Slipknot Announces Knotfest Road Show Schedule

Courtesy: Cosa Nostra PR

Slipknot will take its Knotfest music festival on the road this spring.

The band is scheduled to launch its “Knotfest Roadshow 2022 Tour” March 16. The tour’s first leg is scheduled to run through April 17 and will feature performances from In This Moment and Jinjer. The tour’s second leg is scheduled to launch May 18 and to run through June 18, and will feature performances from Cypress Hill and Ho99o9.

Front man Corey Taylor said the band is looking forward to getting the tour off the ground.

“Even with everything going on in the world right now, we’re still extremely excited to come back out in the states, with 2 different, exciting packages,” he said. “Whether it’s In This Moment and Jinjer, or Cypress and Ho99o9, we pride ourselves in bringing our fans the epicenter of our music and art. Come celebrate with us, and try to stay as safe as we will be.”

Shawn “Clown” Crahan echoed Taylor’s sentiments.

“It feels so good to get back out on the road with our Culture,” said Crahan. “Get ready for a brand new experience. See you soon.”

The schedule for the “Knotfest Roadshow 2022 Tour” is noted below. Tickets re available now.

Knotfest Roadshow 2022

LEG 1

Slipknot w/ In This Moment & Jinjer

Wed Mar 16 Fargo, ND      FARGODOME

Fri Mar 18 Omaha, NE     CHI Health Center

Sat Mar 19 Wichita, KS     INTRUST Bank Arena

Tue Mar 22 Memphis, TN     FedExForum

Wed Mar 23 Tulsa, OK      BOK Center

Fri Mar 25 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena

Sat Mar 26 Durant, OK       Choctaw Grand Theater

Tue Mar 29 Birmingham, AL   Legacy Arena at the BJCC

Wed Mar 30 N. Charleston, SC  North Charleston Coliseum

Fri Apr 01  Greensboro, NC   Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Sat Apr 02 Reading, PA      Santander Arena

Mon Apr 04 Cleveland, OH    Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Wed Apr 06 Green Bay, WI    Resch Center

Thu Apr 07 Peoria, IL        Peoria Civic Center

Sat Apr 09 Minneapolis, MN  Target Center

Mon Apr 11 Winnipeg, MB    Canada Life Centre

Tue Apr 12 Regina, SK       Brandt Centre

Thu Apr 14 Saskatoon, SK    SaskTel Centre

Fri Apr 15  Edmonton, AB    Rogers Place

Sun Apr 17 Vancouver, BC    Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

LEG 2

Slipknot w/ Cypress Hill and Ho99o9

Wed May 18   University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

Fri May 20 Brooklyn, NY    Barclays Center

Sat May 21 Providence, RI    Dunkin’ Donuts Center

Sun May 22 Manchester, NH   SNHU Arena

Tue May 24 Albany, NY       MVP Arena

Thu May 26 Montreal, QC     Bell Centre

Sat May 28 Québec, QC      Videotron Centre

Sun May 29 Ottawa, ON      Canadian Tire Centre

Mon May 30  Toronto, ON      Budweiser Stage

Wed Jun 01 Cincinnati, OH    Heritage Bank Center

Thu Jun 02 Grand Rapids, MI  Van Andel Arena

Sat Jun 04  East Troy, WI     Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Sun Jun 05 Moline, IL        TaxSlayer Center

Tue Jun 07 Bonner Springs, KS Azura Amphitheater

Thu Jun 09 Colorado Springs, CO The Broadmoor World Arena

Sat Jun 11  Nampa, ID     Ford Idaho Center

Mon Jun 13 Seattle, WA    Climate Pledge Arena

Tue Jun 14 Ridgefield, WA    RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Fri Jun 17  Las Vegas, NV     MGM Garden Arena

Sat Jun 18  Chula Vista, CA   North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

More information on the “Knotfest Roadshow Tour 2022” is available along with all of the tour’s latest news at:

Website: https://knotfest.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST

Twitter: https://twitter.com/knotfest

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Jinjer Debuts New Single’s Video

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Jinjer opened the new week by premiering the video for its latest single.

The band debuted the video for its single, ‘Disclosure!’ Monday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s latest album, Wallfowers. The album has also produced the singles, ‘Wallflowers,’ ‘Vortex‘ and ‘Mediator.’

The video for ‘Disclosure!’ is an intense cinematic presentation. It features the band abducting a law enforcement official who was verbally abusing front woman Tatiana Shmayluk. The group takes the man, played apparently by one of the band’s former members, to a landfill where he is left handcuffed to a chair, gun in his lap, left to decide what to do for himself.

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov talked slightly cryptically about the video and its connection to the song’s lyrical theme, stating, “Believe it or not it is not always easy being in the spotlight all the time … with each success this band reaches there is a huge amount of expectations from the outside that come with each step we make. From personal opinions to politics and now to the pandemic, our every move is scrutinized and judged by the outside. Although it‘s not always fun, we would not have it any other way …”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Disclosure!’ is its own heavy, intense presentation. Shmayluk’s growls alongside her clean vocals make for a distinct contrast. The instrumentation meanwhile will keep listeners just as engaged and entertained as Shmayluk’s performance.

