SOURVEIN on US-tour and new EP on TDR
SOURVEIN are serious, down-tuned sludge/doom with the Southern flavor of bands like Eyehategod and the monolithic heaviness of Saint Vitus. Following their debut full-length on Game Two Records and Southern Lord Rec's, the band's This Dark Reign debut EP 'Emerald Vulture' was an ugly 17 minutes of slow, hateful, grinding darkness, full of thick guitars and malicious vocals. 'Ghetto Angel', the bands' second EP in a series of three for TDR, charges forth with the bands' signature style of buzzsaw guitars and droning bass with the tempered pace of a sloth, but the songwriting has found a groove not heard on previous recordings. Let's face it, this band has had bad luck on top of bad luck with labels failing on them, natural catastrophes, drug habits taking toll, loved ones lost and everything between, but still they kept their eye on the ball. And we're all the benefactors as they turn it all into a gut-wrenching mix of swamp metal and doom.
With 'Ghetto Angel' set for release February 12th, the band are currently plowing-over towns on tour with Zoroaster. After finishing off the South/Southwest and hitting the West Coast they'll swing and head back East, meeting up with Ganon mid-month for the Metal Maniacs sponsored tour that takes them through the Northeast. Plans for a new European tour are in the works for the coming months, and they band is set to burn down Roadburn Fest this year as well.
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