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OvO's ninth album, "Creatura," is out today on Dio Drone Records. The veteran Italian duo's raw and dramatic sound is a unique mix of primitive industrial, horror-movie ambience, and noise-rock punishment, led by the theatrically demonic vocals of Stefania Pedretti.
Pedretti and co-conspirator Bruno Dorella have spent the past 16 years releasing albums on labels like Load Records (Lightning Bolt, Prurient), and performing across the globe with the likes of Godflesh and Thrones for a total of almost 1,000 shows to date. More...
"Freakout," the latest track off upcoming new OvO album, "Creatura," has now come online and can be heard below.
A "dirgy ocean of pulsating noise," this new track is a prime slice of the veteran Italian duo's raw and dramatic sound – a unique mix of primitive industrial, horror-movie ambience, and noise-rock punishment, led by the theatrically demonic vocals of Stefania Pedretti.
Out next Friday, December 9th, on Dio Drone Records, "Creatura" is OvO's ninth full-length album. It was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy, mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse). More...
Another anthem of bare-bones industrial/noise-rock occultism, "Eternal Freak" comes online today and appears on the Italian duo OvO's ninth album, "Creatura," coming December 9th via Dio Drone Records. Check it out below or over at TheQuietus.com here.
"Creatura" was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy; it was mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse).
Over its 16-year career, OvO has played a total of almost 1,000 shows across the world, with bands like Godflesh, Thrones, and Nadja. OvO will be touring throughout 2017, with full details still to come. More...
New OvO song "Zombie Stomp," the veteran Italian duo's newest anthem of bare-bones industrial metal occultism, has come online and can be heard below.
OvO's Stefania Pedretti and Bruuno Dorella mark dark magic out of primitive industrial sounds and Pedretti's theatrically demonic vocals. Dorella pounds out minimal cadences on a mix of acoustic and electronic percussion, as Pedretti casts spells in her own arcane language –"there are no lyrics," she explains.
A combination of guitars and synths sets a driving, end-of-the-world tone. But as Moore notes, there are melodies to be found underneath the fog. "Zombie Stomp" appears on the band's ninth album "Creatura," due out December 9th on Italian label Dio Drone.
"Creatura" was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy; it was mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse). More...
The genre defiant, avant experimentalists from OvO are pleased to premiere the official new video for "I Cannibali." The eye-popping 3D animated clip was created by the MegaBaita collective.
A meticulous creation from beginning to end, "I Cannibali" took a month to properly produce, including the construction of its many models, the animation and the final edit. The technique required the fabrication of more than a thousand moving objects in two minutes. Every image has been hand drawn on paper and only freeware programs were used in its manipulation.
Tonight the twisted noise merchants in Gnaw will lay waste to Belgium with their harrowing odes of tension, terror, and torment.
From there, the crude collective will march on to France to join unholy forces with the experimental sound serpents in Italy's OvO for an eight-date incursion of audio indecency.
The sonic disassembly will continue upon Gnaw's return at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on May 8th where the unit will deafen non-believers alongside The Body, Whitehorse and Theologian. Then on May 16th, Gnaw will crush the dreams of the hopeful and the damned as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest in Queens. Details are as follows:
4/26/2014 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE w/ Alos
4/27/2014 Terminus - Rennes, FR w/ OvO
4/28/2014 Pavillon Sauvage - Toulouse, FR w/ OvO, Cober Ord, Toys 'R' Noise
4/29/2014 Les Instants Chavirès - Paris, FR w/ OvO
4/30/2014 Le Bocal - Caen, FR w OvO, Pan D, Matiara Damansara
5/01/2014 The Victoria - London, UK w/ OvO, Shitwife
5/02/2014 Sound City Festival @ Mellomello - Liverpool, UK w/ OvO
5/03/2014 The 13th Note - Glasgow, UK w/ OvO, Black Sun, Orval Carlos Sibelius
5/04/2014 Leave Me Here All Day Fest @ The Cluny - Newcastle, UK w/ OvO, Necro Deathmort
5/08/2014 St Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Whitehorse, The Body, Theologian
5/16/2014 Red Bull Music Academy Festival @ Knockdown Center - Queens, NY
New York demented noise peddlers Gnaw will be showering Austin ears this week with corrosive canticles at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase March 11th alongside Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand, Iron Reagan, Youth Code, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja.
The following month, Gnaw will spread further audio plague across Europe with OvO for a run of live rituals through Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. But the sonic deconstruction won't end there. On May 16th, Gnaw will crush the dreams of the hopeful as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest alongside Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay, Wolf Eyes, Bastard Noise, Lubomyr Melnyk, Skullflower, Okkyung Lee, Clipping and more.
See Gnaw live: More...
Genre smashing avant experimentalists, OvO, is out now with the mammoth "Abisso" full-length. Issued via Supernatural Cat, "Abisso" finds the curious noise duo of Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella taking unorthodox compositions to entirely new dark, rhythmic, and often suffocating realms.
Today, Pitchfork is offering up a a stream of "Fly Little Demon" featuring Carla Bozulich's Evangelista. Check out the eight minute track at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Where Cor Cordium and previous offering, CroceVia, were veritable points-of-no-return for their minimal rock structures with Dorella's half drum set and Pedretti's guitar and penetrating vocal gymnastics swirling into a detached otherworldly kingdom of curiosity, Abisso travels far beyond those confines, using contemporary music tools to maintain their unparalleled creativity and eternal evolution. Samples, drum machines, pads, field recordings and synths converge into a harrowingly alluring sound that haunts the ears with ancestral urgency.
