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 and 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). You can 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: