bio

OVO



OvO has always been one of the most active bands in the worldwide noisy rock scene. They have been known pretty much everywhere through their 900 and more gigs, their large amount of releases, including albums, singles, collaborations, tracks on compilations, dvds, and for their original, unique music. They’re a duo, formed by a little possessed singer and guitar player (Stefania Pedretti) and an enormous drummer who plays a mini-set like it was a full metal drum set. Their live performances are legendary, and they’ve played them all over the world, with extensive tours in Europe, North America, Mexico, Asia, including a lot of the main festivals.

What they do is not easy to file. It’s not noise, not metal, not doom, not punk, not rock and roll, even if there’s a little bit of all these. Certainly it’s not free nor avant nor improv. For once, we can really say that it’s a band you can’t file.

After some full lengths on their label Bar La Muerte, they release albums on American labels such as legendary Load records and Blossoming Noise, then two albums on Supernatural Cat.
Their new album “CREATURA” will be released by Dio Drone on December 09th.

They collaborated or played with the most important names of contemporary experimental rock music, and they worked for cinema projects (Frankenstein, Nosferatu) and theatre (“Aeneis V” by Lenz).

“CREATURA” continues and developes their research on mixing heavy music with electronic sounds in a natural and personal way, keeping them as a mysterious object in the worldwide scene for 18 years.
They made records or tours or shows with, among the others, Nadja, KK Null, Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke,Godflesh, Ufomammut, Jesu,Rollerball, Thrones, SubArachnoidSpace, Zenigeva, Lightning Bolt, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Estradasphere, Steve Mc Kay, Trencher, Ludicra, Bill Horist, USA Is a Monster, White Mice, Cock ESP, Bastard Noise, Zu, Larsen, Kill Me Tomorrow, Murder Junkies, Jarboe, A Hawk and a Hacksaw,Gnaw, Acid Mather Temple, The Body, Psychic TV …
Album Discography
2016 Creatura (DioDrone)
2013 Abisso (Supernatural Cat)
2011 Cor Cordium (Supernatural Cat)
2008 CroceVia (Load)
2006 Miastenia (Load)
2004 Cicatrici (Bar La Muerte)
2002 Vae Victis (Bar La Muerte)
2001 Assassine (Bar La Muerte)

Collaboration Albums

OvO/Nadja “ The Life and Death of a Wasp” (2010 Bis Aufs Messer)
OvO RMXD by Daniele Brusaschetto (2009 Blossoming Noise)
OvO/Rollerball “My First Cowboy” (2002 Bar La Muerte)

Singles

OvO/ClaudioRocchetti (split 7" 2009, Wallace records, Italy)
OvO/Sinistri (split 10” 2007, Wallace records, Italy)
OvO/MrNatural (split 7” 2006, GK, USA)
OvO/Smut (split 7” 2006, Ecstatic Yod, USA)
OvO/Cock ESP (split 7” 2006, Little Mafia, USA)

OvO/With Love (split 7", 2005 Luna records- Italy)
OvO / KK Null (split cd 3”, 2004 Bar La Muerte / Sunship - USA)
OvO/Tremor (split 7”, 2004 Cold Coffeine Addict - Germany)
OvO / Hermit ( split cdr , 2003 Where Late the Birds Sang - Slovakia )

Remix Albums
OvO Rmxd by Daniele Brusaschetto (cd 2008 Blossoming Noise, USA)
“Voodoo” (cdr 2008 Morirete Tutti records, Italy) 

Live albums
Live in Ljubljana, Radio Student, collaboration with Bill Horist (2006 FreindsandRelatives, USA)
Live at CPA, Firenze (free downloadable webalbum www.ctrlaltcanc.tk)
Live in Amerika (tape, 2004 Imvated - Belgium)

Compilations 
 "Subwoorsiv" on [ODL]documents compilation ( [ODL]documents 2010, France)
"Suoni Lontani" on A Gift for Mario Biserni compilation ( cdr and web AFE/Wallace/Ctrlaltcanc/GreySparkle/MoriremoTutti/TraZeroeUno/Sine3pm/Tanderion 2006)
"L'Anno del Cane (Alt Version)" on "Breaking Down The Barriers" (2005 Aferecords,www.aferecords.com)
"Bufera di Neve" on "To Live...Before the Justice Comes" (cd Alle Kozze/Hellnation/RadioRiot, Italia 2005)
"La Saponatrice di Ferrara" on Basemental compilation (2005 cd Basemental- Italy)
"Abisso" on Ghirigori compilation (2005 Pezzente Prod. - Italy)
“ Ukiyoe” on Industrial Cottage Volume 3 compilation (2004 cd Humbug - Norway)
“ Still Love You” on Emil & Friends compilation (2004 cd EE Tapes - USA)
 « In Ginocchio » on Nillacat compilation (2003 cd Nillacat - USA)
 “Qui e Là” on Simply Good Taste ( 2003 cd Gulcher - USA)
 “Pain Will Find a Way (Elephant Woman Mix)” on Hurts So Good (2003 cd V/VM - UK)
 "Infernale Remix" on La Zuccha Polmonate (2002 cd Wallace/Bar LaMuerte/Beware! - Italia)
"Copi" on Phi Phenomena ( 2001 cd etichette varie - USA )