Ovtlier Debuts ‘Bulletproof’ Video

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Ovtlier debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its single, ‘Bulletproof‘ Thursday through Decibel magazine. The video’s premiere comes less than a month after the band debuted the single by itself.

The video features the band performing its new single in what looks like the darkened corners of a warehouse and pairs that with footage of people taking their frustrations from their workplaces out against others in a fight club type setting. One of those people is a man who is being harassed by his boss despite doing his job the best he can. The other is a woman who has to endure being sexually harassed at her job.

According to information provided about the video, it features two fighters from Gladius Fights and Bomb Squad in the fight scenes. While the video features two people releasing their daily frustrations in such setting, the song’s lyrical theme is decidedly different, according to comments from front man Joey Arenas.

“We live in an age where everything has become politicized; from image to virus,” he said. “I have watched both bands and people label and segregate one another solely based on a difference of not character but opinion. We are force-fed so much false information by the media, although many are aware, we still have lost some humanity. I have grown impatient with the amount of ignorance and hypocrisy that spews from the puppets of this world. Anger would be an understatement. I look forward to the day people can look to grey area and realize there’s more to it all.”

Added Arenas, “‘Bulletproof’ is a call to my fellow man to remove the veils and look into the grey. These corrupt politicians are playing you. I don’t care what side you stand on or what bias feelings you hold to your “party”. I’m not left or right, up or down. I look at character and could care less about the empty promises and b******* they are selling to your emotions only to gain a vote. I refuse to be a pawn in their game.”

Arenas concluded, “We will never divide our audience based on age, sex, identity or politics, for our goal is to bring love and light together. Our “leaders” don’t want unity for that becomes a threat to agenda. I’m fed up. I want the old model to fall so we can build within its stead. It’s time for change and that starts with us.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Bulletproof’ immediately lends itself to comparison to works from Dry Kill Logic, Chimera, and Whitechapel. That is evidenced through the heavy, aggro-rock/metal style approach and sound to the song. The balance of the screams and clean vocals makes for comparisons to the likes of Tremonti and Sevendust.

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In other news, Ovtlier is serving as support for Gemini Syndrome’s headlining tour this summer. The tour, which runs more than a month, launched July 9 in Salt Lake City, UT and is scheduled to run through Aug. 15 in Albuquerque, NM. It features performances in cities, such as Joliet, IL; Nashville, TN and Akron, OH.

The tour’s remaining schedule is noted below. A Killer’s Confession, and Pushing Veronica will also serve as support for the tour. Additionally, Fozzy will join the tour for one date in place of Pushing Veronica. Eva Under Fire will take Ovtlier’s place on at least two dates.


Jul 25 | Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Jul 27 | Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz #
Jul 28 | Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse #
Jul 30 | Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre
Jul 31 | Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
Aug 01 | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Aug 03 | Ft Wayne, IN – Ft. Wayne Entertainment Center
Aug 05 | Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
Aug 06 | Akron, OH – Empire Concert Club
Aug 07 | Louisville, KY – Diamond Ballroom
Aug 08 | Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 10 | Tusla, OK – The Shrine
Aug 11 | Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Aug 12 | Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
Aug 14 | Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Aug 15 | Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

w/ Fozzy (No Pushing Veronica) †
Rock Fest + Upheaval Feativals (No Supporting Bands) ‡
w/ Eva Under Fire *direct support (No Ovtlier) #

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Amon Amarth Featured In Decibel Magazine’s New Issue

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Courtesy: Decibel Magazine/Metal Blade Records

This Friday veteran metal act Amon Amarth will release its latest full-length studio recording to the world.  The album Jomsviking is the veteran Swedish “Viking metal” act’s tenth full-length studio recording.  In anticipation of the album’s impending release Decibel magazine is featuring an interview with the band in its latest issue.

The members of Amon Amarth—Johan Hegg (vocals), Ted Lundstrom (bass), Johan Soderberg (guitar), and Olavi Mikkonen (guitar)–sat down recently with Decibel magazine to discuss the band’s new album, which is also the band’s first ever concept album, the story behind the album, the inspiration behind its creation, and more.  Fans can purchase the new issue in stores now or order it online at http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/may-2016-139.  Fans can also purchase all four variant covers of the new issue of Decibel in one bundle at https://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/bundles/products/amon-amarth-bundle.

Audiences can view the videos for two of Jomsviking’s songs—‘At Dawn’s First Light,’ and ‘First Kill’–online now via Amon Amarth’s official website at http://www.amonamarth.com.  A behind-the-scenes making of video is also available along with the noted videos and more    online now via the band’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AmonAmarthOfficial.

Amon Amarth will launch a North American tour in support of Jomsviking beginning Thursday, April 7th in San Diego, California.  The band’s current tour schedule runs through May 21st in Los Angeles, California and includes a stop in North Carolina on Wednesday, April 20th.  Entombed A.D. and Exmortus will serve as support acts for the length of the tour.  The current schedule for the tour is noted below.

 

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus

Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Apr. 8 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
Apr. 9 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Apr. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Apr. 13 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Apr. 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Apr. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Apr. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Apr. 18 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Apr. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Apr. 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 25 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr. 28 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Apr. 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth
May 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 2 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 5 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
May 6 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
May 7 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
May 9 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
May 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
May 14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
May 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
May 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater

 

Jomsviking can be pre-ordered online now via the band’s official website.  Fans can also get the latest news and updates on the band’s tour there and via the band’s official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth and via Twitter at http://twitter.com/AmonAmarthBand.

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