With their debut album, Surrounded By Shadows, still fresh, and having just returned from their West Coast US tour with state mates Godhunter, Phoenix-based SORXE will continue to perform live over the coming months in support of the album while also writing new material for release in 2015.
Independently produced and released by the band, the monstrous Surrounded By Shadows has helped elevate the name SORXE beyond the Southwestern US circuit they’ve inundated over recent years, the album delivering almost an hour of cathartic, dynamic and devastating top-tier sludge/doom metal with an endless array of twists and outside elements morphing their creative sounds. With the record having received widespread critical commendations since its release in September, upon its release, the band took to the road alongside Godhunter for nearly three weeks of October, which closed down at Southwest Terror Fest where SORXE performed on the main stage supporting Author & Punisher, The Body and Neurosis.
This weekend, SORXE will travel North to Glendale, California, making their Los Angeles area debut, performing with Cough and Invdrs at Midnite Communion II this Saturday, November 15th. The event will include original art showcases from Lucas Ruggieri, Krist Mort, Farron Loathing and Raoul “View from the Coffin” Mazzero, as well as an array of merchants and other ceremonial contributions and more in addition to the live sets.
View live footage of SORXE at Southwest Terror Fest courtesy of Metal Injection RIGHT HERE, and stream Surrounded By Shadows in its entirety at American Aftermath HERE.
11/15/2014 Complex – Glendale, CA @ Midnite Communion II w/ Cough, Invdrs [info]
Comprised of former members of Graves At Sea, Via Vengeance, Magnetplan, Daughters Of Fission and more, SORXE’s dynamic assault is fueled by two bassists and multiple styles of layered vocals. A sprawling, diverse eruption of crushing doom, at times incredibly beautiful and tranquil, and at others overwhelmingly harrowing, its earthmoving riffs penetrated with undertones of grunge, psychedelic and ambient textures, Surrounded By Shadows was recorded by the band’s Tanner Crace in multiple sessions in June 2013 at Francisco Studios and February through June 2014 at The Vaulted Owl, the album mastered by Byron Villain Recording.
SORXE is currently writing new material to be released as one or several releases throughout 2015, in conjunction with more widespread stateside touring and beyond as the band continues to expand their reach into the extreme and psychedelic realms of music.
Order Surrounded By Shadows through SORXE directly, both digitally and on digipak CD, with artwork by Josh Graham HERE. A vinyl edition of the album is also in the planning stages for release in early 2015.
“…the dudes of Sorxe know about suffering… they also know quite a bit about painful guitar tones, how to balance two basses when their guitars are already crating more than enough low-end havoc. And man, do they know Through Silver In Blood and Celestial upside down and backwards.” – Decibel
“…Surrounded by Shadows draws on the best elements left from the largely washed out post-metal movement. They tradeoff atmospherics and churning, crushing riffs, vary their approach widely, and toy with structures and builds to create a full-album sensibility that each individual song feeds into.” – The Obelisk
“I could speak all day about the pedigree of the band members or craft thousands of paragraphs on why this album fucking slays. Surrounded By Shadows is, quite simply, exhaustingly complete. Gradually or suddenly, Sorxe unfurl coiled force and chew through 2014’s best releases.” – Heavy Planet
“When the album isn’t churning out skull-caving riffs, it’s enveloping you in sprawling, ambient, Neurosis-esque passages that can be as haunting as they are tranquil. Sorxe have crafted an album that is extremely heavy but accessible as well.” – American Aftermath
“There is something more eerie in Sorxe‘s presentation than in most other bands placed in the Post-Metal genre… The punctuation they provide to the more straight forward metal heaviness opens up a space for breathing and reflection, which benefits music such as this where constant pummeling can err turn into the aforementioned churn of tiresome bullshit.” – The Sleeping Shaman