Watch Part 1 of Original Doc on Doom Metal's "Zen Master" Mike Scheidt of YOB
YOB's Mike Scheidt has lived his whole life in Oregon, and nearly lost it there, too. From growing up as a bullied outsider to finding his place as a respected doom-metal innovator — as heard on the band's epic new album Our Raw Heart — the experiences have shaped him into the man he is today: a rebel with open arms. We joined him at home, visited with his mom and filmed YOB playing the local venue where Scheidt first started to see shows at age 16, to understand the influence of the towns of Eugene and Springfield over him. Watch episode one of our three-part documentary above.