New release

 

We are happy to announce that we will be releasing a new full-length album "In My Sanctuary" on December 6, 2017.

 

 

In My Sanctuary

 

OVUM - In My Sanctuary

1. Childhood's End
2. Sacrifice
3. The Age Of Blue
4. Bloom In The Dark
5. Nostalgia
6. Resignation
7. The Light Illuminates My Heart
8. Still Longing

 

Out Dec 6, 2017

Japan / Penguinmarket Records: CD
China and Europe / Pest Productions: CD
Bandcamp: Digital Album

 

 

OVUM's 2nd album "ascension" (released in 2013) was intended as an opera omnia of their collective experiences since formation—a culmination of the band's style up until that point. Unfortunately, this also meant that on completing it, the members found that they had lost the motivation to keep writing music, that they had taken their sound to its logical conclusion.

 

Through repeated trial and error, the band began searching for the next true sound that would speak to them, but then realized it was the sheer passion that had accompanied them in their formative years when they were first awakened to music that was the root and source of their musical expression. Based on this, OVUM decided on taking a heavier, more aggressive approach—to run with the sound that had captivated them from the start.

 

In March 2016, OVUM demonstrated this new "instrumental rock band" concept with the release of a 3-track EP, "Nostalgia," that merged well-defined rhythms using twin pedal with metal-inspired guitar riffs.

 

Four years on, the band returns with a full-length album, "In My Sanctuary," and with it a solid, freshly acquired originality that can be described as "metal-oriented instrumental rock," pushing to greater heights their newfound aggressiveness and the beautiful melodies that remain at their core. To further drive home this point, the album also features a string quartet, lending eye-opening ferocity and intricacy to dramatic compositions woven by both the quartet and OVUM themselves, as well as to the songwriting skills that first give their vision life.

 

"In My Sanctuary" is OVUM's career magnum opus, given flesh through the band's renowned compositional skills and musical tenacity.

 

 

2013年にリリースされた 2ndアルバム "ascension" は、OVUM が結成以来試みてきたスタイルの集大成となり、その完成と共にバンドは従来の延長線上にある楽曲を書き続けるモチベーションを失った。

自分達が本当に鳴らすべき音楽を求めて試行錯誤を繰り返す中、自身が音楽に目覚めた頃の初期衝動を伴うピュアな情熱こそが表現の根源であることを自覚し、音楽に魅了されるきっかけとなったヘヴィーでアグレッシブなアプローチを取り入れることを選択した。

2016年3月にリリースした3曲入りEP "Nostalgia" では、メタル色を帯びたギターリフとツインペダルを用いた鋭いリズムが融合し、インストゥルメンタルロックバンドとしての新しいスタイルを提示した。

そしてフルアルバムとしては4年ぶりとなる今作 "In My Sanctuary" において、OVUM は新たに手にした攻撃性とバンドの核である美しき旋律をさらなる高みに押し上げ、"メタルオリエンテッドインストゥルメンタルロック" とも呼べる確固たるオリジナリティを獲得した。

また、今作ではストリングカルテットを起用しており、弦とバンドが織りなすドラマチックな楽曲群における激しさと緻密さ、そしてそれを描き切る構成力には目を見張るばかりだ。かねてから定評のある作曲能力と積み重ねてきたバンドの強度をいかんなく発揮した、キャリア最高の傑作である。

 

 

 

(October 19, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

December 10, 2017 @ Shimokitazawa ERA - Tokyo, Japan

 

 

JAPAMOSPHERE 2017

 

Tokyo Jupiter Records presents "JAPAMOSPHERE 2017"

W/ heaven in her arms / threestepstotheocean (Italy) / Nine Eleven (France) / Archaique Smile / Presence of soul / December / Of decay and sublime

Open 2:00PM / Start 2:30PM
Adv. 3500yen / Door 4000yen

RE-ENTRY FREE | NO SMOKING

 

Tickets: e+ | email to here
Shimokitazawa ERA: http://s-era.jp/

(September 18, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

European tour 2017

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in Europe in this August with THURM and Isolate.

