This Monday, 20th August sees the release of the brand new album “All Hail The Yeti” by the LA bruisers of the same name via AFM Records
A promo video clip has been released to give you all just a sneaky peak of the swamp-filled morass of heavy chords that are coming your way!!
…. And news has reached us that the band are currently preparing a full length video for the track “The Art Of Mourning” which will be available to co-incide with the European release, so look out for that on our video diary soon.
All Hail The Yeti are a band that turned their backs on their Hollywood homes, and are better for it! It wasn’t just a matter of wanting to walk away from the lights and the smog that permeate the false dreams and suburban malaise of their environment – it was totally necessary.
We’ve managed to prevail through the strongest of bullshit,” says frontman Connor Garritty. “I’ve seen way too many great metal bands die here. We had to set our sights elsewhere. People always say it’s better to be a big fish in a small lake. I disagree. It’s best to be the biggest fish in the biggest lake!”
All Hail The Yeti are a sound drowned in whiskey, campfire smoke, and blues of the ugliest kind… It’s a product of a wild beast of a band, that’s evolved into a live force to be reckoned with. Not that the band’s evolution was quick or calculated though….
Since coming together in 2006, brainchild of Canadian vocalist and tattoo artist Garritty and then guitarist K.J. Duval, All Hail The Yeti earned their local following with a mix of swampy, chaotic guitar tone and live ‘look ‘em right in the eye’ stage demeanour.
“Just about everything you can imagine has happened during our shows,” says the amiable singer. “Blood, vomit, spit, fights, laughter, broken bones, split skulls, stage diving, girls stripping – it’s alcohol-fuelled, drug-induced, mayhem.”
The EP entitled “Trees On Fire With Songs Of Blood” was released in 2010 and began to satiate local fans with live favourites such as “Deep Creek”, but as the band eschewed local shows in the standard Hollywood haunts and began to move further a field utilising higher profile dates with the likes of Times Of Grace, Soulfly, Fear Factory and Suicide Silence, it became apparent that this lot had a lot to say and that fans quickly got turned on by their music and their easy approachability.
Without waiting for the industry to take notice of what the band’s fans already knew, (which was that they were ready to lay down some of their monster tunes right now) Garritty and the band entered the studio early in 2011 to record the debut album with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). The results prove that this band has learnt to master the riff and make it as good as it is savage. Whilst the likes of “Suicide Woods” is lean and mean, “After The Great Fire” verges on an epic, it’s churning vocal melody, courtesy of bassist Nick Diltz, a journey that reveals many more of All Hail The Yeti’s creative credentials.
Now with their line up fleshed-out by drummer Skylar Feigel and guitarist Crew NeQuent, All Hail The Yeti are ready to take on the world. With no intention of turning back!
Garritty describes the band as a personal trip; “I think the best way to describe our sound is to ask each individual how it makes them really feel. Our songs touch on topics ranging from love, death, life, love lost, love gained; the paranormal, crypto zoology, mythical creatures, partying, etc., so it’s hard to pin down just one theme.”
Enter the Yeti…. A band that really is about a personal journey to find one’s own strength.
When you go down in the woods today, just be ready for a big surprise…..!!
When The Sky Falls
The Weak And The Wounded
After The Great Fire
The Art Of Mourning
I Am Wendigod
Axe Murder Hollow
Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)
Connor Garritty – Vocals
Craw NeQuent – Guitar
Skylar Feigel – Drums
Nicholas Diltz – Bass