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Sourvein

Formed: 1998
From: Wilmington, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sourvein News

Below is our complete Sourvein news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Sourvein Signs With Metal Blade

The sludge/doom veterans in Sourvein have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. The new partnership's first effort will be the release of the band's fourth full-length album, "Aquatic Occult" in 2015.

The album is scheduled to be recorded with Corrosion of Conformity's Mike Dean in early 2015 and will finally see its release later that year.

Sourvein main man Troy "T-Roy" Medlin was interviewed by friend and fellow musician, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, who penned the band's new biography. The text will serve as an excellent introduction for the uninitiated. It's a recap of the past twenty years of the band, and a look towards a bright future for Sourvein.

Below is an excerpt from the biography, which includes comments on the signing and the upcoming album:

Over twenty long dues-paying years later, Sourvein has at long last found a proper home for their doom-laden Southern noise with underground stalwarts Metal Blade Records, and Medlin couldn't be happier. "Aquatic Occult," the band's first offering on the label, promises to be heavier than a two-ton anchor dropped into an antique porcelain bathtub-- it's going to break things. But getting here hasn't been easy.

"Finally, man. Finally," he says, shaking his head in disbelief as he reflects on the lengthy, grueling trek that brought his band to Metal Blade's roster.
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Graves At Sea / Sourvein Split Streaming

Just days preceding its public availability through Seventh Rule Recordings, Metal Hammer is now exclusively streaming the caustic split EP from Graves At Sea and Sourvein.

Side A of this crusher is ruled by two scathing numbers from Portland, Oregon's Graves At Sea, whose contributions leave an eerie aura complete with tortured vocals, foreboding composition, and a general sense of dread. Recorded by Billy Anderson, (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) "Betting On Black" and "Confession" thunder with the all-consuming sludge for which the band is notorious, flooding in amongst the tortured howls and shrieks of vocalist Nathan Misterek.

The resin-coated Cape Fear carnage of Sourvein overthrows the B-Side with three songs produced and recorded by Mike Dean of Corrosion Of Conformity. These odes of heavy -- "Driffter," "Equinox" and "Follow The Light" -- combine toxic riffs, grooves and just the right amount of psychedelic appeal.

Both sides were mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Beastmilk, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering and will be released via Seventh Rule on 160-gram vinyl as well as CD this Tuesday, May 13th.

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Graves At Sea Streaming "Betting On Black"

Another earful of grisly doom from Portland misery bringers Graves At Sea is now available online. Check out "Betting On Black" over at Pitchfork.com here.

This latest canticle serves as the opening number from the band's upcoming split with the Cape Fear riff-wielders in Sourvein. The split will be unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings later this month on May 15th. Pre-orders are available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. GRAVES AT SEA - Betting On Black
2. GRAVES AT SEA - Confession
3. SOURVEIN - Driffter
4. SOURVEIN - Equinox
5. SOURVEIN - Follow The Light More...

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Sourvein Beckons You To "Follow The Light"

Today you can hear the new song "Follow The Light" (courtesy of Revolvermag.com) from the Cape Fear misery-makers in Sourvein. The brash number comes by way of the band's forthcoming split with fellow riff-wielding outfit, Graves At Sea, set for release next month via Seventh Rule Recordings.

In related news, Sourvein is currently en route to Tilburg where the band will deafen the attendees of Roadburn alongside Graves At Sea. From there, the bands will join in an unholy volume takeover of Europe through April, coming to a ceremonial close at Heavy Days In Doomtown in Copenhagen. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Graves At Sea Heading Out On Tour

The Portland doom miscreants in Graves At Sea will embark upon a European live incursion later this month with fellow riff worshippers, Sourvein.

Set to initiate with what's bound to be a cataclysmic performance at this year's Roadburn Fest in Tilburg, the band will punish twenty-four locales with the trek coming to a ceremonious close at Heavy Days In Doomtown in Denmark.

Graves At Sea will drop the "This Place Is Poison" twelve-inch EP upon the living this Spring via the menace merchants at Eolian Empire. "This Place Is Poison" was tracked by drummer Bryan Sours (ex-Subarachnoid Space) and Steve Lobdell at Audible Alchemy and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering. Side A features the title track, while side B sees Black Sabbath's "Orchid" and "Lord Of This World" getting bold revisions. More...

