SOUTHBORN, the 70's-inspired Italian heavy rock project featuring members of the death metal bands NATRON and CRUENTUS, has been confirmed for Stoned Hand Of Doom, the biggest Italian event in the stoner/psych/doom rock genre, to be held May 10-16 in Rome. SOUTHBORN will open the first show as the support act for DOOMRAISER (Italy) and SOLACE (USA).
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/stonedhandofdoomfest.
SOUTHBORN recently posted three songs on the band's MySpace.
Formed in February 2008, SOUTHBORN is the brainchild of "five freaky lads willing to pay their tribute to the greatest moment hard rock music has ever lived," according to the band's official bio. "Therefore SOUTHBORN is bloody influenced by '70s but with a modern and heavy approach coming from each member's experience in their own heavy-extreme metal projects. SOUTHBORN already performed live supporting ENTOMBED, NATRON, REBEL DEVIL, CHAIN REACTION and is currently looking for a label to release their debut soon!"
Commented the group: "We recorded eight songs with a 'crazed' Fostex multi-track recorder, a couple of microphones, one crate of beers, unnumbered joints and uploaded three songs on the page. More are coming!"
Nicola Bavaro (vocals)
Domenico Mele (guitar)
Antonello Maggi (guitar)
Toni Carrassi (bass)
Max Marzocca (drums)