UFOMAMMUT shares “Babel,” the opening track from their upcoming eighth studio album, 8 – set for September 22nd release via Neurot Recordings – through an exclusive premiere at Kerrang.
About the new song “Babel” the members of UFOMAMMUT offer, “The track is based on Babel as Babylon, a biblical myth that explains why we all speak different languages. After the great flood, a united humanity speaking a single language reunite in Babylon and they built a tower to reach heaven. God, as usual, scattered all the people around the world giving them different languages…The tower of Babel represents the perfection that goes against God. And that’s why the title of our new album resounds in 100 different ways.”
Stream UFOMAMMUT’s “Babel” at Kerrang RIGHT HERE.
Recorded at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, Milano, Italy, 8 is a major turning point in the heavy alchemic arts, with the elements of UFOMAMMUT’s recording constellation being re-aligned. Although the musicians within the collective remain unturned, a change in recording approach saw the trio playing and recording live together in the same room, even utilizing their live sound engineer Ciccio and his project Femore for production purposes, with Fabrizio San Pietro on mixing duties. Overdubs were used only for vocals, synth sounds, and minor details, with the result of the endeavor being a stricter focus on the soul, darkened groove, and overall cohesion of the music and themselves as musicians. In turn, 8 clarified to UFOMAMMUT who they are as a unit now and their new sonic path…
UFOMAMMUT’s 8 is due for release on September 22nd on vinyl and CD formats via Neurot Recordings and on a limited and regular edition vinyl via Supernatural Cat; the limited edition 7” for the “Warsheep” single is out now. EU vinyl Preorders for the limited LP (500 copies) can be placed via Supernatural Cat HERE, hand-crafted in Italy by Malleus – the rock art collective run by members of Ufomammut. US Preorders can be placed via Neurot Recordings HERE.
To celebrate the release of 8, the trio is going full throttle with a big release party at the Santeria Social Club in Milan, Italy. UFOMAMMUT and Santeria have concocted a unique night, which will also be the one chance to catch them for a full set in Milan in 2017. The release party will consist of three different parts:
At 6.00 PM Malleus Art Collective will unveil A Malleusdelic Trip Into UFOMAMMUT. The exhibition will display, for the first time, the bulk of Malleus production for UFOMAMMUT, a psychedelic trip from past to present fully dedicated to the band, which obviously bears great significance to the collective – as Poia and Urlo are in fact 2/3 of the band and Malleus.
At 9.30 PM UFOMMAMMUT will take to the stage for the first gig of the night: a very special “Mystery Set” which will unearth alien handcrafts from the very past of the band. A special surprise will only be announced hours before the event.
At 11.00 PM, after a break, UFOMAMMUT will kick off the first integral performance of 8: the new album will be played start to finish for the first time, and presented to the world in the most fitting way.
8 will be available to buy throughout the event in a very special and extremely limited edition. Malleus will also be working on a dedicated poster for the release party which will be something more than your usual gig poster. The event starts at 6.00 PM, admission is on a “pay as you wish” basis, more details can be found on Facebook.
UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
9/06/2017 Volta – Moscow, RU
9/07/2017 MOD – St. Petersburg, RU
9/30/2017 La Boule Noire – Paris, FR
10/01/2017 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR
10/03/2017 Borderline – London, UK
10/04/2017 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
10/05/2017 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
10/06/2017 Up In Smoke Festival – Pratteln, CH
10/07/2017 Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival
10/08/2017 Forum – Bielefeld, DE
10/10/2017 Blitz – Oslo, NO
10/11/2017 Klub Undergangen – Stockholm, SE
10/13/2017 Korjaamo – Helsinki, FI @ Blowup Vol. 3 Festival
10/14/2017 Olympia-Kortelli – Tampere, FI
10/16/2017 KB 18 – Copenhagen, DK
10/17/2017 Lido – Berlin, DE
10/18/2017 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE
10/19/2017 Werk 2 – Leipzig, DE
10/20/2017 Firley – Wroclaw, PL
10/21/2017 007 – Prague, CZ
10/22/2017 Keep It Doom Festival – Munich, DE
11/17/2017 Magazzino Sul Po, Turin, IT
11/25/2017 Traffic Club – Rome, IT
11/07/2017 Bronson – Ravenna, IT
11/08/2017 Tetris – Trieste, IT
5/24-27/2018 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
Laden with symbolic nuances, 8 most obviously gestures towards this being UFOMAMMUT’s eighth offering, comprised of eight stunningly immersive tracks that flow into each other without interruption. This flow can also be seen when you tip 8 horizontally, thus it morphs into the leniscate from algebraic geometry [∞], a plane curve that meets at central point, more commonly known as the infinity symbol. A continuous stream of movement reflective of the uninterrupted nature of the album but also the continued togetherness of the essential elements of the band – Urlo, Poia and Vita – since the beginning of the band’s history. ∞ tipped vertically sees us return to the number 8. It must be stressed there is no singular pronunciation of the title, 8 is to be spoken in every language; “eight” in English, “otto” in Italian, “acht” in German, and so on.
Sonically and symbolically, 8 is not only wickedly limitless in its heaviness, power, and commanding nature, but how it arrests the listener’s mind creating a wholly unbounded and impenetrable sensory experience. The album is a continuous flux of music, a singular entity, which can be defined in micro measurements by its eight satellite songs. Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense, malevolent and formidable journey, resulting in this being UFOMAMMUT’s most extreme outing yet, with zero breathing room in the forty-eight-minute venture. The album’s predecessor Ecate has now been put to rest and we can be assured that 8 is an essential turning point in the infinity that is UFOMMAMUT’s sonic signature.