ALTERNATIVE CONTROL TO RELEASE COMPILATION
Connecticut-based music blog Alternative Control will be releasing its third compilation album, Volume Doom, on February 22nd, 2019. This new comp reflects a more focused musical spotlight than previous releases Quality Control Vols. 1 & 2, featuring a mix of brand new, up-and-coming, and established bands in the doom, psych, and stoner rock/metal genres.
- 1476 — Salem, MA
- Dust Prophet — Manchester, NH
- Eye of Nix — Seattle, WA
- Gorge — Tariffville, CT
- Howling Giant — Nashville, TN
- Low Moments — Norwich, CT
- Mourn the Light — Norwich, CT
- Owl Maker — Milford, CT
- Pinto Graham — New Haven, CT
- Witching — Philadelphia, CT
Eye of Nix and 1476 tracks are included courtesy of Prophecy Productions. Track titles and more bands TBA in January 2019.
Says Alternative Control editor and Owl Maker bassist Jessie May,
“I’m excited to put together a tangible showcase of bands the blog has featured. In recent years, as my own musical tastes have gravitated towards stoner metal and related genres, the blog’s coverage has drifted that way as well. (It’s a labor of love, after all!) I want this comp to introduce listeners to bands they haven’t heard before. One group I’m particularly happy about featuring is Low Moments; this is a brand new band, but its members are all veterans of the Connecticut heavy music scene. Low Moments’ track on Volume Doom will be the band’s debut release!
I also hope that Volume Doom creates connections between music scenes in different geographic areas — and that’s already working. Dust Prophet and Owl Maker are sharing some bills in New England this spring, and Howling Giant helped Mourn the Light find a Tennessee gig on their Embrace the Darkness tour coming up in March! The tide raises all ships…”
Volume Doom will be available for streaming and digital download through Bandcamp. All proceeds will go towards Alternative Control’s website maintenance costs. Stream teaser track “The Pioneer” by Howling Giant here: https://alternativecontrolct.bandcamp.com/album/volume-doom
In addition, 500 CD copies will be distributed by the participating bands. A release party will be held on February 22nd, 2019 at Altone’s Music Hall in Jewett City, CT — Facebook event here.
Original Artwork by Jim Clegg. Promotional fliers by OFNR Studios.
About Alternative Control
Founded in 2010, the Connecticut-based blog Alternative Control covers “metal… and everything else you need to live.” From Arkona to Zeal & Ardor, AltCtrl writers pride themselves on providing thoughtful press coverage for their local music scene and national bands alike.
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