Long-running Oregon doom metal conjurors and recent Neurot signees, YOB, are pleased to unveil the first taste of their forthcoming new long player. Titled Clearing The Path To Ascend, the trio’s latest audio exploration was recorded at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, notorious for its reserve of vintage equipment, alongside longtime collaborator/iconic sound-sage Billy Barnett, who mastered YOB’s Atma, The Great Cessation, The Unreal Never Lived and The Illusion Of Motion. Mastering was handled by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering. The result is a wholly cathartic, sonicly enormous, riff-soaked sound collage of dark and light.
Comments founding vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt, "Writing this album felt like being plugged into a main. Emotionally, it's our heaviest. But it also has some real beauty and light. We dug the deepest we ever have to get to the heart of these tunes."
Witness the first sampling of Clearing The Path To Ascend here:
Mike Scheidt – vocals/guitars
Travis Foster – drums
Aaron Rieseberg – Bass
Clearing The Path To Ascend will be released via Neurot Recordings this Fall. Further details to be disclosed in the coming weeks.
“YOB might be one of the best bands in North America,” — Ben Ratliff; New York Times
“The second track on Clearing The Path To Ascend has some of the most furious drums I’ve ever heard from Travis Foster. We’re talking Through Silver In Blood-level.” – The Obelisk’s Roadburn 2014 Recap