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shows

UPCOMING

 

 

 

-2018-



TBA

 

 

PAST

 

 

-2017-

 

09/30/17 — Katacombes — Montreal, QC

Gothfest 2017

[ Ooluu, Projekt F, End to End, Uriel, Psyche Corporation, Smirking Revenge, &c.  ]

 

09/01/17 — Fuze Box — Albany, NY

Exhuman 5th Anniversary

[ Ooluu, Statiqbloom, Wychdoktor ]

 

02/23/17 — House of TARG — Ottawa, ON

Satanic Temple of Ottawa - Charity Fundraiser

[ Hopeless Youth, Opium Winter, Ooluu, Wychdoktor ]


01/11/17 — The Brass Monkey — Ottawa, ON

[ Orgy, Powerman 5000, Death Valley High, Knee High Fox, Ooluu, Projekt F ]

 

-2016-

 

08/12/16 — Cafe Dekcuf — Ottawa, ON

[ Red Handed Denial, Ooluu, Projekt F,  Final Fall ]

 

05/28/16 — Mavericks — Ottawa, ON

[ Depths Of Hatred, Aegaeon, Ominous Eclipse, A Scar for the Wicked, Ooluu ]

 

05/06/16 — Nocturne — Toronto, ON

Canadian Music Week

[ Decoded Feedback, nTTx, Spaces of Disappearance, The Shyness of Strangers, Ooluu, Art Diktator ]

 

03/12/16 — Ritual Nightclub — Ottawa, ON

[Squid Lid, Ooluu, Graveyard Strippers, The Aphelion]

 

 

–2015–

 

08/21 — Ritual Nightclub — Ottawa, ON

[Squid Lid, Ooluu, Apriorism]

 

02/27 — Nocturne Nightclub — Toronto, ON

[Psygore, Ooluu]

 

 

–2014–

 

06/27 — Ritual Nightclub — Ottawa, ON

[Chrysalide, Encephalon, Ooluu]

 

 

–2013–

 

11/20 — Zaphod Beeblebrox — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, Danger Boy, Criticull]

 

08/31 — Avant-Garde Bar — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, Sade Slavey, No Place For Heroes]

 

08/17 — Zaphod Beeblebrox — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, False Flag Heroes, Kunkokt]

 

06/06 — Cabaret Underworld — Montreal, QC

[Red Handed Denial, Ooluu, See Through Secrecy, False Flag Heroes]

 

05/25 — The Brass Monkey — Ottawa, ON

Metal, Mayhem, Madness 6

[Rainbow Pony Power, Ooluu, A Darker Day]

 

03/25 — Zaphod Beeblebrox — Ottawa, ON

[Mad Anthony, Ooluu, Neverfriend]

 

02/15 — Cafe Dekcuf — Ottawa, ON

[Projekt F, Ooluu, Double Eyelid, Days Of Our Decay]

 

01/12 — Cafe Dekcuf — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, Hätz, Wychdoktor, Rock On Alfred]

 

 

–2012–

 

11/22 — Zaphod Beeblebrox — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, Stuck In A Hole, Danger Boy]

 

09/12 — Zaphod Beeblebrox — Ottawa, ON

[Ooluu, Meathook, Plaster Babies]

 

press

NEW:

 

"Industrial Music Monday: ooluu" — twitch00 — May 29th, 2017

[ http://twitch00.blogspot.ca/2017/05/industrial-music-monday-ooluu.html ]

 

"Critique d'album: Ooluu — 'Ophus'" — Ondes Chocs — December 21st, 2016

[ http://ondeschocs.com/critique-dalbum-ooluu-ophus/ ]

 

"Ooluu Release New Music Video for 'Polyvalence'" — Metal Nexus — November 13th, 2016

[ http://metalnexus.net/ooluu-release-video-for-polyvalence-video/ ]

 

"'Ophus' is much more than music, it’s a beautiful odyssey" — Metal Nexus — November 2nd, 2016

[ http://metalnexus.net/review-ooluu-ophus-stream/ ]

 

"Under the influence of their ‘voodoo-metal’" — Side-Line Magazine — September 1st, 2016

[ http://www.side-line.com/ooluu-ophus-cd-album-ooluu/ ]

 

"Oooouuh look, it's Ooluu!" — CKCU FM 93.1 — August 9th, 2016

[ http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/430/28414.html ]

 

"Nine Inch Nails meets Incubus meets Ministry" — Thy Demons Be Scribblin — March 30th, 2016

[ http://www.thydemonsbescribblin.com/album-reviews---spin-or-burn/feinds-fast-furious-special-edition ]

 

"Trying to decide between dancing and headbanging" — Merchants of Air — March 8th, 2016

[ http://www.merchantsofair.com/reviews/ooluu-ophus ]

 

"Snakecharmers: Ooluu on their new album, Ophus" — Apt613 — January 16th, 2016

[ http://apt613.ca/snakecharmers-ooluu-on-their-new-album-ophus/ ]

 

 

ARCHIVE:

 

"Enter the Mannequin: An Interview with Ooluu" — Apt613 — February 11th, 2014

[ http://apt613.ca/enter-the-mannequin-an-interview-with-ooluu/ ]

 

"Une soiree au son variable" — Ondes Chocs — June 13th, 2013

[ http://ondeschocs.com/une-soiree-au-son-variable/ ]

 

Bio

Ooluu is Davindra, Asa, and Wychdoktor.

