Entries tagged with: Yob
by Doug Moore
Mike Scheidt at Saint Vitus in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Mike Scheidt is having a good week. We mentioned a couple days ago, he's getting a new band off the ground with Tad Doyle of TAD and Aaron Edge of Himsa. Today, Profound Lore announced some more exciting news: Catharsis, his main band YOB's long out-of-print 2003 classic, has been remastered on its 10th anniversary by Doyle and re-artworked by Edge for a November release. From their statement:
Re-mastered from the original tapes by Tad Doyle, giving "Catharsis" a more complete and warmer sound than the original, along with featuring new artwork and presentation design by Aaron Edge, and liner notes by Mike Schedit, this re-issue of "Catharsis" is the definite presentation of this album with its original tracklisting in place.There you have it -- perhaps the best doom metal band in the game is reissuing a nicer-sounding version of the album that launched their career. Fuck yeah. The PL post also includes a track from the remaster, "Ether," which smokes; stream it below, and keep an eye out for its release on November 12.
by Doug Moore
Mike Scheidt of YOB @ Saint Vitus in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Okay, so this lineup is absolutely insane. Mike Scheidt, the Lennon-esque frontman of astral doomsters Yob and metal supergroup VHOL, has joined forces with Tad Doyle of Sup Pop grunge heroes TAD and Aaron Edge of Himsa and a variety of other bands. Their new troupe is called Lumbar.
Here's what probably happened: Scheidt knew Doyle from their shared Northwestern background; Doyle also tracked Scheidt's Thrill Jockey solo album, Stay Awake. In turn, Doyle knew Edge from their time together in Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. According to his résumé, Edge was the art director for Southern Lord Records until late last year. Put it all together and boom, you've got a debut Lumbar album coming out via Southern Lord in November.
Details remain relatively scant, but we do know that Doyle tracked the album and that Edge composed most of the material, which meditates on his battle with multiple sclerosis. Intense. Check out the cover art, along with a live performance of a song from the Doyle-produced Scheidt solo record, below.
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
Yob at Saint Vitus (more by Caroline Harrison)
After a raucous first night with Yob at Saint Vitus (2/10), the party continued Monday (2/11) with opening appearances from Batillus and Sea of Bones. The sold-out show featured no new material from Yob, though Batillus, who is readying the release of Concrete Sustain, did play a new track at the Brooklyn venue. Check out more pictures as well as video from last night (including that new Batillus jam) at Invisible Oranges.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Yob @ Saint Vitus, 2/10/2013
Yob played their first of two NYC shows last night at a sold-out Saint Vitus (2/10), snagging support from Hull and Bezoar. The show is part of a BV/Invisible Oranges-sponsored short run of dates for the Portland crew, who play again at Saint Vitus tonight (2/11) with Batillus and Sea of Bones. Tickets are still available for tonight's show (which is on the verge of sell out), highly recommended.
There are plenty of doom bands out there that understand the power of a great riff and an impressive vocal, but what separates Yob from the pack is something entirely different. The trio's live show incorporates a swing -- a groove that deviates from standard pacing and hits off of the traditional downbeats. They're almost hard to headbang along to for the most part, but when they do lock in it just makes those parts seem more muscular and menacing.
More pictures and video from Sunday's show are below.
Argonauts at Union Pool, March 2012 (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Let's be honest, supporting Torche is not the most enviable of positions when you've got a sold-out show. It takes a band with balls to play right before them, and luckily the first of two openers for the sold-out show at Saint Vitus on March 2 has been revealed. Argonauts (mems of Revocation, East of The Wall, Burnt By The Sun, Municipal Waste) will play direct support to Torche, with more bands still to be revealed. As stated above, tickets are sold out, but as sponsors of the show, BrooklynVegan will be giving away a few pairs for free. Details on how to enter are below.
BV and Invisible Oranges are also proud sponsors of upcoming shows at Saint Vitus with Deafheaven / Sannhet, Acid King, and most imminently, two nights with YOB that kick off on Sunday (2/10). Tickets for all of those shows are still available.
UPDATE 6PM: Tonight's St. Vitus show (Dept. of Health, ANASAZI, Blackboot, A Truth) has been cancelled due to Nemo.
