YOB’s Mike Scheidt Recruited To Perform New 58-Minute Composition “The Complexity Of Distance”

Composer James Romig recently recruited YOB’s Mike Scheidt to play guitar on his new 58-minute composition “The Complexity Of Distance.” You can find a preview of that track below:

Scheidt commented:

“In 2018 I was lucky enough to meet a composer by the name of James Romig @jamesromigcomposer . He’s a classical composer and music professor at Western Illinois University. One of his recent compositions for solo piano, “Still”, was a Pulitzer finalist in 2019. Around that time, he asked me if I’d be interested in performing and recording a new piece that he’d compose for me for solo distorted guitar, somewhat in the vein of Sunn O))), but really it’s own thing. My answer was yes, of course.

After receiving the score, I spent the better part of 2021 taking lessons with my friend and fabulous guitarist Jake Pavlak @fernsoforegon , learning how to read Romig’s composition, how to count the beats, and how articulate the 20+ different chord voicings. In October I walked into Gung Ho Studio to work with Billy Barnett (who’s worked on 6 out of 8 of YOB’s albums) and together with James (remotely), Jake Pavlak, and Billy, we recorded “The Complexity Of Distance.” It turned out great!

It’s monolithic, clocking in at 58 minutes. Romig’s website is in my bio for a more detailed look at his work (he’s also on Instagram and Facebook). There is also a sample of the new piece on Youtube (which can be found in the link to James’s website). I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to work with James! We do not have a release date as of yet, but I’ll have more to share on that front this year. Maybe soon. Until then, cheers!”

[via The PRP]

YOB Digitally Release Deluxe Edition Of “Atma”, Announce Spring 2022 Tour

YOB have released a deluxe edition of their 2011 album “Atma.” The effort was remixed and remastered by Billy Barnett and it can be found in digital outlets now. It can also be pre-ordered on vinyl (out April 8).

Mike Scheidt commented:

“When we first recorded ‘Atma‘, our aim was to have a raw production, lo-fi and punk, and we did get that sound. Over the years, though, we wondered what it would be like to have Billy Barnett remix Atma, allowing him to give it Gung Ho Studio’s scope and thunder, as he has on ‘The Illusion Of Motion‘, “The Unreal Never Lived‘, ‘Clearing The Path To Ascend‘, and ‘Our Raw Heart‘.

Due to our busy schedules, this idea sat on the back burner but when the pandemic hit, we had the time to not only approach the project, but approach it with this goal: to keep everything in Jeff Olsen’s amazing raw-punch production while having Billy make it volume-wide and monolithic in detail and space. We’re thrilled with the result, and hope you will be too!”

In other news, the group have also booked a spring tour for next year. Here’s their updated schedule:

2021:

12/11 Bellingham, WA – Structures Brewing
12/21 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
12/22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

2022:

02/20 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
02/21 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
02/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
02/23 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
03/17 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s (feat. True Widow)
03/18 Santa Cruz, CA – Felton (feat. True Widow)
03/19 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (feat. True Widow)
03/20 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (feat. True Widow)
03/21 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick (feat. True Widow)
03/22 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress (feat. True Widow)
03/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sister (feat. True Widow)
03/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (feat. True Widow)
03/25 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
04/27 Glasgow, UK – G2
04/28 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
04/29 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
05/1 London, UK – Desert Fest
05/3 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
05/4 Rouen, FRA – Le106
05/5 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
05/6 Lyon, FRA – L’Epicerie Moderne
05/8 Munich, GER – Strom
05/10 Bologna, ITA – Freakout Club
05/11 Mezzago, ITA – Bloom
05/12 Martigny, SWI – Les Caves du Manoir
05/13 Delemont, SWI – SAS
05/14 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard
05/16 Oslo, NOR – Partkteatret
05/17 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
05/18 Gothenburg, SWE – Valand
05/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Colossal Weekend
05/20 Aarhus, DEN – Atlas
05/21 Hanover, GER – Café Glocksee
05/22 Groningen, NET – Vera
05/24 Eindhoven, NET – Effenaar
05/25 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Kulturfabrik
05/26 Gent, GER – Dunk Fest
05/27 Berlin, GER – Desert Fest
07/20-24 Moran, WY – Fire In The Mountains Festival