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Graves At Sea Releasing Split With Sourvein

Portland's Graves At Sea and Cape Fear's Sourvein have united in sound, mind, and spirit for the ultimate split of earth-smoldering amplifier worship. The following press release was issued about the split:

"Graves At Sea, whose contributions leave an eerie aura complete with tortured vocals, foreboding composition, and a general sense of dread, occupy Side A. Recorded by Billy Anderson, (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis) 'Betting On Black' and 'Confession' finds the all-consuming sludge for which the band is notorious, flooding in amongst the tortured howls and shrieks of vocalist Nathan Misterek.

"Sourvein, who've now existed for two decades of distortion, damage and total doom, solidify Side B. With three songs produced and recorded by Mike Dean Of Corrosion of Conformity, these odes of heavy combine toxic riffs, grooves and just the right amount of psychedelic appeal."

The split will be out on May 15th via Seventh Rule Recordings, and pre-orders are available right here. The track listing is as follows:

1. GRAVES AT SEA - Betting On Black
2. GRAVES AT SEA - Confession
3. SOURVEIN - Driffter
4. SOURVEIN - Equinox
5. SOURVEIN - Follow The Light More...

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Weedeater Announces New Live Shows

North Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors Weedeater have today announce new headlining gigs they’ve confirmed for the weeks ahead.

Several new shows have been booked before, during, and following the massive national tour that will see Weedeater and Cape Fear brethren Sourvein out supporting the almighty Saint Vitus across the U.S. throughout September and October. With the new shows included, the performance toll for the relentless Weedeater on this tour comes to a gargantuan forty-two nights of deafening debauchery. Dates are as follows: More...

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Saint Vitus Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

After canceling several shows due to health issues, Saint Vitus has announced a U.S. headlining tour - it's first since 1993. The award winning group will kick off the five week long jaunt on September 14th in Little Rock, AR. Presented by ScionAV and Brooklyn Vegan, the tour will run through October 19th and will include support from both Weedeater and Sourvein. Saint Vitus will be touring in support of its recently released eighth studio album, titled "Lillie: F-65."

"We're stoked to destroy America again; the last Saint Vitus U.S. headlining tour was in 1993," commented Dave Chandler. "This time we'll be playing 'Lillie' as well as fan favorites and some old surprises. Leave your ear plugs at home and come bleed with us."

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Sourvein Announces Return Of Original Bassist

Cape Fear doom act Sourvein has announced the return of original bassist, Joshua ”JC Fari," who played with the band from 1993 – 2001 and again from 2003 – 2006.

Fari held down the low-end duties on both Sourvein's self-titled full-length and the "He’s No Good To Me Dead" compilation (featuring Sourvein alongside Grief, Bongzilla, Negative Reaction and Subsanity) among other compilations as well as the "Will To Mangle" demos. Fari also played guitar on the band’s split with Buzzov*en in 1995.

Fari relocated to Austin after Hurricane Katrina flooded his New Orleans apartment and studio in 2005 and left the band in 2006, following a tour of the U.K. with Remesses, to focus on his family. Since then, he’s been raising his son and working as a recording engineer. As of this summer, Fari is finally able to commit to touring and recording with Sourvein full time.

Fari will join vocalist T-Roy and co. for the band’s West Coast leg of the Black Fangs world tour in October. The Sourvein collective has extended its gratitude to Ahmasi O’Daniel (The Misanthrone Project) and Dave Sherman (Earthride) for filling in on bass the past few tours. "Black Fangs" was released via Candlelight Records on June 21st.

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Sourvein Streaming New Song

Gun Shy Assassin is currently streaming "Fangs," the first track off Sourvein's Black Fangs full-length. Scheduled for North American release tomorrow, June 21st via Candlelight Records, the latest long player from the North Carolina sludge act features ten bottom-heavy, feedback-soaked, doom-tinged odes of heavy.

Check out "Fangs" as well as some words about the track from Sourvein ringleader T-Roy, by heading over to this location.

