September 3, 2014

YOB to Embark on their Mammoth Tour Starting Today; Clearing the Path to Ascend Released this Week!

As YOB's new album Clearing The Path To Ascend finally sees the light of day via Neurot Recordings, the band embark on a mammoth tour in support of the epic record. 

Photo credit: ©James Rexroad

UK/European Tour w/ Pallbearer

9/13/2014 Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, SE
09/27/2014 Lo-fi Club - Milan, IT
10/01/2014 Black Sheep - Montpellier, FR
10/02/2014 Razzmatazz3 – Barcelona, ES

Don't forget you can still listen to the dark and brooding sounds of 'Unmask The Spectre'
...Of which Mike Scheidt remarks "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."...


Clearing The Path To Ascend is an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement for a band whose journey now nears two decades of creating music as commanding as it is cathartic. As is the YOB way, the tracks here 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 and unequaled 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.

Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, notorious for its reserve of vintage equipment, alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering. Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now on CD and digitally via Neurot Recordings and shall be available on vinyl via Relapse Records on the 15th of September.

Clearing The Path To Ascend CD & T-Shirt bundles are still available! 
For CD orders point your browser HERE. For special T-shirt bundles go HERE.


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