 

Inducing trance states and altered consciousnesses, ooluu wields mysticism, ritualism, and cosmogony through concussive bass, tribal drumming, serrated guitars, and soaring, shrieking vocals.

 

Forged out of Oompalunatiks, the brainchild of Ignius Shacklebolt, the kernel of ooluu was Asa and Davindra’s meeting through Ignius. Initially a five-piece band, Oompalunatiks was formed early in the summer of 2012, and had Ignius on vocals, Davindra on keys, Asa on bass, Thi on guitar, and Pete on percussion.

 

The bulk of 2012 saw Oompalunatiks playing shows around Ottawa. Ignius left the band in the start of 2013 to pursue other creative projects, and Davindra took over vocal duties. Oompalunatiks invited Wychdoktor to play with them, as he had previously opened for them, and quickly found he was a perfect fit that brought new dynamic to the band.

 

In May 2013, Oompalunatiks rechristened themselves ooluu.

 

The rest of 2013 saw ooluu recording, continuing to play shows, and expanding their following in both Ottawa and abroad. Their first single and music video, Powder-White, was released December 13th,  2013; on February 14th, 2014, their debut EP, Mannequin, was released.

 

ooluu had already started writing new material by the time of Mannequin’s release; 2014 saw Pete depart from ooluu to pursue other opportunities. The band continued writing and refining their sound, and largely took a break from live performances, with the notable exception of their unplugged and live performance of Trapped Inside The Mannequin on Algonquin TV on February 28th, 2014.

 

After the departure of Thi in the summer of 2014, Davindra, Asa, and Wychdoktor retreated entirely from live performances to hone their new sound and conceptual oeuvre, OPHUS.

 

Emerging only briefly in 2015, ooluu began the proceedings for the second cycle, and on January 23rd, 2016, after almost two years of patiently perfecting it, unleashed OPHUS. With the addition of Tyler Williams on percussion in late 2016, the snakecharmers of ooluu are now spreading the OPHUS cycle worldwide.

man (2015)

Trapped Inside The Mannequin (2014)

Abuse Anniversary Show (2013)

videos

-live-

victor (2015)

Porcelain (2015)

man (2016)

calenture (2016)

-Music videos-

powder-white (2013)

polyvalence (2016)

z

lyrics

false awakening

moments I can't keep

wounds I thought were healed

haunting me in my sleep

still they are so real

 

angel hold my hand

chill me to the bone

I now understand

what it means to be alone

 

take these fragments

please throw them all away

they serve no purpose here

we don't need them anyway

 

I still feel you here

I still feel you here

 

prophase

I’m tainted

painted red

you give me the reason

to cut this path

dropped down the shaft

is this what you wanted?

 

seething and breathing

the descending darkness

hand over hand

I think I can see the end

 

this connect is disconnect

this cost is the cause

 

I’ve screamed at seams

tongue tasted the broken fatal

 

inherent division

the marrow of our bone condition

 

never gonna be enough

enough, enough

 

never thought I’d see the day

the day I wished myself away

 

this connect is disconnect

this cost is the cause

what is it exactly that you see?

the new me

apex of my machine

 

I’ve screamed at seams

tongue tasted the broken fatal

 

inherent division

the marrow of our bone condition

 

never thought I’d see the day

the day that I dreamed myself away

 

this is where I am, inane

 

he is as good as gone

 

powder-white

bloated, you fucking santa vaca

piccato originale

so the candy was just child’s play?

I can see that you’ve misread,

from the powder on your brain, content

crawling crooked, withered aortae

I profit from your heart’s decay

 

devoid of hue and all I ask of you is to make me fall awake

atroph-I sip cyanide, you swollen fake,

rotting softly for your sweetened sake

 

rub my gut — feel my filth

dear powder-white Satan,

how’d I do this to myself?

rub my gut — feel my filth

dear powder-white Satan,

how’d I do this to myself?

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats too?

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats too?

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats two?

 

[I know what’s coming to you

and you know what’s coming too

and I know what’s coming to you

and you know what’s coming too]

 

I sell visions of sugar-plums inside your head

binge feed the children snuggled safe inside their beds

filthy pockets lined with your peddled wealth

dear powder-white Satan,

you only did this to yourself

 

bloated, you fucking santa vaca

piccato originale

so the candy was just child’s play?

