Fall Dates

EP Review: DIALITH, Atrophy

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov My how fast two years fly by, seems like just last week I received my copy of Dialith’s debut album Extinction Six in the mail. This Connecticut power quartet now graces us with the first of three EP’s: Atrophy. The band is well versed and capable in their craft, with their… Continue reading EP Review: DIALITH, Atrophy

Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)

Edinburgh’s Tomas Pattison, otherwise known as Tommy Concrete, has never stayed with one style for very long. Over the past 20 years, he has released a plethora of solo records in genres ranging from trip hop to prog to black metal. Tommy was also once a member of punk legends The Exploited, and has played… Continue reading Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)

All Eyes on Her: An Interview with Sarah Jezebel Deva of Torn Between Two Worlds

It’s not very often that Alternative Control gets to interview someone who’s been as far in the metal world as Sarah Jezebel Deva. The UK-based soprano has performed on fifteen Cradle of Filth albums, and that’s just the start. Now Sarah has rekindled a creative collaboration with former Antgoria bandmate Chris Rehn, in a duo… Continue reading All Eyes on Her: An Interview with Sarah Jezebel Deva of Torn Between Two Worlds

Delving Into a Dark Light: An Interview with Grave Gnosis

I’ll definitely be filing this chat with Florida black metal outfit Grave Gnosis under the category “Ya Learn Something New Every Day.” Vocalist, guitarist, and lyricist/composer Ø filled me in on the esoteric background behind the band’s upcoming album Lux Nigredo. Coming out January 23rd on Vargheist Records, this nine-track homage to darkness is a… Continue reading Delving Into a Dark Light: An Interview with Grave Gnosis

Alternative Control’s Top Ten Articles of 2020

This is always a fun post to put together because I get to look back at Alternative Control’s high points over the past twelve months.  In a year where indie musicians were met with many challenges, it was inspiring to see the amount — and quality — of new music that came out. This year,… Continue reading Alternative Control’s Top Ten Articles of 2020