[Cover photo credit to Blaqk Rabbit]
Having recently completed a sold-out North American tour with labelmates Lorna Shore, plus Aborted, Ingested and Angelmaker, Blackened Deathcore outfit Ov Sulfur has released a new standalone single via Century Media Records.
The song “Death Ov Circumstance” is accompanied by a video, once again a joint effort of Vicente Cordero and MM Fabrications. The song takes on the destructive side of religion and focuses on the Salem Witch Trials. The video picks a character from this event and shows her quest for revenge.
Vocalist Ricky Hoover comments:
This is another perspective on the poison that is religion. Rather than directly attack the current church, I looked back on history to the Salem Witch Trials. That was a time when Christianity persecuted others, while its believers either picked up their torches at worst or turned a blind eye at best – a pretty terrible best case scenario. This is a scenario that’s repeated itself throughout history during slaughters such as the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.
Our video is more a fantasy world where the witches get their revenge. After one of her friends and her baby are burned alive, she and her friends come back to enact some sweet justice.
Guitarist/vocalist Chase Wilson adds regarding the track’s music:
After the full-on brutal attack of ‘Stained in Rot,’ here’s a song with…ZERO BLAST BEATS! Don’t worry, though, the song kicks in HARD with a churning war march and only lets up for our best melodic hooks yet. In fact, hearing the unfinished version of this track is what really opened our eyes to how diverse Ricky’s vocals were – not just in screaming but also singing. Wait until you hear the bridge!
The band arrived with their self-released first EP with 2021’s Oblivion, which helped lay out a blueprint for the sound of Ov Sulfur.