featuring with Dark Castle and Batillus
Presented by The Blackened Music Series
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Along with the legendary band SLEEP, YOB were always considered one of, if not the heaviest doom metal three-piece ever and already have quite the massive and impressive repertoire (a good portion of it released by Metal Blade) at their disposal. Most importantly, the reason why YOB have such a respect amongst the doom metal scene, is that they have forged a distinct sound (culled from such influences as BLACK SABBATH, NEUROSIS, OBESESSED, and the aforementioned Sleep) that no other doom metal band could adhere to. Over the years, YOB have gained quite the reputation with their signature and distinct style of epic elongated crushing atmospheric sludge doom, and now, with their comeback album “The Great Cessation”, YOB have undoubtedly churned out their heaviest, darkest (as signified by the new band logo), and ultimately, as Schedit confidently describes, their best album in their storied career. Following in tradition of the YOB sound, “The Great Cessation” also welcomes new elements into the YOB sound picture which could take a few listeners by surprise. With the addition of new bass player Aaron Reiseberg joining Scheidt and Foster to round up the reformed YOB line-up, “The Great Cessation” is a time-stretching, timeless, and unearthly slab of monolithic doom metal art. Produced by renowned knob pusher Sanford Parker (PELICAN, MINSK, NACHTMYSTIUM, THE GATES OF SLUMBER etc.) in the band’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon “The Great Cessation” sees YOB in 2009 much more epic, heavier, darker, and undeniably louder than ever.