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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Sludge: Sourvein

The featured band on this week's edition of Sunday Sludge is NC sludge/doom purveyors Sourvein.


"Sourvein were originally from Wilmington, North Carolina (aka Cape Fear). Back then they were more of a (self described) “MDC meets My War-era Black Flag meets the Melvins”. In 1994 Sourvien did the “30 Days of Roadkill” USA tour with Anal Cunt, Eyehategod, the Candy Snatchers and Buzzoven. This spawned a split 7 inch with Buzzoven. In 1996, singer T-Roy joined Buzzoven on samples and back-up vocals, which he did till they split up in 1998.

T-Roy then moved to New York City and started jamming with Liz Buckingham (Electric Wizard) who was the riffslayer in New York’s 13, leaders of the New York doom/crust underground. This unholy pairing became the true nucleus of Sourvein. In late 1998, T-Roy and Liz moved to New Orleans to regroup. Working with various drummers and bassists, Sourvein continued to record and tour, released their debut album (on Game Two) and in 2001 signed to Man’s Ruin Records. Two months later the label folded.

At this point, having recruited Texan drummer Henry, T-Roy and Liz decided to relocate there, and soon Miguel (ex-Sub Oslo), the lowend doom machine, joined on bass, bringing his stacks of Sunn weapons. This new lineup completely clicked, and Sourvein found a new force between."

The current lineup consisting of T-Roy-Vocals (Hail!Hornet, Buzzov*en), King James-Guitars, Jeffrie Moen- Drums and "touring member" Dave Sherman-Bass (Earthride, Spirit Caravan)  have a new release called  ''Black Fangs" coming out in June on Candlelight Records as well as a Split 7'' with Coffins on Forcefield Records. The band is currently out on the road headlining the Disturbing The Peace Tour 2011.


Buzzov•en / Sourvein Split, 1996
He's No Good to Me Dead Split, 1999
Salvation Full-length, 2000
Will to Mangle Full-length, 2002
Rabies Caste / Sourvein Split, 2005
Emerald Vulture EP, 2005 [1 review, 70%]
Church of Misery / Sourvein Split, 2006
Sourvein / Church of Misery Split, 2006
Ghetto Angel EP, 2008 [1 review, 50%]
Imperial Bastard EP, 2008
Heavyweight Black Split, 2009

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