Today, midwestern metal act OF VIRTUE have released their brand new single and music video for 'Sober', a cautionary tale on substance abuse taken from their upcoming full-length album »Omen«, due 29th September via Arising Empire.
On the new track, the band comment:
"'Sober' is a cautionary tale about the effects that addiction can have not only on the user, but friends, family or anyone that is close to them. It is hitting that “rock bottom” with no where else to go except for finally turning over a new leaf. It can be hard to accept accountability for your actions when it has damaged so many things and make it harder to stop the self destructive behaviour that got you there in the first place."
Delving further into the deep-rooted substance abuse culture, they continue:
"The substance abuse has gotten out of control and you start to see the effects it can have on not only yourself, but the ones you care about. People often distance themselves from those who display toxic behaviours and patterns out of self preservation. The song relays that the user understands this but cannot stop themselves from their own impulses and self destructive behaviours, despite the irreparable damage they are doing. Being sober requires accountability, which is only attained by taking responsibility and accepting the truth and consequences of your actions. In the end, we want to believe that if we simply stop using that all of their problems will go away - but at the same time, using seems to be the only thing that can give comfort since there is no one left to turn to."
Watch 'Sober' now
Set for September 29th, »Omen« will be available in limited colored vinyls and CD, together with unique merch options at the Arising Empire online shop, Impericon & band shop.
Pre-order »Omen« now.
"Three years in the making and feeling as if it’s the most significant one in our timeline thus far, this album was by far the most difficult to create in many more ways than one and one of the most emotional experience for us. Hope that it helps you through your time of need, the way it did us."
»Omen« track listing:
3. Cold Blooded
4. Cut Me Open
7. Floating ft Rory Rodriguez (Dayseeker)
8. True Colors
12. False Idols
Of Virtue live on the following festivals:
15.07. UpHeaval - Grand Rapids, MI, USA
17.08. Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbeuhl, DE
26.08. Fallen Fortress - Bad Dürkheim, DE
01.09. Pell Mell Festival – Oberbach, DE
Being As An Ocean
Swallowed By The Earth Tour
Special Guests: Of Virtue, Senna
25.08. DE Nürnberg Hirsch
26.08. DE Bad Dürkheim Falll Fortress
27.08. DE Oberhausen Kulttempel
28.08. DE Berlin Hole 44
29.08. DK Copenhagen Stengade
30.08. SE Gothenburg Musikens Hus
31.08. DE Hamburg Logo
01.09. DE Obererbach Pell MelllFestival *w/o Senna
02.09. NL Utrecht Tivoli Pandora
03.09. FR Paris Petit Bain
05.09. UK Southampton The Loft
06.09. UK Leicester O2 Academy2
07.09. UK Sheffield Studio
08.09.23 UK London The Dome
09.09. UK Torquay Burn It Down Festival *w/o Of Virtue, Senna
10.09.23 UK Swansea Sin City
12.09. DE Saarbrücken Kleiner Club Garage
13.09. DE München Backstage
14.09. IT Milan Legend Club
15.09. CH Langenthal Old Capitol
16.09. DE Stuttgart Im Wizemann