YOB's music is not unlike the path that's led them to their current place among heavy metal's elite, slowly building from a hushed ethereal vapor into the thunderous and masterful tumult of sound domination. The ethereal mists of Eugene, Oregon no doubt provided the perfect catalyst for founding member and vocalist Mike Scheidt to call up the signature of surging doom that would soon come to garner YOB its current position as one of the most respected and revered bands in all of heavy metal. While giving due sonic credit to cornerstone influences such as Cathedral, Sleep, Electric Wizard, and Black Sabbath – YOB immediately set out to define a sound wholly singular and utterly devastating in its cathartic enormity, incomparable to any other music being created at the time.

Tonight will be a special night where they turn back the clock and play 2005's "The Unreal Never Lived" in its entirety.

"Mike Scheidt's guitar work on the disc takes on a thicker and more menacing sound, throwing in minor switches and still squeezing out every drop of blood from a saturated cloth with each note played. One of many examples of the man's ability to get the most out of a single instrument, his shivering guitar solo (of sorts) on 'Grasping Air' produces those little things call goose bumps. Scheidt again uses several different vocal styles, from vintage mournful doom to moments that approach a death-growl. His witchy semi-falsetto voice is used more sparingly this time around, standing out most noticeably on 'Kosmos'." - Blabbermouth

"YOB have mastered the ability to ebb and flow throughout an album; to build up a song until it can't be built any higher; to craft something so powerful that it immediately transcends the records of their peers. The Unreal Never Lived is a true gem for doom/sludge/stoner rock fans, and should place them in the absolute elite of the style." - Lambgoat

11th anniversary of Bison's first album ‘Earthbound’. Featuring original drummer Brad Mackinnon playing drums. Plus other Brad era songs. NO NEW MATERIAL.

Bison are a heavy metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bison are especially known for their intense live shows. Blending traditional heavy metal with undertones of hardcore punk and thrash metal they have built themselves a strong fan base around North America. Bison have toured with the likes of 3 Inches Of Blood, Genghis Tron, Baroness, The Ocean Collective and Priestess.

Astrakhan

Comprised of members Dustan Toth (bass/vocals), Rob Zawistowski (guitar/vocals), Adam Young (guitar) and Jerome Brewer (drums/percussion), the band has emerged as a unique force within Vancouver’s thriving metal scene. Astrakhan’s music is meticulously composed while maintaining the grit and ferocity that has come to define their live performances. No chord is redundant, no riff is repetitive, no progression is without purpose. Dual lead guitars are both technically precise and ruthlessly heavy, while groove-laden bass parts are backed by thunderous drums. The contrasting styles of their two-headed vocal attack serve as a definitive element of their sound. The urgency behind their music is palpable. The quality of the final product is undeniable.

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