Yob released Clearing The Path To Ascend in 2014 but unfortunately hit a very serious snag in early 2017 when vocalist and guitarist Mike Scheidt nearly died from a bout of diverticulitis. He's been doing much better recently, and even working on new music! Specifically, he's been working on a new Yob album with the band called Our Raw Heart which is due out on June 8 via Relapse Records. The album was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, OR, with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive).
Here's what Scheidt had to say about the album.
"We're very excited to share this new music. We gave it everything we have. Going from an uncertain future in the beginning of 2017, to writing and then recording a new album at the end of it, it was quite a year. We're very grateful. We're looking forward to hitting the road again and celebrating decibels and good cheer with friends worldwide. Can't wait."
The band has also announced a tour with Bell Witch, whose dates you can find below.
06/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
06/15 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest
06/16 Little Rock, AR – Mutants of the Monster Festival
06/17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
06/19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
06/20 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/22 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
06/23 Wilmington, NC – Reggies 42nd St Tavern
06/24 Asheville, NC – Mothlight
06/25 Raleigh, NC – King’s
06/27 Baltimore, MD – Metro
06/28 New York, NY – le poisson rouge
06/29 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/30 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
07/02 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
07/03 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/04 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
07/07 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/08 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/10 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
07/11 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
07/12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/14 Boise, ID – Neurolux