Following Memorial Day Weekend’s unofficial Summer kickoff, Candlelight Records is ready for a busy season with several new albums ready for release. The schedule includes anticipated full-length label debuts from North Carolina’s SOURVEIN and international bevy THE LIVING FIELDS, while Sweden’s WOLVERINE close a nearly five year gap with the release of their latest album.
SOURVEIN‘s Black Fangs is already getting amazing early response from media. Set for release June 21, the album is every bit what fans had hoped for: Low-end, feedback-drenched, plodding doom! The road-savvy quartet are looking to overtake a venue near you in the coming months. Stay tuned for details. Formed by T-Roy in 1993, SOURVEIN have released three full-length albums as well as a trilogy of EPs and various split recordings with the likes Buzzov*en, Bongzilla, Rabies Caste, Negative Reaction, Grief, Subsanity and Church Of Misery. The band also contributed to the Eyehategod tribute record, For The Sick with a cover of “Broken Down But Not Locked Up.” The Obelisk recently noted of the new record: “Black Fangs is bound to be a highlight of 2011’s sludge releases.”
Communication Lost, from WOLVERINE, will also see release on June 21. Produced by Jacob Hansen (Tyr, Volbeat, Rob Rock), the album’s 11 emotive songs put end to a far-too-long musical silence for this progressive metal band. “Huge dynamics shifting from melancholia to guitar-driven sections, a pronounced rhythm workout, awesome piano and keyboard work, and excellent vocal melodies,” says Sea Of Tranquility, of the band’s unique creations. Still, the band’s first recording for Candlelight, was met with universal acclaim on its release in 2006. Kerrang gave the band their first 5/5 review as the five-piece hit the road on a short UK tour with Anathema.
THE LIVING FIELDS play an eclectic mix of metals fleshed out with piano, violins, viola, cello, and acoustic guitars. With recording processes spanning the Atlantic and East Coast, Running Out Of Daylight possesses a mature yet urgent sound that long caters to the band’s rife mixing of thrash, black, Viking, and epic metals. The album’s eight songs reflect the underlying moods and themes of the lyrics. The album features the debut of new guitarist Sam Rahn and is the first to include a real string section, courtesy of violinist/violist Chuck Bontrager and cellist Petar Kecenovici. Running Out Of Daylight was assembled at Fairview Recordings by Jay Walsh and was mastered in London by Tim Turan (Emperor). The album will hit stores on July 12.
Candlelight’s summer release schedule follows the ongoing successes of HAVOK‘s Time Is Up, BURZUM‘s Fallen, ANAAL NATHRAKH’s Passion, and the XERATH‘s II; all available in stores now.