‘Highway Crosses’ Continues Cementing AHTY’s Place In Today’s Metal Community

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More than two years after the release of its sophomore album Screams From A Black Wilderness, All Hail the Yeti finally returned Friday with its third full-length studio recording, Highway Crosses.  The record’s release is important to note because for some time, there was some speculation among fans as to whether it would ever see the light of day.  That is because the band released a short snippet of the video for the album’s lead single ‘Slow Season’ on Jan. 18.  From the time of its release up until September, little to no hint of anything new was released, but then on Sept. 24, the full video was released along with an announcement that Highway Crosses was officially on its way, and soon at that.  The wait was worth it, too.  That is evidenced in part throughout the course of the 11-song, 40-minute record, not the least through the pounding indictment of today’s social media-based society, ‘Anti-Social Media.’  It will be discussed shortly.  ‘Cleveland Avenue,’ which immediately precedes that song, is another example of what makes Highway Crosses such a strong new effort from All Hail The Yeti.  It will be discussed a little later.  ‘Live Everyday’ is one more example of Highway Crosses’ strength, and will also be discussed later.  Each song is important in its own way to the whole of its new album.  When they are considered along with the songs not directly noted here, the end result is an album that is one more candidate for any critic’s list of this year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.

All Hail The Yeti’s third full-length studio recording Highway Crosses is a strong new offering from the Los Angeles, California-based band that over the course of its 11-song, 40-minute run, continues to cement the band as one of the big names in the metal community’s next generation of bands.  On that same note, it proves from start to end, to be an easy candidate for any critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  That is proven late in the album’s run in the socially-minded ‘Anti-Social Media.’  In regards to that theme, it is inferred as front man Connor Garritty screams, “May I have your attention/Right f***ing now/Sit down and save your questions/And shut your mouth/I’m right/You’re wrong/It’s gone on for far too long/Put down/Your phone/I cannot leave this one alone/I cannot leave this one alone/You can’t/Replace all the things that have crossed my mind/Friendships are trending now/I don’t need someone to save me/Just someone to make me proud.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “I’m sick of feeds and filters/And pointless rants/Social justice warriors/With no right/On your Facebook irony/Don’t forget to post your hashtag vanity/The end of days has now begun.”  From there, the song enters its bridge, which leads Garritty to proclaim in the song’s final minutes, “You can say you’re right/You can say I’m wrong/We can say what the f*** we like/This is anti-social media.”  It becomes crystal clear through this lyrical content that this song is a statement about what has become of the world as a result of social media.  The song is not a denouncement of social media itself, but rather an indictment of people and how people have allowed themselves to become so negatively changed through social media.  It is a powerful statement that while obviously not the first of its kind from any act, is still important because it is a reminder to people to not let themselves become so wrapped up in social media and its negative influence.  Keeping that in mind, this song proves a powerful example of what makes Highway Crosses a welcome return for All Hail the Yeti.  Of course it is just one part of what makes this song worth noting.  The song’s musical arrangement is just as worth noting as its lyrical content.

Looking at the song’s musical arrangement, the driving, opus is successful in illustrating the thoughts and emotions of the song’s lyrical theme.  Drummer Ryan Kittlitz’s time keeping couples with the song’s guitar line and Garritty’s own powerhouse vocal delivery to make clear the frustration generated through people’s vanity put on display via social media, and the overall divisive nature of platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  When this is considered along with the lyrical presentation of that frustration, the whole becomes even more clear in its strength in the overall frame of Highway Crosses.  Keeping this in mind, the song is not the only work that shows Highway Crosses’ overall strength.  ‘Seymour Avenue’ is another example of what makes this LP another welcome effort from AHTY.

‘Seymour Avenue’ centers on the discovery, in 2013, of three women in Cleveland who had been abducted by sex offender Ariel Castro.  The women’s story made national headlines, with graphic descriptions of what Castro did to the women while holding them captive in his home, and how their escape from his clutches started with the escape of one of the women.  All Hail The Yeti’s song focusing on their nearly decade-long captivity is something that few, if any, other band has ever crafted, and it goes in line with similarly styled works from the band on its past albums.  Those songs focused on stories such as an orphanage that burned to the ground with dozens of children inside and other tales.  The song’s musical arrangement is an absolutely pummeling work that again, does such an expert job of illustrating the emotions that those women must have felt.  That is evident in the down-tuned guitars and Garritty’s grinding vocal delivery.  The best description that this critic can give of the sound is a hybrid of sludge metal a la Crowbar, doom rock a la Type O Negative and something else difficult to pinpoint.  That aside, the overall arrangement again does an expert job of creating a fully ominous atmosphere for the song and its story, which again clearly was for those women.