In other news, the band is continuing its “Coming To America 2021” tour Tuesday. The remaining dates for the band’s tour are noted below. Suicide Silence and All Hail The Yeti are sharing time as support for the live run.

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: Suicide Silence
plus All Hail The Yeti
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Rochester, NY @ Anthology
11/19: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *SOLD OUT*
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live *SOLD OUT*
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *SOLD OUT*
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA *SOLD OUT*
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Underground *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl *SOLD OUT*
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

More information on Jinjer’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://jinjer-metal.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/jinjerofficial

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‘Within The Hollow Earth’ Is A Welcome Return For All Hail The Yeti

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

Independent metal act All Hail The Yeti is counting down the days to the release of its latest studio recording, its new EP, Within The Hollow Earth.  The seven-song record is scheduled for release Friday through Minus Head Records and will come more than three years after the release of the group’s then latest album, Highway Crosses.  The record has already produced two singles – ‘Bury Your Memory’ and ‘Headlesss Valley’ – and as much as they are a positive representation of the record, they are not the record’s only high points.  ‘Nidavellir,’ the record’s midpoint, stands on its own merits.  It will be discussed shortly.  Much the same can be said of its follow-up, ‘Cold Dead Leaves.’  This song will be examined a little later.  ‘Funeral Heart’ is another intense musical and lyrical presentation that adds to the EP’s appeal.  It will also be discussed later.  All three songs noted here are important in their own way to the whole of the EP.  When they are considered alongside the record’s singles and two remaining songs, the whole makes Within The Hollow Earth a welcome new return for All Hail The Yeti.

All Hail The Yeti’s forthcoming EP, Within The Hollow Earth, is a powerful new presentation from the independent metal outfit.  It is a presentation that was well worth the wait.  Its musical and lyrical content alike does well to support these statements, as its two singles have already shown.  They are not the EP’s only standout entries.  ‘Nidavellir,’ which serves as the record’s midpoint, is another notable addition to the EP.  The song’s appeal comes in part through its musical arrangement, which is a rich, thick, guitar-driven work.  Listening to the song in terms of not just its arrangement, but also its related production, the arrangement lends itself to comparison to works from Dry Kill Logic in the verses.  The intro meanwhile and maintained guitar line is something of a throwback to the metal sounds of Pantera from the 90s what with its heavy, crunching attack.  The heavy, melodic sounds of the song’s choruses meanwhile are more radio friendly, interestingly enough.  The clear contrast in sounds here makes the arrangement its own unique presentation and reason enough to get audiences listening.  The intensity in the song’s musical arrangement pairs well with its lyrical counterpart to add to the song’s impact.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Nidavellir’ is accessible to most audiences.  It comes across as someone addressing his/her frustration with another over having been wronged multiple times over whatever course of time.  This is inferred as front man Connor Garritty states in the song’s lead verse and chorus, “Your words were false and I fell for your lies/Cause we were doomed from the start/I gave you everything/And in return you burned it all down to the ground/You’re feeling the earth collapsing/The world is spinning around your head/Another star is fading/Another life burns away again”  The chorus seems to hint that maybe that antagonist is feeling the guilt of what he/she has done.  That would account for the note of that person “feeling the earth collapsing.”  The song’s subject remains defiant even in the face of what has happened, declaring that he/s he will not let what has happened weigh him/her down emotionally.  This as Garritty states, “These wounds will heal/And I will overcome/’Cause I have been broken before/You took my heart and soul/And now I stand above all the pain that you caused.”

He continues in similar fashion from here in the pre-chorus, essentially calling out that other person, stating in part, “Now that we’re reaching the end/What gave you the reason to forfeit/The only thing I regret/You’re reaching for hope with your hands tied up.”  This seems to be the song’s subject, again, calling out that antagonist, basically asking that person, “Why do you think you have that right to just give up?  Now you’re trying even though you are the one who gave up.”  This is all this critic’s interpretation.  If in fact it is somewhere close to being correct, then it is a unique way, lyrically and musically to approach such a familiar topic, that of a broken relationship (which could be platonic or romantic).  The whole of the unique delivery and the intensity in the song’s arrangement makes clear why this song is as important to Within The Hollow Earth as the record’s singles and other songs.  Speaking of those other songs, another notable addition to the EP is ‘Cold Dead Leaves.’

‘Cold Dead Leaves’ is even more intense than ‘Nidavellir’ musically and lyrically.  The Pantera influence noted about the musical arrangement in ‘Nidavellir’ is just as present in this song’s arrangement.  At the same time that said influence is so evident, those heavy, melodic choruses once again make for such a strong contrast to the power in the verses.  The energy in the whole is picked up in comparison to that in ‘Nidavellir,’ though.    When the intensity in the song’s arrangement pairs with its even more intense lyrical theme, the whole becomes even more impacting.  In the case of this song’s theme, this is someone who is just completely unapologetic to someone who must not have been a great person.

