The Sleeping Shaman is hosting the second video installment following UFOMAMMUT in the studio, recording their ninth studio album, Fenice, which is nearing May release through Neurot Recordings and their own Supernatural Cat Records.
For more than two decades, Italian alchemists Italian alchemists UFOMAMMUT have combined the heaviness and majesty of dynamic riff worship with a nuanced understanding of psychedelic tradition and history in music, creating a cosmic, futuristic, and technicolor sound destined for absolute immersion. Fenice, “phoenix” in Italian, represents endless rebirth and the ability to start again after everything seems doomed. The album is the first recording with new drummer Levre joining Poia and Urlo, marking a new chapter in the band’s history and unveiling a more intimate, free sound for the group.
While the band is renowned for their psychedelic travels into the far reaches of the cosmos, Fenice is a much more introspective listening experience. The album was conceived as a single concept track, divided in six facets of this inward-facing focus. Sonic experimentations abound in the exploration of this central theme; synths and experimental vocal effects are featured more prominently than ever before as the band push themselves ever further into the uncharted territory of their very identity.
Each oscillation of this extraordinary album feels inevitable. The members of UFOMAMMUT are, after all, masters of their craft, and when it comes to creating enveloping sonic journeys into the unknown, it’s their uninhibited sense of exploration that breaches new sonic ground. Fenice is the sound of a band whose very essence has been rejuvenated and are welcoming the chance to create music in the way they know best; by unfolding carefully and attentively, by melding those extreme dynamics which render Fenice as a living and breathing creature, and by writing gargantuan riffs that herald their very rebirth.
Watch UFOMAMMUT’s second Fenice in-studio video via The Sleeping Shaman now at THIS LOCATION. If you missed it, watch the first installment HERE.
Fenice will see release May 6th on LP, CD, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, with a limited LP version of 666 copies on Supernatural Cat. Find preorders at Neurot HERE and Supernatural Cat HERE. Also see the previously issued video for “Psychostasia” HERE.
UFOMAMMUT is confirmed to play special one-off dates over the Spring and Summer months including a Fenice album release show and a wide array of festivals including Dudefest, Dunk!festival, Desertfest, 17 Years Sound Of Liberation Festival, Desert Fox Festival, Hellfest, Frantic Festival, and more. See all confirmed shows and stay updated at the band’s tour page HERE.