 

 

European tour 2017

 

Monochromeheit presents
OVUM(JP) / THURM(DE/AT) / isolate(JP) European summer tour 2017

 

August 2 at Garage Deluxe - München, Germany *
August 3 at Ebrietas - Zürich, Sweitzerland *
August 4 at DEEP INSIDE KLUB ROCK - Dijon, France *
August 5 at New Noise Fest #12 - Karlsruhe, Germany
August 6 at Café na půl cesty - Prag, Czech Republic
*=without isolate

(May 25, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

NEW NOISE FEST #12

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing at NEW NOISE FEST #12 in Karlsruhe, Germany on August 5.

 

 

NEW NOISE FEST #12

 

http://blog.newnoisefest.de/

(April 15, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

New release

 

We will be releasing a split 7 inch vinyl with a picture of her on April 22, 2017.

 

 

Split

 

OVUM / a picture of her - Split (7 inch Vinyl and Digital Download)

Side A / Track 1: OVUM - Cinder
Side B / Track 2: a picture of her - waltzer in Warsaw

 

Label: None / APOV-001
Format: 7 inch Vinyl / Data
Release: April 22, 2017

 

(March 12, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

OVUM / a picture of her split 7 inch vinyl release party

 

We are happy to announce that we will release a split 7 inch vinyl with a picture of her and play a release show for it on April 22, 2017.

 

 

#2_flyer

 

April 22, 2017 @ Kichijoji WARP - Tokyo, Japan

 

a picture of her & OVUM present "#2"
- OVUM / a picture of her Split 7 inch Vinyl Release Party -
Acts: OVUM / a picture of her

Open 6:30 pm / Start 7:00 pm
Adv. 2500 yen / Door 3000 yen
*Advance ticket with 7" Vinyl and Download code: 3500 yen

Ticket: ticket@ovum-japan.com
Kichijoji WARP: warp.rinky.info

 

 

More details will be available soon.

(January 22, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

February 19, 2017 @ Shibuya LUSH - Tokyo, Japan

(December 5, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Live in Malaysia 2016

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in Malaysia.
Details are below:

 

 

Live in Malaysia 2016

 

November 12, 2016 @ Live Fact - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

OVUM Live in Kuala Lumpur 2016
Acts: OVUM / mutesite / On A Trip / TBC
Time 8:30PM
Pre-Sale Ticket: RM38 / Door Ticket: RM58

Ticket: dongtaidu@gmail.com

(October 11, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

New video

 

We performed "The Age Of Blue" at studio Zot in Tokyo, Japan on Sep 2, 2016.
This song will be included in our forthcoming album.

Check it out.

 

 

(October 7, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Rosetta Japan tour 2016 with OVUM

 

We are happy to announce that OVUM will be touring Japan with Rosetta (Philadelphia, PA) from Dec 1 to Dec 4. Hope to see you at the shows.

 

 

Rosetta Japan tour 2016

 

Tokyo Jupiter Records presents Rosetta Japan tour 2016 with OVUM

 

December 1 @ Shibuya TSUTAYA O-nest - Tokyo
December 2 @ Shinsaibashi CONPASS - Osaka
December 3 @ Kamimaezu CLUB ZION - Nagoya
December 4 @ Shimokitazawa ERA - Tokyo

 

Tickets go on sale on October 10
Dec 1 (Thu): e+, Ticket PIA, LAWSON and O-nest
Dec 2 (Fri): e+
Dec 3 (Sat): TBA
Dec 4 (Sun): e+, LAWSON and ERA

(October 1, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

October 13, 2016 @ Shimokitazawa ERA - Tokyo, Japan

(September 19, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

2016 China tour documentary

 

We uploaded a new video - 2016 China tour documentary.
Check it out!

