"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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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Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day Three

Day Three of Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas started like day two at the Holiday Inn where the film portion of the festival took place. Just like the last two years, I made sure to watch at least one film. It’s difficult to take in a film as there are so many great bands to catch, but having to be over at the hotel for interviews, I figured get there early and catch a film, so I checked the schedule and saw that a showing of Gwar’s home video “Skulhedface” was playing. Don Drakulich, aka Sleazy P. Martini, provided commentary.

Short (the heals he wears as Sleazy really boast his height, not to mention his ten-pound hair piece) and wearing glasses and short brown hair, Drakulich started the film off with a slide show presentation where he talked about how he created many of Gwar’s costumes with the help of other members. In fact, most of the celebrities were his creations. He detailed how most of the characters/props were made with silicon. He also told how the story of how Sleazy P. Martini, Gwar’s “fucking manager,” came to life. There were two Sleazys before him known as Sluggo P. Martini that didn’t work out. Tony Clifton and Jersey cops with disco hair were the inspiration for this character. He lent commentary on “Skulhedface,” a hilarious film based on the music of “This Toilet Earth,” that also starred Jello Biafra and Sabastian Bach. Drakulich left after the presentation and returned in full costume for fans to get autographs and pictures. More...

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Housecore Horror Festival III Coming

Metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.

The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October.

Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival's success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year. "I've got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be," he says. "There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that's what we're going to do. We miss him and think about him every day."

Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, Autopsy, Cripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila Kayros, YOB, Eyehategod, Child Bite, Warbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.

In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. "When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered," Anselmo continues. "Nothing has changed, in that respect."

Tickets to go on sale soon - stay tuned for additional announcements. More...

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Yob Announces Australian Tour

The latest bout of touring from Northwestern psychedelic doom trio Yob has been announced, as the outfit has confirmed a first trek to Australia this Summer.

"We have been wanting to come play in Australia for a long time," issues Yob guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt. "A number of my favorite bands are from there! Also, we've made some good friends there over the years. So now to finally be able to go play some shows and hang in real time is very exciting. Massive thanks to Dave Cutbush, Jack Midalia and everyone at Life Is Noise for making it possible! We're very much looking forward to this."

See Yob live on these upcoming dates:

5/21/2015 Ram's Head Live @ Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, MD

Australian Tour August 2015
8/19/2015 Rosemount Hotel - Perth, AU
8/20/2015 Enigma Bar - Adelaide, AU
8/21/2015 Max Watt's -Melbourne, AU
8/22/2015 Manning Bar - Sydney, AU
8/23/2015 Crowbar - Brisbane, AU

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Stumpfest Reveals New Edition

In 2015, the "fantastic amalgam of music, bro love and art" returns to Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon on April 23rd - 25th. Hosted by none other than the Stump sisters, the three-day Stump festival is more riff-filled, filthed-up and stacked than ever.

Ticket info is now available here, and this year's edition will feature a lineup including Yob, Lord Dying, Intronaut, Black Pussy, Sandrider, and more. More...

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Yob Announces New Tour Dates

In addition to a previously announced North American live takeover this March supporting progressive black metal outfit Enslaved, long-running Portland doom monarchs Yob today reveal additional headlining stage rumblings.

With various performances scattered prior to, throughout, and following the Enslaved run, Yob will decimate ears in Sacramento, Boise, Columbus, Raleigh, Johnson City, Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Albuquerque and Tucson.

Support will be provided by noise rock group Will Haven, doom wrangling outfit Witch Mountain, and trance-inducing psych rock perpetrators Ecstatic Vision (also on the Enslaved tour) on select dates. See the confirmed itinerary below. More...

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Enslaved Announces North American Tour

After just announcing the new album, "In Times" yesterday, Norway's Enslaved will embark on a North American tour in March with YOB and Ecstatic Vision in support.

Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson commented on the tour: “Some days are greater than others. Announcing the release of our new album 'In Times' at the same time as a North American tour, both in early March 2015, makes for one hell of an event horizon. We’ve had such great tours in the US and Canada the last years; we simply cannot wait to come back! Ah, this can’t get much better. Hey, wait – masters YOB has accepted our invitation to be special guests, and Ecstatic Vision is supporting. Now, there’s an amazing package for you (that’s what she said)!"

Confirmed dates are as follows:

3/05/15 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
3/06/15 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
3/07/15 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
3/09/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
3/10/15 Vancouver BC – Rickshaw Theatre
3/11/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/13/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
3/14/15 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
3/16/15 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
3/17/15 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
3/19/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
3/20/15 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
3/21/15 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
3/22/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/23/15 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
3/24/15 Boston, MA – Sinclair More...

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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:

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:

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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