There is more than one artist with the name NOVELA. (1) NOVELA is perhaps one of the most popular and pivotal rock bands in Japan. Between 1980 and 1987 they produced many albums. The sound on the first records was ‘heavy progressive’, though later NOVELA turned more into a harder-edged rock band. NOVELA featured two known ‘progrock legends’: keyboard virtuoso Toshio Egawa (later Gerard and Sheherazade) and multi-instrumentalist Terutsugu Hirayama (founder of Teru’s Symphonia).