PHOTO: Alex Bemis



Michigan’s Of Virtue have released their brand new single “Sober,” a cautionary tale on substance abuse taken from their upcoming full-length album Omen, out September 29 via Arising Empire

Watch the “Sober” video here

On the new track, the band comments, “‘Sober’ is a cautionary tale about the effects that addiction can have not only on the user, but friends, family or anyone that is close to them. It is hitting that ‘rock bottom’ with no where else to go except for finally turning over a new leaf. It can be hard to accept accountability for your actions when it has damaged so many things and make it harder to stop the self destructive behaviour that got you there in the first place.”

Delving further into the deep-rooted substance abuse culture, they continue, “The substance abuse has gotten out of control and you start to see the effects it can have on not only yourself, but the ones you care about. People often distance themselves from those who display toxic behaviours and patterns out of self preservation. The song relays that the user understands this but cannot stop themselves from their own impulses and self destructive behaviours, despite the irreparable damage they are doing. Being sober requires accountability, which is only attained by taking responsibility and accepting the truth and consequences of your actions. In the end, we want to believe that if we simply stop using that all of their problems will go away — but at the same time, using seems to be the only thing that can give comfort since there is no one left to turn to.”

Omen will be available in limited colored vinyl and CD, along with unique merch options at the Arising Empire online shop, Impericon, and band shop. Pre-order Omenhere.

“Three years in the making and feeling as if it’s the most significant one in our timeline thus far, this album was by far the most difficult to create in many more ways than one, and one of the most emotional experience for us,” the band says. “Hope that it helps you through your time of need, the way it did us.”

“Cold Blooded”
Cut Me Open
“Floating” (Feat. Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker)
“True Colors”
“False Idols”

Of Virtue combinse an eclectic taste for the melodic, catchy, and ethereal with a foundation seeping with  brooding, thick guitars, thanks to guitarists Damon Tate and Mike Valadez, along with a penchant for multi-faceted vocal tonalities shared by vocalists Tyler Ennis and Damon Tate. All of this is brought together by the monstrous rhythm section featuring Ryan Trinh on drums. With this lineup at their disposal, Of Virtue have cemented themselves a diverse and engaging act, drawing influence from all types and styles of music to create something their own. With, Omen, on the way they have even further expanded on what makes them who they are, and by doing so they bring a warning — tread lightly and base today on yesterday or you may not get to tomorrow.
Tyler Ennis | Vocals
Damon Tate | Guitar + Vocals
Michael Valadez | Guitar
Ryan Trinh | Drums


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