North Carolina's SOURVEIN — which is described as a "serious, down-tuned sludge/doom with the Southern flavor of bands like DOWN and EYEHATEGOD" — will release its second EP, "Ghetto Angel", on February 12 via This Dark Reign.
Following the group's early recordings for Southern Lord and Game Two, the band's This Dark Reign debut EP, "Emerald Vulture", was "an ugly 17 minutes of slow, hateful, grinding darkness, full of thick guitars and malicious vocals," according to a press release. "'Ghetto Angel', the band's second EP in a series of three for This Dark Reign, charges forth with the band's signature style of buzzsaw guitars and droning bass with the tempered pace of a sloth, but the songwriting has found a groove not heard on previous recordings. Let's face it, this band has had bad luck on top of bad luck with labels failing on them, natural catastrophes, drug habits taking toll, loved ones lost and everything between, but still they kept their eye on the ball. And we're all the benefactors as they turn it all into a gut-wrenching mix of swamp metal and doom."
SOURVEIN is currently plowing over towns on tour with ZOROASTER. After finishing off the South/Southwest and hitting the West Coast, they'll swing and head back east, meeting up with GANON mid-month for the Metal Maniacs-sponsored tour that takes them through the Northeast. Plans for a new European tour are in the works for the coming months, and they band is set to burn down Roadburn festival this year as well.