 

 

Directed by Naoya Seko

(August 28, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Nostalgia Limited Edition Cassette

 

We are pretty excited to announce that we will release "Nostalgia" on tape together with Silenceless on August 11, 2016.

 

You can now order it here:
http://ovum.bandcamp.com/album/nostalgia

 

 

Nostalgia_Cassette

(August 10, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

VENUE CHANGE on May 31, 2016

 

LINEOUT (Hangzhou) has changed to REAL LIVE (Xiamen).
Hope to see you there!

 

 

China tour 2016

 

OVUM China tour 2016

 

May 27, 2016 @ No.9 Livehouse - Zhuhai, China
May 28, 2016 @ Live Wild Sky festival - Guangzhou, China
May 29, 2016 @ SPIRIT Festival - Xian, China
May 31, 2016 @ REAL LIVE - Xiamen, China
June 1, 2016 @ YYT - Shanghai, China
June 2, 2016 @ Ola Art Space - Nanjing, China

(May 8, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

China tour 2016

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in China.

 

 

China tour 2016

 

OVUM China tour 2016

 

May 27, 2016 @ No.9 Livehouse - Zhuhai, China
May 28, 2016 @ Live Wild Sky festival - Guangzhou, China
May 29, 2016 @ SPIRIT Festival - Xian, China
May 31, 2016 @ LINEOUT - Hangzhou, China
June 1, 2016 @ YYT - Shanghai, China
June 2, 2016 @ Ola Art Space - Nanjing, China

(April 21, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

SPIRIT FEST in Xi'an, China

 

 

spiritfest_1spiritfest_2

 

We will be playing at SPIRIT FEST in Xi'an, China on May 29. Our 2016 China tour dates will come soon.

(March 27, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

New video

 

OVUM - "Nostalgia" Official Video

 

 

Photography and video edit: Naoya Seko

 

This clip is a collection of photos taken by our good friend and photographer Naoya Seko, who has provided us much support over the years. He also edited the final version of this clip.

 

The photos were to be used in the cover art for our new release. As we could only go with one photo in the end, we decided to create this video to share some of the many other amazing images that he captured.

 

 

このビデオは、私達の友人であり、いつも活動をサポートしてくれている写真家 Naoya Seko が撮影した写真を素材とし、彼が編集した。

私達は今作のジャケット写真を彼に依頼し、彼は多くの写真を提供してくれた。ジャケットとして採用されたのは当然のことながら1枚のみだが、それ以外にも良い写真がたくさんあったので、それらを使ってビデオを作ることを考えた。

 

(February 12, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

New release

 

We are happy to announce that we will be releasing new 12 inch vinyl "Nostalgia" on March 3, 2016.

 

 

Nostalgia

 

OVUM / Nostalgia

A1. Nostalgia
A2. The Nexus
B1. Bleeding Grace

 

Label: Paradise Lost Records / PLRD-1005
Format: 12 inch Vinyl / Data
Release: March 3, 2016

 

 

"Metal-oriented instrumental rock" -- I guess that would be one way to sum up our sound.

Our 2nd album, "ascension," was released in 2013. It was a culmination of the musical experiences we had been building since we first started out as a band. It also was the end of our motivation for writing the kind of music we had written up until that point.

We began experimenting with how we played, searching for that new sound we wanted to convey. It wasn't until September 2014 when the band was touring in Europe that we found the inspiration to try a new form of expression with a heavier, more aggressive approach.

