Ovtlier, and their new video, “Spineless,” featuring UPON A BURNING BODY‘s Danny Leal. “Spineless” discusses the horrors in today’s sickness and society; it was inspired by vocalist/primary songwriter, Joey Arena‘s experience with watching his grandmother pass on and his “personal views on medical and governmental studies: that we are nothing but lab rats and test subjects.”
Recently signed with The Label Group, an INgrooves distributed label the video follows up their latest release, What Doesn’t Kill You, which garnered attention from Revolver, Loudwire, Alt Press, ABC News, Metal Nexus, and more. Ovtlier have already captured the hearts of more than 60K daily followers online, more than 2.5 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube, over half a million streams Spotify, and have been selling out shows around the Northeast. Their latest release, What Doesn’t Kill You takes the listener on a roller-coaster jaunt. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn, Periphery and others, Ovtlier brings the rock and metal edge to a new height of intensity.
Inspired by everything 80’s to 90s grunge and NuMetal, Arena began playing guitar at the age of 11 on an old 3-string guitar. After achieving commercial success with his band, Young Bloods, Arena re centered himself and began traveling 8 hours from Rochester to Cleveland in search of an identity and definition for what would become Ovtlier’s debut EP, What Doesn’t Kill You. Playing sold-out hometown shows, touring the states and rapidly growing their fan-base among all types of music fans. Housing a hybrid sound that cross-pollinates into other sub-genres, giving a formula to freedom in songwriting and forever being able to validate surprise in their releases to come. Ovtlier is set out to deliver their most personal and intense work yet.