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Ov Sulfur drops new single/video, "Befouler" - featuring Alex Terrible!


On March 24th, blackened deathcore outfit Ov Sulfur will release their debut full-length, The Burden Ov Faith, via Century Media Records. For a preview of The Burden Ov Faith, the video for the new single, "Befouler" - directed/animated by Anastasia Solti with additional effects by Dylan Gould, and featuring Alex Terrible! - can be viewed at:


Vocalist Ricky Hoover comments: "Breaking away from our constant blasphemy, 'Befouler' focuses on real-life heretics who say one thing to your face but believe another. They use this false front as a pathetic defense to slowly plot your demise. This type of life became foreign to me in my years away from the music industry, but it seems the more you're in the public eye, the more you face dissenters and weaklings. I've made so many great friends through the industry, but this one is a middle finger to those who are too cowardly to even spit in your face because they only open their mouth while hiding theirs."


Guitarist/vocalist Chase Wilson adds: "This is easily our most energetic song. The technical riffing keeps you banging your head so hard you just might get lightheaded while singing along to the anthemic chorus - shout out to Ricky! By the time you get to the end, you've basically given yourself short-term memory loss and forgotten that Alex Terrible comes in to just bludgeon you to death on the final breakdown. For the video, we went with a tale of revenge that ties our early single and EP artworks to 'The Burden Ov Faith'. Rather than go with the typical animated video, we wanted it to be almost like a moving painting or storybook, complete with hyper-stylized art from the super talented Anastasia Solti. We had our friend Dylan Gould add some extra effects to really make it pulse with the music, and we're very excited to have a unique visual for one of our collective favorite songs from the album!"


The previously released singles/videos can be viewed below:


--"Wide Open":


--"Stained In Rot":


--"Death Ov Circumstance":




Pre-order The Burden Ov Faith now at: - where the record is available in the following versions:

--Standard CD jewel-case

--Black LP

--Silver LP available from USA retail (limited to 500 copies)

--Transparent red LP available from CM Distro Wholesale EU and (limited to 300 copies)

--Golden LP available from Ov Sulfur (limited to 300 copies)

--Digital album


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 Faith sees 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's the 'Oblivion' EP (2021) on steroids," says founding guitarist/vocalist Chase Wilson, joking, "I would almost call it 'Arena Black Metal' at points!"


The Burden Ov Faith kicks off with the slamming sulfuric firestorm of opener, "Stained In Rot," which teases Ricky Hoover's expanding vocal range via singing, in stark contrast to the gnarliest gutturals he's conjured from his forked tongue. "Befouler" follows with technical death metal riffing and climaxes into an unexpectedly catchy chorus, before crumbling into a brutal breakdown featuring vocalist Alex Terrible. That Hoover keeps up with the likes of that masked madman, plus guests Taylor Barber (Left To Suffer) and Kyle Medina (Bodysnatcher) is impressive though not entirely surprising. That he holds his own on an album featuring Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), however, is. Throughout and on the epic closing title track, his injection of melody is beautified by Lindsay Schoolcraft, formerly of Cradle of Filth.


"I wanted to put something out there that was as blasphemous and heavy as it was thought-provoking; I just had no idea how many people felt the same way," comments Hoover. Since their formation in 2021, Ov Sulfur has burned as bright as a Norwegian church in the night, and with a reception warmer than hell and a set of principles to guide them along their left-hand path, The Burden Ov Faith promises to be only the beginning for the rising Las Vegas collective.


The Burden Ov Faith track-listing

1. Stained In Rot        

2. Befouler (ft. Alex Terrible)

3. Unraveling (ft. Left to Suffer / Taylor Barber)    

4. Death Ov Circumstance    

5. Earthen      

6. A Path to Salvation?          

7. I, Apostate 

8. Wide Open (ft. Light The Torch / Howard Jones)          

9. The Inglorious Archetype  

10. The Burden Ov Faith (ft. Bodysnatcher / Kyle Medina and Lindsay Schoolcraft)


Ov Sulfur live

Feb. 24, 2023 - Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post ^

Feb. 25, 2023 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst ^

Feb. 26, 2023 - Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing Co. ^

Mar. 17, 2023 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards *

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 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 @ Sunshine Theater +

^=w/ Bleeding Through, Saltwound

*=album release show for The Burden Ov Faith w/ Spiritworld

+=w/ Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Left to Suffer

~=w/ Chelsea Grin, Carnifex

Tickets available at:


Ov Sulfur line-up:

Ricky Hoover - Vocals

Chase Wilson - Guitar / Vocals

Ding - Bass

Leviathvn - Drums


Ov Sulfur Discography:

Oblivion (EP) - 2021


Ov Sulfur online:

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