YOB Shares ‘Our Raw Heart’ Release Date & Itinerary For N. American Tour; BELL WITCH To Support

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

One of progressive doom’s most revered bands, Oregon’s YOB will release their new seven-song effort, “Our Raw Heart“, via Relapse Records on June 8th.

The news of the band’s eighth studio release arrives as they confirm a North American tour, kicking off June 14 at 89th Street in Oklahoma City.  The outing, which will feature direct support from Bell Witch, also includes performances at Austin Terror Fest and Mutants Of The Monster 2018.  A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

Our Raw Heart was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studios in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive).

Pre-Orders for Our Raw Heart will be available April 10 via Relapse.com.  Guitarist / vocalist Mike Scheidt comments:

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.

YOB Tour Dates:

May 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Festival

All Dates June 14 – July 14 w/ Bell Witch —

  • June 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
  • June 15 – Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest
  • June 16 – Little Rock, AR Mutants Of The Monster 2018
  • June 17 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
  • June 19 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
  • June 20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • June 22 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
  • June 23 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggies
  • June 24 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
  • June 25 – Raleigh, NC @ King’s
  • June 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro
  • June 28 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
  • June 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
  • June 30 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
  • July 02 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rosa
  • July 03 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
  • July 04 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
  • July 06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
  • July 07 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
  • July 08 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
  • July 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Club
  • July 11 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
  • July 12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
  • July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • July 14 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

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