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The Italian sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom from Ufomammut have been very busy behind the scenes following the release of their "Oro" collection on Neurot Recordings.
Since 2013, Ufomammut has been working on a video project which will be released on DVD via the band's Supernatural Cat Records this October. The DVD features over three hours of live footage -- including Magickal Mastery Live, a 12 song live act -- interviews, outtakes, and extras all documenting first fifteen years of the band. Titled "XV," this audiovisual experience will also be available as a special wooden 8GB USB drive.
On the subject of reaching this milestone, the band commented: "Oro was a particularly ambitious album for us, and the Magickal Mastery Tour was a great chance to revisit all of our favorite songs in front of really great crowds. When we took some time to reflect on what we had accomplished we knew that the best ways to celebrate our first fifteen years, was a DVD release, something for our fans to contribute towards and to treasure. We're excited about what the next fifteen years has in store..." More...
The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.
The bands confirmed so far are as follows:
Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance
Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.
The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.
Celebrating a fifteenth year permeating the planet with beautifully destructive doom metal, Italian trio Ufomammut is finalizing months of work on a massive DVD release documenting these years.
But more than simply a document to Ufomammut's works and accomplishments over the past decade and a half, this special video release is meant to directly reach out to the band's diehard fanbase, as the members want their widespread worldwide family involved in the celebration, commenting:
"We're working at a DVD for our 15 years as a band. Since the beginning we've been strongly grateful to all of you for following and supporting us during these years in our sonic adventure. So, we'd be totally honored if you could send us a short video clip (ten seconds maximum) about 'You and Ufomammut.' You can do whatever you want, say whatever you want; just tell us why you're doing it, what you think/feel about Ufomammut in the way you prefer."
You can read the full post right here and the top fifteen submissions chosen will receive a free copy of the DVD as soon as they're manufactured. Deadline for submissions is next Friday, June 20th. Send all submissions to: booking[at]supernaturalcat.com using a file sharing platform (Wetransfer, etc.)and be sure to include your email and contact info.
This autumn, Ufomammut will head out on the Magickal Mastery Tour, a journey through fifteen years of music, performing songs from "Godlike Snake" through "ORO" in a new light, as thanksgiving to audiences worldwide for their support and devotion.
In a collective statement Ufomammut commented: "We are very excited to come out and play material from across our album catalog. Whereas the recent focus has been on ORO, an album which we are most proud of, we are looking forward to playing older material also, as it's been a while! This marks the last tour we shall do for a period, whilst we concentrate on writing a new album."
9/25/2013 Arena - Vienna, Austria
9/26/2013 Stattwerkstatt - Linz, Austria
9/27/2013 Kulturpalast - Wiesbaden, Germany
9/28/2013 Het Depot - Leuven, Belgium
9/29/2013 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
10/01/2013 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/02/2013 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
10/03/2013 The Underworld - London, UK
10/04/2013 4AD - Diksmuide, Belgium
10/05/2013 Römer - Bremen, Germany
10/06/2013 KB18 - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/07/2013 Blitz - Oslo, Norway
10/09/2013 Luttako - Jväskyla, Finland
10/10/2013 Kuudes Linja - Helsinki, Finland
10/11/2013 Yo Talo - Tampere, Finland
10/12/2013 Nuclear Nightclub - Oulu, Finland
10/17/2013 Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
10/18/2013 Bii Nu - Berlin, Germany
10/19/2013 Keep it Low Festival - Munich, Germany More...
The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:
ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)
The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...
After months of buildup, the closing chapter in the two-part ORO album series from Italian supernatural sludge sorcerers Ufomammut is finally available via Neurot Recordings. "ORO: Opus Alter" follows its predecessor "ORO: Opus Primum" released in April, the double-album set conceived and constructed together and meant to be played back-to-back as one entity.
As with "Opus Primum," over the past few weeks the first four tracks from "ORO: Opus Alter" have been released one at a time, depicting each song through sight as well as sound in the Ufomammut tradition.
In commemoration of the album’s release, with both pieces of ORO now available to fans worldwide, today the video for the final track “Deityrant” has been released. Check out the clip below, or watch the previously posted "Sulphurdew" video over at this location. More...
The release of the second and final installment of Ufomammut’s "Oro" album series, "Oro: Opus Alter," is on the horizon, with a North American street date of September 18th via Neurot Recordings. In preparation for its release, today “Sulphurdew,” the third of the five tracks contained on the album has been released.
The more than twelve-minute-long visual depiction of the crushing “Sulphurdew” is viewable first via The Obelisk. Check out the clip right here or in the player below.
The limited edition 2xLP version of "Oro: Opus Alter" can now be preordered by North American fans via Neurot Records’ webstore here. The band's upcoming live shows are are also available after the jump. More...
The second installment of Ufomammut's two-part ORO album series -- "ORO: Opus Alter" -- has been previously confirmed for North American release on September 18th via Neurot Recordings, and today more details on this gargantuan LP have arrived. Today the full track listing for this new chapter has been released, as well as the cover art brought to you once again by the Malleus Art Collective.
