Young and in the Way is a blackened crust band from Charlotte, NC. The lineup consists of vocalist Kable Lyall, guitarist/vocalist Rick Contes, drummer Randy Baucom, and bassist Chris Nolen. Derrick Gause is their live bassist.
Their music is described as cold, hard and loud with ties to crust punk, black metal and sludge. They are currently signed to Deathwish Inc. Since forming in 2009, the band has released various EPs and splits both independently and through labels such as Antithetic Records, Headfirst Records, and A389 Recordings.
Their debut album I Am Not What I Am was self-released digitally on March 24, 2011, and limited edition CDs were pressed through French label Swarm of Nails. The band announced their signing to Deathwish Inc.
in 2013 via their Facebook page and were heavily promoted by the label as well for their upcoming second full-length album When Life Comes to Death. A music video was filmed for their song "Be My Blood," and the album was released worldwide on May 27, 2014.
Randy Baucom and Rick Contes are members of fellow Charlotte atmospheric black metal band Ayr. Worsen is Rick Contes' solo black metal project. Randy Baucom and Rick Contes also perform drums and guitar, respectively, in Votnut, while Kable Lyall is their bassist.
Young and in the Way have made some of their releases available for download on their own Bandcamp page at http://youngandintheway.bandcamp.com. Visit their official homepage at http://www.yaitw.com.
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