YOB Add Beauty To “Our Raw Heart”

From tragedy to triumph, YOB’s incredible 8th full-length recording was conceived amidst dire circumstances that nearly left frontman Mike Scheidt dead. Suffering from an extremely painful and potentially fatal intestinal disease, Scheidt miraculously recovered and reinvigorated the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for “Our Raw Heart,” an album informed by the will to survive. More exposed than ever both physically and emotionally, YOB bleed out seven riveting tracks of enormous volume and pensive, transcendental beauty across 75 minutes of ultimate doom. A brilliant musical progression in the YOB continuum, “Our Raw Heart,” is the band at their most aggressive, impassioned and eclectic. The riffs are massive, the vocals captivating and the songwriting sublime. Existing in its own organic universe, “Our Raw Heart” is truly the band’s finest work to date and the apex achievement of what heavy music can accomplish.

Our Raw Heart” was co-produced by the band and longtime collaborator Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive).

Read our review here.

Line up:

Mike Scheidt – Guitar, Vocals
Aaron Rieseberg – Bass
Travis Foster – Drums

Tour Dates:
May 25 Vancouver, BC Modified Ghost Festival

 — All Dates Jun 14 – Jul 14 w/ Bell Witch —

 Jun 14 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street

Jun 15 Austin, TX Austin Terror Fest

Jun 16 Little Rock, AR Mutants of the Monster 2018

Jun 17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone

Jun 19 Birmingham, AL Saturn

Jun 20 Atlanta, GA The Earl

Jun 22 Orlando, FL SoundBar

Jun 23 Wilmington, NC Reggies

Jun 24 Asheville, NC Mothlight

Jun 25 Raleigh, NC King’s

Jun 27 Baltimore, MD Metro

Jun 28 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

Jun 29 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts

Jun 30 Boston, MA Middle East

Jul 02 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa

Jul 03 Ottawa, ON Mavericks

Jul 04 Toronto, ON Mod Club

Jul 06 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre

Jul 07 Detroit, MI El Club

Jul 08 Chicago, IL Reggies
Jul 09 Chicago, IL Reggies

Jul 10 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

Jul 11 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge

Jul 12 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

Jul 13 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge

Jul 14 Boise, ID Neurolux

Sep 06 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s

Sep 07 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium

Sep 08 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s

Sep 09 Los Angeles, CA Teragram

Sep 12 Albuquerque, NM Sister

Sep 13 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

Sep 14 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick

Sep 15 Oakland, CA Metro

Oct 12-14 Antwerp, BE Desertfest Belgium