YOB announce new US headline tour dates

YOB band shot

Infamous Portland-based doom metal merchants YOB have announced a series of headline tour dates across the US.

The band will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed album Clearing The Path To Ascend, released last autumn.

In addition to supporting black metal band Enslaved throughout March, YOB will be travelling through numerous cities in March and April in a headline capacity. Support for the shows will come from Witch Mountain and Ecstatic Vision.

The extensive list of confirmed shows, including those supporting Enslaved, is as follows:

04th Mar: Press Club – Sacramento, CA w/ Will Haven
05th Mar: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
06th Mar: Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
07th Mar: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
09th Mar: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
10th Mar: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
11th Mar: Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
12th Mar: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID w/ Ecstatic Vision
13th Mar: Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
14th Mar: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
16th Mar: Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
17th Mar: Thaila Hall – Chicago, IL w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
18th Mar: Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ Ecstatic Vision
19th Mar: Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
20th Mar: Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
21st Mar: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
22nd Mar: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
23rd Mar: Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
24th Mar: Sinclair – Boston, MA w/ Enslaved, Ecstatic Vision
26th Mar: King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC w/ Witch Mountain
27th Mar: The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN w/ Witch Mountain
28th Mar: The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Witch Mountain
29th Mar: Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN w/ Witch Mountain
30th Mar: Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Witch Mountain
31st Mar: Walter’s – Houston, TX w/ Witch Mountain
01st Apr: Red 7 – Austin, TX w/ Witch Mountain
03rd Apr: Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Witch Mountain
04th Apr: The Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ w/ Witch Mountain

Rolling Stone awarded YOB’s Clearing The Path To Ascend the No.1 spot on their list of Best Metal Albums of 2014, noting: “The seventh album from Oregon doom metal sky-gazers, YOB … makes perfect bedfellows of volume and beauty, pain and transcendence.”

YOB US headline tour poster

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New music releases, 1st September 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for week commencing 1st September, 2014:

Old Ghosts/New Wars, Sanctorum

Creation, The Pierces
Step Back, Johnny Winter
The Days War, Lonely The Brave
Everything Changes, Peggy Seeger
Blood, Pulled Apart By Horses
Primitive and Deadly, Earth
Otta, Solstafir
(r)Evolution, Hammerfall
Clearing The Path To Ascend, Yob
Wicked Nature, The Vines
The Essential Richie Kotzen, Richie Kotzen
Still Life Moving Fast, Empress AD
City Of Gold, Stryker
Venereal Dawn, Dark Fortress
Notes From The Shadows, Astral Doors
Ephemera, Aeon Zen
Bloodbath Over Bloodstock, Bloodbath
Kings Among Men, Crimson Shadows
The Great Depression, Witch Charmer
Up In Hell, Incite
Shit City, Lonely Kamel

Sanctorum’s superb new album is available via the Sanctorum Merch Store, iTunes and available to stream via Spotify.

All the other albums – and many more besides! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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