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YOB

Formed: 1996
From: Eugene, OR, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest YOB News

Below is our complete YOB news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Desertfest Confirms New Bands

Belgium's Desertfest, set to take place in Antwerp this coming October, has checked in with the following update about confirming new names:

"How about some new names to start the weekend right? Joining us on October 10-12th will be Karma To Burn, Valley of the Sun, Lecherous Gaze and The Picturebooks! To find out what day each band is playing, take a look at our line up page!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Yob Posts Full New Album Online

"Clearing The Path To Ascend," the new full-length from Portland doom technicians Yob, is due out on CD and digitally in North America via Neurot Recordings on September 2nd, and on vinyl via Relapse Records on September 15th.

In celebration of its imminent release, Pitchfork is offering up "Clearing The Path To Ascend" in its bone-crushing, soul-cradling entirety. Listen to the full album at this location.

In conjunction with the release, Yob will spread purifying riff rituals overseas this Fall on an epic binge of performances slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band will be joined by Little Rock's Pallbearer. See confirmed ceremonies below. More...

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Yob Streaming "Unmask The Spectre"

The release of "Clearing The Path To Ascend," the forthcoming new long player from Oregon doom icons Yob, is about to dawn and today the band reveals the crushing resonance of "Unmask The Spectre."

Give it a listen below, courtesy of Stereogum.com. Comments founding vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt: "This part of the album gets dark, but it also has a sense of beauty and resolve. The mood and atmosphere nod equal parts to old and new YOB. It's one of my favorite things we've ever done." More...

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Hoverfest Reveals Band Lineup

The full lineup for Hoverfest has now been revealed, which will be happening on August 23rd in the alleyway behind Cravedog in Portland, Oregon, at 12:00pm. The lineup is as follows:

Yob
Danava (First live show with the band's new lineup)
Acid King
Witch Mountain
Eight Bells
Wounded Giant
Holy Grove
Mountain God

The following press release was also issued about the show:

"As the world of heavy music continues to burst at the seams in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide, so does the need for the equipment to keep things loud. Nial McGaughey, local Portlander and engineering wizard, has been building custom, recycled tube amplifiers since 2010 under the name Hovercraft Amplifiers, a name which is becoming increasingly synonymous with the ear-crushing, chest-thudding sounds of Pacific Northwest heavyweights like YOB, Blackwitch Pudding, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, and many more. More...

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Desertfest Announces More Band Confirmations

The Belgian Desertfest organizers have checked in with the following update about confirming new bands for the 2014 bill:

"We are so excited to announce the latest set of bands to grace the bill of Desertfest Belgium! Get ready for Fu Manchu, Jex Thoth, The Shrine, Dirty Fences, and David Celia! Check them out from October 10th - 12th at Trix, Antwerp!

"That being said, get ready to dig into your pockets, on July 15th day passes will be on sale. The day by day program will be announced on that day as well!

"Those traveling from abroad, there's still some tickets left with accommodation at Tulip Inn Antwerp!"

Further details can be found at the festival's official Facebook profile here. More...

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First Bands Announced For Hoverfest

The first-annual Hoverfest, a festival created with Hovercraft amps, will take place on August 23rd, 2014 in the blocked-off alleyway by Type Foundry Studios at 611 N. Tillamook St. in Portland, Oregon.

Presales will be available in the coming weeks for the event being graciously hosted by Cravedog Media, booked by Nanotear, and with live music on the day of the show being mixed by Billy Anderson. More bands are still to be announced, and the currently confirmed lineup is as follows:

YOB
Witch Mountain
Holy Grove
Eight Bells
Mountain God

Stay tuned to the festival's Facebook event page for more announcements and further details.

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Yob Posts New Album Teaser

Oregon doomsmiths Yob will release "Clearing The Path To Ascend" on September 1st, 2014 in the U.K. and Europe and in the U.S. on September 2nd, 2014 via Neurot Recordings. The album was recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime collaborator Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

As a precursor to the release, Yob is offering up a second "Clearing The Path To Ascend" video teaser. Produced by William F. Haldane of Solder House, the near four-minute video details the writing process, concept, and emotional journey that embodies the record as a whole. More...

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Pallbearer Announces Shows With Yob

Following the release of new album “Foundations Of Burden,” Pallbearer will be heading to Europe with Yob for an epic European tour. The dates for this monolithic tour of doom are as follows:

09/03 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli De Helling
09/04 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
09/05 – Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse
09/06 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
09/07 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
09/08 – London, UK @ The Underworld
09/10 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
09/11 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
09/12 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas
09/13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska
09/14 – Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong
09/16 – Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
09/17 – Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset
09/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
09/19 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
09/20 – Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej
09/21 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
09/23 – Prague, CZ @ Klub 007
09/24 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
09/25 – Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
09/26 – Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
09/29 – Lausana, CH @ Le Romandie

10/02 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmattazz3
10/03 – Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela
10/04 – Porto, PT @ Amplifest
10/05 – Erandio, ES @ Sonora
10/10 – Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club
10/11 – Antwerp, BE @ Desertfest More...

