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…
The longest track on the new album, “Zodiac” thunders with nearly nine-and-a-half minutes of UFOMAMMUT’s psychedelic, groove-laden, sprawling metal, a prime example of the tonal sci-fi obliteration 8 delivers.
The band offers of the new single, “Zodiac is the circular moving of the portion of the sky where we live, a circle that influence our being and what we are, it represents our turning around the tree of life, that is the sun. Zodiac is the central song of the new album, it seems to end several times, but it starts again and again. 'All is nothing and nothing is all, like an endless loop of time'."
Immerse yourself in UFOMAMMUT’s “Zodiac” at Cvlt Nation RIGHT HERE.
Also see the previously-released “Warsheep” video RIGHT HERE.
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 preorders for the limited 8 LP can be placed HERE and for US preorders go HERE
8 Track Listing:
Following their recent performances at Freak Valley Fest and Hellfest this month, UFOMAMMUT will be playing at other Summer festivals including Resurrection Festival, Disintegrate Your Ignorance Fest, Lake On Fire Festival, and Frantic Festival in July and August, followed by their European tour with Usnea in the fall months. UFOMAMMUT will also make their North American return next year, as they are one of the first bands to be announced for Maryland Deathfest 2018. Additional tour updates will be issued in the weeks ahead.
UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
7/08/2017 Resurrection Festival – Viveiro, ES
8/04/2017 Disintegrate Your Ignorance Fest – Giavera del Montello, IT
8/05/2017 Lake On Fire Festival - Rohrbach – Oberösterreich, AU
8/19/2017 Frantic Festival - Francavilla Al Mare – Pescara, IT
9/06/2017 Volta – Moscow, RU
9/07/2017 MOD – St. Petersburg, RU
TOUR DATES w/ Usnea:
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
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.