Suffering from an extremely painful and potentially fatal intestinal disease, Scheidt miraculously recovered and reinvigorated the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for Our Raw Heart, an album informed by the will to survive.
More exposed than ever both physically and emotionally, YOB bleeds out seven riveting tracks of enormous volume and pensive, transcendental beauty across 75 minutes of ultimate doom.
A brilliant musical progression in the YOB continuum, Our Raw Heart is the band at their most aggressive, impassioned and eclectic. The riffs are massive, the vocals captivating and the songwriting sublime. Existing in its own organic universe, Our Raw Heart is expected to be truly the band’s finest work to date and the apex achievement of what heavy music can accomplish.
“There was no guarantee that I was going to live long enough to record the album,“said singer/guitar player Mike Scheidt in an accompanying interview about the 7-track release.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com HERE with various physical bundles including a super deluxe 2XLP boxset (limited to 100 copies), a white/gold splattered deluxe version (limited to 300 copies), various merchandise and other formats including cassette and CD. Digital downloads can be found at the AT THIS LOCATION and include an instant download of “The Screen.”
Get a first listen to ‘The Screen’ via the streaming link below;
Our Raw Heart was co-produced by the band and Billy Barnett at Gung Ho Studio in Eugene, Ore., with mastering handled by Heba Kadry (The Mars Volta, Diamanda Galas, Slowdive). Overdrive considers the album as one the most anticipated releases of 2018 and will be highly likely to make the end of year ‘best of’ lists.
Overdrive spoke with Mike upon their visit to Ireland back in October 2016. Get the full interview via this link.
Our Raw Heart tracklist:
Beauty in Falling Leaves
Our Raw Heart
YOB’s most recent release, Clearing the Path to Ascend, was one of 2014’s most heralded releases and no doubt ‘Our Raw Heart’ will follow in its footsteps.
Pre-orders for the album are now live
YOB will be embarking on a US tour with the dates listed in the graphic below;