Candlelight Records today confirms the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band SOURVEIN. The popular five-piece on tour now through August 11 have recorded a special/limited edition EP titled 'Imperial Bastard' which will see domestic release on September 30. It will be followed by the band's Billy Anderson-produced full-length label debut currently planned for release in early 2009.
Formed in 1993, SOURVEIN relocated to Cape Fear, North Carolina after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their long-time home base. Blacktide Music says, "ominous riffs, which launch into despair-ridden breakdowns the likes of which would make Eyehategod tremble with fear." Currently featuring vocalist T-Roy Medlin, former Buzzov-en drummer Ramzi, bassist Bonne Doom with guitarists Cool Clyde and Sleepy Doom, the band have released two full length albums - their self-titled (often referred to as Salvation) debut released in 2000/Game Two Records and 'Will to Mangle' released in 2002/Southern Lord. Numerous EPs and split recordings have kept the band in the eyes of their growing fanbase as well their commitment to consistent touring both in the US and overseas. Currently the band is on tour in the US of A. Here are the dates.
SOURVEIN are the latest to join London-based Candlelight's growing US roster, a strong concentration of artist development for the rising label. Home to all catalog from Emperor, Ihsahn, Zyklon, 1349, Insomnium plus early recordings from Opeth and Burzum, Candlelight's American roster includes Obituary, Crowbar, Daylight Dies, Abigail Williams, Absu, Averse Sefira and Sothis. The label is distributed exclusively in the United States via Caroline/EMI, PHD Canada for the northern country and Plastichead Music for Europe.