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There are two pretty distinct sides to Mike Scheidt's voice: With YOB and VHOL, he deals in a bottomless roar (which is aided by occasional Halford-ian shrieks on the VHOL record); on his solo stuff,…   Read Story »
Mike Scheidt is best-known as the frontman of the thundering Oregonian doom metal power trio YOB. But on his forthcoming solo debut Stay Awake, Scheidt takes on an entirely different sound -- a…   Read Story »
Oregon doom trio Yob's "comeback" fifth album The Great Cessation, the first post-Middian/Age Eternal offering under the Yob name since 2005's The Unreal Never Lived, landed at No. 6 on my 30 Best…   Read Story »
Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually…   Read Story »
Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff…   Read Story »