August 11, 2015

YOB: Psychedelic Doom Bringers Announce North American Headlining Tour With Support From Black Cobra This Fall

Pacific Northwestern psychedelic doom bringers, YOB, will bring their sonic enormity to stages this Fall on a lengthy North American headlining trek. Slated to commence on October 22nd in Boise, Idaho and conclude on November 21st in Oakland, California, the trio will quake the stages of over two dozen venues including a special performance at this year’s edition of Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Fest in San Antonio, Texas. Support will come from San Francisco volume dealers, Black Cobra. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 14th.

YOB w/ Black Cobra:

10/22/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID
10/23/2015 Area 51 - Salt Lake City, UT
10/24/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO
10/25/2015 Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
10/27/2015 Turf Club - St Paul, MN
10/28/2015 High Noon - Madison, WI w/Jex Thoth
10/29/2015 Reggie’s - Chicago, IL w/ Acid King
10/30/2015 Southgate House - Newport, KY w/ Ethicist
10/31/2015 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
11/01/2015 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
11/02/2015 Foufounes - Montreal, QC w/ Dopethrone
11/03/2015 Brighton - Boston, MA
11/05/2015 Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
11/06/2015 Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
11/07/2015 Webster Hall (Marlin Room) - New York, NY
11/08/2015 Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
11/09/2015 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
11/11/2015 Tiger Mountain - Asheville, NC
11/13/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA w/ Author & Punisher, Muscle & Marrow
11/14/2015 Rudyard’s - Houston, TX
11/15/2015 Housecore Horror Film Festival - San Antonio, TX *
11/17/2015 Sister - Albuquerque, NM w/ Deafheaven, Tribulation*
11/18/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
11/19/2015 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
11/20/2015 Echo - Los Angeles, CA
11/21/2015 Metro - Oakland, CA

* no Black Cobra

YOB‘s live show is everything you’d want from a power trio. From frenetic riffs and furious drumming to slow, crushing doom, a YOB gig is less a performance and more a communal brain-fuck. They hold their audience transfixed with brief moments of brooding, atmospheric, almost ambient respite, before pulverizing them with a massive, brutal crush of noise. The band will be touring in support of their universally-adored Clearing The Path To Ascend full-length, released early last Fall via Neurot Recordings. Recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene alongside longtime YOB comrade/iconic sound wizard, Billy Barnett and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege, Clearing The Path To Ascend topped Rolling Stone’s 2014 list of the best metal albums and was praised by countless media outlets from Pitchfork to The New York Times. Never before has doom metal been at the forefront of the public consciousness, and it’s easy to see why: though it’s come almost two decades into their existence, YOB have created not just the best album of their career – they’ve made what will come to be regarded as one of the defining records in the pantheon of doom metal.

YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend is available now via Neurot Recordings HERE.

YOB might be one of the best bands in North America.” – The New York Times

“Psychedelic rock, stoner rock, stoner metal, blues metal, ambient: all reside comfortably in YOB‘s wheelhouse, coalescing and collapsing on a path that stretches as far as the listener’s imagination.” – Pitchfork

“The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.” – Rolling Stone

“Mike Scheidt’s songwriting has never been stronger or more dynamic… a masterful return to form by an American doom powerhouse.” – Decibel

“Clearing The Path To Ascend is YOB at their most frenzied (‘Nothing To Win’) as well as their gentlest (‘Marrow’), but taken as whole, its four songs feel like the seasons or the elements: powerful, eternal, wondrous, and bigger than all of us.” – Stereogum

“An absolute monument of musicianship, songcraft, and raw emotion…” -- Free Williamsburg

“All dreams must end-but by extension, so must all nightmares. On Clearing The Path To Ascend, YOB has beautifully, brutally conjured a bit of both.” – The A.V. Club

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