Enslaved, Wolves In The Throne Room, YOB, Emma Ruth Rundle, Etc. Set For 2022 Fire In The Mountains Festival

The full lineup has been revealed for next year’s Fire In The Mountains festival. The event will take place at Heart Six Ranch in Moran, WY on July 22-24 and it will feature the following: Enslaved, Ivar Bjornson, Wolves In The Throne Room, Steve Von Till, YOB, Mike Scheidt, Emma Ruth Rundle, Hex Vessel, The Otolith, Helen Money, Visigoth, Eternal Champion, Wayfarer, Obsequiae, Yellow Eyes, Sean Parry, Sacred Knot, Dreadnought, Haunter, Dbuk, Nechochwen, Tchornobog, Lykotonon, and Ghosts Of Glaciers.

Watch Mastodon, High On Fire, And YOB Members Cover Mountain’s “Never In My Life”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Coady Willis (High On Fire, Big Business), and Aaron Rieseberg (YOB) for a cover of Mountain’s “Never In My Life.” You can check that out below.

Witchcraft, Shellac, Orange Goblin, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest. The event will take place in the Camden district of London, England on April 29 – May 1 and the daily lineups can be found below.

April 29:

Electric Ballroom: Steak (After Party), Witchcraft, Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Lowrider, and Mos Generator.

The Underworld: Integrity, Petbrick, Switchblade, Coltsblood, Blacklab, and Blind Monarch.

Powerhuas (Formerly Dingwalls): Gnod, Hey Collosus, Slift, Bonnacons Of Doom, and Shuck.

Black Heart: Spirit Adrift, Seven Sisters, Inhuman Nature, Dungeon, Aggressive Perfector, and Gevaudan.

The Devonshire Arms: Alunah, The Brothers Keg, Black Orchids, Dunes, and The Lunar Effect.

April 30:

Roundhouse: Shellac, Pissed Jeans, Elder, Part Chimp, and Elephant Tree.

Electric Ballroom: Orange Goblin, Earthless, Stoner, My Sleeping Karma, and Wino.

The Underworld: Khemmis, Hangman’s Chair, Deathrite, Green Lung, Konvent, and King Witch.

Black Heart: Josiah, Maidavale, Grotto, Fire Down Below, Your Highness, and Orbital Junction.

The Devonshire Arms: Gurt, Slomosa, Purple Kong, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, and Lacertilia.

May 1:

Roundhouse: Electric Wizard, Yob, Eyehategod, The Obsessed, and Conan.

The Underworld: Ten Foot Wizard (After Party), Somali Yacht Club, Sacri Monti, Huntsmen, Desert Storm, Trippy Wicked, and Morag Tong.

Black Heart: Opium Lord, Human Leather, Shrykull, Tides Of Sulfur, Under, and Remote Viewing.

The Devonshire Arms: 1782, Urne, Wolftooth, Wallowing, and Grey Brain.

YOB, Mos Generator, Etc. To Be Featured On Deep Purple Tribute Album

Glory Or Death Records have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new Deep Purple tribute album. The effort, which is expected to be released in fall 2021, will feature 14 songs. So far, the following tracks have been confirmed:

  • YOB – “Perfect Strangers”
  • Mos Generator – “Love Child”
  • Big Scenic Nowhere – “Demon’s Eye”
  • The Grand Astoria – “The Mule”
  • Temple Of Love – “Gettin’ Tighter”
  • Holy Grove – “Bloodsucker”
  • Steak – “Smoke On The Water”
  • Worshipper – “Pictures Of Home”

