Los Angeles-based Southern groove metal outfit ALL HAIL THE YETI recently filmed an incredible new video for the seventh track from their pending self-titled debut LP.
“The Art Of Mourning” is about a gunslinger who wants out of his “deviant” lifestyle, and is trying to settle down with his wife and kids, but the people above him don’t want to lose their best gun. So they murder his kids, rape and hang his wife. and leave them for dead on the porch of his burnt-down ranch. Now this torn man with nothing left, has to decide whether to come to terms with the consequences of a life that he chose. Or take revenge on the men that took everything from him. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with director Rob Cantin, the video combines close-up performance footage of ALL HAIL THE YETI cut into a gritty, Western movie storyline chock full of old-school debauchery, brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment!
Stated ALL HAIL THE YETI vocalist Connor Garritty on the video’s inception and creation: “Rob and I have been friends for many years and we share a love for the Old West and the gunfighters of the late 1800′s. We have done a couple paranormal investigations of hot spots like tombstone’s birdcage theater, and Bisbee Arizona, trying to get some sort of glimpse of what life would have been like back then. We had a blast making this clip and this is just the beginning for us. We are already in talks about the next one. With these ventures you learn new things every time, and each moment becomes a memory. That is the most important thing to us!”
Check out the new video below!
Uniting elements of sludge metal, hardcore and groove-laden hard rock, ALL HAIL THE YETI’s self-titled debut album captures the act’s most crushing tunes to date, with over a solid hour of thunderous riffage. Featuring well-known tattoo artist,Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in Los Angeles, ALL HAIL THE YETI have forged their own path through what they see as a desolate Hollywood music scene, the hard-working unit dead-set against burning out like so many bands from the same town and scene have over the past few decades of heavy music. Recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan the band’s debut LP will be released in North America via German metal juggernaut AFM Records on August 28th.
EVE TO ADAM has teamed up with Groupees.com for a special one week only contest called Operation Gratitude Bundle. In coodination with Operation Gratitude charity, the rock trio shares their care and support for the troops by offering a digital bundle of 5 of their songs and the “Run Your Mouth” video for a “name your own price ($2 minimum)” donation. 20% of the donations will go toward Operation Gratitude to deliver care packages to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. If $1,000 dollars is reached, Eve To Adam will release an unreleased version of their song “Little Says.” If $5,000 dollars is reached, the band will do a cover song based on the fans vote. The #2 contributor gets a signed CD, poster, and t-shirt. The grand prize will go to the #1 contributor who will be flown out to New York for two nights with the opportunity to have dinner with Eve To Adam. Check out this special opportunity at http://groupees.com/eta and help support U.S. Troops and Families.
The band is currently in the midst of their US tour supporting Creed. For a full list of tour dates and updates from the band, check out their official site, www.evetoadam.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to pick up a copy of Banquet for a Starving Dog available on iTunes now.
The nearly forty-year career of the epic heavy music band Motörhead is chronicled in an amazing and collectable book, MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN by Alan Burridge (Cleopatra, August 28).
LIVE TO WIN is the full, in-depth Motörhead story, with previously unpublished, revealing facts, rare and early photos, and is fully approved and endorsed by Lemmy (who also contributes to the introduction).
Motörhead formed in England in 1975 by bassist/singer/songwriter Lemmy Kilmister, and was an early part of the NWOBHM, the movement to reinvigorate loud music. With a big dose of punk, Motörhead’s sound pioneered speed metal, and continues with consistency to support, elevate, and encourage the genre around the world. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and just finished a North American tour.
The book starts in those early days in the 1970s, when the rocky start and personal struggles of the band threatened to keep it on the ground. But with Lemmy’s focus and gutsy determination, the late part of the decade showed success in the UK. The Motörhead world domination of the 1980s and 1990s, including the release of ACES OF SPADES, BASTARDS and more, is chronicled with stories from nearly twenty years of heavy touring with everyone from Dio to Ozzy. The book concludes present day, with Lemmy cemented as a rock icon beside long-time bandmates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee, and still driving that Motörhead train in music history.
Alan Burridge (also known as Professor Motörhead) is the official biographer of Motörhead. He started a fanzine for the band in 1980, which became the band’s endorsed fan magazine, Motörheadbangers. He has written numerous articles, interviews, reviews, and liner notes about the band, as well as more than two dozen other fiction and nonfiction books.
MOTÖRHEAD: LIVE TO WIN will be available in stores and at online retailers for MSRP $36.98. The book is 220 full-color glossy pages with shiny silver trim, and includes a collectible full-color bookmark. The cover features a gorgeous red and silver foil logo on black leatherette.
Aug. 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
Aug. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Rip’s
Aug. 25 – Prescott, AZ – The Drunken Lass
DC4 guitarist, Rowan Robertson will not be joining the band on this run as he has a prior commitment to fulfill with Billy Ray Cyrus. Taking his spot for these dates will be the band’s friend and respected session guitarist, Omar Gusmao. Robertson says, “I’m going to be doing some shows with Billy Ray Cyrus in 2013 and, as it turns out, he scheduled some warm up shows for the end of August. This of course means, and I hope everyone will understand, that this leaves me unavailable for the shows in Nevada and Arizona. It’s a shame as I was looking forward to it but I do have to fulfill my obligation with Billy.”
SF Bay Area Thrashers KILL RITUAL has signed a worldwide deal for the Oct. 30th release of their debut CD “The Serpentine Ritual” with Scarlet Records.
The CD was recorded and engineered by Kill Ritual Lead Guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mix and Mastering was done by Andy LaRocque of King Diamond fame at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. LaRocque also makes a guest appearance on the CD with the ending solo on the track “Coat Of Blood“.
The band has also shot a promo video for the first single “Old School Thrasher” that was directed and edited by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd…) to be released in conjunction with CD.
The cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (Sabaton, Primal Fear…)
Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the deal: “Well the Kill Ritual debut will at last see the light of day and we are psyched to have Scarlet Records on board for the release of the CD. The label has a ton of great bands on their roster and excellent distribution worldwide so we can reach as many Metal Maniacs as possible. Get ready for some SF Bay Area Thrash and Roll!”
“The Serpentine Ritual“ track listing:
01. The Serpentine Ritual
02. Torn Down
03. Time To Kill
05. Old School Thrasher
06. Coat Of Blood*
07. Cold Hard Floor
08. Law Of The Land
09. Prisoner Of The Flesh
10. My Neighborhood (Bonus Track)
*Guest solo by Andy LaRocque
KILL RITUAL is comprised of former members of Imagika, Dark Angel and Eldritch that formed in 2010.
KILL RITUAL is: Josh Gibson – Vocals, Steven Rice – Lead Guitar, Roberto Proietti – Guitar, Danyael Williams – Bass, Wayne DeVecchi – Drums
The new official Kill Ritual website designed by Jobert Mello from Sledgehammer Graphix and it will be up and running soon to promote the CDrelease: www.killritual.com coming soon!
So what new music hit the stores this week? There are a few things worth checking out! The most notable would be the new album, Hot
Cakes from the Darkness! Speaking of The Darkness, the band will be taking over the @Rhapsody twitter handle today! If your have any burning questions for them, you will have the chance to interact with them live. More details below.
The Darkness Twitter Takeover
When: Wednesday, August 22nd at 10am PST
Fans can tweet their questions on @Rhapsody to #DarknessRhap
New Releases For the Week of 8/21:
KISS – Destroyer – Resurrected
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last of a Dyin’ Breed
Project 86 – Wait for the Siren
The Darkness – Hot Cakes
The Kinks – At The BBC (Import)
Riff Raff – Leaving D.C.