 

rub my gut — feel my filth

dear powder-white Satan,

how’d I do this to myself?

rub my gut — feel my filth

dear powder-white Satan,

how’d I do this to myself?

 

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats too?

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats too?

whatcha gonna do when the heart beats two?

 

trapped inside the mannequin

stop breathing

 

we see you slipping by

you cannot fool long-empty eyes

 

with nothing inside

emptiness arrived

divorced from your inhuman kind

 

we know you’re feeling weak

your future’s naught, it’s black and bleak

 

…it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo…

 

we want to show you

you are alone too

in Abyss, the darkness you knew

 

embrace oblivion

our final gift for everyone

 

…it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo

it’s just the voodoo talking

it’s just the voodoo…

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

it’s

just

the voodoo

 

toy gun

pushing, pushing, pulling on

my little toy gun

pushing, pushing, pulling on

my little toy gun

 

war is sexy, war is fun!

I like playing with my little toy gun

war is sexy, war is fun!

I like playing with my little toy gun

 

hey poor people, on your knees

I’ll fuck your brains with bullet sprees

distort the child, make it mild, make this whole thing all worthwhile

 

war is sexy, war is fun!

I like playing with my little toy gun

war is sexy, war is fun!

I like playing with my little toy gun

my little toy gun

 

when I was a little boy I would watch on my TV,

all the latest killing sprees in the name of our great nation

I would watch on the news hour men of wealth and men of power,

I loved how they didn’t care, bodies piling everywhere

when I was a little boy I would watch on my TV,

all the latest killing sprees, in the name of our great nation

I would watch on the news hour men of wealth and men of power,

I loved how they didn’t care, bodies piling everywhere

 

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger

 

when I was a little boy I would watch on my TV,

all the latest killing sprees in the name of our great nation

I would watch on the news hour men of wealth and men of power,

I loved how they didn’t care, bodies piling everywhere

when I was a little boy I would watch on my TV,

all the latest killing sprees, in the name of our great nation

I would watch on the news hour men of wealth and men of power,

I loved how they didn’t care, bodies piling everywhere

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger, build it bigger

pull my trigger

 

victor

how’d I do this to myself?

why’d I choose this?

coiled and cast far away

how’d I do this to myself?

why’d I choose this?

coiled and cast away

 

round and round

temptation to taste this

snake skin thrilling me

 

endless game resentment

endless game, you’re restless

pathetic pariah putrefying

 

you are above this

and underneath it

bloodsickened and smitten

fate you cannot leave

 

how’d I do this to myself?

why’d I choose this?

coiled and cast far away

 

do it, Adam

plunge the sword into your gut

do it, Adam

I am now your only god

 

this is the only way

I can’t contain this lust

you are the rock; I am the sea

 

ouroboros

ouroboros

what goes around comes around

 

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

 

do it, Adam

lose yourself inside this rut

do it, Adam

take the knife and make the cut

do it, Adam

plunge the sword inside your gut

do it, dear Adam

I am now your only god

 

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

sweat, salt

I could not see it

you couldn’t resist me

 

choke on your tail

you haven’t won

I am the victor

and you are undone

 

choke on your tail

you haven’t won

I am the victor

and you are undone

 

choke, choke, choke

choke on your tail

choke, choke, choke

choke on your tail

 

choke, choke, choke

choke on your tail

choke, choke, choke

choke on your tail

 

you know, I see

you are the same as me

man

rise, fain the hide

we couldn’t fade or feign fake lives

 

eyes sought our paradigm

the cyclic, tyrannical abuse

 

bite down on the teat

blank, bloodstained, concrete

high tide fucks the weak

those born into bondage

 

we are complete

blank, bloodstained, concrete

high tide fucks the weak

those born into bondage

 

look us in our eyes

dried up the sea, sadistically cried

let us get back to you

the cyclic and the dead attract the flies

 

bite down on the teat

blank, bloodstained, concrete

high tide fucks the weak

those born into bondage

 

we are complete

blank, bloodstained, concrete

high tide fucks the weak

those born into bondage

 

