YOB is reforming to record a new album and do a limited number of shows. We have a number of new songs we are working on and our goal is to record in the Spring for a Summer 2009 release. We are very excited about this new material.
With word from Isamu Sato that he is too busy with family/work/new musical projects to commit to a YOB reunion, the task for Travis [Foster, drums] and I [Mike S, vocals/guitar] was to find a new bassist for YOB.
That has been accomplished in the excellent Aaron Reiseberg from Portland, Oregon. He is an old friend of ours, and has played in bands with Travis before. He has the chops and the enthusiasm we need for our new material and upcoming yet-to-be-determined shows.
We will now be rehearsing and getting ready to record in Spring 2009, and will possibly play our first comeback show in Portland, Oregon before the end of the year.
We hope to do two to three shows on the west coast, two to three on the east coast, and maybe get over to the UK/Europe for a couple of shows if promoters over there feel it would be worth their money to bring YOB over for a very short run. We will not add any other shows to these except in rare instances.
Any booking inquiries can be sent to Nathan Carson at Nanotear Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOB`s last album, The Unreal Never Lived, was released in 2005 via Metal Blade Records. The group disbanded shortly thereafter, with Mike forming the group Middian. That group was subsequently sidelined in 2008 following a cease and desist order from an obscure hardcore band from the Midwest that had trademarked the name “Midian.” Middian was supposed to return as Age Eternal, but those plans fell apart when drummer Scott Headrick quit the band and bassist Will Lindsay joined Wolves in the Throne Room. Mike and Will plan to record material together, under a yet-to-be-revealed name.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/yobdoom and www.myspace.com/middiandoom.