Yashin are a Scottish Heavy Metal band formed in Greenock, near Glasgow in 2006. They have toured with the likes of Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Black Veil Brides & Madina Lake and have also played at Download Festival, T in the Park and Sonisphere.
The band was founded by school friends: Paul Travers (guitarist) and Andrew McShane (bassist) in Greenock, near Glasgow. Michael Rice (Vocalist) joined the band as he had similar tastes in music to Andrew. The search for a drummer was a success when David Beaton arrived on the scene. David then in turn introduced the band to ex-school friend and guitarist Lewis Millen and Yashin was born.
Yashin quickly built up a following (Thanks to fellow Scottish band Flood of Red who took Yashin on the road). Yashin then released two EPs in 2008 Pay to Play and Miles Away But Getting Closer. Original vocalist Michael Rice announced his decision to leave the band in October 2008. During this transitional period Yashin had booked a tour-swap with Swedish band Her Bright Skies and for the UK leg of the tour Deaf Havana frontmen: James Veck-Gilodi and Ryan Mellor came and fronted the band and raised the energy of the live shows. On the return leg of the tour in Sweden Jordan Speirs from Flood of Red came and filled in on vocals with the band to help Yashin out.