There’s smoke rising from the chimneys as UFOMAMMUT anoints their first track to be spread across the lands in the form of “Temple”, culled from their upcoming Neurot Recordings-bound seventh album, Ecate. An ambitious break away from their usual approach to crafting songs, and featuring biting riff work combined with an assured sense of regality, and a sweet tooth for luscious progressive segments, clocking in at over seven minutes, “Temple” has the same earworm quality that makes their previous recordings so rewarding to return to, but also sees UFOMAMMUT developing a tendency to explore territories outside of their ritualistic boundaries.
UFOMAMMUT’s “Temple” has been exclusively premiered today via The Quietus, and is now playing at THIS LOCATION.
The third segment of the making-of series on Ecate has also been posted HERE, preceded by part 1 and part 2.
These short videos offer a chance to explore the story behind the recording of the album and the roots of UFOMAMMUT’s sound, reaffirming the band’s DIY approach to everything they do. From their second video, drummer Vita explains, “Every time we record a new album we are used to saying it is much different from the previous releases. This time it really is! It has different solutions, a different sound and more complicated drum parts, with much more use of the double kick and also parts that are more accelerated.”
UFOMAMMUT is also thrilled to announce the Ecate release tour of Europe, which kicks off in April and takes the band across Europe, including appearances at both of this year’s Desertfest events in London and Berlin alongside the UK’s Conan. Additional tour dates are to be announced, including a North American tour coinciding with the band’s first performance at Maryland Deathfest 2015 alongside Conan, Primitive Man, Mantar, Jex Thoth, labelmates Yob and others, and more.
UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
4/19/2015 Glazart – Paris FR w/ Conan
4/21/2015 Forum – Bielefeld DE w/Conan
4/22/2015 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden DE w/ Conan
4/23/2015 Feierwerk – Munich DE w/ Conan
4/24/2015 Desertfest – Berlin DE w/ Conan
4/25/2015 AB – Brussels BE w/ Conan
4/26/2015 Desertfest – London UK w/ Conan
4/28/2015 Vortex – Siegen DE w/ Conan
4/29/2015 Kellerclub – Stuttgart DE
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
Ecate is the title worthy of deities and of UFOMAMMUT‘s seventh album, which is due out on March 31st via Neurot Recordings. The Italian power trio, known for its almighty heavy capabilities and psychedelic prowess, has as many discernible similarities as they do differences to their formative roots. Never pandering to the easy classification of doom, the band charges sludgy output with inimitable energy and wild, wayfaring ambition which is matched by the tight-knit musical understanding that flows telepathically between the three members, Poia, Urlo, and Vita. On their latest album, UFOMAMMUT takes a confident step forward with their craft, orchestrating atmospheric processions that take the six songs on the album to places as of yet uncharted, the only guide being that of Ecate (Hecate in English), the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods. Traditionally associated with matters of the liminal (statues of her can be found at crossroads and city walls, where she would be believed to either bless or curse travelers), she represents the link between the past, the present and the future in a way which resonates true with UFOMAMMUT, and with the name of the band, too.