The world is truly a small place. I was at a relatives house Monday night when I saw a post by my brother Craw announcing his engagement to his beloved. I noticed the location was here in NM, in fact only minutes from where I live. I hit him up, and indeed he was not far from my home. We finally managed to sit down to lunch on Thursday at a small restaurant in my town and had a nice lunch and an even nicer conversation. When he pulled up and we met it was as if we had known each other forever. There were no awkward moments and we fell into it as if we were family that hadn’t seen each other in a while. We spoke of G-d and spirituality, MC’s, common friends, the state of the music industry, our childhoods, and the need for fellowship in today’s world. It was an awesome conversation during which we both realized we had a ton in common. Craw is definitely a brother I will not lose touch with. Hell, I even invited myself and my wife to his wedding (sorry bro). If we all take the time to slow down and get to know each other and what makes each other tick the world would probably get a lot better. Thank you Craw for taking the time to spend with me. Check out Craw and All Hail The Yeti @ https://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti?ref=ts&fref=ts or http://www.allhailtheyeti.com
2. The Fields
5. Galaxy Rise
7. Night Songs from the Desert
8. The Red Wedding
9. Silver Queen
10. State Lines
11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
I had the great fortune of getting to know guitarist Erik while he was on tour helping my good friends in Scattered Hamlet. I was excited for this release and was not disappointed when it dropped. You need to check this one out!
1. Psycho, California (Explicit)
2. What You Do To Me (alt)
3. What You Do To Me
5. All These Years
6. Wicked Lines
7. Bury You
8. Bury You (alt)
11. Set It Off (Explicit)
Alex Grossi gave me a great interview and Hotel Diablo delivered a fantastic release! Awesome CD guys thanks!
1. Deep Creek
2. When The Sky Falls
3. Suicide Woods
4. The Weak and Wounded (Prelude to Flames)
5. After The Great Fire
7. The Art Of Mourning
8. I Am Wendigod
9. Axe Murder Hollow
10. Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)
11. Judas Cradle
A great bunch of guys and a kick ass band. I have gotten to know guitarist Craw, and interviewed him and singer Connor. Can’t wait to hear more from these guys!
1. I’m Alive (feat. Pat Travers)
2. Set Me Free
3. Six String Soldiers
4. Lipstick, Smoke and Gasoline (feat. Dave Meniketti)
6. Cross Your Mind
7. Touch The Ground (feat. Dickey Betts)
8. I’m Just Sayin’
9. Love, Life and Beauty
10. To The Light (feat. Rick Derringer)
I happen to be good friends with guitarist Mike Araiza and vocalist Jeff Sandoval so this release has special meaning to me. I am so happy that their dream is coming true for them, and I wish them continued success.
1. Back From The Dead
2. Own Worst Enemy
3. Another Version Of The Truth
4. The One That You Hated
5. Good To Be Bad (feat. John 5)
6. Just Don’t Ask (feat. Slash)
7. Blown Away
10. Your Diamonds
11. Dead Wrong
I am glad to see Mr. Adler back in good form. Solid band, solid songs, solid CD!
1. Hollywood Forever
2. You Better Not Love Me
3. Eel Pie
4. Sweet Mystery
6. Vine Street Shimmy
7. Dirty Black Night
8. Underneath The Sun
10. Crazy Tango
11. Venus Bomb
12. I Won’t Play
13. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
14. Araña Negra
L. A. Guns has been one of my favorite bands for many many years. Even though there has been lineup changes and controversy this lineup carries on the sleaze.
1. Red Ferrari
2. Something’s Gotta Give
3. Red Leather
4. Save Me From LA
5. Stir Crazy
6. Mama Said
My good friends from Australia, Sunset Riot. I am lucky to have become a member of the Sunset Riot family. These guys know feel good Rock N’ Roll and continue to delight fans around the world! So Check them out!
Scattered Hamlet of all the bands listed are more than family to me. I have been friends with them for a while now. I actually head up their fan-base “The Hellriders”. They released a single this year and have a full release Skeleton Dixie coming in 2013. DO NOT OVERLOOK THIS BAND!
