YOB Cancels European Tour …   1 comment

“Cosmic doom metal” band YOB has canceled its previously announced European tour, including an appearance at the 2011 edition of the Roadburn festival, which will run for four days, from Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17 at the 013 venue and Midi Theatre in Tilburg, Holland.

Commented YOB vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt: “We regretfully must announce that YOB cannot appear at the Roadburn festival in April 2011. We are heartbroken to not be in attendance. Roadburn 2010 was and is one of the highlight experiences of our lives, as a band and individually as people. We do intend to come to Europe sometime in 2011 and hope to be invited to Roadburn 2012. Until then we want to thank Walter, Jurgen, and everyone who makes this incredible event possible. We also wish to apologize to anyone who wanted to see YOB there this year. We promise you we will be back.”

YOB’s latest album, “The Great Cessation”, came out in July 2009 via Profound Lore Records.

Long respected as one of doom metal’s finest and most potent bands, YOB creates mastodonic, mind-bending music. “The Great Cessation” was recorded in the band’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon with fast-rising producer Sanford Parker (THE GATES OF SLUMBER, NACHTMYSTIUM, PELICAN) and is unquestionably the trio’s finest hour. Clocking in at just over an hour, the album features five epic-length songs that showcase YOB’s relentless stomp, brontosaurus pound and holy mountain of gargantuan riffs. Led by the nuclear-strength peristaltic chug of the twenty minute title track, “The Great Cessation” is a recording that threatens to raise the bar for doom metal achievement with a deliberate, maddening momentum.

Since its formation in 1996, YOB has released a string of critically acclaimed full-length albums, including 2001’s “Elaborations of Carbon”, 2003’s “Catharsis”, 2004’s “The Illusion of Motion” and 2005’s “The Unreal Never Lived”. The band has been heralded as “one of the most original doom acts” and “heavier than the world’s entire elephant population.” YOB’s astonishing live performances have left a lasting impression on fans both new and old and its unrelenting doom metal has secured it an unfading place in the history of heavy metal.

Source: Blabbermouth

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Posted January 10, 2011 by doommantia in Yob

One response to “YOB Cancels European Tour …

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  1. This is lame for Yob and Europe.

    If anyone is the NW area, specifically Portland…Yob is playing at the Branx on February 19th!!

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