Cosmic doom trio YOB will make their return to the stage this week at the Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington alongside Coven, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves In The Throne Room, and so many others. The performance serves as guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt's first show since undergoing emergency diverticulitis surgery earlier this year. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the digestive tract and is often life-threatening.
Said Scheidt in a recent Facebook post to fans, "...Everything is different on my insides, and I'm learning to adjust to both healing pains and new normals. Time will tell which is which. All the same, slow and steady is my mantra. I have a feeling of gratitude that is consistent, and we're writing so much new music with YOB that I don't know how we're going to distill it all... I wish nothing but love and health, laughs and inspiration for our shared, diverse, unique tribe. For those who have sent me messages, shared love, their time and help with my survival during these trials of mine, I remain ever thankful and count myself as beyond lucky. My ability to weather all of this and continue working is framed by these blessings. We are so looking forward to these shows...seeing friends, watching bands, and getting to share the stage. It's surreal to be able to do it again. Can't wait."
The band will also lay their purifying riff rituals upon Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York for three sold out nights -- June 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The shows were initially scheduled for February but postponed. The following evening, the band will head south for a performance in Austin, Texas at Come And Take It Live (Grizzly Hall). In August, YOB will play San Diego, California's Brick By Brick with SubRosa followed by a Psycho Las Vegas preparty set, also with SubRosa, directly after the fest's warm up pool party (this will be a separately ticketed event). Future YOB shows to be announced in the coming weeks. Watch the tour trailer