Roadburn Records is set to release Live at Roadburn 2010 and The Unreal Never Lived Live At Roadburn 2012 on vinyl and cd in June to coincide with Yob's European tour (see dates below). The vinyl versions will also be combined together in a box set.
- Both vinyl version will first be available on Roadburn Festival 2019. Pre-order stared here.
- Live At Roadburn 2010 will be available on blue and black vinyl. The Unreal Never Lived Live At Roadburn will be available on orange and black vinyl. There will be 500 box sets of which 200 will include the coloured vinyl.
Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics.
In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB disbanded in 2006.
In 2008 the band returned from hiatus and has remained strong ever since with Travis Foster on drums and Aaron Rieseberg on bass. Reinvigorated and reinspired, YOB released The Great Cessation in 2009. It was doom with a psychedelic twist, a sound that Pitchfork referred to as “cosmic doom.”
At this point in their career, the band found increased exposure in the media, with The New York Times going so far as to call them “one of the best bands in North America” after a performance at Scion Rock Festival.
EU Tour dates
June 20 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
June 21 - Netphen, DE @ Freak Valley Festival
June 23 - Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
July 11 - Rome, IT @ Ostia Antica
July 12 - Milan, IT @ Carroponte
July 13 - Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
July 14 - Bern, CH @ Dachstock
July 16 - Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
July 17 - Biarritz, FR @ Atabal
July 18 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan
July 19 - Birmingham, UK @ Supersonic Festival
July 20 - London, UK @ O2 Forum
July 23 - Vienna, AT @ Arena
July 24 - Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
July 25 - Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
July 26 - Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
July 27 - Gdansk, PL @ B90