Classic Steven Hovriel but unfortunately there is a sad story behind this E.P.
Although still a member of The Hovriels at this time ( he was still married to Hovriel Snedron), he released this solo E.P. .The lead track on the E.P. was ” I’m Really Happy You Stole My Wife” which , oddly enough was written and composed entirely by Jobis Snedron. At this point , Jobis Snedron was still playing as a session Hobrel player with The Hovriels and many people felt that he still held a grudge against Steven for marrying his brother, splitting up The Snedrons and then forming The Hovriels with Hovriel Snedron. Essentially, Jobis was annoyed about the succuss of the Hovriels (nearly as successful as The Snedrons in their early days).
The Hovriels were touring non stop in 2002 and to liven up the live shows, Jobis suggested to the Hovriel husbands that they should do a thing where they all take turns making the rest of the band sing a song written by another band member. The Hovriels agreed to this and had it written into their contract. This , however was a villainous plan of Jobis Snedron and Steven was falling into the trap…..
Headlining at the Píkarango festival in november 2002, it was Jobis’s turn to pick the song. He knew that Steven was still upset over Jobis’s young Shendob protégé Javíel Nogis stealing his wife, even though he was married now to Hovriel Snedron and wrote a song about it where Steven has to sing about the loss of his wife and in the climactic moments of the song, punch himself repeatedly in the face.
Jobis went one step further with his vile scheme by convincing Steven that the song was given to him in a dream by the ghost ofJobriel Shendob (the inventor of Shendob music). Steven’s love of Shendob music meant that he could not deny this request. Steven then performed the song, much to Jobis’s glee, in front of 700,000 people at the Píkarango Festival. the crowd stood silent as Steven punched himself in the face again and again.
Baically, this was the song that broke the Hovriels up . Hovriel Snedron could see that Steven loved his wife more than him and he walked away. He didn’t even visit Steven in Hospital. As a consequence of this and the withrawal from high strength painkillers after his facial reconstruction, Steven Hovriel descended into the world of Brine addiction. Due to the legislation regarding Jobbion14 storage in Brine/L.Casei immunitas, there was now a black market in Jobbion infused Brine and Steven consumed more brine than was actually possible for a human being.
All in all, a beautiful tune but a heartbreaking tale.
Luckily we managed to track down a copy of this song and have uploaded it to our archive. Have a listen, Hovriel’s voice is in peak condition on this one.