"With the help of Giulio 'Ragno' Favero at the mixing desk, Giovanni Versari's mastering, and the friendly collaboration of Gnaw's Alan Dubin (OLD and Khanate) and Carla Bozulich with her full band, Evangelista, OvO have traversed into new territories of extreme and adventurous listeners are taking notice."
Genre defying act OvO will release "Abisso" next month via Supernatural Cat and as the band enters its 13th year in existence. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Abisso opens a new artistic era for this duo, formed by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella. There's a renewed richness in their sound, brought to the forefront by their meticulous use of samples, drum machines, pads, field recordings and synths.
"Cor Cordium and previous offering, CroceVia were veritable points-of-no-return for their minimal rock structures with Dorella's half drum set and Pedretti's guitar and penetrating vocal gymnastics swirling into a distant realm of wonder. The new challenge is to go beyond those confines, using contemporary music tools to maintain their unparalleled creativity and eternal evolution.
"With the help of Giulio 'Ragno' Favero at the mixing desk, Giovanni Versari's mastering, and the friendly collaboration between Gnaw's Alan Dubin (OLD, Khanate) and Carla Bozulich's Evangelista, OvO have crossed into new territories of extreme artistry."
Today fans and adventurists can witness the sounds of "A Dream Within A Dream" in the player below. OvO will release "Abisso" on November 4th via Supernatual Cat. More...
In celebration of the birth of "Abisso," the forthcoming new studio endeavor from Italian avant noise weavers, OvO, today the band has disclosed further album details as well as a video for the track "Tokoloshi."
Check out the new music video below. OvO will release "Abisso" on November 4th via Supernatual Cat. The following press release was also issued:
"Though OvO is a tricky band to pinpoint, it's easy to identify the evolution from Assassine's total improv to Cor Cordium's radical noise rock. Abisso marks a new artistic era for this eclectic twosome, formed by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella. There's a renewed richness to their sound, brought on by the use of samples, drum machines, pads, field recordings and synths. Cor Cordium and its predecessor, CroceVia, were veritable points of no return for their minimal rock designs, engaged in making as much sound as possible with very few elements: Dorella's half drum set, Pedretti's guitar and incredible voice.
"The new challenge is to go beyond those confines, using contemporary music tools to maintain their unparalleled creativity and eternal evolution. With the help of Giulio 'Ragno' Favero at the mixing desk, Giovanni Versari's mastering, and the friendly collaboration of Gnaw's Alan Dubin (formed OLD and Khanate) and Carla Bozulich with her full band, Evangelista, OvO have crossed into new territories of extreme artistry." More...
The genre-collapsing OvO is pleased to announce the release of new album, "Abisso," on November 4th via the vessel of all things Italian and loud, Supernatual Cat Records. The following press release was issued about the band:
"The duo, made up of Bruno Dorella on a stripped back drum kit and Stefania Pedretti handling vocals and guitars, will be entering a thirteenth year together, showing no signs of relenting in the sonic exploration.
"OvO's live repertoire has seen them play everywhere from Europe to Mexico to Israel and everywhere in between alongside a host of sound-benders including Nadja, KK Null, Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke, Rollerball, Thrones, SubArachnoidSpace, Zenigeva, Lightning Bolt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Estradasphere, Steve Mc Kay, Trencher, Ludicra, Bill Horist, USA Is a Monster, White Mice, Bastard Noise, Zu, Larsen, Jarboe, and A Hawk and a Hacksaw.
"Having truly mastered the art of crafting sharp and incredibly loud dynamic noise, OvO's sound veers from bellyache sludge to simmering and shimmering compositions that ooze rock 'n' roll from punk-stained pores.
"Stay tuned for further OvO details in the coming weeks."
Italian duo OvO has just unleashed a first official video, filmed for the track "Marie," which falls from the band's latest full-length creation of off-kilter and unclassifiable heavy rock, "Cor Cordium." Inspired by horror b-movies, the "Marie" video was shot in the belly of Berlin's fetish/bondage performance scene under the supervision of Italian director/filmmaker Mauro Diciocia. Experience the madness below.
Experimental noise duo OvO recently inked a deal with Supernatural Cat Records. The band's upcoming sixth album "Cor Cordium" will see release on April 18th, 2011.
To give the public a first taste of the release, UK-based Rock-A-Rolla Magazine is hosting a stream of "Marie," the third track from "Cor Cordium." You can listen to the song in the player below.
Experimental duo OvO has signed a deal with Supernatural Cat Records. In a brief statement from the label this week, Supernatural Cat stated:
"We're proud to announce that OvO joined Supernatural Cat. OvO is not noise, not metal, not doom, not punk, not rock and roll, even if there’s a little bit of influence from all of these genres. It’s not free, nor avant, and definitely not improv. For once, yes, we can really say we can't file a band!"
OvO's upcoming album "Cor Cordium" is due out in the spring 2011 via Supernatural Cat. You can also check out the band's music via the OvO MySpace page.