 

 

Metal oriented instrumental rock - 私達が提示する音楽のスタイルはこのように呼ぶことができるかもしれない。

2013年にリリースした 2nd アルバム "ascension" は、私達が結成以来試みてきたスタイルの集大成とも言えるもので、私達はその延長線上にある楽曲を書き続けることに対するモチベーションを失った。

自分達が本当に鳴らすべき音楽を探して試行錯誤を繰り返す中、2014年9月に敢行したヨーロッパツアーで得たインスピレーションを糧に、よりヘヴィーでアグレッシブなアプローチを取り入れた新たな表現を獲得した。

 

(February 10, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

New band photo

 

 

OVUM Feb, 2016

Photo by Taira Kurihara

(February 8, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

ahi. presents Pressed Flower Exhibition "Paradise of Shadow"

 

 

Paradise of Shadow

 

March 2, 2016 @ shibuya WWW - Tokyo, Japan

ahi. presents Pressed Flower Exhibition "Paradise of Shadow"
Exhibition: Takuto aikabe / 相壁 琢人
楽曲提供: world’s end girlfriend
Live acts: OVUM / nego(feat.toto) / ハチスノイト
Ticket: http://ahi-aikabe.com/
shibuya WWW http://www-shibuya.jp/

(January 11, 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

March 26, 2016 @ takadanobaba CLUB PHASE - Tokyo, Japan

(December 28, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Caspian Japan tour 2016

 

We are happy to announce that we will be opening for Caspian on March 6, 2016.
Details are below:

 

 

Caspian JAPAN TOUR 2016

 

March 6, 2016 @ shimokitazawa ERA - Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Jupiter Records presents Caspian Japan tour 2016
Acts: OVUM / Caspian / Presence of soul / Archaique Smile
Ticket: info@ovum-japan.com
shimokitazawa ERA http://s-era.jp/

(December 21, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

December 19, 2015 @ asagaya Studio Zot - Tokyo, Japan

(November 18, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

November 14, 2015 @ Shin-Okubo EARTHDOM - Tokyo, Japan

(July 20, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Kokomo Japan tour 2015

 

We are happy to announce that we will be opening for Kokomo (Instrumental rock band from Germany) on October 11, 2015.
Details are below:

 

 

Kokomo Japan tour 2015

 

October 11, 2015 @ shimokitazawa ERA - Tokyo, Japan

Monochromeheit presents Kokomo Japan tour 2015
Acts: OVUM / Kokomo / TOMY WEALTH and more...
Ticket: info@ovum-japan.com
shimokitazawa ERA http://s-era.jp/

(July 4, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

a picture of her & OVUM present "#1"

 

#1
September 5, 2015 @ Nishiogikubo FLAT - Tokyo, Japan

a picture of her & OVUM present "#1"

Acts: OVUM / a picture of her
Open 12:00pm / Start 12:30pm
Adv 1000yen / Door 1500yen

Ticket: info@ovum-japan.com
Nishiogikubo FLAT http://flat.rinky.info/

(June 5, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

New release

 

We are happy to announce that our new song will be included in Virgin Babylon Records' 5th Anniversary compilation album.

 

 

ONE MINUTE OLDER

 

Various Artists / ONE MINUTE OLDER - Virgin Babylon Records 5th Anniversary

 

LABEL: Virgin Babylon Records
CATALOG: VBR-025
FORMAT: CD / DATA
PRICE: CD ¥1997
Release: July 14, 2015

 

Virgin Babylon Records: www.virgin-babylon-records.com

 

(May 9, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

New bassist

 

Toru Jinguji left OVUM, Shin-ichi Tahara has joined us as a new bassist.

 

 

ovum

 

(April 23, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Live in Singapore

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in Singapore in December.
Details are below:

 

 

singapore2014

 

Date: 6th December 2014 (Saturday)
Venue: The Substation Theatre

(November 9, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

December 13, 2014 @ shinjuku ANTIKNOCK - Tokyo, Japan

(November 9, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

November 8, 2014 @ Ritsumeikan University - Kyoto, Japan

(October 1, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

October 19, 2014 @ warp - Tokyo, Japan

(August 30, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show dates added.

 

August 31, 2014 @ hisomine - Saitama, Japan
November 22, 2014 @ Lush - Tokyo, Japan

(August 17, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Europe tour 2014

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in Europe in September.

