All Hail the Yeti have spawned yet another killer track from their upcoming concept album, Screams From a Black Wilderness. “Mr. Murder,” featuring guest vocals from 36 Crazyfists’ Brock Lindow, is a high-octane track with sing-along possibilities and a definite party vibe, but it might be more sentimental than you suspect.
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Vocalist Connor Garritty how “Mr. Murder” steps outside the overalltheme of the album:
‘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, adding more emotional depth to the track:
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 to have Brock on the album and this song in particular 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 is 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, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly. Pre-orders for Screams From a Black Wilderness are available now here.
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