In related metal news, as we just updated in our list of Nemo-related cancellations, we thought we'd let you know that tonight's scheduled Gojira / Devin Townsend / Altas Moth show at Irving Plaza has been postponed till February 19. That's one day after their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Torche track stream and contest details are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
It has been a relatively slow year so far for metal shows, but that will change drastically by the end of this month. The first big pair of shows will go down at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11 when Yob descends on Brooklyn for a two-night campaign of destruction by way of doom riffs. Tickets are still available for both, for now, so don't get left out in the cold. Or the warm. Or whatever the fuck the weather is that week.
You may have caught wind of the controversy surrounding Church Whip (mem Merchandise) and their infamous "Raping the East" tour. The band offer up an explanation of the tour's title below, and regardless of your thoughts on their definition of the word, the band's full length is available digitally for free and is quite the burner of Japanese-influenced hardcore. Download that here (vinyl via Vinyl Rites) if you so desire, and catch them with Syphilitic Lust & Skullshitter at Grand Victory on February 6th. Full tour schedule is below.
All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, a video flyer for Church Whip, and more is below. What did I miss?
Yob at Beat Kitchen in Chicago, Sept 2012 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Nanotear, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges are proud to welcome incendiary gods of doom, Yob for a two night stay at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11! Support for will come from Hull and Bezoar on the first evening, while night two will feature an appearance from Batillus. That show is a rare, one-off appearance for the Oregon doom killers, and not part of a larger planned tour. Tickets are on sale for both 2/10 and 2/11.
photos by Taylor Keahey
Neurosis / Voivod at Fox Theatre, 11/17/2012
Neurosis celebrated the release of their new LP Honor Found in Decay with a mega-show in their native Oakland, CA. The record-release event, which went down on Saturday night (11/17) on Fox Theater, featured appearances from legendary prog-thrash gods Voivod and doom titans Yob. Pictures, video and the Neurosis setlist are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Neurosis at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Neurosis have let another track from Honor Found in Decay slip past the goalie! The band have released a second track from said forthcoming LP due via their own Neurot imprint on October 30. Stream the album opener "We All Rage In Gold" below along with the previously released "At The Well."
So far only one domestic Neurosis date to speak of... but its a fucking whopper! Neurosis will celebrate the release of their new LP with a show at the Fox Theater on 11/17 in their hometown of Oakland, California, joined by Yob (!) and Voivod (!!). Tickets are on sale. Besides that, the band is scheduled to play the previously discussed ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Shellac (with Oxbow) and a show with Godflesh in London. NBD.
All tour dates and song streams are below.
Aaron of Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
You may recognize the sunny-haired Aaron Rieseberg of Norska. The Portland native currently plays bass for doom titans Yob and will take both projects on the road in the early fall and their tour schedule is below -- no NYC date unfortunately.
Norska's appearances are in celebration of the re-release of the band's debut, due on vinyl for the first time via Brutal Panda Records. Much like Yob, Norska focus their energies on pummeling doom/sludge dirge and purge, as exhibited on the fourth track from the release, "Cholera," streaming below. Look for the disc on September 18.
Speaking of Yob, Mike Scheidt played Saint Vitus this weekend, check out pictures and a review.
words by Doug Moore, photos by Caroline Harrison
Mike Scheidt, 7/21/2012
Saturday night (7/21) saw an unusual double header at Saint Vitus. The intimate first offering consisted of metal dudes playing decidedly un-metal acoustic music: Mike Scheidt (YOB), Nate Hall (US Christmas), and Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia). Prurient's post-midnight set offered latecomers a noise-addled second helping. (More on that later.)
Kevin Hufnagel is best known for shredding guitar performances in NYC prog-metallers Dysrhythmia and the death metal legends Gorguts. As a solo performer, Hufnagel cuts the volume dramatically; his recent run of live shows have focused on his baritone ukulele compositions. Though the medium has changed, Hufnagel's voice remained audible. His labyrinthine pieces demonstrated both scary chops and a gift for ghostly melody.
With a broad-brimmed hat casting his face in shadow, Nate Hall cut a Neil Young-esque figure onstage. His plaintive voice tended to wobble off pitch at times, but it's endearing--the kind of mistake that signifies sincerity. Hall fell in line with seemingly every metal musician who dabbles in acoustic balladry (Scott Kelly, Wino, Dax Riggs, Steve Brodsky, etc.) by paying tribute to Townes Van Zandt --his covers included "Kathleen" and "The Rake."