I have been listening to the ALL HAIL THE YETICD for a little bit now. I keep finding little things that I missed before so it keeps growing on me. It is deep and full of passion and power. The craftsmen in this band truly know the tools of their trade. I wish that others would take a chance on some of these new bands and give them the airtime that they are due. Regardless of that I will continue my fight to champion bands like ALL HAIL THE YETI.Like Craw before, Connor has answered some questions for us and given us a peek inside his world. Let’s go see:
1. Music has always been around me. How about you?
Connor: Music has been a part of my life since before I could walk. both my parents are huge music lovers. My older brothers introduced me to Van Halen, Kiss , Def Leppard, and those types of bands in the early 80’s. Then I discovered Motley Crue. From that point forward I was hooked!
2. Did music play an important part of your childhood?
Connor: My brother and I started going to concerts at an early age. We were fortunate enough to have two older brothers that would take us to big concerts. anything they liked we did also!
3. How did you get into performing?
Connor: It probably started when I was a small child. My brother and I would do air concerts to kiss and Motley Crue. then that turned into having custom wood guitars made for us. Our weekends consisted of pretending to be these larger than life rock n roll stars of that time. From there I got into theater art in high school and loved being someone else in front of strangers. that transformed into performing musically not long after.
4. Did you have any formal music training? Or were you self-taught?
Connor: I have not. I tried different instruments growing up, but never had the patience to sit it through. I wanted instant results. Being a performer came more naturally to me.
5. Were you in many bands in your career?
Connor: aside from AHTY I’ve only really had 2 other serious bands. I’ve written and recorded with numerous other musicians, but I’ve kept my own projects pretty minimal in the last 15 years.
6. Have you learned any lessons that helped you along the way?
Connor: Everyday that I’m allowed to be alive I learn something new. Each moment is a new experience, and being able to understand that and use it for what its worth is the biggest lesson I have ever learned.
Connor: AHTY wasan idea I had in my mind for years. It just kept stewing. then one day when the timing was right I let it out. The original guitarist and I were talking and he understood what it is that I wanted to do. We started writing songs in a little room in the back of a tattoo studio. Everything from there on just happened the way it should have. Its been a long battle to keep it together after losing members, relationships, and life’s curve-balls. The band is stronger than it has ever been right now. We are in the place we need to be. From here we can only go up. And that’s what I plan to do!
8. How did you come to work with Craw?
Connor: Craw and I had a mutual friend that told him that we were looking for a guitar player. He called me and we spoke briefly, that night Craw was working at a club in phoenix, and another friend of mines band was playing there and he happened to be wearing one of our shirts. Craw spoke to him and it all seemed to fit! Like fate.
9. What bands are you listening to lately new and old?
Connor: well shit I cant really say new and old cause a lot of the olde bands are still new bands, so I’ll just tell ya what I’m listening to. Witchcraft, Graveyard,Junius, Watrain, Haarp, eyehategod, Acid Bath, Crowbar, Asteroid, Katatonia, Down, Dunderbeist, Orange Goblin, fuck this list could go on forever!
10. What is your take on the music scene?
Connor: eghh in this town there isno scene! it’s all just people trying to do whatever it takes to “make” it. which never really happens anymore. I’m sure smaller cities and towns have better scenes than we do. With the state of the music industry in general everything is changing rapidly. You either have to be on top of it or get left behind! So a music scene has turned more into a music gunfight! if you don’t shoot first and have a cooler gun you’re gonna die!
11. What advice do you have for young musicians?
Connor: never listen to people who tell you to quit or give up. Don’t let other people’s negativity get you down. use it to fuel your fire. This isn’t an easy road, it takes years of work and dedication. All these people who are in signed national acts are just people too. they had to start somewhere. There are no super heroes be different, stand out, have integrity!
12. You have 91 countries reading this, the floor is yours speak your mind:
God is but a creation of man
follow us to find yourselves we are the saviors of truth and the demise of the holy lies!
Hail the left hand path! do unto others as you see fit!! ALL HAIL THE YETI
I fully expect All Hail The Yeti to soldier on and become a force in the new music world. Do Yourself a favor and check them out now and watch them grow! Listen to “The Art Of Mourning” :