NewsJuly 9, 2008 5:53 PM ET3,353 views

Candlelight Records signs Sourvein

Official press release: Candlelight Records today confirms the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band Sourvein. The popular five-piece, on tour now through August 11th, have recorded a special/limited edition EP titled Imperial Bastard which will see domestic release on September 30th. 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 Records. 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. 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.

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ed_money 7/9/2008 2:57:13 PM

worst post

michealjackson 7/9/2008 2:59:10 PM

first post

Godfatherofsoul 7/9/2008 3:23:15 PM

Odd pairing.

kenny 7/9/2008 3:32:20 PM

good for those guys!

xBILLfromsteinx 7/9/2008 3:35:24 PM

formed in 1993 and nothing to show for it.

RobertRedford 7/9/2008 4:10:24 PM

I liked that HUGE plug Candlelight snuck in the end there. Tricky brit's

youaresceneasfuck 7/9/2008 5:12:58 PM

they must be very popular indeed. i've never heard of them.

Woodshatter 7/9/2008 7:25:06 PM

Good guys, but this is an odd pairing indeed.

iamdrew 7/10/2008 12:41:45 PM

#1: katrina did not hit the us #2: katrina did not come close to NC #3: whoever wrote this article is fcking stupid

iamdrew 7/10/2008 12:43:57 PM

by us i meant NC

helvetekrieg 7/13/2008 2:09:57 PM

strange pairing. then again, seasons of mist just signed outlaw order, so who knows anymore.




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