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Ov Sulfur drops AI-generated video for “Wide Open” featuring Howard Jones; releases debut album, ‘The Burden Ov Faith’, worldwide

Photo credit: Blaqk Rabbit

Ov Sulfur line-up:
Ricky Hoover – Vocals
Chase Wilson – Guitar / Vocals
Ding – Bass
Leviathvn – Drums

Today (March 24th), blackened deathcore outfit Ov Sulfur have unleashed their debut full-length, The Burden Ov Faith, via Century Media Records. For a preview of The Burden Ov Faith, check out the video for the album version of “Wide Open” (featuring Howard Jones!), which brought the OG video into the beautifully hellish world of the album cover using AI for a visualizer on steroids:

Guitarist/vocalist Chase Wilson comments: “Having Howard hop on the album version of ‘Wide Open’ was the best thing that could have happened. We knew we wanted the song on the album, but we also knew it needed new life to live alongside the rest of the songs and not just be tossed on there. It’s crazy to us he wanted to work with us – less surprising is the fact he absolutely killed it. We just gave him the song and lyrics, and we let him do his thing. He really pushes the song to another level with both his screaming and singing. What a legend!”

Of the album, vocalist Ricky Hoover comments: “I’m beyond proud of what we’ve created on ‘The Burden Ov Faith’. Who would have thought I would be screaming on new music over a decade after leaving Suffokate – let alone singing?! I legitimately didn’t think I was ever coming back to music period when I left back in 2012, so to have an album out on one of the most respected labels in metal is mindblowing. Huge shout out to all my band mates and everyone who worked to create this with us – and everyone who takes time out of their life to listen!”

Purchase and stream The Burden Ov Faith in full now at: The previously released singles/videos can be seen below:

–“Stained In Rot”:

–“Death Ov Circumstance”:


–“Befouler” (ft. Alex Terrible):

Crafted by the band alongside producer Morgoth Beatz (Winds of Plague, Scarlxrd), then mixed/mastered by maestro Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, Tallah), The Burden Ov Faithsees the two split engineering of vocals and drums, respectively, with former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader stepping in to capture the guitars and bass. The resulting album spans the stygian planets of deathcore, black metal, and metalcore, creating something as majestic as it is hook-laden. It also finds vocalist Ricky Hoover exploring the singing side of his voice, which he’d developed over years in choir as a child and only now added to his impressive growls and screams on a metal album.

“Blackened deathcore feels like it’s reaching its saturation point. Bands like Lorna Shore and Worm Shepherd have done the style so well that it can feel like there’s nothing much to build on. Ov Sulfur offer a way forward. On ‘Death ov Circumstance,’ the band featuring ex-Suffokate vocalist Ricky Hoover add a dose of NWOAHM into their brew of symphonic atmospheres and blackened breakdowns. There’s a dash of early Trivium guitarwork, a pinch of Killswitch Engage earnesty in the clean chorus, and a general embrace of melody over mindless brutality – without going soft. If you’ve been bored by deathcore lately, give this a go.” – Revolver Magazine

“The arrival of [‘The Burden Ov Faith’]marks an important uptick in the trajectory of the relatively new outfit. Since the band’s formation just last year, their well-executed brand of blackened deathcore has resonated with fans with an affinity for extremity.” – Knotfest

“With four singles already proving this band are ones to watch in deathcore – ‘Wide Open’, ‘Stained In Rot’, ‘Death Ov Circumstance’ and ‘Earthen’ – 2023 will not only set this band up for global domination, but once again highlight just how powerful and mesmerising the deathcore genre (and all sub-genres associated) is growing to be.” – Wall Of Sound AU

“While many fine bands have released a black metal-metal/deathcore hybrid album, not since The Breathing Processreleased ‘In Waking: Divinity’ in 2007 have I been so excited for a record of this kind. The same magic I still feel with that album flows through me again with ‘The Burden Ov Faith’. The appearance of so many great guest vocalists along with the band’s stellar instrumentation is simply a complete package.” – The Metal Mayan

“…Ov Sulfur will no doubt appeal to fans of Lorna Shore and Winds of Plague, but there’s more to ‘The Burden ov Faith’ than a trendy cash-in. If blackened ‘core needs a sing-along band, Ov Sulfur has effectively taken that role.” – Metal Sucks

Next month, Ov Sulfurwill embark on an extensive North American tour with Chelsea Grin,Carnifex, and Left to Suffer – see below for all dates! Tickets are available at:

Album artwork by: MM Fabrications (design) & Blaqk Rabbit (photo)

Chelsea Grin tour dates
w/ Carnifex, Left to Suffer, Ov Sulfur
Apr. 13, 2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
Apr. 14, 2023 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Apr. 15, 2023 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Apr. 16, 2023 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Apr. 18, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Apr. 19, 2023 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
Apr. 20, 2023 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Apr. 21, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Apr. 22, 2023 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Apr. 23, 2023 – Grand Rapids @ Elevation
Apr. 25, 2023 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
Apr. 26, 2023 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Apr. 27, 2023 – Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
Apr. 28, 2023 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 29, 2023 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Apr. 30, 2023 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 2, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
May 3, 2023 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
May 5, 2023 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage *
May 7, 2023 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
May 8, 2023 – Gastonia, NC @ The Rooster ^
May 9, 2023 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
May 10, 2023 – Orlando, FL @ Level 13
May 12, 2023 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 13, 2023 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
May 14, 2023 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
May 16, 2023 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 17, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
^=Ov Sulfur headliner
*=w/ Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Ov Sulfur

By Metal Lair

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