YOB

5 Great Live Roadburn Albums

June 30, 2017

ConvergeGodfleshNeurosis and more have immortalized their Roadburn performances as live albums.

The Mental Tyrant: Snippets From My Life With Mental Illness

January 18, 2017

Read about former Yob drummer Gabe Morley’s struggle with mental illness and homelessness and learn how you can help him secure stable housing. 

30 Years of Neurosis: An Interview with Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till (and Friends!)

March 31, 2016

Earlier this month, Neurosis took up residency at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom for an epic weekend of shows to commemorate their 30th anniversary. We caught up with vocalists/guitarists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till to talk about the significance of the event.

C/D: Performance Art is Metal

July 9, 2015

From Alice Cooper’s face paint and Iron Maiden’s elaborate stage sets to Watain’s demon-summoning rituals and Ghost’s hooded robes, heavy metal has always had a close relationship with “performance.” Substance comes first, without a doubt, but performance ain’t far behind. Dimmu Borgir dress up like Satanic carnival barkers. Glen Benton branded an upside-down crucifix into his forehead. Robb Flynn had that Insane Clown Posse hair during The Burning Red days. Simply put, the spectacle of creating extreme music seems to be one of its most potent aspects, and countless bands have used it to their advantage.

Talkin’ Prog with Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson

April 6, 2015

Enslaved recently wrapped up a month-long North American tour that saw them play several tunes off their latest album, In Times—another progressive masterpiece for the band’s impressive portfolio. We talked to vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson to find out what the band thinks about the “progressive” label and how that translates to their musical output. What does…

The Deciblog Interview: Tad Doyle

March 9, 2015

Tad Doyle has preached the Gospel of heaviness for the better part of his life. His seminal band TAD was one of the first out of the gate in Seattle’s grunge movement and one of the earliest bands signed to the legendary Sub Pop label. Although they never achieved the massive crossover success of their…

STREAMING: Norska “Norska”

September 17, 2012

According to Russian linguistic experts, appending the suffix “ka” to the end of a word is to mean it’s little or so small it’s cute.

Exclusive Video Premiere: Mike Scheidt’s “In Your Light”

May 21, 2012

So for his first solo album, YOB mainman Mike Scheidt has gone the way of Wino and like 57 percent of Neurosis and decided to showcase his sensitive singer-songwriter side.  This thing is unplugged all the way, and I would be lying if I said that it wasn’t the least extreme thing ever featured on…

Slobber On My YOB

August 11, 2011

Mike Scheidt, the Black Mastermind behind YOB, gives mass and weight to sound waves. And I’m pretty sure that defies one or two of the laws of physics, which means that he’s doing something supernatural. Which makes sense, because I’ve always considered YOB to be a sort of spiritual, transcendental experience. Not that I believe…

Studio Report: YOB

June 20, 2011

Artist: YOB Title: ATMA Producer: Mike Scheidt Studio: Dogwood Recording, Eugene, OR Recording Dates: May 3 to 24 Release Date: Aug. 16, 2011 Label: Profound Lore YOB frontman Mike Scheidt has spent the past 10 minutes describing the new gear he’s rounded up for the band’s sixth album, titled ATMA. Having about as much expertise…