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Listen to remastered version of YOB’s debut album »Elaborations Of Carbon«; out September 15th via Relapse Records on 2xLP/CD/Cassette!

Eugene, Oregon based doom metal trio YOB will reissue a remastered version of their 2002 debut album »Elaborations Of Carbon«, which can be streamed now on all digital platforms. »Elaborations Of Carbon« is coming on September 15th, 2023 via Relapse Records on 2xLP/CD/Cassette.

01. Universe Throb (2023 Remaster)
02. All The Children Forgotten (2023 Remaster)
03. Clear Seeing (2023 Remaster)
04. Revolution (2023 Remaster)
05. Pain Of I (2023 Remaster)
06. Asleep In Samsara (2023 Remaster)

Courtesy of Relapse Records:

Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status over the last two decades with their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Now »Elaborations Of Carbon«, the debut full-length that set the stage for the bands singular, organic universe of transcendent doom, is being presented for the first time on vinyl as well as being made widely available for the first time across streaming services.

The enormous volume and pensive, ethereal beauty that Yob would become synonymous with make themselves known across the 6 riveting tracks on »Elaborations Of Carbon«. The album’s lineup features Yob founder and heart Mike Scheidt (vocals and guitars), Lowell Iles (bass), and Gabe Morley (drums) and was recorded and mixed by Jeff Olsen (who would go on to become a long time collaborator of Yob’s) at Dogwood Recordings in Elmira, OR.

After its initial release in May 2002 on 12th Records, the CD would see a small repress in 2013 and the album has been unavailable since. Billy Barnett was called upon to make the archival transfer for the 2023 reissue which was mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Music and features completely re-envisioned artwork by Orion Landau.

Photo by Jimmy Hubbard

Mike Scheidt comments: “At long last, »Elaborations Of Carbon« is available to anyone who wants it, and on vinyl no less! It’s wild that EOC was first released over 20 years ago, counting the 4-song burned CD-R version we handed out to friends before releasing the 6-song album. We were swinging for the rafters, and gave it everything we had. It’s been a blast to revisit this album and remember all of the good times we had.”

Release date: September 15, 2023
Pre-order here:

»Elaborations Of Carbon« credits:

Recorded and mixed by Jeff Olsen at Dogwood Recording.
Archival transfer by Billy Barnett.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Music.
Design by Orion Landau.

Mike Scheidt – Guitar & Vocals
Lowell Iles – Bass
Gabe Morley – Drums

See YOB on tour throughout North America in May & June!

5/21 – Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghost Festival
5/25 – Seattle, WA – Northwest Terror Fest
5/26 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall
5/27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
5/28 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater*
5/30 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club*
5/31 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown*
6/01 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck*
6/02 – Little Rock, AR – Mutants Of The Monster Fest*
6/03 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs*
6/04 – Louisville, KY – Portal*
6/06 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
6/07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall*
6/08 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
6/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts*
6/10 – Boston, MA – Middle East (downstairs)*
6/12 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*
6/13 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge #
6/14 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #
6/15 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall #
6/16 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell) #
6/17 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues #
6/18 – Austin, TX – Oblivion Access Festival #
6/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister #
6/21 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile #
6/22 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick #
6/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom #
6/24 – Oakland, CA – 3rd & Castro #

* w/ Cave In
# w/ Pallbearer


Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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