Origin: Eugene, Oregon, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
Page online: June 28, 2007
Last update/review: September 1, 2008


Middian was formed by guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt shortly after the breakup of his previous band Yob, he deciding to pursue a new direction rather than introduce yet another version of Yob (he went through several rhythm sections in that band). The 2007 debut, Age Eternal, shows that Middian is neither a completely different animal than Yob nor a radical departure from that band. Sludgy doom is still at the forefront, and with five tracks totalling almost an hour, Scheidt is still prone to writing drawn-out songs as he did in Yob. Vocally there are both clean and death vocals (the latter now handled by bassist Will Lindsay, as Scheidt has decided he really can't commit to both styles), and while most of the pace is on the slow doom side, there is a bit more uptempo moments such as "The Celebrant", the shortest and arguably most accessible song on the album. Scheidt is clearly trying to both continue the Yob spirit and branch out a bit at the same time, and on that level Age Eternal succeeds.

The band entered a long legal battle over its name (a different band named Midian apparently had issues), and though a decision was reached to change Middian to Age Eternal, the toll of the lawsuit, among other issues, eventually caused the band to split up altogether. Scheidt has revived a new version of Yob in its place.

Last Lineup

Mike Scheidt

guitars/vocals (Vhöl, Yob)

Will Lindsay

bass (Abigail Williams, ex-Indian, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Nachtmystium, guest for Wolves In The Throne Room)

Scott Headrick



Age Eternal  
2007 Metal Blade
  1. Dreamless Eye
  2. the Blood of Icons
  3. Age Eternal
  4. The Celebrant
  5. Sink to the Center
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Will Lindsay
  • Scott Headrick

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