Garritty tells the women’s story in no uncertain terms, screaming, “Someone new arrived today/I have yet to see her face/I hear the screams from down below/There’s evil in this place/Chained/To the wall/All alone/She’s shaking/A room/Down the hall/All alone/He’s waiting/Can someone save me/So cold/Memories are covered with stars/Don’t say his name/Just fight through the pain/To be dragged back into the dark/Two more girls/A nightmare show/Now they fear the worst/Their abduction makes the family grow/Vanished from the Earth/Chained/To the wall/All alone/She’s shaking/A room/Down the hall/All alone/He’s waiting.”  Again, this is largely the description that was given by every news outlet of the situation in which the women were held during their captivity.  The mention of the “family growing” references how Castro even impregnated one of the women.  It is a modern-day horror story that thankfully ended with the women escaping and surviving, and while they are still emotionally recovering today, will never have to see that horrible excuse for a human again since he is dead.  The band, here, is merely telling the story, reminding people of the evil of which mankind is capable.  When this is coupled with the song’s imposing musical arrangement, it becomes fully evident that this song is yet another clear example of what makes Highway Crosses another strong effort from AHTY.  Even with this in mind, this song is still not the last of the works that can be cited in showing the album’s overall strength.  ‘Live Everyday’ is one more example of what makes Highway Crosses a welcome new offering from the band.

Just as with ‘Seymour Avenue’ and ‘Anti-Social Media,’ ‘Live Everyday’ stands out in part because of its musical arrangement that crosses sludge, melodic hard rock and metalcore elements for a whole that instantly grabs listeners, and holds them to the end of the three-minute-plus opus.  That arrangement is just one part of what makes the song overall another one of Highway Crosses’ strong points.  Its lyrical content is just as important to its whole as its musical arrangement.

In regards to its lyrical themes, the song actually comes across as being rather uplifting, despite its heavy, grinding musical arrangement.  This is inferred as Garritty screams, “Take a look into our lives/the past is left behind/This is the time/the time to rise/Stand with us/It will be alright/Be grateful for the setting sun/Let you know that this day has come/You fought this fight/Fought it on your own…The world was ours/We had it all/to take the time/To change your mind/Don’t let it go/I can see you there/Before the fall/We came from starts/the world was ours/But now is gone/Everything is in your sights/Nothing in the way/You must believe/Believe in your heart/Don’t let the world tear your soul apart/Live your days like they are your last/And love with everything you have/The end is near/Closer everyday/Live in the moment/Don’t waste it away.”  This is a pretty straight forward message, and one that is certain to uplift any listener.  In hindsight, the fury in the song’s arrangement actually works well here in that it can be argued that that fury helps to illustrate the determination of someone working to overcome the negative emotions that work so hard to overcome.  To that end, the power in the song’s musical arrangement makes even more sense, and when coupled with this positive, uplifting lyrical theme, makes the song in whole doubtless, one more of Highway Crosses’ strongest points, if not its single strongest point.  When it is considered along with the other songs noted here, and those not directly noted, the end result is an album overall that will appeal to All Hail the Yeti’s more seasoned fans as well as those who are less familiar with the band.  What’s more, it cements the band even more as one of the most import names in the next generation of hard rock and metal.

All Hail The Yeti’s new full-length studio recording Highway Crosses is another strong new effort from the band.  That is evidenced through all three of the songs discussed here and the other works not directly noted.  The songs’ musical arrangements will appeal to a wide range of metal fans while the lyrical themes are just as widely appealing because of their variety and general content.  From start to end, that combination of widely appealing musical and lyrical content is certain to reach plenty of listeners.  Keeping all of this in mind, Highway Crosses is, overall, a work that has cemented AHTY’s place in the metal community just as much as its predecessors.  It has also cemented the band’s place on any critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.  It is available now.  More information on Highway Crosses is available online now along with all of All Hail The Yeti’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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All Hail The Yeti Offers New Album Update

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All Hail The Yeti is hard at work in the studio on its next album.

The band recently announced this week that it is working with Grammy Award-winning producer Warren Riker (Down, Kill Devil Hill, Crowbar) on its third full-length studio recording at Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ. The band has been posting updates on its work on its Facebook page, too, keeping fans updated on its work.