The noted inference comes right from the song’s lead verse and chorus, in which Garritty screams/sings, “When you’re rotting in the ground/I will stand above/When there’s no body found/I will dance under the trees/While the maggots are feasting in hell/I can taste the sweat on my face/You’re suffering from what I can tell/Can you feel my loving disgrace/Cover your eyes/And whisper alone to the dead.”  The anger continues in the song’s second verse as Garritty states, “Buried deep and close to me/Under cold dead leaves/Now your world is falling down/To the earth and the trees/Broken crown dead to me/As above so below/Leave your memory in the ground.”  His further statement of being “revenge like a knife” and that “I am here to take your life” is pretty intense, too.  Simply put, the statement here is of someone who just absolutely seems to hate someone else.  We have all been there, too.  If in fact that is what is happening here, then that fact makes the subject’s statements that much more relatable and intense.  It would make the song’s lyrical content that much more impacting.  And that impact, together with the song’s musical arrangement, makes even clearer why the song is another standout addition to the EP, showing even more, the record’s strengths.  It is just one more of the record’s notable works, too.  ‘Funeral Heart’ is yet another strong addition to the EP.

‘Funeral Heart’ is perhaps the album’s most intense song.  Gone are the Pantera influences noted in the other songs.  In this case, the song’s arrangement is more of a groove metal style work.  Listeners could argue that there is a touch of Slipknot influence in the guitars and bass.  At the same time, audiences can also argue a slight similarity to works from Machine Head and Pro-Pain.  To that end, it really makes the arrangement stand out among its counterparts in this record, showing its own identity separate from those works.

When the song’s intense musical arrangement is considered alongside its lyrical theme, the whole makes the song even more intense.  The lyrical theme featured here comes across as presenting another emotionally heavy statement.  Again it seems to be the kind of work that is an indictment of sorts of someone who has done nothing positive in life for himself/herself and others.  This is inferred right from the song’s lead verse in which Garritty screams/sings, “A spitting image like the rest of your kin/Your mother broke you Before you could begin to win/Feelings and people/They change/The rotten aples fall close to the tree/Relive this cycle of abuse and shame/Drowning your reality is a poisonous game/Couldn’t wait to see you go/I’ll be saved/You’re a demon with a heart so cold/By your grave/You broke me/You woke me/Couldn’t wait to see you go.”  The noted indictment continues further in the song’s second verse, which states, “Now you’re swimming in a sea of regret/You showed me nothing but hatred and disrespect/I would have given everything to you/You bled me dry because/Because it’s all that you knew.”  Garritty adds in the song’s third and final verse, “Nothing left to say/Digging your own grave/Wake up/Choking on the taste/I’m broken/Love has been a waste/Digging your own grave.”  Again, this is a very blatant statement of anger and hatred towards someone who has done the song’s subject great wrong.  At the same time, the added note of that behavior being the result of that other person’s upbringing adds its own interest to the whole.  This is, overall, another statement to which plenty of audiences will relate.  The fire in the song’s arrangement adds even more to that ability of the song to connect with audiences, too.  All in all, it will serve as its own therapeutic work for plenty of listeners.  Keeping that in mind, it is yet another powerful example of what makes Within The Hollow Earth in whole such a strong new offering from All Hail The Yeti.  When this song and the others examined here are considered along with the EP’s singles and its two remaining songs, the whole makes the EP another successful offering from the up-and-coming metal outfit and potentially one of the year’s top new EPs.

All Hail the Yeti’s new, forthcoming EP, Within The Hollow Earth, is a presentation that metal purists and the band’s established audiences will agree is a successful new offering from the band.  That is proven through the record’s musical arrangements and lyrical themes.  All three of the songs examined here do well to support the noted statements.  When they are considered along with the record’s singles and two remaining songs, the whole makes the record a welcome return from All Hail The Yeti that any metal fan will appreciate.

Within The Hollow Earth is scheduled for release Friday through Minus Head Records. The band is in the midst of a tour in support of the EP. The band’s current schedule is noted below.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Tour Dates with Jinjer and Suicide Silence

11/09 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

11/10 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde

11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II

11/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

11/16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

11/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

11/18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix

11/19 – Montreal, QC – M Telus

11/20 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

11/21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

11/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

11/26 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

11/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

11/28 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

11/30 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

12/01 – Tampa, FL – Jannus

12/02 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl

12/03 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater

12/04 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

12/05 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

12/07 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

12/08 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

12/09 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

12/11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater

12/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

More information on All Hail The Yeti’s new song, management company, lineup and more is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

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All Hail The Yeti Announce New EP Details; Debuts Video For EP’s Lead Single

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

The wait for new music from All Hail The Yeti is over…sort of

The band premiered the video for its latest single, ‘Bury Your Memory’ Friday. The song is the band’s first new music in more than two years. The band’s most recent new single was its 2019 anti-bullying song, ‘Felo De Se.’

Along with being the band’s first new music in more than two years, ‘Bury Your Memory’ is also the lead single from All Hail The Yeti’s forthcoming EP, Within The Hollow Earth, which is scheduled for release Nov. 12 through Minus Head Records. The label has released each of the band’s existing records, too.

Front man Connor Garritty talked about the new single and EP in a prepared statement.

“‘Bury Your Memory’ was one of the first songs that we completed for this EP and I immediately knew that it would be the first single,” said Garritty. “It feels very much like a traditional AHTY song, reminiscent of our self-titled record.”