Mike Scheidt is one of the most talented musicians in metal today. His set made it clear that his voice is just as potent as his guitar work. (His considerable fretboard skill did make an appearance via a Doc Watson-influenced flatpicking exhibition.) Scheidt's vocal tone is simply superb; it reverberates with a fluid vibrato that many dedicated singers would envy. His voice illuminated a short but enthralling set that featured a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" alongside a string of originals.
Kevin Hufnagel will return to Saint Vitus on August 22nd for a date with Wino of the bar's namesake band and others (tickets).
Pictures from the early show at Saint Vitus are below.
Krallice at House of Vans (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Krallice have announced that their fourth LP, Years Past Matter, will see a self-release on CD/Digital with vinyl via Gilead Media "shortly thereafter". In celebration, the Brooklyn band will play NYC at Saint Vitus on August 25th. Tickets are on sale and support will come from Ancient Wound.
Reminder, Colin Marston of Krallise is readying Dysrhythmia's new LP which is due this fall. The band also has a record release show scheduled for Saint Vitus, this one on September 22nd (tickets). Two-thirds of Dysrhythmia recently played Irving Plaza as 1/2 of Gorguts (pictures).
Mike Scheidt at Bell House (more by BBG)
Mike Scheidt of YOB will head out on the road on a string of tour dates with Nate Hall (US Christmas), hitting the East Coast as part of a celebration of both's recent solo releases. The dates include an NYC stop on July 21st at Saint Vitus with Kevin Hufnagel, and tickets are on sale.
Both Nate Hall's solo debut and Scheidt's Stay Awake are out now via Neurot and Thrill Jockey respectively. Check out a video for "In Your Light" by the latter below.
in related news, Dysrhythmia (which features Kevin Hufnagel on guitar, along with bandmate Colin Marston) will team with The Wayward and Praetura as part of their record release show on September 22nd at Saint Vitus (tickets). The band's Profound Lore debut is due this fall.
And while on the subject, Colin and Kevin are now members of the reformed Gorguts, who play next week with Death to All at Irving Plaza.
All listed tour dates and that video are below.
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the upcoming Hammers of Misfortune/The Gates of Slumber East Coast/Midwest jaunt! The dates include a kick-off show in Chicago before looping to Saint Vitus for a July 23rd date. Tickets are on sale and support is still TBA.
The Hammers of Misfortune released their Metal Blade debut 17th Street last year. The band features John Cobbett and Sigrid Sheie, who are also members of the previously mentioned West Coast "supergroup" with Mike Scheidt (Yob, and solo artist) and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, who is coming soon).
The Gates of Slumber recently played NYC supporting Church of Misery (pictures).
All tour dates are listed below along with the tour flyer..
Portland doom trio Yob were kind enough to swing through NYC on their way to Maryland Deathfest, playing The Bell House on May 23. They were joined by Richmond's Cough, also MDF-bound with both playing the doom-centric Sunday (5/27) lineup (with Electric Wizard). More pictures from Bell House are below.
Yob's Mike Scheidt performed a solo set to open the Bell House show, drawing material from his solo LP on Thrill Jockey and you can check out pictures from his performance below as well.
Arguably the centerpiece of the entire Maryland Deathfest lineup was the return of the UK doom juggernaut Electric Wizard (pictures HERE), so suffice it to say that a large portion of the Sunday (on 5/28) roster leaned in that direction. Doom legends Saint Vitus headlined the second stage that night, while the bluesy Church of Misery, glacially-paced Cough, zen-like Yob and eclectic Rwake all represented for the genre.
The rest of the day fell all over the map, from speedy straight-edge to grind, black metal to crust, and death metal of the technical and primitive sorts. The odd-experimentalism of Bethlehem caught my ear the most, but sets from the always entertaining Suffocation, Disma, Pentagram (black/thrash from Chile), Ulcerate, Mortuary Drape and Agents of Abhorrence were similarly fun. I unfortunately arrived too late to catch Backslider or Coke Bust. Demonical's old school Swedish death metal sounded excellent but didn't put on much of a live show and my flirtation with Morgoth was interrupted in favor of Rwake's full set.
