Volume Doom – Various Artists

Volume Doom – Various Artists

VOLUME DOOM is streaming in full at Svbterranean

VOLUME DOOM is now streaming in full over at Svbterranean.  The compilation spotlights artists that have been reviewed on the Connecticut-based music blog Alternative Control.

Blog founder Jessie May commented, “At the risk of sounding like an over-caffeinated teenager, I am super-excited about Volume Doom!  Alternative Control has put out comps in the past, but not for several years — and this is definitely the most cohesive one in terms of genre and song quality. I went back through our recent reviews and guest columns, picked the best bands that fit under the stoner/doom genre umbrella, and invited them to be part of the compilation.  (Then I threw my own band on there, because hell, it’s my band.)  Jim Clegg drew the badass album cover, which needs to go on a t-shirt one day — you can find more of his artwork here.  Prophecy Productions and Magnetic Eye Records were game for having some of their artists participate, and Dewar PR has been an immense help in publicizing the release.  The result is my dream mixtape, and I hope everyone who comes across it finds some new groups to dig into!

Head over to Alternative Control’s bandcamp to pre-order for a buck, or wait until Friday and download the comp for zero dollars or more.  (But why wait??  It’s a dollar!  All proceeds will go towards AltCtrl’s hosting and domain renewal costs.)  And if you find a band you really like, please support them by sharing and purchasing their tunes!  Friends in the CT/RI/MA area, join us for a local release party at Altone’s in Jewett City, CT on Friday, Feb 22nd.  Free CD copy of Volume Doom with entry!  FB event here 
 Stream the compilation here:

Alternative Control is excited to announce that Seattle heavy music duo Year of the Cobra and UK doom outfit Kurokuma will contribute songs the Volume Doom compilation album, to be released on February 22nd.  The comp will open with YOTC’s starkly beautiful track “The Descent” and close on a cliffhanger with Kurokuma’s crushing “Dope Rider, Pt. 1.”

Spotlighting artists that have been reviewed on the Connecticut-based music blog Alternative Control, Volume Doom features twelve songs representing an array of subgenres under the doom/stoner umbrella.  Blog editor and Owl Maker bassist Jessie May says, “I’m excited to have Connecticut bands alongside those with national and international scopes, and I hope that all the bands on Volume Doom will gain new listeners from being part of this comp!”

Volume Doom Track Listing

1. Year of the Cobra (Seattle, WA) — The Descent

2. Howling Giant (Nashville, TN) — The Pioneer

3. Mourn the Light (Norwich, CT) — Embrace the Darkness

4. Owl Maker (Milford, CT) — Sky Road

5. Gorge (Tariffville, CT) — The Great Dying

6. Witching (Philadelphia, PA) — False Martyr

7. Pinto Graham (New Haven, CT) — High Flyer

8. Eye of Nix (Seattle, WA) — Lull

9. 1476 (Salem, MA) — Winter of Winds

10. Dust Prophet (Manchester, NH) — Revolutionary Suicide

11. Low Moments (Norwich, CT) — Plague, Take Me

12. Kurokuma (Sheffield, UK) — Dope Rider Pt. 1

“Lull” and “Winter of Winds” courtesy of Prophecy Productions.  “The Descent” courtesy of Magnetic Eye Records.


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:

Howling Giant – The Pioneer

In addition, a limited number of 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.

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