YOB: North American Headlining Tour With Black Cobra To Commence This Week; Band Added To Sabertooth Fest 2016

Yob Press Photos 2014 - Clearing The Path To Ascend[photo by James Rexroad]

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

Long-running, psychedelic doom conjurers, YOB, are readying to kick off a near month-long North American headlining tour with support from San Francisco riff peddlers, Black Cobra. Set to kick off on October 22nd in Boise, Idaho and run through November 21st in Oakland, California, the trio will conquer 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. As an added bonus and in celebration of the record’s ten-year anniversary, fans attending the November 5th show at Bell House in Brooklyn, New York will pay witness to the band’s performance of 2005’s mammoth The Unreal Never Lived album in its rumbling entirety.

Additionally, YOB will appear at Sabertooth Fest 2016 in February in Portland, Oregon which includes the likes of Super Furry Animals, Earth, King Black Acid, Red Fang, Witch Mountain, Eternal Tapestry, Built To Spill, Mikal Cronin with Emmett Kelly, Fresh & Onlys and Snakes!

Comments vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt, “[Drummer] Travis [Foster], [bassist] Aaron [Rieseberg] and I are really excited about this tour. Not only do we get to share the stage every night with our good friends and excellent tour mates Jason, Rafa and Black Cobra, but we get to travel the country again and rock with quite a few amazing bands and see our friends around the US. Black Cobra and YOB have been talking about touring together for the better part of a decade, and now it’s happening! We can’t wait.”

YOB continues to tour 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 manifested what will come to be regarded as one of the defining records in the pantheon of doom metal.

YOB w/ Black Cobra:
10/22/2015 Neurolux – Boise, ID w/ Brett Netson [tickets]
10/23/2015 Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Worst Friends, Huldra
10/24/2015 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ Yung $tar Diamond$ [tickets]
10/26/2015 Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE w/ Ezra
10/27/2015 Turf Club – St Paul, MN w/ High Graves [tickets]
10/28/2015 High Noon – Madison, WI w/ Jex Thoth [tickets]
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 w/ Sparrowmilk [tickets]
11/01/2015 Mod Club – Toronto, ON w/ Sons Of Otis [tickets] *
11/02/2015 Foufounes – Montreal, QC w/ Dopethrone *
11/03/2015 Brighton – Boston, MA w/ Sea Of Bones, Lord Almighty
11/05/2015 Bell House – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wizard Rifle [tickets]
11/06/2015 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Crypt Sermon, solace [tickets]
11/07/2015 Webster Hall (Marlin Room) – New York, NY w/ Kings Destroy [tickets]
11/08/2015 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Iron Man [tickets]
11/09/2015 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Bastard Sapling [tickets]
11/10/2015 The Mothlight – Asheville, NC w/ USX [tickets]
11/13/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Author & Punisher, Muscle & Marrow [tickets]
11/14/2015 Rudyard’s – Houston, TX w/ Krvshr
11/15/2015 Housecore Horror Film Festival – San Antonio, TX [tickets] *
11/17/2015 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Deafheaven, Tribulation *
11/18/2015 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ w/ Sorxe
11/19/2015 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Debt Ritual [tickets]
11/20/2015 Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ Deathkings [tickets]
11/21/2015 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Acid King, Embers
*no Black Cobra
2/07/2016 Sabertooth Fest @ Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR [info]

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

“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