Long-running Cape Fear sludge saviors, SOURVEIN, are currently holed-up at SSP Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina with Corrosion Of Conformity bassist/vocalist Mike Dean at the recording helm tracking their forthcoming new full-length, "Aquatic Occult". Slated for release later this year via Metal Blade Records, the long player will include a two-track collaboration between SOURVEIN mainman, Troy "T-Roy" Medlin, and guitarist "Stig" Miller of UK crust punk icons Amebix.
Further details to be revealed in
the weeks to come.
SOURVEIN has existed through two decades of
distortion, damage and relentless doom, their resin-coated carnage made of toxic
riffs, grooves and just the right amount of psychedelic appeal. In properly
commemorating the release as well as chronicling twenty often-times tumultuous
years as a band, SOURVEIN mainman, Troy "T-Roy" Medlin, was recently
interviewed by friend and fellow musician, Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, who
penned the band's new biography. The text will serve as a thorough
SOURVEIN introduction for the uninitiated.
Finally," T-Roy relays in an excerpt from the text. "It's the record I
wanted to make when I was in those rooming houses, but I couldn't. There was too
much pain, so I got lost for bit, falling back into the party life and trying to
numb myself with alcohol. But motherfuckers need to feel the pain. There is more
to life than numbing yourself." Is that what Aquatic Occult
will be about, bringing the pain? "I'm going to bring the truth. The lyrics
are reality to me; I don't write about cars or chicks or fucking horror movies,
I write about getting my nose fucking broken, all the stuff I saw growing up and
now. But I want it to be positive, to let people know that there is a way out of
bad times and tough situations. I'm living proof."
Stay tuned for
further SOURVEIN transmissions including studio updates and live