“‘Hypocrite’ is all about the negativity building up inside of us — everything that you hate about yourself, looking at you in the mirror,” the band says. “We know who we are, but we refuse to change, eroding our potential by burning bridges in the meantime.”
Produced by Andrew Baylis (Sleeping With Sirens) and Evan McKeever (VRSTY), mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein, known for his work for Spiritbox, Dayseeker, and Volumes, and visualized by Dana Willax and Orie McGinness (Bad Omens, Wage War, Kingdom of Giants), this blistering new track will hit you straight in the face and leaves no doubt that this four-piece’s future is looking explosive.
From opening slots on regional tours to reaching #28 on Billboard’s Current Hard Music chart, performing in over 30 countries across three continents, and accruing over 6 million streams on Spotify alone, Of Virtue’s steady growth is impressive. The band combines a taste for the melodic, catchy, and ethereal with punishing breakdowns and immolating riffs. Their style is multi-faceted and fans of all heavy genres will find something they love in this music.
Watch the previously released video for “Sinner,” which is climbing the radio charts, here.
Of Virtue were formed in 2008 and catapulted onto 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 became a staple within its local scene. Of Virtue issued their debut full-length Heartsoundsin 2011, followed by an extensive regional touring cycle. The album found the band expanding on the sound that defined its earlier effort, with lyrics speaking of positivity and determination. It was sonically vicious, yet passionate and inspiring. In 2015, the band dropped Salvation, a sprawling and ambitious example of meticulous and melodic metalcore. Third full-length What Defines You arrived in 2019. That album marked incorporation of alternative styles into a backbone of bold, robust metalcore. Even in the setting of a global pandemic, Of Virtue continued to blossom worldwide, accruing new listeners and fans, effectively expanding their reach even in a time where live performances were all but impossible.
OF VIRTUE ARE:
Tyler Ennis | Vocals
Damon Tate | Guitar + Vocals
Michael Valadez | Guitar
Ryan Trinh | Drums