 

 

Europe tour 2014

 

OVUM Europe tour 2014 with Lastofmykind

 

September 9 @ Blatislava, Slovakia
September 10 @ Prague, Czech Republic
September 11 @ Berlin, Germany
September 12 @ Duisburg, Germany
September 13 @ Giessen, Germany
September 14 @ Freiburg, Germany

 

All dates supported by LASTOFMYKIND from Czech Republic.

(August 7, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Live in Malaysia

 

We are happy to announce that we will be playing in Malaysia in August.
Details are below:

 

 

Live in Malaysia

 

August 22 @ Sound Maker Studio - Penang, Malaysia
August 23 @ kakiseni - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(July 4, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

June 1, 2014 @ Studio246 NAGOYA - nagoya, Aichi

(April 28, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

May 31, 2014 @ ROCKETS - namba, Osaka

(March 5, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

June 7, 2014 @ FLAT - nishiogikubo, Tokyo

(March 4, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Asia tour

 

We will tour Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in the following schedule.

 

 

asia_tour

 

April 3 @ Revolver - Taipei, Taiwan
April 4 @ Musician Area - Hong Kong, China
April 5 @ B10 Live House - Shenzhen, China
April 6 @ The Void Live House - Nantong, China
April 7 @ On Stage - Shanghai, China
April 8 @ 7 Live House - Zhengzhou, China
April 9 @ Aper True Live House - Xian, China
April 11 @ Nuts Live House - Chongqing, China
April 12 @ Little Bar Live House - Chengdu, China

(March 4, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

April 4, 2014 @ Musician Area - Hong Kong, China

(February 21, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Show dates added.

 

March 1, 2014 @ Studio246 KYOTO - kyoto, Kyoto

March 2, 2014 @ TOONICE - takamatsu, Kagawa

(January 21, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Interview

 

高音質音源や音楽情報を配信しているサイト、OTOTOY にインタビューが掲載されました。

http://ototoy.jp/feature/20131113

(November 13, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

New album

 

本日、2nd アルバム "ascension" がリリースされました。

是非聴いてください。

(November 13, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

December 28, 2013 @ GROWLY - kyoto, Kyoto

(November 9, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

January 11, 2014 @ Queblick - fukuoka, Fukuoka

(November 7, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

New Video added.

 

the prayer anthem (trailer)

 

(October 30, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

OVUM presents "quiet life vol.7" - ascension release party -

 

quiet life vol.7
December 7, 2013 @ NINE SPICES - shinjuku, Tokyo

OVUM presents "quiet life vol.7"
- ascension release party -

casts: OVUM / isolate / a picture of her
open 6:00pm / start 6:30pm
adv. 2000yen / door 2500yen / with flyer 1700yen

ticket : info@ovum-japan.com
shinjuku NINE SPICES http://9spices.rinky.info/

(October 13, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

October 19, 2013 @ eggman - shibuya, Tokyo

(September 21, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

New T-shirt for women

 

PLRD-T05_1 PLRD-T05_2

 

OVUM "to dance to pray" T-Shirt
color : Black on Sherbet blue, Black on Melange Black
size : S, M, L
PRICE : 2,000yen

 

 

www.paradiselostrecords.com

(September 15, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

New T-Shirt

 

PLRD-T04_1 PLRD-T04_2

 

OVUM "blessed to be a blessing" T-Shirt
color : Yellow on Black, White on Melange Black
size : S, M, L, XL
PRICE : 2,000yen

 

 

www.paradiselostrecords.com

(September 8, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

2nd album "ascension" will be released on November 13, 2013.

 

ascension_jacket

 

Paradise Lost Records / PLRD-1004 (CD / Japan)
2310yen (incl. tax) 
2013.11.13 release
01. the prayer anthem
02. never ending rainbow
03. defection
04. your cruel virginity
05. the five sacred wounds
06. cause after effect
07. stella
08. blessing

 

 

(September 1, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

Show date added.

 

September 23, 2013 @ FEVER - shindaita, Tokyo

(August 28, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

New website

 

Welcome to our new website.

www.ovum-japan.com

(August 22, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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