Drummer Skylar Feigel has announced his departure from the Los Angeles-based metal act ALL HAIL THE YETI. He says in a statement, "Being in an environment where my passion to create and contribute will be looked favorably upon is crucial to me so that visions can be shared and opinions can be voiced without crucifixion, as an equal member … This departure will not only enable me to progress further as an artist, but also accomplish the goals I have set for myself, and I welcome what the future will bring."
ALL HAIL THE YETI's "The Art Of Mourning" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which was released in North America on August 28 via AFM Records.
Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with director Rob Cantin, the clip 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!
Featuring well-known tattoo artist Connor Garritty of Timeless Tattoos in L.A., 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. Coinciding with their 2010-released "Trees On Fire With Songs Of Blood" EP, the band broke into the local scene with a surge of shows which led them to support slots for major national acts including TIMES OF GRACE, SOULFLY, FEAR FACTORY, SUICIDE SILENCE and more. With no record deal in place at the time, last year AHTY took it upon themselves to get things moving and entered the studio with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan to record their self-titled, debut LP. Upon its completion, the album received attention from several labels, and after some talks with AFM about the direction and goals of the band, happily took the deal the label offered them for the release of "All Hail The Yeti".