Band front man Connorr Garritty said in a recent interview that he thought the album was progressing well, adding having Riker manning the boards has played directly into that positive progress.

“This process has been absolutely amazing,” Garritty said. “Warren dove right into the songs and has quickly become a fifth member of the band. His positivity and creativeness were exactly what we needed to make this record! the whole process felt so natural and unforced. to be able to work with someone who has such a diverse musical background really helped take this record to the next level. He has a great ear for every type of music, not just heavy metal, and I think that is what has made this so special. We could not be happier. Hopefully the world is ready for this chapter of All Hail the Yeti.

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All Hail The Yeti Debuts New Socio-Politically Charged Single, Companion Video

Photo Credit: Henry Diltz

Photo Credit: Henry Diltz

All Hail The Yeti released a powerful new composition this week and a video to accompany that song.

The band released its hard-hitting, socio-politically charged song ‘Feed The Pigs’ this week.  The song is focused on events that have happened around the world and urges listeners to take action against the things and events that are negatively impacting the planet.

Front man Connor Garritty explained in a recent interview with Huffington Post contributing writer Ilana Rapp the song was written in response to the current state of the world.

“Writing ‘Feed The Pigs’ came very naturally for us; one of the least stressful, yet one of the most important songs we have ever written,” Garritty said. “We have always been very conscious of the world around us, especially the environment.  With everything that is going on around us right now, I felt that this song needed to be heard…so inspiration wouldn’t be the word – it is more of a wake up call!  Our society needs to clue in to what is going on!  Change has to start right now!”

The song’s companion video is a powerful visual project that mixes video clips of events that have happened around the world with footage of the band performing its new song. Audiences should be warned the imagery presented in the video is very powerful – so viewer discretion is advised.  The video can be viewed online here now.

‘Feed The Pigs’ is a standalone work from All Hail The Yeti and is not included in the band’s latest full-length studio recording Screams From A Black Wilderness.  That album is available now in stores and online.  It can be ordered online via Bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes.  The band has also released videos for ‘Daughter of the Morning Star,’ ‘Before The Flames’ and ‘After The Great Fire.’  ‘Daughter of the Morning Star’ and ‘Before The Flames’ are both included in Screams From A Black Wilderness.  ‘After The Great Fire’ comes from the band’s 2012 debut album, which was re-issued via Minus Head Records in 2015.

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All Hail The Yeti Announces Summer Headlining Tour

Courtesy: Minus Head Records/Adrenaline PR

Courtesy: Minus Head Records/Adrenaline PR

All Hail The Yeti is heading out on the road this summer.

The band has announced that it will embark on a four-week headlining tour this summer in support of its latest album Screams From A Black Wilderness.  The tour launches Friday, July 29th in Tempe, Arizona and runs through Friday, August 26th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  St. Louis, Missouri-based Final Drive will serve as direct support for All Hail The Yeti on the upcoming tour.  AHTY front man Connor Garritty noted Final Drive’s addition to the tour in a statement about the tour along with a note about what fans can expect in the band’s upcoming live dates.  “We are very excited to be back on the road doing what we love. It’s been a while but we want to thank all our fans for being so patient. You will not be disappointed!,” he said about the tour.  In regards to the addition of Final Drive to the tour he said, We signed up Final Drive from St. Louis to directly support us every night. They are a great band with tons of energy! We hope to see all of our followers out there – the storm is coming! HAIL!”  The schedule for the bands’ upcoming tour is noted below.

 

ALL HAIL THE YETI Headline Tour Dates:

7/29/2016 – Tempe, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

7/30/2016 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground

7/31/2016 – Lubbock, TX @ Depot O Bar

8/1/2016 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats

8/2/2016 – Houston, TX @ BFE

8/3/2016 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar

8/4/2016 – Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge

8/5/2016 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

8/6/2016 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (Final Drive headline)

8/8/2016 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Castle Lounge

8/9/2016 – Billings, MT @ The Rail Yard

8/10/2016 – Missoula, MT @ The Dark Horse

8/12/2016 – Edmonton, AB Canada @The Brix

8/14/2016 – Calgary, AB Canada @Distortion

8/15/2016 – Canmore, AB Canada @ Canmore Hotel

8/18/2016 – Vancouver, BC Canada @ Cobalt Hotel

8/20/2016 – Anchorage, AK @ Koot’s (no Final Drive)

8/22/2016 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse

8/23/2016 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street

8/24/2016 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder

8/25/2016 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls

8/26/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar (merging with another tour, NEID headlines)

 

In related news, AHTY bassist Nicholas Diltz has launched a new side project dubbed Day of Errors.  The band features Joe Amodeal on guitar and legendary drummer Bill Ward (ex-Black Sabbath) behind the kit.  The band will perform TONIGHT at 8pm at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, CA.  The show is 21+ only.  Doors open at 8:00pm.  More information on tonight’s show can be obtained at http://www.luckystrikelive.com.  As an added note, while Diltz has started this new band, he is still a full-time member of All Hail The Yeti and will be alongside his AHTY band mates on the “Haunted and Damaged” Tour.

