Sourvein - Aquatic Occult LP
Released by Metal Blade. More info from the label: For over twenty years, Carolina Beach, North Carolina's Sourvein front man and riffsculptor T-Roy has managed to keep the roving pirate ship that is his band afloat through sheer will alone. Pushing through poverty, the deaths of friends and family, bouts of severe depression, periods of alcohol abuse, and an absence of the stability provided by a consistent record label, T-Roy has over the course of two decades managed to build the band into a highly respected force in the metal, doom, sludge, and crust underground. On the strength of reputation alone, Sourvein has toured the States countless times and made several jaunts to Europe, the majority of the time without the benefit of a booking agent or any sort of concrete monetary guarantee. Because of T-Roy's junk yard dog tenacity (and the respect he has earned amongst his peers in the extreme heavy music scene), over the years the band has hit the road with the likes of Saint Vitus, High On Fire, Bongzilla, The Candy Snatchers, Ehg, Glazed Baby, Coffins, Ramesses, Church of Misery, and Voivod to name just a few; winning fans of Sourvein's rumbling wall of riffs and anguished vocals all along the way. Over twenty long dues-paying years later, Sourvein has at long last found a proper home for their doom-laden Southern noise with legendary Metal Blade Records, and T-Roy couldn't be happier. "Aquatic Occult", the band's first offering on the label, promises to be heavier than a two-ton anchor dropped into an antique porcelain bathtub-- it's going to break things.