Agalloch at Inferno 2012 (more by BBG)
Agalloch will be on the East Coast this month for Maryland Deathfest, and will be back to the East Coast for more shows very soon. The black-metal tinged crew will hit the road for a few confirmed dates that seem to be part of a burgeoning tour, including a date in NYC with Taurus and Musk Ox at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26th. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale on Friday (5/18) at noon. All scheduled dates are listed below.
Agalloch recently completed recording their new EP Faustian Echoes with Billy Anderson. The new EP has no release date (or releasee) officially announced, but we'll let you know when that changes. Until then, you can order your copy of The Demonstration Archive 1996-1998 on 3LP boxset to catch up on the older material. Get yours via Eisenwald.
In other news, Aesop Dekker of Agalloch (Worm Ouroboros, ex-Ludicra, etc) will team with Mike Scheidt (YOB), Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum), and John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, ex-Ludicra) for a new band recording this fall. Details of this project are currently hazy, but we'll keep you informed. In the meantime, catch Yob on Wednesday at Bell House (5/23) with a solo Mike Scheidt and Cough. Tickets are still available. Yob will also be playing Maryland Deathfest.
Check out a recent live video of Agalloch in action along with a listing of all tour dates below.
Mike Scheidt solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Mike Scheidt (of YOB) just may surprise you with "In Your Light" from his previously discussed solo debut Stay Awake due on May 15th via Thrill Jockey. Look for the Yob frontman to celebrate the tunes in NYC when he joins Richmond doomers Cough as support for his own band at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are still available.
Cough will embark on a string of dates with Dragged into Sunlight following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012. After those dates come to a close, look for DiS to hook up with Wolvhammer for a string of shows including Saint Vitus on 6/14 with The Year is One (tickets).
All tour dates and that stream is below.
DTV (Direct to Video) packaging for the novel and the disc
Soundtracks were all the rage in the 90s. Many of them left much to be desired, but a select few left an indelible mark on my young mind... namely records like the Judgement Night soundtrack ("Just Another Victim!"), Singles, and The Crow. So when I heard that bulldozing Motorhead-as-black-metal quartet Wolvhammer had taken on "Burn" by The Cure from The Crow soundtrack, I was more than intrigued. Stream "Burn" below; it's definitely an unexpected melodic turn from such a piledriving metallic workhorse.
"Burn" is going from one soundtrack to another. Wolvhammer's version is for the forthcoming soundtrack to he Andrew Bonazelli novel DTV (Direct to Video) which surfaces via Handshake Inc next week (3/30):
The book is a super-cool fusion of literary prowess and action-movie bravado, and though fully aware of the inherent, unintentional comedy found in the genre, Bonazelli has avoided the tongue-in-cheek route, instead crafting a story that celebrates the machismo, animal magnetism and culture of American action movies from the '80s and '90s. The novel itself is a brilliantly fun and poignant read, and could do for action movies what the nouvelle vague did for Hitchcock and Orson Welles.Wolvhammer joins names like Total Fucking Destruction, The Atlas Moth, Cretin, Liberteer's Matthew Widener, The Austerity Program, members of Zombi, Early Graves and more to contribute everything from new tracks to "covers of music from such films as Robocop, Double Impact, The Running Man and Out for Justice". Sounds about as amazing as the packaging, which looks like a VHS tape (above).
Speaking of bad film and fun bands, Graf Orlock (who are also on DTV) ALSO have a new release in Los Angeles which comes with three different covers inspired by the film Heat.
There are 600 copies of this bastard, broken down into three different covers. The covers will have actual me-shot bullets holes in them, so technically, each is a 1/1 because even though i have ridiculously accurate and tight firing patterns, no two are the same. For you wieners trolling discogs, they are all black vinyl.Order your "exclusive copy" at Vitriol.
DTV contributors Wolvhammer and The Atlas Moth will be in LA on March 31st to play a Scion label showcase along with Yob, Loss and Pallbearer. Entry is FREE with RSVP. Yob will be in NYC in May, as will Loss/Pallbearer.
Listen to both versions of "Burn" below...
Mike of Yob playing solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
After a string of dates with Tool teased at an NYC return, Yob have officially announced their return to the five boroughs with a show at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale. No word on the support for the bill, which is a one-off prior to their appearance to Maryland Deathfest, but we'll keep you up to date.