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Yob Reveals New Album Details

This September 2nd, Yob will unveil "Clearing The Path To Ascend" via Neurot Recordings. You can check out the artwork and track listing below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"As is the Yob way, the four tracks comprising Clearing The Path To Ascend don't simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked doom genre; these songs demand the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul, etching a mark across a sound that finds Yob as formidable as they've ever been. True ascension requires a destruction of those barriers that prevent any movement forward. Unsurprisingly, Yob pummels any and all of these obstacles with absolute authority, clearing the way for a genuinely visceral listening experience and climbing upward into a realm that sets the band in a heavy metal place that has been and will always remain wholly their own.

"Yob's music is not unlike the path that's let them to their current place among heavy metal's elite, slowly building from a hushed ethereal vapor into the thunderous and masterful tumult of sound domination. The ethereal mists of Eugene, Oregon no doubt provided the perfect catalyst for founding member and vocalist Mike Scheidt to call up the signature of surging doom that would soon come to garner Yob its current position as one of the most respected and revered bands in all of heavy metal. While giving due sonic credit to the cornerstone influences such as Cathedral, Sleep, Electric Wizard, and Black Sabbath -- Yob immediately set out to define a sound wholly singular and utterly devastating in its cathartic enormity.

"Those threads of progressive rock and drone that have always underscored the music of Yob are now fully realized with Clearing The Path To Ascend. Drummer Travis Foster wields his signature rhythmic furor here with bombastic precision while bassist Aaron Rieseberg coils around the sonic tide with an unforgiving churn all the while in a deadly synchronicity with Scheidt's uncanny vocal range and its pendulous movement between the triumphant howls of a medieval madman and the earth splitting growls of a war-battered titan. More...

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Yob Posts "Clearing The Path To Ascend" Teaser

The Oregon doom metal conjurors and recent Neurot signees in Yob are pleased to unveil the first taste of their forthcoming new long player.

Titled "Clearing The Path To Ascend," the trio's latest audio exploration was recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime collaborator Billy Barnett, who mastered Yob's "Atma," "The Great Cessation," "The Unreal Never Lived" and "The Illusion Of Motion." Mastering was handled by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Comments founding vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt, "Writing this album felt like being plugged into a main. Emotionally, it's our heaviest. But it also has some real beauty and light. We dug the deepest we ever have to get to the heart of these tunes."

"Clearing The Path To Ascend" will be released via Neurot Recordings this Fall. Further details are to be disclosed in the coming weeks. More...

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Red Fang To Headline Stumpfest

Portland hometown heroes Red Fang will be the third and final headliner of Stumpfest, which will take place April 24th - 26th at Mississippi Studios.

Thursday's headliner will be Trans Am, Friday will be Red Fang, and Saturday will be Yob. Individual day tickets and 3-day passes are on sale now at this location. The festival lineup is available below. More...

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Yob Signs With Neurot

Neurot Recordings is pleased to welcome long-running Eugene, Oregon-based doom metal trio Yob to the label's roster.

The band -- founding vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt, drummer Travis Foster and bassist Aaron Rieseberg -- will release a seventh studio offering this Fall, preceded by an appearance at the illustrious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands in April.

Comments Scheidt of the recent union, "YOB is very happy to have signed to Neurot for our new album. Travis, Aaron and I agree that Neurosis is the epitome of forward-thinking heavy music, made with zero compromise. Our love for their music is total. Neurot's dedication to putting out uncompromising music is no different. To have this opportunity to put an album out on their label is an honor that runs deep. We cannot wait to share our new music with Neurot and our friends worldwide."

Neurosis' Steve Von Till notes, "This was meant to be. Neurot has always sought out to work with those who share in the purification of spirit through sound and who harvest their sound from originality and intensity. When I listen to YOB, see them leave it all on the stage, or share a conversation with them about life, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they embody what Neurot stands for completely and we are so very honored that we get the opportunity to work together with them on their next album."

Adds Scott Kelly, "YOB, as with all things that actually matter, there is only one. They have built their temple with a foundation concreted in absolute truth. The truth is the riffs, the truth is in the delivery, it's in the unwavering commitment, and in the handshake and the look in their eyes. If you don't know them, then you are fucking up your own lifes' truth. There's is nothing heavier on the face of this earth than this band. The Neurot Family is honored to be a part of legacy of this, the monolithic treasure of sonic achievement that is YOB."