Within The Hollow Earth has been hiding in the shadows for almost two years, and now it is peeking through the darkness to shed light on a dim music scene,” he added. “We cannot wait to unleash this on the world. The past couple years have been difficult for all of us and the excitement of releasing this has been taken away more times than I can remember. Within The Hollow Earth will offer blue skies for this bleak world. We are very proud of the work and feel very confident that it paints a perfectly beautiful picture of how horrific life can be.”

The video for ‘Bury Your Memory’ is a unique presentation. It features the band in what looks like a flower nursery of sorts, blue skies overhead, colors all around, as the band performs its heavy, intense song. The contrast of that heaviness and the beauty surrounding the band is likely meant to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical content.

According to Garrity, the treatment for the video was his own. It was brought to life by director Brian Cox.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the news release announcing the song’s premiere. Even in listening to the content, it leaves itself up to interpretation. That in itself is certain to further engage and entertain audiences.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single is a departure of sorts for the band. Instead of the dark, heavy approach taken to much of the band’s work, this song presents an arrangement that blends elements of stoner and doom rock to make this aspect interesting in itself.

In other news, All Hail The Yeti is scheduled to join Jinjer and Suicide Silence on the road later this month. Garritty talked with Phil’s Picks about the tour and more during a recent interview that can be read here.

The dates for All Hail The Yeti’s tour are noted below.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Tour Dates with Jinjer and Suicide Silence:

10/22 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

10/23 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

10/24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

10/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

10/28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

10/29 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

10/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT

10/31 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

11/02 – Denver, CO – Summit

11/04 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

11/05 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater

11/06 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis

11/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

11/09 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

11/10 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde

11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II

11/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

11/16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

11/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

11/18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix

11/19 – Montreal, QC – M Telus

11/20 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

11/21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

11/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

11/26 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

11/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

11/28 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

11/30 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

12/01 – Tampa, FL – Jannus

12/02 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl

12/03 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater

12/04 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

12/05 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

12/07 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

12/08 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

12/09 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

12/11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater

12/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

More information on All Hail The Yeti’s new song, management company, lineup and more is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

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Jinjer Premieres New Single, ‘Wallflowers,’ Companion Video

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Jinjer is giving audiences one more preview of its new album.

The band premiered the titled track from its forthcoming album, Wallflowers Wednesday, along with the single’s video. The song is the third single from the album, following the premieres of its existing singles, ‘Vortex‘ and ‘Mediator.’ Wallflowers is scheduled for release Friday through Nuclear Blast Records.

The video for ‘Wallflowers’ features front woman Tatiana Shmayluk in an apartment setting as she seemingly strives to fight an inner emotional battle with herself. That is evidenced as Shayluk’s band mates show up as spirits of sorts from her own mind. The visual of her taking guns to those images heightens the seeming message in the song’s lyrical theme about dealing with inner thoughts and emotions.

In looking at the song’s lyrical content, it would seem that the inner struggles that her character seems to face is that of just of severe introversion and some related mental conflict. That conflict seems to be that of agoraphobia, the struggle that many people have of just not wanting to be around people. That is all just this critic’s interpretation.

The band addressed the message in the song’s lyrical theme and its connection to the video in a prepared statement.

“As the director Basil Pereverzev told us “Never give up and act in due course with the forces of the reality you have chosen for yourself” … Wallflower is one of a kind,” the statement reads. “This is a song we have lived through time and time again. Every single note, every percussion hit, every word Tatiana sings is well-thought through and shines. And the story which rolls out in the video is the best compliment to this song. Definitely the most multilayered work we have delivered sonically and visually. We hope that our fans can also relate the video and take something meaningful from it as well.”

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new single makes for its own interest. It starts off very subtly and contemplative, but gradually builds before reaching its climax with her screams against the heavy, rich instrumentation from Shmayluk’s band mates.

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

In other news, Jinjer is scheduled to launch an extensive tour in support of Wallflowers Oct. 22 in Seattle, WA. The tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 12 in Phoenix, AZ and features performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH and San Diego, CA. All Hail The Yeti and Suicide Silence will share time as support.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: SUICIDE SILENCE
plus ALL HAIL THE YETI

10/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SOLD OUT*
10/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *SOLD OUT*
10/28: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *SOLD OUT*
10/29: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/31: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02: Denver, CO @ Summit *SOLD OUT*
11/04: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/05: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
11/09: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/19: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Underground *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

More information on Jinjer’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://jinjer-metal.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/jinjerofficial

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Jinjer’s ‘Wallflowers’ Is A Unique Addition To 2021’s Field Of New Hard Rock & Metal Albums

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Hard rock band Jinjer is scheduled to launch a new tour this fall.  The tour is in support of the band’s forthcoming album, Wallflowers, which is scheduled for release Friday through Napalm Records.  The 11-songrecord is a powerful new presentation.  That is evidenced through its musical and lyrical content alike.  ‘Mediator,’ the album’s latest single and closing number, is just one of the songs that serves to support that statement.  It will be discussed shortly.  ‘Pearls and Swine,’ which comes earlier in the album’s run, is another example of the impact of the album’s musical and lyrical content.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Disclosure,’ which comes even earlier in the album’s sequencing, is yet another example of the importance of the album’s collective content.  It will also be discussed later.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation.  When these songs are considered along with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole makes the album a presentation that is sure to appeal to the band’s established audiences and those who might be less familiar with the band and its catalog.

