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Reports are trickling in that bassist Mike Boone of the longrunning stoner sludge band Sourvein has passed away.

Details remain scant, but multiple sources have made public mention of Boone's death. His side band S.O.L. posted the following on their Facebook:

Today we lost out brother Mike Boone. I (Keith) have known him since I was 12 and Mike Ramzi Ateyeh and I started our first band together. I love you Mike and will think of you everyday. You will be missed dearly brother."

Meanwhile, the Doom Stoner & Sludge fan page posted:

"RIP Mike Boone Bassist of SOURVEIN!"

For their part, Sourvein have not issued a formal statement regarding Boone, but they did cancel their scheduled appearance at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie last night at the last minute.

More details as they emerge.

Rest in peace, Mike. You'll be missed. Watch a video of Sourvein at Saint Vitus in 2012, below...

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Sourvein at Saint Vitus - 9/25/12