YOB
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Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work.

Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics.

In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006.

In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as “cosmic doom.” At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them “one of the best bands in North America” after a performance at Scion Rock Festival.

For 2011’s Atma , YOB took a more organic approach to recording, opting to track everything at once. In Scheidt’s own words, he wanted the record to sound “grizzly, with hair on it.” Three year later, the group released Clearing the Path to Ascend , a record that upheld their legacy as a top notch doom metal act and was hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of the year.

Now in 2018, the band has announced their newest album ‘Our Raw Heart’ to be released on Relapse Records. As for how Our Raw Heart will be received? Mike Scheidt (guitar/vocals) is wise enough to know that it’s out of his hands. “I think every era of Yob fan will find something on there to dig—it’s just a matter of whether they can go on the whole trip or not,” he ventures. “And that’s none of my business. The music has a life of its own. It goes out there into the world and it’s gonna be received however it’s received.”

 



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TOURDATES
05-10-2018
Jubez
Karlsruhe
Germany
w/ Wiegedood
06-10-2018
Soulcrusher festival
Nijmegen
Netherlands
w/ Wiegedood
07-10-2018
The Fleece
Bristol
United Kingdom
w/ Wiegedood
09-10-2018
Stereo
Glasgow
Scotland
w/ Wiegedood
10-10-2018
Brudenell Social Club
Leeds
United Kingdom
w/ Wiegedood
11-10-2018
Gorilla
Manchester
United Kingdom
w/ Wiegedood
12-10-2018
The Garage
London
United Kingdom
w/ Wiegedood
13-10-2018
Desertfest Belgium
Antwerp
Belgium
 
14-10-2018
Gebaeude 9
Koln
Germany
w/ Wiegedood
16-10-2018
Molotow Club
Hamburg
Germany
w/ Wiegedood
17-10-2018
Vega
Copenhagen
Denmark
w/ Wiegedood
18-10-2018
Sticky Fingers
Gothenburg
Sweden
w/ Wiegedood
19-10-2018
Kraken
Stockholm
Sweden
w/ Wiegedood
20-10-2018
Bla
Oslo
Norway
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21-10-2018
Tavastia
Helsinki
Finland
 
23-10-2018
Petit Bain
Paris
France
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24-10-2018
L'Epicerie Moderne
Lyon
France
w/ Wiegedood
25-10-2018
Le Rocher De Palmer
Cenon
France
w/ Wiegedood
26-10-2018
Santana 27
Bilbao
Spain
w/ Wiegedood
27-10-2018
Hard Club
Porto
Portugal
w/ Wiegedood
28-10-2018
Caracol
Madrid
Spain
w/ Wiegedood
29-10-2018
Boveda
Barcelona
Spain
w/ Wiegedood
31-10-2018
Old Capitol
Langenthal
Switzerland
w/ Wiegedood
01-11-2018
Santeria Social Club
Milan
Italy
w/ Wiegedood
02-11-2018
Freakout Club
Bologna
Italy
w/ Wiegedood
03-11-2018
Caves Du Manoir
Martigny
Switzerland
w/ Wiegedood
04-11-2018
Between
Bregenz
Austria
w/ Wiegedood
06-11-2018
Arena
Vienna
Austria
w/ Wiegedood
07-11-2018
Robot
Budapest
Hungary
w/ Wiegedood
08-11-2018
Ut Connewitz
Leipzig
Germany
w/ Wiegedood
09-11-2018
Hydrozagadka
Warsaw
Poland
w/ Wiegedood
10-11-2018
Soulstone Gathering festival
Krakow
Poland
w/ Wiegedood
11-11-2018
Musik & Frieden
Berlin
Germany
w/ Wiegedood
13-11-2018
Kyttaro Live Club
Athens
Greece