All Hail The Yeti released its sophomore album Screams From A Black Wilderness this past April.  The album was produced by Matt Hyde (Soulfly, Deftones, Slayer).  It can be ordered online now via Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes.  The band currently has three music videos streaming online now.  They are ‘Daughter of the Morning Star,’ ‘Before The Flames’ (Part 1 from Screams From A Black Wilderness) and ‘After The Great Fire’ (Part 2 from the band’s 2012 self-titled debut).  All three can be viewed online now at the noted links.  More information on those videos is available online now along with all of the latest updates on AHTY’s upcoming tour, news, and more at:

 

 

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AHTY’s New Album Will Leave Listeners “Screaming” For More

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

Bow down, metal nation.  All Hail The Yeti has returned.  And it has done so in grand fashion with its long-awaited sophomore album Screams From a Black Wilderness.  The thirteen-song record is a musical offering that proves to be a solid follow-up to the band’s self-titled 2012 debut from beginning to end.  That is thanks both to the song’s powerful musical arrangements and equally engaging campfire horror stories.  Both elements combine within the course of each song to make Screams From a Black Wilderness a record that every metal purist should hear at least once if not more now that it is available.  The album’s opener and lead single ‘Before The Flames’ is a good example of how that mix of music and lyrics makes this record such a solid return for All Hail The Yeti.  ‘Witch Is Dead,’ the album’s midway point, is another piece that exemplifies the power of this record’s musical and lyrical material.  It will be discussed later.  ‘Let The Night Roar’ is one more example of that power.  All three songs, when set against one another, paint a clear picture of the power of the album’s musical and lyrical content.  Together with the rest of the album’s offerings, all thirteen songs make this fifty-nine minute record a collection of songs that is one more of 2016’s top new hard rock and metal records.

Four years removed from the release of its self-titled debut album All Hail The Yeti has returned with a new offering that actually bests that record.  That is proven time and again throughout the course of the album’s thirteen songs and fifty-nine minute run time.  Its opener and lead single ‘Before The Flames’ is proof of that in itself.  This is thanks both to its musical arrangement and its lyrical content.  In regards to the song’s musical content it is a piece that any fan of Hellyeah, Dry Kill Logic, Motionless in White and other acts of that ilk.  The arrangement in question is a mid-tempo composition that is driven largely by its guitar line and drums.  Front man Connor Garritty conjures thoughts of Hellyeah/Mudvayne front man Chad Gray with his vocal delivery.  That adds even more punch to the song’s musical arrangement.  It’s just one part of what makes this song proof of the album’s overall strength.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important to the song as its musical makeup.  Garritty noted in a recent interview that the album’s songs are lyrically based on well-known campfire horror stories.  And the story behind this song is horror, needless to say.  It centers on the story of an orphanage that caught fire and killed all of the children inside.  It would be interesting to discover the roots of the story.  Though, the story of Vermillion’s Gore Orphanage in Ohio seems to line up pretty well with this story.  One part of the story even has the spirits of the children running through the woods, allegedly still on fire, screaming “Help Me” much as Garritty screams “Help Us” Save Us/Fire and flame are surrounding us.”  The little girl telling her parents in a letter (that obviously never made it to them) of how the fire started makes the story even more painful to hear.  That is not to say that there is any truth to the Ohio legend.  But the two stories definitely do sound similar.  Regardless of whether or not a relationship exists between that story and the story behind this song, it can still be said that the combination of the song’s story and its musical arrangement makes this song one of the album’s best and just one example of what makes Screams From a Black Wilderness a solid sophomore effort from All Hail The Yeti and a record that was well worth the wait.