Jinjer’s forthcoming album Wallflowers is a presentation that the band’s audiences old and new alike will find interesting.  That is proven through its combined musical and lyrical content.  The album’s latest single, ‘Mediator’ proves that in its own way.  The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, intense melodic death metal style composition on the one hand, and on the other, vulnerable, as is evidenced through the use of the clean vocals.  The balance of that heaviness and gentility is handled expertly throughout the song and it makes the song’s musical content alone powerful.  The song’s musical arrangement is just one part of what makes the song stand out, though.  Its lyrical theme adds its own touch to the whole.

The band discussed the approach that it took to the song’s musical arrangement as well as the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be,” the statement reads. “Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”

Keeping these comments in mind along with the intensity in the song’s musical arrangement, the whole makes clear why this song is such a strong example of how much the album has to offer.  It is just one of the album’s most notable entries.  ‘Pearls and Swine’ is another good example of how the album’s musical and lyrical content makes the record engaging. 

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Pearls and Swine’ is completely unlike that of ‘Mediator’ and pretty much everything else on this record.  The pairing of the clean vocals and the much heavier screams and crunching instrumentation creates such an intense presentation in itself.  It is like taking the most notable elements of Otep and crossing that with the best elements of Whitechapel for this unique presentation.  The depth of the arrangement in that unique approach and sound is more than reason enough to make the song stand out.  When it is considered along with the song’s lyrical theme, the whole makes even clearer why the song stands out.

The lyrical theme featured in this song comes across as a commentary about the frustration of trying to talk to people who just don’t want to hear what others have to say.  That is, after all, what the phrase ‘Pearls Before Swine’ means.  As the song’s chorus states, “Casting pearls before swine/Is such a thankless job/Swine are not used to jewel bedraggled dress with pearls.”  In other words, it is just useless.  This could easily be a commentary relating to everything going on in the world today.  No one wants to hear what anyone says if someone has a viewpoint different from one’s self.  The additional comment in the lead verse that “Wine are unable to apprehend burstings of a human heart” adds even more to that seeming commentary.  Those people who cannot and do not appreciate what others have to say cannot see past themselves.  The direction to “throw a piece of soap at them/To make this age-long dirt come off” as they “try to force their fresh clean snoot/Through a crowd to a crib” shows even more, that frustration.  Keeping all of this in mind along with the rest of the song’s discussion, that seeming frustration of humanity’s close-minded nature becomes even more seeming the case.  That being the case, it makes this song even more relatable to audiences, especially when that commentary is paired with the fire in the song’s musical arrangement.  Overall, it is just one more example of how much the album has to offer audiences.  ‘Disclosure!,’ which comes early in the album’s run, is yet another example of the album’s strength.

‘Disclosur!e’ is just as unlike ‘Pearls and Swine’ and ‘Mediator’ as they are from one another and from the rest of the album’s songs in terms of the song’s musical arrangement.  This song’s musical arrangement is about as close as the band comes to mainstream accessibility in this record.  That is due to the balance of the Slipknot/Otep-esque heavier moments with the more melodic moments.  The two sides are so distinct from one another, but paired here they work surprisingly well.  That is a tribute to the work of the band and those behind the boards to make sure it all worked.  The intense impact of the song’s musical arrangement is just one part of what makes this song stand out.  Its own seeming lyrical commentary makes for its own interest.

The seeming commentary featured in ‘Disclosure!’ comes across as a statement about social media.  More specifically, it seems to comment about people who use social media just to keep tabs on others and try to cause trouble for them.  This is inferred as vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk screams, “You say you follow me/But indeed/You put a tail on me/Like a snoop gets the wind of my feet/And everywhere I’ve been/What I do/Where I go/What I say/What I don’t/Get a life of your own!”  If in fact this is what these lines are addressing, then plenty of people will relate to this matter.  It seems to address those people who try to connect with others on social media just to see what they do in hopes that they will fail.  There is even mention later in the song of playing “this mind game/If you really feel no g****** shame.”  That together with the admonition that “If knowledge is power/Then ignorance devoured you/Your mind is as shallow/As a puddle on a hot summer day” really seems to further the seeming indictment of those who refuse to just live their lives instead of following and trolling so many others, regardless of their status in life.  This is all just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as the only one.  Hopefully it is somewhere in the proverbial ballpark.  Regardless, the manner in which Shmailyuk delivers her message (again whatever it may be) makes for so much reason to remain engaged even in this case.  When it and the song’s musical arrangement are considered together, they make the song just one more example of what makes Jinjer’s new album so engaging.  When it and the other songs examined here are considered along with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole makes the album overall a work that will appeal easily to Jinjer’s established audiences as well as those who are less familiar with the band and its catalog.

