YOB To Release New Album “Our Raw Heart” In June, Announce Tour With Bell Witch

YOB have announced that their new album “Our Raw Heart” will be released on June 8. Mike Scheidt commented:

“We’re very excited to share this new music. We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We’re very grateful. We’re looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can’t wait.”

In other news, the band have also announcd a North American tour with Bell Witch:

06/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
06/15 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest
06/16 Little Rock, AR – Mutants of the Monster Festival
06/17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
06/19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
06/20 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/22 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
06/23 Wilmington, NC – Reggies 42nd St Tavern
06/24 Asheville, NC – Mothlight
06/25 Raleigh, NC – King’s
06/27 Baltimore, MD – Metro
06/28 New York, NY – le poisson rouge
06/29 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/30 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
07/02 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
07/03 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/04 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
07/07 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/08 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/10 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
07/11 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
07/12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/14 Boise, ID – Neurolux


YOB Finish Recording New Album

YOB have finished recording their new album and are planning to release it this summer, via Relapse. The effort was recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Oregon with engineer Billy Barnett, and it was mastered by Heba Kadry.

Mike Scheidt commented:

“I have many, many albums in my collection that have been released by Relapse, and I’ve been a fan of their releases for nearly 30 years. We’re honored and excited to release our new album with Relapse. We can’t wait to get back at it and share this new music with our friends worldwide!”

Tour Dates:

02/15 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
02/16 Portland, OR – Sabertooth Festival
02/23 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
05/25 Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghost Festival

YOB Stream “Blessed By Nothing” From Deluxe Remastered Edition Of “The Great Cessation”

YOB are streaming “Blessed By Nothing” from the deluxe remastered edition of “The Great Cessation,” which will be released on December 8. That effort was remastered by Heba Kadry, and it will come with two bonus tracks.

[via Revolver]

YOB To Release Deluxe Edition Of “The Great Cessation”

YOB will be releasing a deluxe version of “The Great Cessation” on December 8. The effort has been remastered by Heba Kadry, and it will come with two bonus tracks, “Blessed By Nothing” and “Pain Like Sugar.“ You can preorder that HERE, and check out a remastered version of “Breathing From The Shallows” below:

Mike Scheidt said the following:

“With ‘The Great Cessation‘, we were revitalized from our break, we just had Aaron join the ranks with the single best new potential member audition (since Travis) and the album basically wrote itself. When we broke up, we played generally to very small crowds in a very small scene.

When we came back, our return was met with a scene that has caught up to what the genre’s best had to offer, and we all of a sudden had opportunities we’d never had before. Hell, we did shows with Electric Wizard, Orange Goblin, High On Fire, that were attended by 50-ish people in the early 2000’s.”

YOB’s Mike Scheidt Underwent His Second Surgery For Diverticulitis

YOB’s Mike Scheidt has officially undergone his second surgery for diverticulitis. The operation was a success with Scheidt offering the following:

“I entered the hospital last Friday morning for my 2nd surgery, and it was a success! I’m grateful to be able to enter this next stage of recovery. It’ll take some time, and I’ll be very, very careful in my healing, but I am so happy to be moving forward! Thank you to everyone for their well wishes, love, and support as I’ve gone through this. It has been everything to me. I love our community ❤! Thank you, endlessly!”

GoFundMe Launched For YOB’s Mike Scheidt Following His Intestinal Surgery For Diverticulitis

YOB’s Mike Scheidt recently underwent surgery to deal with his diverticulitis, and is scheduled to undergo another operation as well. With him out of commission, a GoFundMe campaign was set up to assist with his medical bills. In other news, Scheidt has also wrote a piece for Noisey regarding the whole situation. You can read that HERE.

YOB Reschedule Brooklyn, NY & Austin, TX Shows

With Mike Scheidt having undergone surgery to deal with his diverticulitis, YOB have moved their February shows in Brooklyn, NY & Austin, TX to June. Here’s the rescheduled dates:

06/23 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
06/24 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
06/25 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
06/26 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall

The band said the following:

“NY & Austin friends:

With great regret, we have to reschedule our shows this month. They will now take place on June 23rd to 26th.
We were so looking forward to playing for you and sharing the stage with many good friends!

Mike will do everything in his power to heal up so that we can come back in June stronger than ever!! All tickets will be honored and, if you’re unable to attend in June, you’ll be offered a refund. We will make it up to you!! Thank you for your understanding and support!!

With love,
Mike, Travis, and Aaron / YOB“

In other news, Red Fang, Danava, and Norska will be playing a benefit show for Scheidt on March 16 at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR.