Yob is a doom metal band from Eugene, Oregon composed of Aaron Reiseberg, Travis Foster, and Mike Scheidt.
Yob was founded by vocalist/guitarist Mike Scheidt in 1996. The original incarnation of Yob featured Scheidt alongside bassist Lowell Iles and drummer Greg Ocon. However, by the time of recording the 2001 album Elaborations of Carbon, Yob was composed of Scheidt, bassist Isamu Sato (previously with death metal act Thrombus) and ex-Lightweight drummer Gabe Morley. Sato also operates H.C. Minds whilst Morley plays with Fingertrap.
Previous to founding Yob, Scheidt had operated as a bassist with hardcore acts Chemikill and Dirty Sanchez and held down bass duties in H.C. Minds. The band's first self-titled demo was submitted to Stonerrock.com in 1999. In 2001, Yob recorded its first full-length record for 12th Records in Spokane, Washington entitled Elaborations of Carbon. In 2002, Yob secured a recording contract with Abstract Sounds. Their first CD for this label, Catharsis, ...