Yob, Anatomy of Habit, Mike Scheidt (solo)

Wed Jan 25 2012

9:30 PM

Empty Bottle

1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Ages 21+

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It takes a special kind of metal band to grab the attention of NPR, and the staid institution not only noticed YOB's 2011 release, Atma, they called it "an incredibly spiritual doom metal record that explores the energy of self and its surroundings." As multiple 2011 year end lists would suggest, they were correct in recognizing something special in the metallic mantras found on the trio's almost hour long effort. YOB builds on slow, powerful riffs that go fathoms deep and we're pleased to host the band in our intimate setting as they pass through Chicago on their way to meet up with TOOL to play some truly massive arenas across the nation. (AV Club) (Brooklyn Vegan Chicago) (Reader)

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  • Yob

    Yob

    Heavy Metal

  • Anatomy of Habit

    Anatomy of Habit

    Alternative Rock

    Anatomy of Habit formed in October 2008, following the dissolution of the group Animal Law. Blake Edwards (percussion), Dylan Posa (drums), and Mark Solotroff (vocals) joined forces with Kenny Rasmussen (bass) and Greg Ratajczak (guitarr) — the duo originally slated to engineer and produce Animal Law's abandoned debut album. With less than 20 intense shows under their collective belt since their mid-2009 debut, Anatomy of Habit recently finished work on their first recordings, working with Andrew Ragin of The Atlas Moth at Phase Recording Studios. The band mastered the mini-LP in late-June 2011, with Bob Weston of Shellac, at Chicago Mastering Service. After their initial outings, people have mentioned diverse groups, including Joy Division, Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, Killing Joke, Unsane, Bauhaus, My Bloody Valentine, Black Sabbath, The Cure, Jesu, The Sisters of Mercy, Death in June, and even The Doors, when attempting to describe the band. Part post-punk, part death-rock, part early-industrial, part noise-rock, part shoegazer, and part full-on doom-metal, this list of bands at least begins to describe where the powerful five-piece group might be coming from.

  • Mike Scheidt (solo)

    Mike Scheidt (solo)

    Rock

    He was the vocalist and guitarist of the band YOB, a band which he helped create in 2000, and remained a member until they disbanded. Before they disbanded, YOB released a demo and four albums. YOB has shared the stage with other important underground acts like Electric Wizard, High on Fire, Isis, and The Locust as well. He was also in the side project of YOB, which was named H.C. Minds. H.C. Minds have released one full-length album, one EP, and a split album with the band dot(.). Scheidt went on to form the band Middian with Will Lindsay bass and vocals, Scott Headrick on drums, and himself on guitar after YOB split up. When asked about the new sound compared to YOB, Mike replied, " isn't YOB 2.0... Middian is more mid-paced and meaner on average, though there are definite slow doom parts for sure. My singing is as varied as ever, but somehow seems different from YOB. Plus, my bandmates bring their own influences into the mix." Middian has released one album so far, entitled Age Eternal. Aside from music, he is an instructor of Krav Maga.

Empty Bottle, Inc.

Yob / Anatomy of Habit / Mike Scheidt (solo)

Wed Jan 25 2012 9:30 PM

Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Yob, Anatomy of Habit, Mike Scheidt (solo)
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Ages 21+

It takes a special kind of metal band to grab the attention of NPR, and the staid institution not only noticed YOB's 2011 release, Atma, they called it "an incredibly spiritual doom metal record that explores the energy of self and its surroundings." As multiple 2011 year end lists would suggest, they were correct in recognizing something special in the metallic mantras found on the trio's almost hour long effort. YOB builds on slow, powerful riffs that go fathoms deep and we're pleased to host the band in our intimate setting as they pass through Chicago on their way to meet up with TOOL to play some truly massive arenas across the nation. (AV Club) (Brooklyn Vegan Chicago) (Reader)