Last September, it was exciting to hear that critically acclaimed sludge metal, doom metal veterans Sourvein signed with Metal Blade Records. Nearly a year after inking a partnership deal, the band’s next step is to complete and release their fourth full-length album, Aquatic Occult, later this summer.
We know the album is finally moving along because we just got word from Randy Blythe that he’s in the studio recording vocals for it. Pretty fucking cool, eh! Besides being constantly busy with his own shit, like prepping for his photo exhibition and writing new material for Lamb of God, the dude also finds time to help out Sourvein. Actually, it’s not even a big deal for Randy ’cause he gets to work with Corrosion of Conformity’s Mike Dean, who is producing Aquatic Occult. According to Randy, Mike has been an influence on him since high school.
Randy also hints the new album is bringing the Southern heavy vibe to Metal Blade, which sounds really good to me! Hopefully, Sourvein drops a teaser soon because I’m getting really anxious for the album, now that Randy is officially part of it.
Randy’s Message On Instagram
Amongst reading the page proofs of my book & getting the final edit and design version of that approved, getting all the photos ready for my gallery show, dealing with my band on the creative end & all the endless crap that comes with that, and doing press for my book, photo show, and upcoming band tours, I decided I needed a break. Where does an overloaded writer/photographer/musician/creative type go when he needs a break? To the studio to work on SOMEBODY ELSE’S project, of course! Here’s my buddy T-Roy of Cape Fear, NC’s infamous Sourvein tracking vocals for their new record, Aquatic Occult, which will be coming out later this year on @MetalBladeRecords. I love the lines in this photo! I went down to Raleigh, NC where Sourvein were tracking & added a little Randy into the mix- the record will have guest vocals by me on a song, a spoken word bit on another, a creepy organ part I wrote on another, and some samples I collected where ever T-Roy decides to put ‘em. I have deep roots in the Cape Fear, so when it calls, I answer. It was good to hang with my homie, & I’m looking forward to @sourveinofficials new album when it drops- bringing the Southern heavy vibe to Metal Blade! Plus, it gave me a chance to work with Sourvein’s producer for this album, who is a PUNK ROCK LEGEND & has been a HUGE influence on me as a vocalist since I was in high school…