In related news Sourvein will kick off a near three-week U.S. tour this July. The chaos will commence in Philadelphia with Jucifer on July 6th and hit 16 more cities before finishing up at Ground Zero in Spartanburg on July 23rd. Dates are as follows:

7/06/2011 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Jucifer
7/07/2011 Heirloom Arts - Danbury, CT w/ Jucifer
7/08/2011 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
7/09/2011 Popeye's - Peekskill, NY
7/10/2011 Big Jar - Rochester, NY
7/11/2011 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
7/12/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH w/ Nachtmystium
7/13/2011 Mac's - Lansing, MI w/ Nachtmystium
7/14/2011 31st St Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
7/15/2011 Ravari Room - Columbus, OH
7/16/2011 Volrath - Indianapolis, IN
7/17/2011 Pyramid - Grand Rapids, MI
7/18/2011 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI
7/19/2011 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Nachtmystium
7/20/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
7/21/2011 TBA
7/22/2011 The Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
7/23/2011 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC

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Sourvein Streaming New Song

North Carolina doom troupe Sourvein is gearing up to unleash the band's new album entitled "Black Fangs." Slated for release in North America on June 21st via Candlelight Records, the newest full-length since 2002's "Will To Mangle" features ten tracks of gritty, low-ended, feedback-soaked, sludge metal spearheaded by founding vocalist T-Roy.

Check out the new song "Night Eyes" streaming now courtesy of The Obelisk at this location.

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The "Black Fangs" track listing is as follows:

1. Fangs
2. Society's Blood
3. Night Eyes
4. Gasp
5. Holy Transfusion
6. Flux
7. Nomadic
8. Gemini
9. Bleeding Charm
10. Nocturnal/Negative Phaze

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Sourvein Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Doom metal act Sourvein has revealed the track list for its upcoming new album. The forthcoming full-length release, titled "Black Fangs," will be released on June 21, 2011 through Candlelight Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Fangs
2. Society’s Blood
3. Night Eyes
4. Gasp
5. Holy Transfusion
6. Flux
7. Nomadic
8. Gemini
9. Bleeding Charm
10. Nocturnal/Negative Phaze

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Sourvein Announces March U.S. Tour Dates

North Carolina doom metal heathens Sourvein will kick off a short U.S. tour this March. The band will be joined on the "Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011" by Jucifer on select dates. Said vocalist/guitarist T-Roy Medlin of the upcoming dates, "Can't wait to hit the road with Jucifer, bring the doom and unleash some new songs'!"

The "Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011" dates are as follows:

3/01/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
3/02/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/03/2011 Cadelonia Lounge - Athens, GA
3/04/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA
3/05/2011 Checkpoint Charlie's - New Orleans, LA
Jucifer joins tour:
3/06/2011 Rouge - Fayetteville, AR
3/07/2011 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
3/08/2011 Exit Inn - Nashville, TN
3/09/2011 JJ's - Chattanooga, TN
3/10/2011 Soapbox Lounge - Wilmington, NC
3/11/2011 Tremont - Charlotte, NC
3/12/2011 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
3/13/2011 Krug's Place - Frederick, MD w/ Iron Man (no Jucifer)

Sourvein is readying to release the band's third studio full-length, titled "Black Fangs," this June via Candlelight Records. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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"Slow Southern Steel" Documentary In The Works

One of the most comprehensive southern metal documentaries ever made is coming in 2010. Appropriately dubbed "Slow Southern Steel," the 80+ minute film is executive produced by Karim Khan (I'm Better Than Everyone Records) and directed by Rwake vocalist CT and David Lipke with the additional and integral assistance of George Hancock, Alix Petrovich and Beer Wolf guitarist Christian Sweeney (who will be releasing a paperback version of the production) among many others.

"Slow Southern Steel" peers into the world of true southern metal/doom through live footage and personal interviews; CT's devout commitment/knowledge/love of the topic at hand bringing the movie to life in a way few first-time directors can. Said CT about the laborious undertaking: "I knew there were things I could get out of these bands that other film makers could not." Added Khan, "There's just something very appealing to me about taking unyielding heavy songs and adding a strong southern element to them."

At press time, the film was still being shot and thus far, featured bands will include (in alphabetical order): A Hanging, ASG, Baron Grod, Beaten Back To Pure, Beer Wolf, Black Skies, Black Tusk, Blackblood Division, Blood Of The Sun, Collapsar, Colossus, Cough, Dark Castle, Deadbird, Dead-I-On, Dixie Witch, Doomsayer, Eyehategod, Flesh Parade, Haarp, Hawg Jaw, HOD, Hope And Suicide, Hostile Apostle, House Of Lightning, In The Lurch, Jucifer, Ketea, Khann, Kylesa, Mala Suerte, Music Hates You, Parasytic, Queen Beast, Royal Thunder, Rwake, Seahag, SeaWitch, Sourvein, Speedealer, Spickle, Suplecs, Subrig Destroyer, The Devil And The Sea, The Dumps, The Roller, The Unbeheld, Vessel Of The Divine, Weedeater, Withered and Zoroaster.

