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In My Sanctuary


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Sacrifice 08:11
Nostalgia 10:39
Resignation 04:43


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.


released December 6, 2017

Norikazu Chiba - Guitar
Yu Tokuda - Drums
Yosuke Jinnouchi - Guitar
Shin-ichi Tahara - Bass

All songs by OVUM

String arrangements by Norikazu Chiba

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Haruhisa Tanaka (PURRE GOOHN)

Photography by Naoya Seko


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OVUM Tokyo, Japan

OVUM are a four-piece instrumental rock band originating from Tokyo, Japan.

New inspiration gained during their 2014 European tour spurred OVUM to radically change their musical direction. This development saw the band take on a more expressive style of playing defined by the members as "metal-oriented instrumental rock," with a heavier and more aggressive approach built onto their core sound. ... more

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