Jinjer’s forthcoming album, Wallflowers is a strong new offering from the hard rock outfit.  The album’s appeal comes through its musical and lyrical content alike.  That is evidenced through the songs examined here.  The musical arrangements will appeal equally to the band’s established audiences and metal fans in general.  The record’s lyrical content is presented in its own unique fashion while its messages are sure to interest audiences, too.  From beginning to end, this applies with every one of the album’s works.  All things considered, they make Wallflowers a unique addition to this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums.

Wallflowers is scheduled for release Friday through Napalm Records.

More information on Jinjer’s new album and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://jinjer-metal.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/jinjerofficial

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All Hail The Yeti Front Man Connor Garritty Talks Tours, New Music, Tattooing, More In New Interview With Phil’s Picks

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

All Hail The Yeti is scheduled to hit the road next month with Jinjer as support for that band on its headlining tour. The tour includes a stop in North Carolina’s “Queen City,” Charlotte. Before the tour launches, front man Connor Garritty took some time to talk with Phil’s Picks about AHTY joining Jinjer on the road. He also took on topics, such as his talents as a tattoo artist, the band’s next record, and even his preference between indoor and open air venues, as well as more. Garritty’s discussion with Phil’s Picks is featured in whole below.

PP: First off, congratulations on being tapped to join Jinjer on its upcoming tour.  The announcement of the band joining Jinjer for its headlining tour was made public in April.  So how far in advance to the announcement did you all as a band find out that you had been selected to join the tour?  What was your first thought when you were told?

CG: Thank you, we are beyond excited to get back out there. Well the tour had been announced already and I’m not sure the exact time but it wasn’t too long after. I received a call from Dez and he basically said “I hope you’re ready! This is a big one!“ Haha. I was bit shocked but also super excited to know that we had a light at the end of this tunnel.

PP: All Hail The Yeti has not had the best luck in terms of touring.  The Beast Coast Monsters 2020 Tour, of which you were part, had postponements due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and was eventually shut down because of that element.  So now with all the reports of the pandemic continuing due to the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading, are there concerns among the band that yet another tour might get canceled?

CG: I think everyone that had planned to tour in 2020 felt the same as we did. We had left CA for Philly to meet up with LOA, 4 days straight in the bus. Then to be cancelled 3 hours from the venue. It was a big blow to the morale. Of course there are concerns now. I’ve trained myself to not be too excited anymore. Not until the moment I’m walking to stage for the first show. Viruses spread, that’s what they do. There’s no stopping it and I think us as humans have to learn to accept that and stop trying to control something that is far out of any human control. 

PP: One of the dates on your upcoming tour with Jinjer is in Charlotte, NC at the Underground.  The venue is more of an “intimate” club setting.  Obviously it’ll be nice to be indoors during a cooler/colder time of year, but in a bigger picture, do you as a band prefer indoor or open-air venues more and why?  Have you ever played in Charlotte or visited the city?  If so, what are your thoughts on the city?  Are there places that you really like there?

CG: Hard to say really, a big part of this bands life has been spent in smaller intimate venues. While those are super fun and very personal for us and the crowd, the bigger festival stages are the reasons why we do this. Growing up, seeing larger than life bands in arenas that was what I always wanted. We are very fortunate to have experienced both in this band. I’ve been to Charlotte and had a great time there. The people were awesome!  

PP: Changing gears here, the last time that audiences got any new music from All Hail The Yeti was in 2019 in the form of your anti-bullying song, ‘’Felo De Se.’  It was reported at the time that All Hail The Yeti was working on a new EP, but audiences have heard little on that front since then.  Can you offer an update on work on that record or any new music that you are working on?

CG: Well just as COVID reared it’s ugly head and took touring away from us, it also stole our album release. Our new EP was set to release during the LOA tour in 2020. But then life was cancelled and we all agreed that it was best to hold off until we had a tour to put it out. So now that we have this amazing tour it’s a perfect time to drop the new songs! Date hasn’t been set but soon. 

PP: On a related note, you launched what you have dubbed the “Yeti Files” early this year on your Facebook page.  Knowing the inspiration for some of your existing songs (E.g. ghost stories, bullying, politics, etc.) are those stories of tragedy going to play any part in the band’s next record?  What was the inspiration behind posting the stories?

CG: Yeti files is something I started years ago, it was just a way to post stuff other than just band photos and monotonous shit. I have always been interested and intrigued by real stories. Whether they’re about historic events or legends passed down from ancient cultures. Tragedy is always something that winds up in a lot of my lyrics. Nothing is ever really planned when it comes to our songs. We write what we are feeling in that moment and if a certain topic fits with a specific musical piece then that’s what we do. Without giving out too much, yes the new record will have tragic tales of love, loss, murder, ghosts, cryptids, and the wrongdoings of human beings. 

PP: Kind of bringing together the live tour and music items, what is/are your favorite song(s) to play live?  Which songs do you feel have gotten the most positive response from your audiences?

CG: My favorites songs change from tour to tour. And usually it’s the newer material that excites us the most as it’s fresh and exciting for us. I think that ‘After The Great Fire’ has always seemed like a crowd favorite, and I think of all the older songs it is mine as well.