‘Before The Flames’ is a good example of what makes All Hail The Yeti’s long-awaited sophomore album Screams From a Black Wilderness a solid sophomore effort from the Los Angeles, CA-based band.  It shows just as much why the album was well worth the wait.  While it is a good example of both, it is not the only good example of each.  The album’s midpoint, ‘Witch Is Dead,’ is another example of what makes this record stand out.  In terms of its musical content the influences of Dry Kill Logic and Hellyeah are clear and present throughout.  That is especially the case in the song’s chorus in which Garritty and company chant, “Hey, hey the witch is dead/Which old witch/The wicked witch/Hey, hey the wicked witch is dead/Wake up/Your blood runs red/As it drips off of your head/Wake up/The f****** b**** is dead” against the song’s pounding drums and guitars.  The chorus isn’t the only place in which those influences show themselves.  They are just as evident throughout the song’s verses, too.  Speaking of the song’s verses their content sounds pretty violent to say the least.  However one must keep in mind here that ‘Witch Is Dead’, like the album’s other songs, is based on a classic campfire horror story.  Considering this one can only wonder which story was the influence behind the song.  That is because in today’s era it sadly sounds like way too many real life murder stories.  Garrity sings here of a man who has perhaps murdered a woman.  That is inferred as he screams, “It seems like lately there’s no more you and I/Will not take this anymore/I come to judge you f****** w****/I bet you die alone/There is no chance in this life you’re making/All alone/So stop breathing/You sucked up enough.”  That’s just the song’s lead verse, too.  Things don’t’ lighten up any in the song’s second verse.  Garritty’s character screams here, “And now you’re mine/Your hands are tied and you’re squealin’ like a swine/It makes me smile/When I realize that I/Have you where I want you/I always knew it would end like this.”  It gets even harsher in the song’s closing verse.  That verse will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.  But it goes without saying that whichever classic campfire story is the basis for this song, it definitely is a scary one.  And that fear factor, when set against the song’s musical content, makes the song in whole a work that is just as nightmare-inducing as it is entertaining (thanks to its musical content).  As crazy as it might seem, the mix of that fear factor and entertainment factor shows why the song in whole is another good example of what makes Screams From a Black Wilderness such a solid and welcome new return from All Hail The Yeti.  It still is not the album’s only other example, either.  ‘Let The Night Roar’ is one more example of what makes this record such a solid and welcome return for the band.

‘Before The Flames’ and ‘Witch Is Dead’ are both key examples of what makes All Hail The Yeti’s new album a solid and welcome return for the band.  They are just a couple of examples of what makes it so solid and welcome.  ‘Let The Night Roar’ is one more of the album’s strong points.  The song’s musical arrangement sets its foundation.  Its musical arrangement boasts a familiar heavy, chugging sound that is more akin to the likes of Crowbar, Down, and others of that ilk.  In regards to its lyrical content it is obvious right from the song’s opening verse that the song is centered on the Jonestown Massacre.  That is because Garritty screams right in the opening lines, “They were told to line up/And drink the glass of Flavor-Aid…would send them to an early grave.”  He even makes light of Jones having a hurried, agitated sense about him when he told his followers to drink the juice and commit suicide, as soldiers were coming.”  This depiction is spot on according to the story of what happened at Jonestown.  What’s really scary here is that the band even gives voice to Jones’ followers as they tell Jones that they drink to make him happy.  The way in which Garritty and company sing those lines makes the story so sad.  That is because of the knowledge that they had been completely brainwashed by that madman.  It also incorporates what can only be assumed to be audio of Jones talking to his followers in the course of the song in order to heighten the song’s impact.  It does just that, too.  That heightened impact, when set against the song’s heavy, chugging musical arrangement, once again shows why this composition is one of the album’s strongest points.  When set alongside the likes of ‘Witch Is Dead’ and ‘Before The Flames’ all three songs join together to paint a very scary picture in the best way possible.  They paint a picture of an album that will entertain listeners once more just as much as it will scare them with each of its songs’ stories.  This applies just as much with the album’s remaining songs not noted here.  All things considered the musical and lyrical material that makes up the body of this record shows it in whole to be a record that is a solid, welcome return from All Hail The Yeti and also one of the best new hard rock and metal albums of the year.