Further details on Yob's forthcoming new release are to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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Black Cobra To Play Stumpfest

Black Cobra, the devastatingly heavy duo hailing from the bay area and backed by Southern Lord Recordings, has been added to Stumpfest 2014.

Black Cobra's recent album, "Invernal," was described by The Sleeping Shaman as "the sound of a schizophrenic octopus, high on speed, hard liquor and murderous hatred trapped inside the body of a man locked in a darkened jail cell."

The three-day festival, organized by Rynne Stump, will churn out heavy tunes from the city's legendary metal acts and their closest friends at Mississippi Studios on April 24th - 26th. Links for prices and more info through the venue website will be provided in two weeks, so stay tuned! The currently announced Stumpfest lineup features: More...

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First Bands Announced For Stumpfest

Stumpfest - Portland, Oregon's "fantastic amalgam of music, bro love and art" - will return on April 24th - 26th, 2014 with its biggest lineup yet.

The three day festival, organized by Rynne Stump, will churn out heavy tunes from the city's legendary metal acts and their closest friends at Mississippi Studios and another yet-to-be-determined venue.

Tickets will be available through the venue websites as well as at the door. Prices and links will be provided soon. The currently announced lineup is as follow:

YOB
LIFE COACH (feat. Phil Manley from TRANS AM & Jon Theodore from QOTSA and ex-THE MARS VOLTA)
LORD DYING (nominated as one of Metalunderground.com's best newcomers of 2013)
BLACK PUSSY
FEDERATION X
NORSKA
DIESTO
CHRON GOBLIN
HONDURAN
DRUNK DAD
HOT VICTORY
DEB DEMURE

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Yob To Re-Issue "Catharsis"

Nov 12th will see the re-issue of Yob’s cult doom metal classic “Catharsis” on the ten year anniversary of when it was first released. Profound Lore Records comments:

"Out of print and hard to obtain for many years, 'Catharsis' is an album which marked a turning point in the career of one of the most important doom metal bands today. It is the album in which helped define the signature style of massive colossal doom that YOB are known for harnessing unto the masses.

"Originally recorded in early 2002 but not released until fall 2003, 'Catharsis' was released at a time when the heavier side of American doom metal was recognized by a select few bands and releases (i.e. 'Holy Mountain,' 'Jerusalem,' 'Crippled Lucifer,' 'The Art Of Self Defense,' 'Goatsnake Vol 1' and various Neurosis releases) which helped play a part in influencing YOB’s sound.

"But it was with 'Catharsis' in which YOB would create a new sound of their own, a sound of doom which would inevitably develop itself over the years and finally be recognized as one of the most powerful sounds emanating from the doom metal scene as proven by YOB’s succeeding albums. More...

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Cormorant Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Besides the previously revealed short run of U.S. shows alongside Primordial in September, Cormorant has also announced a September tour with Norska and Yob. Details on the shows are available in the tour poster available below. More...

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Profound Lore Announces Label Showcase

Profound Lore Records has partnered with Scion for a label showcase that is scheduled for March 31st, 2012 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The bill features headliner YOB in the band's first live gathering since touring the east coast with Tool to kick-off 2012.

The lineup is rounded out by The Atlas Moth, Loss, Wolvhammer, and Pallbearer. Admission is completely free but fans must RSVP to gain admission. Entry is not guaranteed and early arrival is suggested. RSVP at this location.

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YOB Frontman Releasing Solo Album

Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt of YOB will be releasing a solo album on June 12th via Thrill Jockey records. He's been busy with two YOB tours this year, but still found the energy to create a personal release. Titled "Stay Awake," the album was produced by Sub Pop grunge legend (and Mike's personal friend) Tad Doyle over at his Witch Ape Studios in Seattle. The cover art, featured below, was done by Stevie Floyd - who also did the most recent YOB album "Atma." Mike says that this acoustic album will be dramatically different from YOB in a spacious and intense way.


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Interment Drops Off MDF 2012 and Other Changes

When booking festivals so far in advance, there are bound to be some changes. The Maryland Deathfest organizers have announced some minor changes to their 2012 festival, which is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May...

Here are the announced changes:

Interment had to cancel their appearance at MDF, as one of the members must attend to some personal family issues around that time.

Black Witchery will now be playing on Saturday instead of Friday.

Due to the tour schedule for YOB in May, the band will now be playing on Sunday instead of Saturday.

You can find the complete lineup and running order for Maryland Deathfest X (2012) here.

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