Of Virtue & Annisokay – New Stuff from Arising Empire



Release new single ‘Holy’
from upcoming album, Omen
Midwestern metal act OF VIRTUE have released their brand new single and music video for ‘Holy‘ taken from their upcoming full-length album Omen, due September 29 via Arising Empire
On the new track, the band comment: “‘I wrote “Holy” after a relationship which meant a lot to me ended. It was difficult, I wanted to apologize for who I was and “Holy” is how I made my best attempt. All in all, “Holy” is about holding yourself accountable and realizing that it’s possible that you were the reason why something, in this case my relationship, didn’t work out the way we had wanted it to.” – Tyler (vocals)
Pre-order »Omen« HERE.
“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. Hope that it helps you through your time of need, the way it did us.
Progression, or more generally, change, is a constant in music; in order to adapt and survive, you must grow and develop—no band knows this as much as Michigan heavy music act Of Virtue. Born from the blistering cold, barren fields of Michigan and erupting into an internationally recognized and critically acclaimed alternative powerhouse, Of Virtue’s growth is nothing short of jaw dropping. Whether it’s having shared their music with fans in over 30 countries across the globe, amassing a multitude of Billboard charting positions, gaining Top 50 Mediabase radio play slots, having over 20 million total streams or beyond—Of Virtue is always looking forward to change and progress, to evolve and grow.
The band combine an eclectic taste for the melodic, catchy and ethereal with a foundation seeping with  brooding, thick guitars thanks to guitarists Damon Tate & Mike Valadez along with a penchant for multifaceted vocal tonalities shared by vocalists Tyler Ennis & 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 has cemented themselves a diverse and engaging act drawing influence from all types and styles of music to create something that is truly their own.
With their next record, »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.
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Release new single ‘Throne Of The Sunset
From their upcoming new EP, Abyss Pt I, Out Sept 22
Annisokay, the dynamic German rock/metal band, has been captivating audiences since their formation in 2007.
With their exceptional blend of heavy guitar riffs, driving drum rhythms, melodic vocals, and aggressive shouts, the band has amassed a dedicated and rapidly growing fanbase across the globe.
Led by vocalist and producer Chris Wieczorek (Sawdust Recording), Annisokay have just released their brand new single ‘Throne Of The Sunset‘ taken from their upcoming new EP »Abyss Pt I«, out on September 22 via Arising Empire.
In 2022 the band released the special edition of their highly successful and critically acclaimed album »Aurora«, which entered the official German album charts on #18, being their highest chart entry to date.
»Aurora (Special Edition)« is still available as CD and colored vinyl option, holding three absolute classics remastered, ‘Coma Blue‘, ‘Good Stories‘ & their Japan bonus track ‘Parallel Universe‘ that has never been released worldwide, together with a full live set, in the actual and fresh line up with new front man Rudi Schwarzer.
Stream, purchase »Aurora (Special Edition)« as CD or vinyl HERE
Annisokay’s unique sound pushes the boundaries of the metal genre, incorporating elements of pop, progressive metal, and electronic dance music (EDM) to create a distinct and unforgettable experience. 
The band’s clean singer, Christoph Wieczorek, possesses a truly exceptional voice that conveys powerful emotions and has become a signature feature of their music. With a penchant for exploring dark moods and themes, Annisokay’s lyrics tackle social issues, human emotions, and the complexities of relationships.

Following the success of »Aurora«, Annisokay embarked on the highly successful Aurora Tour in 2022, a European headline tour that included many sold-out shows and further showcased the band’s magnetic stage presence. In

2023, the band welcomed the talented and dedicated Peter Leukhardt as their new bassist.

Annisokay’s dedication to evolution and experimentation sets them apart in the modern rock/metal landscape. As they continue to push boundaries and explore new sonic territories, the band remains committed to delivering

powerful, emotionally resonant music that leaves a lasting impact on listeners worldwide.







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