Also no word on if Mike Sheidt of Yob will do a solo set before plugging in with the doom trio at Bell House. As discussed, Sheidt is welcoming his new LP Stay Awake via Thrill Jockey later this year. Detals are forthcoming, but in the meantime you can catch Mike Sheidt on Apr 19th in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios.
All tour dates and some video below.
DOWNLOAD:Noisear - "Endless Reincarnation" (MP3)
Unearthly Trance at Saint Vitus (more by Greg Cristman)
Unearthly Trance shows are few and far between nowadays, but the band will awaken from their live slumber to play Acheron on March 1st as part of a bill that includes The Communion, Water Torture, and Syphilitic Lust. $8 gets you in the door. Check out the flyer below.
Horseback has completed their new LP Half Blood due via Relapse this Spring. Details are limited so far, but Roadburn has more details about the record and its "amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors." Yep, sounds like a Horseback record!
Check out a new Noisear track from their upcoming three-way split with Antigama and The Kill above. The track features vocals by Mitchell Luna of ex-Maruta fame.
Perdition will join Varix, Murderer and Sad Boys at Heaven Street Records TONIGHT (2/3). Door entry will cost you zilch and beers will cost you a dollar. Sounds like a winning night of furious, crusty punk to me.
Drainland will share a split 7" with Crows due on Suburban Mayhem Records. Stream the material from that release below.
One interesting and important footnote to the upcoming Behold the Arctopus show at Saint Vitus on Feb 24th... Support will come from Mindless Blasting and Geryon, two bands which feature Mick Barr with Nondor Nevai and Nick McMaster with Lev Weinstein respectively. Basically, a night of Krallice-related projects... should be interesting. Tickets are on sale.
No NYC dates, but Ringworm, Cancer Bats & Primitive are touring from Ohio to SXSW and then back to Ohio together. OFF! were also recently announced on the SXSW lineup.
Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost tickets went on sale earlier today.
Saturday's Ceremony, Pissed Jeans, The Rival Mob, Hoax, Kim Phuc, Gods and Queens show @ Le Poisson Rouge is now sold out.
Converge announced a tour.
YOB recently visited NJ with Tool. Right before that, they headlined their own show in Chicago with Anatomy of Habit and an opening set by YOB's Mike Scheidt who is going to release a solo album this year on Thrill Jockey. BV Chicago has pics from the Chicago show.
A list of suggested NYC shows with song streams, the "Beaten & Left Blind" video by Landmine Marathon, and a set of European SUNN O))) tour dates, below...
Monarch at Union Pool (more by Greg Cristman)
Monarch are preparing to release their new LP Omens via At A Loss Recordings. The new LP was recorded in Japan in February 2011, Australia, in March 2011, Montreal in April 2011, and finailzed by Sanford Parker in Chicago at Engine Studios. So far no album release date, but you can view an album teaser below.
In related news, it is thus far unclear as to whether Monarch drummer Rob Shaffer (also of Dark Castle) will be on the road with Yob this time around, but regardless, you can catch Yob on an upcoming tour that includes a show with Tool at Izod Center on February 1st. Tickets are still available for that NJ gig.
Monarch video is below, alongside a full show by Year of No Light who share a member with Monarch...
Yob at Le Poisson Rouge (more by BBG)
YOB, whose latest offering ATMA is one of my favorite releases of 2011, will join Tool for a string of East Coast dates, including the NYC area stop on 2/1 at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. Tickets are still available. Full tour schedule is below.
Midnight at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)
2011 was a year that I spent delving deep into record bins, in the pit at shows, and searching for the most brutal of the brutal at festivals across the country including Maryland Deathfest, Chaos in Tejas, Rites of Darkness, SXSW, the A389 Anniversary show, California Discord Fest, and many others. It was also a year when I revisited my hardcore roots, and went further down the rabbit hole with DIY shows and independent records.
2011's choices for best of the year were tougher than I could have imagined, as opposed to my clear cut 2010 choice for favorite album of the year. That said, favorite records are about playability, and these are the LPs that wore out my needle and earned the most plays on my digital device (note: I made sure to remove a record that I was directly involved in because that would clearly be near the top of the list). I hope you enjoyed these records as much as I did in 2011 and if not, please share what you enjoyed below. I already can't wait for 2012.
My favorite records and shows of 2011 are below.