Ov Sulver Team Up with Slaughter to Prevail’s Alex Terrible for Sinister Single ‘Befouler’

Hot off the announcement of their forthcoming album The Burden Ov Faith (dropping March 24th) blackened deathcore outfit Ov Sulfur return to not only tantalise our senses, but increase heart rates with their brand-spankin’ new song ‘Befouler‘ featuring the one and only Alex Terrible of Slaughter To Prevail.

Commencing with their menacing synth, the song quickly explodes as Ricky takes centre stage with his daunting gutturals, but as the chorus hits, he offers cleans that switch back and forth like duelling knights in medieval times. The drums are intense and when the breakdown hits, the china ‘ting’ is nothing short of a chef’s kiss, especially when serving as an introduction to Alex’s bellowing vocals which are as sinister as they are fulfilling.

On ‘Befouler‘, frontbeast Ricky Hoover shares:

“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.”

Relate that to your own line of work, or your personal life and you’ve got a killer soundtrack to scream along to. I know I was!

On the song and forthcoming album, 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!”

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.

Words by Paul ‘Browny’ Brown @brownypaul

Stream ‘Befouler‘ and Pre-order The Burden Ov Faith here

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Ov Sulfur – The Burden Ov Faith tracklisting

1. Stained in Rot
2. Befouler (feat. Alex Terrible of Slaughter to Prevail)
3. Unraveling (feat. Taylor Barber of Left To Suffer)
4. Death Ov Circumstance
5. Earthen
6. A Path to Salvation?
7. I, Apostate
8. Wide Open (feat. Howard Jones of Light The Torch)
9. The Inglorious Archetype
10. The Burden Ov Faith (feat. Kyle Medina of Bodysnatcher and Lindsay Schoolcraft)

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