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OvO: “La Morte Muore (Part 3)” is the new single from the album “Ignoto” out on September 23th, 2022 on Artoffact Records – European tour announcement

Ignoto is the new and tenth album by OvO, legendary Italian duo formed by Stefania Pedretti (? Alos, Allun) and Bruno Dorella (Ronin, Bachi da Pietra, Tiresia , GDG Modern Trio, Sigillum S). The album will be released on September 23rd, 2022 on CD, vinyl and digital by Canadian label Artoffact Records.

Following Miasma – dating back to February 2020 – and the chaos afterwards, OvO felt the need of an album that would be different from the others, that would have new elements, some of which might be refined in the future, but also the need to continue the discourse that began with Miasma. In fact, if on one hand the band continues to evolve as it has always done over its career of more than twenty years, on the other hand the Miasma Tour was greatly compromised by the fact that the album came out right after the start of the pandemic leaving the band with the desire to continue performing those songs during the next tour.

Ignoto contains two tracks both having four movements and lasting over twenty minutes. In this sense the album could be described as doom or sludge but with OvO nothing is ever that simple. The electronic elements that have been present over recent years are still there and play important roles in both pieces.

Above all, however, the lyrics are composed of complete sentences in Italian, a thing which rarely happened in the past. Stefania Pedretti took her inspiration from science fiction and horror classics (Octavia E. Butler, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Clive Barker, Ambrose Bierce…) bringing out the more esoteric side.

The musical language dilates (and for this reason this album will most likely remain unique in OvO’s discography) whereas the lyrical side is enriched with explicit meaning compared to the past where the lyrics where left up to interpretation. Ignoto means “unknown” in italian. It refers to what happened in the last two years in the world and to the band members personally. Especially Pedretti experienced some major health issues that changed her perspective on many things. But most of all it refers to what expects all of us next.

First single La Morte Muore (Part 2) means that death dies, literally. It’s the album’s manifesto. A sludge vision, morbid but poetic. Science fiction and reality meet in the twilight zone. Second excerpt Distillati Di Tenebre (Part 1) is a crust assault, a black metal madness. In an album which is mostly slow and abstract, a kick in the face in OvO’s punk style. Distillati Di Tenebre (Part 1) is also the beginning of the collaboration between OvO and video artist Sara Dresti. “This is a very dark track from a very dark album, and Sara has a very dark sight. She works at night, and somehow you can feel it. Sara will turn the whole album into a video project. So this is not only a commission, but a real artistic collaboration, where music and video are in a tight dialogue. The city. People. Animals. Night. An unsafe feeling. Everything seen through eyes that are not human“.

Available today August 19th on all digital platforms, the brand new single La Morte Muore (Part 3) is a bolero, or a march, to enhance Stefania’s lyrics.

Tour 2022

30/09/2022 BE Brussels Magasin4

27/10/2022 SLO Ljubljana Gromka

28/10/2022 CRO Zagreb Mochvara

29/10/2022 AT Linz Stadtwerkstatt

30/10/2022 CZ Prague Underdogs

31/10/2022 PL Wroclaw Liverpool

1/11/2022 PL Warsaw Hydrozagadka

2/11/2022 PL Gdansk Drizzly Grizzly

3/11/2022 DE Berlin Arkaoda

4/11/2022 DE Leipzig zxrx

5/11/2022 DE Karlsruhe P8

6/11/2022 CH Bern TBA

12/11/2022 IT Macerata Dong

17/11/2022 IT Bari International Gender Festival

19/11/2022 IT Busto Arsizio Gagarin

25/11/2022 IT Roma Forte Prenestino

11/12/2022 IT Bologna Freakout


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