"Slow Southern Steel" will make its debut at the renowned Little Rock Film Festival in May of 2010 (www.littlerockfilmfestival.org) where many of the bands featured will be in attendance. Additional festival previews will follow.

The DVD edition is slated to be released in 2011 via fast-growing, vinyl-only (and now DVD) Chicago imprint, I'm Better Than Everyone Records.

You can check out a two-minute "Slow Southern Steel" trailer below.

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Planet Caravan Line-up Solidified

The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.

FRIDAY - Buy Tickets Here
SATURDAY - Buy Tickets Here

Here's the line-up:

Friday, September 18
Clutch
Kylesa
Burst
Wino
Lionize
Tombs
Bison b.c.
Zoroaster
Sourvein
Pick Up The Snake

Saturday, September 19
Pentagram
Orange Goblin
YOB
Astra
Taddy Porter
The Gates of Slumber
Orchid
Hull
Salome
Batillus

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Los Angeles Murderfest 5.0 Taking Shape

Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Los Angeles Murderfest, set to take place May 9-10, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. Visit losangelesmurderfest.com for information on how to buy tickets.

Recent additions to the line-up include SKARP, RECIPROCAL, DESTROYED IN SECONDS. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, May 9th: More...

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Gwynbleidd To Play One Off Philadelphia Show

Brooklyn, NY's death/black/folk/doom metallers, GWYNBLEIDD, will be playing a special one-off show at Philadelphia, PA 's Millcreek Tavern next week to support the release of their new full-length record, "Nostalgia."

GWYNBLEIDD will be playing tracks from their new album at the show. Joining them will be SOURVEIN (Candlelight Records) from North Carolina, PA natives ROSETTA (Translation Loss), and New York's own MAEGASHIRA (Spare Change Records), who will be promoting their own debut record, "The Stark Arctic."

The details for the show are as follows:

01/30 - The Millcreek Tavern - 4200 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA - $10

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Sourvein Signs with Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records has confirmed the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band Sourvein. The popular five-piece on tour now through August 11 has recorded a special/limited edition EP titled "Imperial Bastard," which will see a 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 has 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.

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Zoroaster and Sourvein Announce US Tour Dates

Zoroaster and Sourvein will tour the U.S. in February. Here are the tour dates:

1/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
2/1 Pensacola FL @ Handlebar
2/2 New Orleans, LA @ Checkpoint Charlie's
2/3 Memphis, TN @ The Dregs
2/4 Fayetteville, AR @ Dart Room
2/5 Austin, TX @ Emo's
2/6 Lubbock, TX @ Whiskey Dix
2/7 El Paso, TX @ Zeppelin's
2/8 Mesa, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
2/9 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
2/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
2/11 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club
2/12 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
2/13 Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
2/14 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
2/15 Missoula, MT @ The Palace
2/16 Denver, CO @ The Kingdom Of Doom
2/17 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/18 St. Paul, MN @ Big V’s w/ Ganon
2/19 Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's w/ Ganon
2/20 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Live w/ Ganon
2/21 Hamtramck, MI @ The Belmont w/ Ganon
2/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub w/ Ganon
2/23 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room w/ Ganon
2/24 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Ganon
2/25 Washington, DC @ The Red and The Black w/ Ganon
2/26 Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Ganon
2/27 Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel w/ Ganon

As previously reported, Zoroaster will tour Europe with Genghis Tron and Nachtmystium in May.

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New Swarm of the Lotus Tour Dates

Swarm Of The Lotus, ASG and Sourvein have booked the following shows together:

October 06th Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
October 07th Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
October 08th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
October 09th Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
October 10th Orlando, FL - Back Booth
October 11th Savannah, GA - The Jinx
October 14th Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
October 17th Milwaukee, WI - Vnuks
October 18th Chicago, IL - Big Horse Lounge
October 19th Detroit, MI - The Belmont
October 21st New York, NY - Lit Lounge

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