All Hail The Yeti, LO-PAN, Devil To Pay, Marmora

All Hail The Yeti

Lurking in the shadows of your worst nightmare lives a mystery of terror, a mythical beast in pursuit of your soul, run but you will never hide from this inescapable fate that is, YETI.
Bringing the brutality from the backwoods of hell to Hollywood, Connor Garritty (vocals), KJ Duval (guitar), Glendon Crain (drums), and Nick Diltz (bass), bring years of experience to this round table.
Like true pioneers of metal, YETI bleeds the blood of veterans who have molded their experiences from past projects and influences. together they have toured with the likes of staind, chimera, in this moment, 36 crazyfists, god forbid, misery signals, jonathan davis, as I lay daying and soilwork just to name a few. They have played in touring bands such as loser (island), the feds (capitol) new dead radio (mediaskare), godhead (cement shoes), and hollywood undead (a&m, octone). with all of their combined experience, there is no denying the capability of these seasoned professional musicians
A journey of escape from a metaphorical monster through streams of swamp-like guitars, spastic transitions of slow to heavy drumming and horror-filled screams, have given birth to a sound that brutally intertwines Pantera-esque southern metal grooves with hostile doses of grimy hardcore. Tales of such beasts don't live solely in the sounds of YETI, in the track "Deep Creek" lyrics read, "Ten feet tall with eyes of fire burning bright, awful stench like garbage and rotting flesh...listen here a story unfolds tonight, say a prayer now learn a lesson in fright", the concept deriving from vocalist Connor's childhood obsession with the creature. A force to be reckoned with, the live performance of YETI makes you wonder where they've been hiding all of these years.
Lots of fun and no regrets, but nothing compares to the feeling of writing music that comes from everyone involved with the project. As a band we aren't afraid to try everyones ideas in order to reach the best possible outcome...The creative process is just as much fun as the end result!!!" Proving that every end can result in a positive start, YETI is currently in the studio recording an 8-song demo and will be performing throughout Southern California and the Northwest in 2008. Words do no justice, let the beast speak for itself.

There is a hidden world where ancient evil weaves a modern mystery. A world filled with the darkest magic's where all movement is caused by tensions between positive and negative furies. A world in which the furies, when out of balance, turn into demon and live forever. A creature of fast dark destructive power. Repulsive and evil existing only to plague the living as they do with LO-PAN, who is cursed. Cursed with rock and roll genius. Born out of a combination of dirty rock and roll, stale beer and an unhealthy obsession with "Big Trouble In Little China," Columbus's Lo-Pan have been tearing up the club circuit since 2005. Lo-Pan burst onto the local scene with their locally released self-titled album back in 2006. The local buzz gave way to more national attention as bands told bands and Lo-Pan began gracing venues big and small with names like Red Giant, Devil To Pay, Torche, Saviours, Year Long Disaster, Red Fang, Valkyrie, & the Atomic Bitchwax (just to name a few). Fast forward five years and there's hardly a band worth playing with that they haven't shared a stage with. Enter the sophomore release, "Sasquanaut." Initial pressings on local indie Nice Life Records sold out quickly and as before the best praise is when one band on the road tells another "Hey, man you've got to check this out." Which brought them, album masters in hand to us here at Small Stone. "Sasquanaut" had all the makings of a classic, thunderous low ends, pummeling drums, riffs to die for and a voice that soars but for all the genius that shone through it was still rough around the edges (don't get us wrong we love rough around the edges). So we checked them in to a proper studio and left them in the capable hands of Benny Grotto for a little remixing, a little re-mastering and just ever so much re-recording. Enter Sasquanaut, mark 2: "Sasquanaut (Remixed & Re-mastered)." Heavier, more dynamic, louder and just that tiny bit more polished, this is the album that bands and fans new they could make. Mere words just can't do justice to the effect that a little more time and the proper equipment have had on these eight raging tracks. Maybe a quote from the bands namesake might sum it up. "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail." The boys heads back into the studio for a proper follow-up this fall and look for the band on tour this winter and remember IT'S ALL IN THE REFLEXES!

Devil To Pay

Indianapolis-based Devil To Pay are in the process of putting the final touches on their fourth album and looking at a March, 2013 release. The new album, tentatively titled 'Fate is Your Muse', is a collection of hard hitting metaphysical introspection after vocalist-guitarist Steve Janiak's self-described 'epiphany' in 2011. With topics ranging from reincarnation, quantum physics, alternate universes, the illusion of time, and the mystery of consciousness itself, each song is like a window with a different view on reality.

Fusing monstrous Sabbath-like riffs with memorable melodies and intricate instrumental textures, the album takes Devil To Pay to untold levels of musical and lyrical growth. Tracking began late this Summer at Azmyth Studios with Ryan Adkins at the helm, getting the levels just right. The final mixes were turned in to rock n' roll preservationist Tony Reed, at HeavyHead Studios, for final mastering.

In the meantime, Devil To Pay and GloryHole Records will soon be releasing an advance 7" single on red and black colored vinyl, featuring the supercharged "This Train Won't Stop" and the boogie-laden "Tie One On". The record will be available on the GloryHole Records web site and at the band's release party on December 8th at Radio Radio in Indianapolis.

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