UFOMAMMUT is streaming their eighth full-length 8 in its entirety through The Obelisk as the album approaches release this Friday via Neurot Recordings
For the trio, the album is particularly symbolic, as they reflect, "8, seen as the infinite symbol, is for us representative of time tracing around an eternal line. More than ever, the process of writing, recording and realizing 8 with the visuals of the artwork, inlay and videos, has led us to step back and observe the continuing evolution of UFOMAMMUT in the past, present and future. Tracing our own line, and thinking about the possibilities."
The Obelisk dissects the monolithic LP in detail, the review including, "As it invariably would, 8 brings new context to the turn of approach that really started with Ecate coming off of Oro, the 2015 outing serving as the point at which UFOMAMMUT embarked on the redirection that continues here... Whether this concept is something UFOMAMMUT embarked on consciously or it's simply a matter of a fan-nerd reading too much into a progression between tracks, they made the choice to put these songs in this order with the lack of space between them and in so doing give 8 a personality that even as it seems to tighten the reins from Ecate succeeds in moving UFOMAMMUT stylistically forward. It's not necessarily just about them getting huger and huger-sounding anymore, but about what can they do within and between the spaces they're creating. Taking this notion in context with the immediacy of what they're actually crafting, 8 is all the more an achievement for the nuance it brings to the established parameters of UFOMAMMUT's sound and the ways in which the three-piece persist in redrawing their own boundaries."
Explore UFOMAMMUT's 8 at The Obelisk RIGHT HERE.
Also view the previously-released video for the "Warsheep" single HERE.
8 will see release this 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. 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.
This Friday in Milan, UFOMAMMUT has put together a very special event to not only mark the release of 8, but to celebrate the band's journey, and as well as performing two live shows in the evening, and hosting an exhibition of band artwork, the members have some other surprises in store. The band felt inspired to look back into their past, and specifically at their first release Godlike Snake. They remark, "Whilst we believe it's a good album, at the time we recorded it, we didn't have the same ears and possibilities of today, so, during this past year, we have taken the old tapes and re-mixed the album the way we believe it should be heard." A vinyl and a digipack version will be presented this Friday at the release party. Furthermore, they have also been working hard on a book titled "The Art of Ufomammut", a Malleusdelic journey into, and celebration of the artwork they have realized as Malleus from the genesis of the band, right through to today. It is a four-color, ninety-six-page
book that they shall also present at the release show. Any copies remaining will be brought on tour the following week. Lastly, in the final days in the run up to the release, Malleus is working on a five-color silkscreen poster for the forthcoming live dates.
UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
9/22/2017 Santeria Social Club - Milan, IT *8 release show and Malleus exhibit [info]
9/30/2017 La Boule Noire - Paris, FR w/ Usnea
10/01/2017 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR w/ Usnea
10/03/2017 Borderline - London, UK w/ Usnea
10/04/2017 Magasin 4 - Brussels, BE w/ Usnea
10/05/2017 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE w/ Usnea
10/06/2017 Up In Smoke Festival - Pratteln, CH w/ Usnea
10/07/2017 Doornroosje - Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher Festival w/ Usnea
10/08/2017 Forum - Bielefeld, DE w/ Usnea
10/10/2017 Blitz - Oslo, NO w/ Usnea
10/11/2017 Klub Undergangen - Stockholm, SE w/ Usnea
10/13/2017 Korjaamo - Helsinki, FI @ Blowup Vol. 3 Festival w/ Usnea
10/14/2017 Olympia-Kortelli - Tampere, FI w/ Usnea
10/16/2017 KB 18 - Copenhagen, DK w/ Usnea
10/17/2017 Lido - Berlin, DE w/ Usnea
10/18/2017 Markthalle - Hamburg, DE w/ Usnea
10/19/2017 Werk 2 - Leipzig, DE w/ Usnea
10/20/2017 Firley - Wroclaw, PL w/ Usnea
10/21/2017 007 - Prague, CZ w/ Usnea
10/22/2017 Keep It Doom Festival - Munich, DE w/ Usnea
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
"...slinky drums and bass lock the groove, a fuzz-laden guitar kicks in the door and chainsaws everyone inside, and kaleidoscopic keyboard noises send the whole shebang hurtling into the exosphere. Meanwhile, vocalist Urlo's uniformed shotus invite a sedative trance before he hadds haunting melodies that call to mind Oceanic-era Isis performing on the deck of the Nostromo... and that's only the first eight minutes...9/10" - Decibel
"subtle sleights-of-hand, together with immersive songwriting. keep the listener fixated and maintainUFOMAMMUT's standing as a leading figure for unearthing metaphysical pathways through the power of psychedelic doom." - Metal Hammer
"It's not so much overwhelming as completely absorbing, like letting yourself be pulled into a Technicolor tunnel with no clear destination in sight, but which promises fun nonetheless...It's a journey with so many experimental turns and textural shifts that the best approach is to simply put on the headphones, lie down and go with it." - Wire
"UFOMAMMUT are an ingenious bunch, and this is one of their most absorbing strides toward oblivion yet." - Classic Rock
"UFOMAMMUT have created an excellent blend of surreal and heavy, another step forward for this band who are clearly not afraid to be different, and I commend them for it." - No Clean Singing