Candlelight Records has announced the signing of the North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band SOURVEIN. The popular five-piece, which is on tour now through August 11, has 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 the band's New Orleans home base. Currently featuring vocalist T-Roy Medlin, former BUZZOV-EN drummer Ramzi, bassist Bonne Doom with guitarists Cool Clyde and Sleepy Doom, the band has issued two full-length albums — the self-titled (often referred to as "Salvation") debut, released in 2000 on Game Two Records; and "Will to Mangle", released in 2002 on 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 U.S. and overseas.
SOURVEIN performing live in Charlotte, North Carolina - September 2007: