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:

 

Website: http://Knotfest.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/knotfest

Twitter: http://twitter.com/knotfest

 

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2017 Rock On The Range Festival Lineup Announced

Courtesy: Danny Wimmer Presents/AEG Live

Courtesy: Danny Wimmer Presents/AEG Live

The lineup for the 2017 Rock on the Range Festival has been announced, and once again it has proven to be quite the collection of acts.

The three-day festival will be headlined by Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn.  It will feature more than 50 bands over the course of that time along with some of the country’s top comics at the festival’s Rock on the Range Rolling Rock Comedy Tent.

The lineup for the 2017 Rock on the Range Festival includes: Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, Biffy Clyro, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Deafheaven, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, The Amity Affliction, Attila, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Turnstile, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, Dorothy, Kyng, Radkey, As Lions, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, Badflower, Wage War, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, DED, Bleeker, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Aeges and One Less Reason.

Rock on the Range—fueled by Monster Energy—is billed as America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival.  The festival will also feature in 2017 “The Music Experience,” art installations, and unique on-site activities over the course of the festival’s three days.

Tickets for the 2016 festival sold out more than two months in advance of the festival.  It marked the fourth consecutive year the festival has sold out in advance.

Weekend Field, new Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Stadium and a limited number of Weekend Stadium 4-packs are available now for purchase.  A layaway option is also available for concert-goers.  That option allows audiences to split the cost of their ticket/ticket packages into four separate monthly payments.

Fans can get a pre-sale password for Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Field GA, Weekend Stadium GA and Weekend Stadium GA 4-packs on the official Rock on the Range website, Facebook page and Twitter page.  The ticket prices are listed below.

 

  • Weekend Field VIP: starting at $349.50* + fees
  • Weekend Field GA: starting at $199.50* + fees
  • Weekend Stadium GA: starting at $99.50* + fees
  • Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Pack: $380.00 + fees
  • * Phase One prices listed
  • *** Ticket prices automatically move to the next price level once the allotment sells out ***

General on-sale for tickets is Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. EST.  Tickets will be available online at the festival’s website, at Ticketmaster locations and the MAPFRE Stadium box office.

Audiences who want an even more special concert experience can purchase the new Uber Ranger Camping Package.  The package includes amenities for four people such as luxury RV on a double campsite at the Ohio Expo North Campground (May 18 – 21), a dedicated concierge with golf cart shuttle, 4 Weekend VIP Field Admission Tickets, a backstage tour, access to the stadium club (with catered lunch and dinner), access to the Side Stage Viewing Platform, access to the VIP Lounge and more.  More information on the new Uber Ranger Camping Package is available here.

Rock on The Range celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2016.  More than 120,000 people attended the festival from around the world.  As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Columbus, OH mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the Columbus, OH city council presented festival organizers with awards of recognition.  A resolution was also announced from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging the festival’s economic impact on the city.

The commissioners pointed out in their resolution pointed out the festival brought in more than $140 million for the city over the course of its ten years in the city.

Rock on the Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live and MAPFRE Stadium.  It is supported by Monster Energy, Bud Light and Zippo.  They and other partners will feature interactive experiences, meet & greets, and other special fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.

More information on the 2017 Rock on the Range Festival is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.RockontheRange.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rockontherange

Twitter: http://twitter.com/rockontherange

 

 

 

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Whitehapel Announces New Dates For “Straight Outta Hell Tour 2016”

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Courtesy: Metal Blade Records

Whitechapel is expanding its run on the “Straight Outta Hell Tour 2016.”

The band has announced that the “Straight Outta Hell Tour 2016”  will run into October.  The new schedule begins Friday, September 30th in Spokane, Washington and runs through Friday, October 21st.  It includes dates in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cleveland, Ohio, and Greensboro, North Carolina.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.  The band will continue to share stage time with Suicide Silence on the co-headlining tour.  Carnifex and Oceano will serve as primary support acts for the tour with Despised Icon joining the tour on select dates.

 

Whitechapel tour dates
w/ Suicide Silence, Carnifex, Oceano

Sept. 30 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 1 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
Oct. 2 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
Oct. 4 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Oct. 5 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Oct. 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze #
Oct. 7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
Oct. 8 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews #
Oct. 9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues #
Oct. 11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater * #
Oct. 12 – Webster, NY – Harmony House *
Oct. 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater * #
Oct. 14 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club *
Oct. 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium #
Oct. 16 – Freehold, NJ – Gamechanger #
Oct. 17 – Greensboro, NC – Pete’s
Oct. 21 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
# = newly added
* = w/ Despised Icon

 

Whitechapel’s upcoming tour schedule is in support of the band’s new album Mark of the Blade.  The band’s sixth album, Mark of the Blade was released by Metal Blade Records this past June.  It is available now in stores and online at http://metalblade.com/whitechapel.  More information on Whitechapel’s new tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Websitehttp://www.whitchapelband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/whitechapelband

 

 

 

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Suicidal Tendencies Added To Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Lineup

Courtesy:  Adrenaline PR

Courtesy: Adrenaline PR

Organizers with the 2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest have added another band to the mega-festival’s lineup.

Veteran hard rock band Suicidal Tendencies has been added to the lineup for the inaugural Ozzfest Meets Knotfest.  It marks the first time that the band has ever taken the stage at Ozzfest in any capacity.  The band will take the place of Children of Bodom, which was originally scheduled to perform on the first day of the double-header festival. The updated lineup for the festival is noted below. Audiences will note that there is even a stage dedicated to late Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister at this year’s festival.

 

OZZFEST Line-up

Saturday, September 24

 

MAIN STAGE:  Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, Black Label Society, and Rival Sons.

LEMMY STAGE:  Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Goatwhore, Huntress, and Dead Cross.

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE: Municipal Waste, Kataklysm, Nails, The Shrine, and Still Rebel.

KNOTFEST Line-up

Sunday, September 25

 

MAIN STAGE:  Slipknot, Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, and Trivium.

LEMMY STAGE:  Sabaton, Suicide Silence, Overkill, Emmure, Butcher Babies, and Man with A Mission.

NUCLEAR BLAST STAGE:  Whitechapel, Combichrist, Carnifex, Loathe, SIM, and ONI.

 

Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is currently scheduled to be held Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino California.  As a special holiday celebration, fans can purchase single 4-day ticket packs for $84.  The limited-time special is going on now and ends July 4th at 11:59pm PT.  Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.knotfest.com.  More information on the inaugural Ozzfest Meets Knotfest is available online at:

 

 

OZZFEST

 

Website: http://www.Ozzfest.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ozzfestofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/theozzfest

 

 

 

KNOTFEST

 

Website: http://www.knotfest.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/knotfest

 

 

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