All Hail The Yeti’s new album Screams From a Black Wilderness is a solid, welcome return from the Los Angeles, CA-based metal outfit.  It is also one of this year’s top new hard rock and metal records.  That is thanks to stories that real or imagined are the stuff of nightmares.  The musical foundation set by the song’s arrangements adds even more impact to the album.  This applies not only to the songs noted in this review but to every one of the album’s featured offerings.  All things considered Scenes From a Black Wilderness proves to be a solid, welcome return for All Hail The Yeti and one of the year’s top new hard rock and metal offerings.  It is a record that will leave audiences and other bands bowing to the band as one of the metal community’s next big names.  It is available now and can be downloaded direct online via iTunes and Amazon.  More information on Screams From a Black Wilderness is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

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AHTY Streaming New LP, More Online Now

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

All Hail The Yeti officially releases its new album Screams From A Black Wilderness today.  In celebration of the album’s release the band is streaming its album online for a limited time.

Screams From A Black Wilderness is currently streaming free online via Loudwire in full.  Front man Connor Garritty was upbeat in discussing the album.  “We are so proud of Screams From A Black Wilderness,” he said.  “We poured so much of our heart and souls into these songs. I cannot wait for the world to experience this collection of music. I truly hope that it connects with people the way a record is meant to! HAIL!”

Each of the album’s twelve total tracks is meant to come across as its own presentation.  They are each based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories.  Overall the album’s songs present a sound that is much heavier and more evolved from its previous work.  The album was produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Soulfly).  The album’s complete track listing is noted below.

 

Screams From A Black Wilderness tracklisting:

  1. Before The Flames

  1. Plague Dance

  1. Let The Night Roar

  1. Mr. Murder (feat. Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists)

  1. Lady Of The Night

  1. Witch Is Dead

  1. Daughter Of The Morning Star

  1. Sun Will Never Set

  1. Fall Of Core

  1. Breaking On The Wheel

  1. Nemesis Queen

  1. Angels Envy

 

Along with streaming its new album the band has also presented play-through videos for guitar, bass, and drums for the song ‘Before The Flames.’  The guitar play through video is available online now via Gear Gods.  The bass play through is streaming online via Bass Player, and drum play through via DRUM! Magazine.  The music videos for both halves of the song are also streaming online now.  The links are noted below.

 

Before The Flames‘ (Part 1 from Screams From A Black Wilderness)

 

After The Great Fire‘ (Part 2 from 2012’s self-titled album)

 

 

The stream of the band’s new album, its play through videos, and music videos are key parts of the band’s effort to promote its new album.  They aren’t the only ways in which the band is pushing the new record.  Staying in the horror mindset, audiences can currently check out Garritty’s Top 10 American Horror films via Metal Injection.  His “Tour Guide From Hell” is also up now at Metal Sucks.  And over at Bloody Disgusting, Garritty presents his Top 5 Campfire Stories.  More information on all of this is available along with information on how to order Screams From A Black Wilderness, all of the band’s news, tour updates and more at:

 

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All Hail The Yeti Debuts New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

Next Friday, April 8th, All Hail The Yeti will release its new album Scenes From A Black Wilderness.  The band’s sophomore album, it will be released via Minus Head Records.  In anticipation of the album’s release the band debuted the album’s lead single last week.

All Hail The Yeti debuted the lead single from its upcoming sophomore album Scenes From A Black Wilderness last week.  The band premiered the pummeling three-minute forty-one second opus ‘Mr. Wilderness,’ online via Guitar World magazine’s website.  The song is currently streaming there now at http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/all-hail-yetis-connor-garritty-talks-new-album-screams-black-wilderness/28883.  It features guest vocals from 36 Crazyfists front man Brock Lindow.

Along with the song there is also an in-depth interview with the band by Ridge Briel that audiences can read.  The interview includes photos by Kristin Vah.  Briel discusses the band’s 2012 self-titled debut in his interview with the band as well as the inspiration behind some of the album’s lyrical content, the band’s new lineup and much more.  The video for the song ‘Before The Flames (Part 1)’ included in the article.  The video for ‘Before The Flames’ (Part 2)’ is streaming online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZr3HRU0aw.  The complete track listing for Scenes From A Black Wilderness is noted below.

Screams From A Black Wilderness tracklising:

  1. Before The Flames
  2. Plague Dance
  3. Let The Night Roar
  4. Mr. Murder (feat. Brock Lindow of36 Crazyfists)
  5. Lady Of The Night
  6. Witch Is Dead
  7. Daughter Of The Morning Star
  8. Sun Will Never Set
  9. Fall Of Core
  10. Breaking On The Wheel
  11. Nemesis Queen
  12. Angels Envy

 

Screams From A Black Wilderness can be pre-ordered online now via Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes.  Those that pre-order the album now can get ‘Before The Flames’ for free.  More information on All Hail The Yeti’s new album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

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