Sourvein Signs to Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records today confirms the signing of North Carolina-based sludge/doom metal band Sourvein.

The popular five-piece on tour now through August 11 have 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 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 have 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.

Confirmed tour dates include:

July 10 – Nara Sushi, Richmond VA

July 11 – Talking Head Club, Baltimore MD

July 12 – Manhattan Room, Philadelphia PA

July 13 – Knitting Factory, New York NY

July 15 – Great Scott, Boston MA

July 17 – 31st St. Pub, Pittsburgh PA

July 18 – Annabelle’s, Akron OH

July 19 – Mac’s Bar, Lansing MI

July 20 – Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago IL

July 21 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

July 22 – Big V’s, St. Paul MN

July 23 – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines IA

July 24 – Jackpot Music Hall, Lawrence KS

July 25 – Kingdom of Doom, Denver CO

July 27 – Studio Seven, Seattle WA

July 28 – Tube, Portland OR

July 30 – Annie’s Social Club, San Francisco CA

July 31 – Stork Club, Oakland CA

August 1 – The Relax Bar, Los Angeles CA

August 2 – The Stray Cat, Tempe AZ

August 5 – Rubber Gloves, Denton TX

August 6 – Rock Bottom, San Antonio TX

August 7 – Red 7, Austin TX

August 8 – Olive Street Bar, Monroe LA

August 9 – Checkpoint Charlie’s, New Orleans LA

August 10 – Springwater, Nashville TN

August 11 – The Earl, Atlanta GA

Sourvein are the latest to join London-based Candlelight’s growing US roster, a strong concentration of artist development for the rising label. Home to all catalog from Emperor, Ihsahn, Zyklon, 1349, Insomnium plus early recordings from Opeth and Burzum, Candlelight’s American roster includes Obituary, Crowbar, Daylight Dies, Abigail Williams (new album this fall), Absu, Averse Sefira and Sothis. The label is distributed exclusively in the United States via Caroline/EMI, PHD Canada for the northern country and Plastichead Music for Europe.