OF VIRTUE - Reveal New Singe Video "Cannibals"

Progression, or more generally, change, is a constant in music; in order to adapt and survive, you must grow and develop - and no band knows that more than midwestern metal act Of Virtue..

What began as a humble, promising metalcore act born from the blistering chill and barren fields of mid-Michigan has erupted into an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed alternative powerhouse. Playing this year's UK Tech Fest, Full Force, Summer Breeze, Fallen Fortress, 6K Fest and Upheaval festival and accruing a staggering 5 million plus streams on their new SINNER EP on Spotify alone, Of Virtue’s growth is nothing short of jaw dropping.

Today, Of Virtue serve their bloody new single 'Cannibals' via Arising Empire! Produced by Carson Slovak & Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Polaris, Hollow Front), additional production by Chris Shifflett, mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein, known for his work for Spiritbox, Dayseeker, Volumes - this heavy new material by modern metal experience Of Virtue hits you straight in the face. .

"Cannibals is set during one of the most dangerous of my road to recovery from alcohol because I was finally taking accountability. Before then I had never noticed how much my choices affected the people around me. Upon reflection I hated myself for what I had done to them. I was lying, stealing, I was erratic and unpredictable. Overall, I felt that I deserved every bad thing that happened to me. The hardest part was that I felt more worthless in my sober state than while intoxicated and it got to the point where I believed my actions were beyond forgiveness. Because of that dark time in my life "Cannibals" serves to remind myself that we cannot change the past but only learn from our mistakes and that we shouldn't let them shape my our of the world in a self-loathing state." - Tyler (vocals) .

See Of Virtue live on the following festivals this year!.

23.06. 6k Fest - Liege, BE 
24.06. Full Force - Ferropolis, DE 
02.07. UK Tech Fest - Newark On Trent, UK 
15.07. UpHeaval - Grand Rapids, MI, USA 
17.08. Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbeuhl, DE 
26.08. Fallen Fortress - Bad Dürkheim, DE .

Watch 'Cannibals' now Stream, download https://arisingempire.com/cannibals 

 The band combine an eclectic taste for the melodic, catchy and ethereal with a foundation in heavy music and a penchant for punishing breakdowns and immolating riffs, to define themselves as a multifaceted, diverse and engaging act that draws on influence from metal and alternative music of all types and styles to create something that fans of just about any type of music can find something to fall in love with. Of Virtue was formed in 2008 and catapulted themselves into the Michigan metalcore scene in 2009 with their debut EP »To Breathe Again«. Combining elements of melodic hardcore and metalcore into a mosh-friendly and energetic amalgam, the band almost instantaneously cemented themselves as a staple within their local scene. In the months that would follow, the band would create and release their debut full length record, »Heartsounds« in 2011, followed after an extensive regional touring cycle. »Heartsounds« saw the band expand on the sound defined by their breakout effort, with lyrics speaking of positivity and determination, underscored by a blend of metalcore that was both vicious yet passionate and inspiring. By 2015, the band would release »Salvation«, a sprawling and ambitious example of meticulously done melodic metalcore which would earn them nationwide attention as a promising, prodigally talented metal act. Shortly thereafter, Of Virtue would release their third full length record, »What Defines You« in 2019. The album saw a marked incorporation of alternative rock and hard rock into their backbone of bold, robust metalcore with an overwhelmingly positive message. The result was a release that would launch them into the stratosphere of heavy music. Even in the setting of a global pandemic, Of Virtue continued to blossom worldwide, accruing new listeners and fans in countries tens of thousands of miles away and expanding their reach even in a time where live performances were all but impossible.