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

you’re not awake

 

porcelain

hollow is long and narrow

within the Void i am not alone

 

flesh, blood, eyes, hands and marrow

deliver myself; i am trapped no more

 

on the verge of discontent, consent to kill

admonish-mate the fig and it was ripe with your spit

 

bathed and broken, assiduously insincere

your means became the end of all that i've ever known

 

no sharp swords, but you know there’s another side

we are more than just waiting to fucking die

 

we’re the shield, the blind lead the blind, disease-

spangled heroes, suffocation’s never free

 

there isn’t a place for me

you threw it away

down falls the failing mercury

this all faded away

 

no sharp swords, but you know there’s another side

we are more than just waiting to fucking die

 

we’re the shield, the blind lead the blind, disease-

spangled heroes, suffocation’s never free

 

bathed and broken, assiduously insincere

your means became the end of all that i've ever known

 

no sharp swords, but you know there’s another side

we are more than just waiting to fucking die

 

we’re the shield, the blind lead the blind, disease-

spangled heroes, suffocation’s never free

manichaeus

we are not told

how low these holes go

these naked bones know

they’ve long bathed in the dirt

 

so unlike me

stain all the white sheets

gorge on your mercies

i flay myself again

 

finity

red is what I see

fucking tear away a promise to myself

re-live

bated me — gave a shit

ragged epilogue

started and finished it

 

ligaments shorn

reused

reworn

 

we are not told

how low these holes go

these naked bones know

they’ve long bathed in the dirt

 

so unlike me

stain all the white sheets

gorge on your mercies

i flay myself again

 

lies

faded porcelain eyes

your vision of sanctity is written

go on without me

 

tried

land and sea collide

i know it's the only way

and that this won't be the last time

 

we are not told

how low these holes go

these naked bones know

they’ve long bathed in the dirt

 

so unlike me

stain all the white sheets

gorge on your mercies

i flay myself again

 

we are not told

how low these holes go

these naked bones know

they’ve long bathed in the dirt

 

so unlike me

stain all the white sheets

gorge on your mercies

i flay myself again

viscera

wrap my hands around your neck

my digits fade away

i've let go, my arms object

ego fades and falls astray

 

"can't see it, but I feel like

everything could happen for you"

"can't see it, but I feel like

everything could happen for you"

 

tearing at my viscera

vacant stares, occluded faces

lips form words that won't come out

in the vacuum of the vacant shout

 

i returned here from the end

the weeds have waxed and grown

what you want, never what you get

it's the only way i've known

 

can't see it, but I feel like

everything is happening to me

can't see it, but I feel like

everything is happening to me

can't see it, but I feel like

everything is happening to me

can't see it, but I feel like

everything is happening to me

 

tearing at my viscera

vacant stares, occluded faces

lips form words that won't come out

in the vacuum of the vacant shout

calenture

divine

basks in sublime

this precious pet of mine

this desire for everything again

 

null

pushes the now

it never quite amounts

i’ve felt that fear

immense and unpronounced

 

i find you in me

within the endless sea

you’re lost in me

indeed an endless sea

 

disaffection

breaking in the wake of dreams

nothing’s quite as it seems

 

within this shell

i’m not the only one

i was never the only one

 

unfurl the concealed despair

blinded daggered glare

you tempted?

i’m the snake charmer

tear you down

 

power

i’ll make you taste it

elongated resentment

we cultivate these forms and this design

 

disaffection

breaking in the wake of dreams

nothing’s quite as it seems

 

within this shell

i’m not the only one

i was never the only one

 

i find you in me

within the endless sea

you’re lost in me

within an endless sea

 

gnosis

inside my gut, feel the pus

feel the seed

came from the bottom

then chopped off my feet

 

i am among them

the sad and the fucked

married to Sodom and pinned to the front

 

take off your face so I can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

bloodstained complexion

i just can’t emote

milk, spit, and honey

pour down my throat

 

take off your face so i can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

idols slipping out of view

i am alone

betrayed by you

don’t believe in this contrast

floodgates of filth opened at last

 

i am not so feeble but i feel diseased

i can’t feel the void but it’s calling for me

i see through the keyhole and i don’t know what to say

i can’t touch the devil but she’s part of me today

 

i am not so feeble but i feel diseased

i can’t feel the void but it’s calling for me

i see through the keyhole and i don’t know what to say

i can’t touch the devil but she’s part of me today

 

i am not so feeble but i feel diseased

i can’t feel the void but it’s calling for me

i see through the keyhole and i don’t know what to say

i can’t touch the devil but she’s part of me today

 

i am not so feeble but i feel diseased

i can’t feel the void but it’s calling for me

i see through the keyhole and i don’t know what to say

i can’t touch the devil but she’s part of me today

 

take off your face so i can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

take off your face so i can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

take off your face so i can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

take off your face so i can

take a little time off of your life

step down from grace or i’ll

tear another wing off before flight

 

i am among them

the sad and the fucked

married to Sodom and pinned to the front

polyvalence

blanching blank in dull faceless pain

the solace of solitude

within me decays

 

sip you but nothing nothing slakes my thirst

this dry, cracked, clay body

bore me through dirt

 

i am infinite ambition

i become the void

lord of cavities

 

vacuous hunger exacting a toll

he blended beneath blankets of snow

 

this is the instant

attach myself again

above the material

this can be taken away

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