Sourvein are serious, down-tuned sludge/doom with the Southern flavor of bands like Down and Eyehategod. Following their debut full-length on Southern Lord Rec’s, 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. Ghetto Angel, the bands’ second EP in a series of three for TDR, charges forth with the bands’ 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.
With Ghetto Angel set for release February 12th, the band are currently plowing-over townsÂ on tour with Zoroaster. After finishing off the South/Southwest and hitting the West Coast they’ll swing and head back East, meeting up withÂ 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 Fest this year as well.
SOURVEIN, GANON, ZOROASTER:
02/19/2008 Vnuks – Cudahy WI
02/20/2008 Reggie’s Live – Chicago IL
02/21/2008 The Belmont – Hamtramck MI
02/22/2008 31st St. Pub – Pittsburgh PA
02/23/2008 Ravari Room – Columbus OH
02/24/2008 Knitting Factory – New York NY
02/25/2008 The Red & Black – Washington DC
02/26/2008 Khyber – Philadelphia PA
02/27/2008 The Sterling Hotel – Allentown PA