Eugene, Oregon-based doom metal band YOB have called it quits. An official statement from the group's founding member Mike Scheidt reads as follows:
"I regret to say that YOB is disbanding after almost 10 years of existence. The time we spent with YOB exceeded our wildest expectations and hopes and it has truly been a dream come true. Travis Foster and Isamu Sato left the band in July, and I have been trying to decide what to do for the last six months. YOB has had three other line-ups, but this one was the best. At the end of the day the best thing for YOB is to call it a day.
"I want to thank everyone who has been supportive to YOB over the years....labels, bands, fans, the venues, our families....without you none of this would have been possible. I will be working on a new band called AGE that will very much be in the vein of YOB, with some new twists. Until then, be well and stay HEAVY! ENDLESS DOOM!!!"
YOB's most recent album, "The Unreal Never Lived", was released in August 2005 via Metal Blade Records.
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