PP: Moving to another topic, Connor, along with fronting All Hail The Yeti, you are also an accomplished tattoo artist.  If I am correct, you’ve been doing that for more than 25 years.  Allegedly you’ve even done art for some very well known members of the hard rock and metal communities.  What are some of your favorite designs that you’ve done over that time and why?  What does it mean to you to have gotten to do tattoos for the noted celebrities?

CG: Tattooing is something I have been doing for as long as I’ve  been playing in bands. I cannot have one without the other and the duality is part of my life. Without tattooing I could have never been able to pursue music the way I have. And without music I would never have been inspired and influenced to start tattooing. I owe each of them so much. To name one specific piece is too hard. I am so grateful and fortunate to be able to create art the way I do, and to have people trust me with their skin and the permanence of the art of tattooing. It’s very primal and unless you have been tattooed you will never know what it’s like. Celebrities are just people in my eyes. I do not treat them any differently than a tourist that walk in for a tiny tattoo. Each are equally as important to my life and my career and my business. 

PP: Staying on the topic of tattooing, everyone has a calling in life.  This obviously was one of yours.  How early on did you know that tattooing was for you?  What was it that led to the realization?

CG: Tattooing was not something that I longed to do. I fell into it at a young age. I was very fortunate that my parents have always supported everything I did. Tattooing is difficult and it doesn’t come without work. I knew early in my career that it was what I would be doing for the rest of my life. This goes back to what I said before. I owe so much to this art and this craft. Without it I wouldn’t be who I am, and there would never have been All Hail The Yeti

PP: One more question to bring everything full circle.  You’ve gotten to tour and in other cases almost tour with a lot of well- and lesser-known bands whose styles are just as diverse.  You’re even going to be among some elite company next year when you take the stage at Wacken.  What does it mean to you as a band to be included in tours and festivals with such a wide range of acts?  Have your interactions with those bands perhaps impacted the growth of you all as a band, and if so, how?  What bands would you most like to tour or perform with that you haven’t yet done so?

CG: Umm, that’s not one question. Haha. Jk. Nothing that comes to us in this life is taken for granted. We cherish every moment big or small. And to be included with some of heavy metal’s legends is very cool. But unfortunately it’s also very eye opening. Festivals are crazy, and so chaotic. Most of the bands barely get a chance to even breathe let alone watch another band play. So to say we get to play with all these bands is a bit of a stretch. Until your set is finished you don’t have any time to do anything other than watch the last few minutes of the band right before you. We have played and shared stages with so many. Some have been amazing people to us. Some not so much. We do not take anything personal or let our egos control how we interact with our peers. If a band is cool to us then that’s awesome! And we usually become lifelong friends. If not, well that’s just the way it is and there’s nothing that can be done about it. We move on with our lives just as they do. There are too many bands to list that I would love to play with. Hopefully we can continue to do this for a long time and Check many more off the list! 

Thanks again for your time, and definitely good luck out there this fall once you hit the road.

Thank you! It’s my pleasure! 

The full schedule for All Hail The Yeti’s tour with Jinjer is noted below.

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: SUICIDE SILENCE
plus ALL HAIL THE YETI

10/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SOLD OUT*
10/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *SOLD OUT*
10/28: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *SOLD OUT*
10/29: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/31: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02: Denver, CO @ Summit *SOLD OUT*
11/04: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/05: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
11/09: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/19: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Underground *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

More information on All Hail The Yeti’s upcoming tour with Jinjer is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to https://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Jinjer Debuts ‘Mediator’ Video; Maps Out Fall/Winter Tour

Courtesy: Napalm Records

Jinjer premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Mediator’ Wednesday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Wallflowers, which is scheduled for release Aug. 27 through Napalm Records. Its premiere comes more than a month after the band premiered the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Vortex.’

Wallflowers will release through a variety of formats, all noted below.

  • Deluxe Box (Hand-Numbered Box, Limited Shirt (different sizes available), 7″ Black incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, CD Digipak (Sleeve))
  • – Limited to 1000 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY)
    – Righteous Green, Black and White Vinyl (7″ White incl. 2 Bonus Tracks, Signed Picture Offsetpaper 12″ Booklet, Hand-Numbered Gatefold, Alternative Artwork)
  • – Limited to 400 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – Colossal Golden Vinyl – Limited to 500 Copies (Napalm NorAm ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – Deep Black Vinyl
    – MC (White) – Limited to 100 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – SOLD OUT
    – MC (Smokey Clear) – Limited to 150 Copies (Napalm Mailorder ONLY) – NEW
    – 1 CD Digipak
    – digital album

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Mediator’ is completely different from that featured in ‘Vortex.’ Where ‘Vortex’ presents a more melodic metal approach at its core, ‘Mediator’ is a more intense, death metal style composition. That is evidenced in the intense guitar work, drumming and screams.

