Rochester-based metal band Ovtlier released the music video “Broken Bones” from their latest album What Doesn’t Kill You on January 31st, 2018. According to the band, the EP “speaks strongly about self empowerment, rising up, putting your foot down and no longer taking someones shit, for a lack of better words. I prefer the listener to take away what they want out of our music. Personally, it’s about no longer falling victim to my own demons and any self doubt.”
Inspired by 90s grunge, Joey Arena began playing guitar at the age of 11 on an old 3-string guitar. After achieving commercial success with his first band Young Bloods, Arena struggled to find himself, and soon was traveling 8 hours on weekends from Rochester to Cleveland in search of an identity and definition for what would become Ovtlier’s debut EP What Doesn’t Kill You. After adding Paul Milne on lead-guitar, Joey Lana on drums, Cosmo Pusateri on bass, and Joe Syracusa on rhythm guitar, the full line up began playing sold-out local shows and rapidly growing their fan-base among rock music fans. Following several offers from major labels, Ovtlier set out to deliver their most personal and intense work yet.