All Hail The Yeti Preview ‘Mr Murder’

All Hail The Yeti Preview ‘Mr Murder’

All Hail The Yeti (Photo Credit Kristin Vahl)

Southern-fried hardcore metal squad, ALL HAIL THE YETI are showcasing a new song, ‘Mr Murder’ from their upcoming second album, ‘Screams From A Black Wilderness’.  The track features guest vocals from 36 Crazyfists’ frontman, Brock Lindow, a longtime friend of the band.  Check it out on Soundcloud –

UK crowds may have first encountered ALL HAIL THE YETI when they supported 36 Crazyfists in the UK last year.  The LA-based four piece release their full-length concept album, ‘Screams From A Black Wilderness’ on 13th May in the UK (8th April in US) via Minus Head Records. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories, presents a different story with each track.  ‘Screams From A Black Wilderness’ features a heavier, grimier and considerably more advanced version of the ALL HAIL THE YETI fans have come to know since their inception.

Vocalist Connor Garritty reveals that ‘Mr Murder’ in particular steps outside the overall horror story theme of the album.  It was originally written as a surprise tribute to Garritty’s best friend, penned before his untimely passing last year. The band decided to use the track on this record, immortalizing Connor’s friend in music.  “Mr. Murder was written about my best friend Matt who passed away last year.  He was one of the most influential people for me growing up and throughout my music career.  The song was originally written in tribute to him and his unbelievable strength and passion for life. He left us unexpectedly before I could show him the song.  It was supposed to be a surprise, almost a thank you to him for helping in more ways than he knew.Garritty adds that having Brock Lindow on the track was fitting, as he and Matt were also friends. “We knew early in the writing of the record that we wanted Brock Lindow on the album. Brock and Matt were friends as well, so it seemed fitting that this would be the song he sang on. It was special for me because he is one of my best friends as well and such an influence to me as a vocalist. ‘Mr. Murder’ has become an anthem to my best friend, immortalizing him forever. It’s very emotional for me when performing this. I go between sadness and great happiness by the end of the song.”

‘Screams From A Black Wilderness’ is produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Soulfly).  Pre-order the album via Bandcamp – or iTunes – and get ‘Before The Flames’ and ‘Daughter Of The Morning Star’ right away.

Check out ALL HAIL THE YETI’s conceptual two-part video series, directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films:

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

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

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!