With the release of UFOMAMMUT’s eighth LP, 8, nearing release through Neurot Recordings next week, the band presents a visual accompaniment for the album’s thundering “Core,” which is now playing at Decibel Magazine.
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…
Decibel offers, “Psychedelic doom titans UFOMAMMUT have increased both the psychedelic and the doom on their new record, 8. Containing eight tracks of flattening and mind-bending metal, the trio make it clear that almost two decades in, they’re still pushing sonic boundaries. On ‘Core,’ the album’s sixth song, UFOMAMMUT employ psychedelia that pulses and swirls around walls of guitars that sound like the work of a much larger band. Buried beneath the thick layers of sound are bassist/keyboardist Urlo’s vocals; combined with the psychedelic elements, it’s almost possible to believe that ‘Core’ is an alien transmission.”
Immerse your senses in UFOMAMMUT’s “Core” RIGHT HERE.
8 will see release next Friday, September 22nd on vinyl and CD formats via Neurot Recordings, and on a limited and regular edition vinyl via UFOMAMMUT’s Supernatural Cat label; 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, UFOMAMMUT is going full throttle with a big release party at the Santeria Social Club in Milan, Italy on the day of the album’s release, next Friday, September 22nd. On September 30th, the band unites with Usnea for a European tour which runs through October 22nd. A tour of their native Italy is confirmed for November, and spring of 2018 will see the band returning to the US for their return to Maryland Deathfest. Stand by for new tour dates to be announced throughout the coming months.
9/22/2017 Santeria Social Club – Milan, IT *8 release show and Malleus exhibit [info]
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