The band discussed the approach that it took to the song’s musical arrangement as well as the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“With years getting older, we often realize that the world around us is far from what we expected it to be,” the statement reads. “Through the eyes of a kid everything seemed way more colorful, better and optimistic, didn’t it? When did it all turn wrong? When did it all turn so gray? Is this really the world’s fault? Or it is only about us chasing the wrong goals… the wrong careers, ambitions and achievements, rather than embracing one important truth… Rephrasing John Lennon, if one chases something else other than happiness, then they didn’t understand life at all …”

In other news, Jinjer is scheduled to launch an extensive tour in support of Wallflowers Oct. 22 in Seattle, WA. The tour is scheduled to run through Dec. 12 in Phoenix, AZ and features performances in cities nationwide, such as Charlotte, NC; Cleveland, OH and San Diego, CA. All Hail The Yeti and Suicide Silence will share time as support.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

JINJER
-Coming To America 2021-
special guest: SUICIDE SILENCE
plus ALL HAIL THE YETI

10/22: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *SOLD OUT*
10/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
10/27: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *SOLD OUT*
10/28: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades *SOLD OUT*
10/29: San Diego, CA @ SOMA
10/30: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT*
10/31: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/02: Denver, CO @ Summit *SOLD OUT*
11/04: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/05: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06: Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore Minneapolis
11/07: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
11/09: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde
11/11: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
11/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/17: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/18: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
11/19: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
11/20: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/21: Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
11/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
11/24: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
11/26: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/27: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
11/28: Charlotte, NC @ Underground *SOLD OUT*
11/30: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
12/01: Tampa, FL @ Jannus
12/02: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
12/03: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
12/04: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/05: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/07: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/08: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
12/09: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/11: Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
12/12: Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom

More information on Jinjer’s new single, video, album, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://jinjer-metal.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jinjerofficial

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All Hail The Yeti Announces Its First New Live Dates In More Than A Year

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

All Hail The Yeti is returning to the road.

The announcement came in a press release distributed Wednesday. The band’s forthcoming tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 22 in in Seattle, WA and to run through Dec.12 in Phoenix, AZ. All Hail The Yeti join Suicide Silence as support for Jinjer alongside for the upcoming tour.

Additionally, the forthcoming tour will serve to help All Hail The Yeti promote its as-yet-untitled EP. The record’s release is expected this fall through Minus Head Records. Its release will come more than two years after the release of the band’s then most recent album, Highway Crosses.

All Hail The Yeti followed up the release of Highway Crosses more than a year later by debuting its then latest single, ‘Felo De Se’ in December 2019 through Alternative Press.

Front man Connor Garritty said in a prepared statement, he is looking forward to getting back on tour.

“We are unbelievably honored and excited to be chosen for the upcoming Jinjer and Suicide Silence tour,” said Garritty. “We have shared the stage with both bands and they are amazing talents, and even better people. After the horrible year we have all had, this is a brilliant light at the end of the tunnel for all of us! We have some new songs to play, new team and a whole new outlook on the heavy metal world. Can’t wait to see all of you. HAIL!!!”

The last time All Hail The Yeti was expected to perform live was in early 2020 ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down all live music around the world. The band was scheduled to join Life of Agony and Doyle for that live run. It was originally rescheduled for late 2020 but then cancelled due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic.

The tentative schedule for All Hail The Yeti’s tour with Jinjer and Suicide Silence is noted below.

ALL HAIL THE YETI Tour Dates with Jinjer and Suicide Silence:

10/22 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

10/23 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

10/24 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

10/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

10/28 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

10/29 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

10/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater *SOLD OUT

10/31 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

11/02 – Denver, CO – Summit

11/04 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

11/05 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater

11/06 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis

11/07 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

11/09 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

11/10 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde

11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II

11/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

11/16 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

11/17 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

11/18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix

11/19 – Montreal, QC – M Telus

11/20 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place

11/21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

11/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw

11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

11/26 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

11/27 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

11/28 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

11/30 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues

12/01 – Tampa, FL – Jannus

12/02 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl

12/03 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater

12/04 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

12/05 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

12/07 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

12/08 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater

12/09 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

12/11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater

12/12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom

More information on All Hail The Yeti’s new song, management company, lineup and more is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

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Jinjer, Judas Priest Added to Knotfest.com Live Streaming Concert Series

Cosa Nostra PR

Knotfest.com is continuing its live streaming concert series this month with two more concerts.

Up first in this month’s schedule of live shows is Jinjer’s March 5, 2020 show held at Max Watts in Melbourne, Australia.  Now audiences will get to see that performance through Knotfest.com at 5 p.m. ET July 9.

The second of this month’s live streaming shows through knotfest.com is Judas Priest’s full concert recording, Battle Cry, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray March 25, 2016 through Epic Records.  The concert featured in the recording was originally recorded on Aug. 1, 2015 at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival.

The set list that is featured in Battle Cry doesn’t just focus on the band’s then most recent album Redeemer of Souls.  Instead the band attempts to cover as much of its expansive body of work as possible over the course of its ninety minute run time.

Judas Priest’s performance is scheduled to stream 3 p.m ET on July 17 through knotfest.com.

Knotfest.com’s ongoing concert series has already featured performances from Slipknot, Lamb of God, Trivium, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Kreator, King Diamond, Carnifex, Suffocation, Suicide Silence, and In Flames.  The concerts have helped raise money to charities that help with COVID-19 relief efforts.

More information on Knotfet.com’s concert series is available online along with all of the latest Knotfest.com news at:

 

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