Italy’s mind-altering UFOMAMMUT marks their 20th Anniversary in 2019 and is celebrating the milestone touring across the globe. Having just completed their latest European excursion, the band had just landed stateside to begin their latest trek across North America for the next several weeks.
After eight albums, an immense amount of touring, dozens of festival performances, and countless miles and hours on the road, UFOMAMMUT is ready to celebrate this important 20th Anniversary event with their marvelous and loyal fans with special live sets. The band begins their new trek in Oakland, tomorrow, April 18th, followed by shows in Los Angeles April 19th, and San Diego April 21st.
UFOMAMMUT then traverses the continent for a line of East Coast dates, running from April 23rd through May 4th. With shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, Chicago, Lexington, Atlanta, Durham, and Richmond, touring alongside Kings Destroy for this East Coast voyage. Fans can expect the band to perform a selection of tunes spanning their catalog, including revised/revisited versions of some songs.
UFOMAMMUT has also just announced yet another tour of Europe for later in the year, surrounded by one-off festival performances this summer, two gigs in Russia this September, with even more tour actions to be announced over the months ahead as the band celebrates their 20th Anniversary with their fans around the planet.
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UFOMAMMUT – 20 Years Ufomammut Tour Dates:
4/18/2019 Oakland Metro Operahouse – Oakland, CA
4/19/2019 Catch One – Los Angeles, CA
4/21/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
4/23/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Kings Destroy
4/24/2019 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Kings Destroy
4/25/2019 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Kings Destroy
4/26/2019 Le Ritz – Montreal, QC w/ Kings Destroy
4/27/2019 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON w/ Kings Destroy
4/28/2019 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH w/ Kings Destroy
4/30/2019 Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL w/ Kings Destroy
5/01/2019 Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY w/ Kings Destroy
5/02/2019 529 – Atlanta, GA w/ Kings Destroy
5/03/2019 The Pinhook – Durham, NC w/ Kings Destroy
5/04/2019 Capital Ale Downtown – Richmond, VA w/ Kings Destroy
5/30/2019 Dunk! Festival – Zottegem, BE
9/11/2019 Aglomerat – Moscow, RU
9/12/2019 MOD – St. Petersburg, RU
9/26/2019 Le Fil – Saint Etienne, FR
9/27/2019 Petit Bain – Paris, FR
9/28/2019 The Garage – London, UK
9/29/2019 Magasin 4 – Brussels, BE
9/30/2019 Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
10/02/2019 Vega – Copenhagen, DK
10/03/2019 Sticky Fingers – Göteborg, SE
10/04/2019 Høstsabbat – Oslo, NO
10/05/2019 – TBA
10/06/2019 Debaser – Stockholm, SE
10/08/2019 On The Rocks – Helsinki, FI
10/09/2019 Von Krahl – Tallinn, ES
10/10/2019 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LV
10/11/2019 Narauti – Vilnius, LT
10/12/2019 Hydrozagadka – Warsaw, PL
10/13/2019 Zet Pe Te – Krakow, PL
10/15/2019 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
10/16/2019 Mochvara – Zagreb, HR
Heralded as one of the most cerebral and psychedelic audio/visual sensory experiences in the realms of the current extreme music scene, UFOMAMMUT has worked tirelessly for twenty years since their formation in 1999. The trio – founded by Poia, Urlo, and Vita, a lineup which has remained solid to this day – was formed in a small room in the middle of nowhere in the Italian countryside province of Alessandria. Their goal was simply to survive the boredom of living in a small town, while also hoping to reach other listeners all around the globe.
As UFOMAMMUT’s slow-motion seismic grooves and mammoth, supernatural/interplanetary tones caught on within the doom, stoner, and sludge scenes around the planet, the band quickly developed an intensely loyal following in their early years. Their sonic alchemy has steadily continued to morph and expand with each album, with their productions becoming even heavier while also more psychedelic and expansive, a diverse flood of swirling effects and atmospheres permeate their conceptually-based albums.
Around this same time, UFOMAMMUT members Poia and Urlo as well as their close friend Lu also launched their art collective, Malleus Rock Art Lab, creating detailed, hand-drawn and vibrant screen-printed artwork for each album. Malleus has expanded as well through the years, developing a very wide spectrum of clients and an impressive collective resume of intense artwork through record covers, fanzines and underground magazines’ illustrations, images and logos for the web, concert posters, and more. Along with the band members, Lu’s influence and work is vital to UFOMAMMUT’s visual aspects, from albums t merchandise, live projections to official videos, and more.
The Malleus collective also launched their own label, Supernatural Cat Records, responsible for the release of such artists as MoRkObOt, Lento, Incoming Cerebral Overdrive, OvO, Zolle, and more in addition to UFOMAMMUT titles.
UFOMAMMUT signed to Neurosis’ label Neurot Recordings in 2012 where they’ve since released four albums, which has helped the band expand its grasp and reach even more new listeners.
The band has also spawned several other side projects, including the psychedelic outfit Sonic Wolves which Vita has formed and who has issued several titles in addition to performing live over the past several years. The Mon, the solo project of Urlo, was launched in 2018 with its debut LP and live actions.