Watch Mastodon, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Members Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill“ with Emma Ruth Rundle, Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Aaron Rieseberg (YOB), and Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom). You can check that out below:

Olds commented:

“Hello friends, we decided to release this video on schedule even though our country is in turmoil because we wanted to honor the hard work of our guest musicians and to give our fans a respite from the horrors of the fascist police state. In lieu of donating to our Patreon, we ask you to consider making a donation to the protestor bail funds for your local city (we’ve listed some of the major ones below). Please take a moment to acknowledge our many friends who cannot enjoy any kind of video right now. Black Lives Matter. Rest in power George Floyd and the many other victims of systemic oppression.

This is our eighth bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. If you’d like to see more videos or learn more about Two Minutes to Late Night go to www.honorablesword.com

YOB Cancel July Dates

YOB have cancelled their rescheduled July dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have also confirmed that new music is in the works.

YOB commented:

“Hello Friends,

We have been playing close attention to the worldwide conversation around touring and safety. It is clear that we must cancel our headlining shows for July. While this may not come as a surprise, it is a bummer. We feel for and are with everyone whose life and livelihood is turned upside down.

We have been and will continue to be taking this time to work on new music, and taking good care in general so that when we all rejoin each other for concerts and gatherings, we’ll be in top form and ready to celebrate with you. Until then, we’ll be working on ways to stay connected with everyone, and be a part of a positive mindset.

Take excellent care and stay safe. We’re sending our very best to you and yours.

Love, Mike, Aaron and Travis.

July 11 – Moran, WY @ Fire In The Mountains +
July 12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
July 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
July 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
July 15 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
July 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent *
July 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst *
July 18 – Oakland, CA @ Metro *
July 19 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *

+ rescheduled for 2021
* cancelled

For additional info and refunds please visit your point of purchase.⁣”

YOB Postpone March Shows, Announce Rescheduled Dates

YOB have postponed their March shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of the dates will now take place in July.

YOB commented:

“It is with a heavy heart and concern for friends, family and everyone we get to work with, that we have decided to reschedule our upcoming March US shows for July except for Treefort Music Fest which has rescheduled for September 23 – 27, and Salt Lake City which we will reschedule for a September date we hope to announce soon. We are really disappointed. The growing health concerns, restrictions on events, and a want to keep everyone safe have been the deciding factors. We’re erring on the side of caution.

All tickets bought for March will be honored but unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts Human Impact will not be able to join us on the rescheduled shows. As of now our May European shows will proceed as planned. Everyone stay healthy & safe. 🙏💛🙏

July 11 – Moran, WY @ Fire In The Mountains
July 12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater⁣
July 13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister⁣
July 14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress⁣
July 15 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick⁣
July 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent
July 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst ⁣
July 18 – Oakland, CA @ Metro⁣
July 19 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s⁣”

YOB, Oathbreaker, Etc. Members Join Forces In Living Gate

Aaron Rieseberg (YOB), Lennart Bossu (Oathbreaker, etc.), Wim Sreppoc (Oathbreaker, etc.), and Levy Seynaeve (Wiegedood, etc.) have launched a new project called Living Gate. The group’s debut EP “Deathlust” will be released in May and a video for the first single “Living Gate” can be found below:

The band commented:

“While touring together, various members of Yob, Wiegedood, Oathbreaker and Amenra found themselves bonding over a common love of death metal bands both classic (morbid angel, suffocation, Death) and contemporary (Tomb Mold, Blood Incantation).

It is in recognition of these shared admirations as well as a mutual respect of each other’s musical chops that LIVING GATE has been founded. Purposefully devoid of over-polished, meticulously edited sounds, Living Gate puts its emphasis upon unrelenting, raw drums which are continuously blanketed by a vomit of menacing riffs and heaving guttural orations.

Make ready your earholes for the debut EP, ‘DeathLust’ out May 2020.”