Additionally the band has continued the tradition of visually presenting each track from the ORO series for fans, and today has unveiled the album's second hymn, "Luxon" in full video style. Check out the song below, and the full track listing is:
The following press release was also issued about the album:
"As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts behind ORO are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to 'gold' with the Latin translation of 'I prey.' ORO explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the world surrounding us. ORO is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold. Although ORO's two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds appear and reappear, mutate and evolve, progressively culminating in the crushing final movement. ORO is an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold. More...
Ufomammut, Italian sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, return with the second part of ORO – "Opus Alter," following five months after "Opus Primum" to complete the entire new album and give ORO its final shape. The record will be released on September 17th via Neurot Recordings.
Check out "Opus Alter" below, or find the previously posted "Opus Primum" at this location.
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Intent on stimulating your visual senses in addition to simply your auditory receptors with each release nowadays, today Ufomammut has released the final two installments completing the series of five visual accompaniments to each track from the "Oro: Opus Primum" full-length. The album sees release in Europe this week, and will see release in North America on Tuesday.
Documenting the final two tracks of Ufomammut's "Opus Primum," the audio/visual installments of the songs "Magickon" and "Mindomine" finish out the five-part video series that showcases the entire album, following the three previously released clips. Roadburn.com has hosted the two video pieces, as well as a stream of the entire album. Delve into it all right here, or check out the videos below.
Although this completes the cycle for the "Oro: Opus Primum" LP, as the second part of the Oro series -- "Oro: Opus Alter" -- nears release in September, each track from that album will be released in the same visual/audio format. The full visual adaptation of both "Opus Primum" and later "Opus Alter" will be available as DVD installments which will accompany the limited edition LP versions of each chapter, hand-build by Malleus Rock Art Labs and released on the band's own Supernatural Cat Records. More...
The second full track from Ufomammut's forthcoming "Oro: Opus Primum" LP has been released today, as the band unveils each of the five opuses on the album preceding its release. Chronologically following the first track/video for "Empireum" (available after the jump), the album's second track "Aureum" continues the story of Oro, and is now streaming via Germany-based Visions Magazine or in the player below.
Stay tuned for further installments, as each track from both LPs in Ufomammut's double album "Oro" lineage are released over the coming months. "Opus Primum" will see North American release on CD and LP this April 17th and the second installment of "Oro," titled "Opus Alter," will see release in September.
The full visual adaptation of both "Opus Primum" and later "Opus Alter" will be available as DVD installments which will accompany the limited edition LP versions of each chapter, hand-build by Malleus Rock Art Labs and released on the band's own Supernatural Cat Records. More...
Following several visual glimpses into the creation of Ufomammut's newest work, "Oro: Opus Primum" -- the initial release in a pair of albums in the "Oro" series, and the band's debut within the Neurot Recordings family -- today the band proudly unveils the first full track from the LP duo.
Through Malleus Rock Art Labs Ufomammut has crafted a full video/visual version of "Oro" which will accompany the audio the whole way through both albums, and "Empireum" opens the "Opus Primum" album, beginning the "Oro" chronicle.
Courtesy of the diehard Ufomammut cult specialists at The Obelisk, behold the audio/visual supernatural doom metal bliss of "Empireum" at this location or in the player below.
Stay tuned for further installments, as each track from both LPs in the "Oro" lineage are released over the coming months. "Opus Primum" will see North American release on April 17th and the second installment, "Opus Alter," will see release in September. Ufomammut has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
In one month, Ufomammut will release "Opus Primum" — the first of two installments in the "Oro" series — the unit’s first release as part of the Neurot Recordings family. Ufomammut has now posted another teaser for the release online, which can be viewed below, and the band's publicist commented:
"Recently the band unleashed a video teaser as a glimpse into the creation of this titanic record and how everything comes to life in the studio. Continuing to prove that aesthetics are of equal importance to the group's music and as an attempt to get your doom radar firmly locked into this mammoth opus, we can now unveil another video teaser for the album. Check out both video teasers below."
Ufomammut will be hitting the road across Europe for the second half of April, with confirmed tour dates to be announced soon. The London show will be the only performance on the tour where the band will be performing "Oro" in its entirety. Stay tuned for more news, videos and music from "Oro: Opus Primum" in the weeks ahead. More...
In anticipation of the forthcoming release, "Oro: Opus Primum" and the follow-up "Oro: Opus Alter," Ufomammut has released a video trailer as an early indicator of what to expect from these monolithic new recordings.
The footage was filmed during the recording sessions with Lorenzo Stecconi at Locomotore Studio in Roma, where Ufomammut has recorded previous albums. The band's publicist commented: "This video offers a unique insight into the formation of their gargantuan riffs, succinct drum blasts, stirring synths and effects and purposeful vocal passages. As the footage draws to a close we are left with an impression of how all of these elements are seamlessly bound together by this dynamic and cohesive trio. If you thought that Eve was a bold step in UFOMAMMUT's sonic adventure, then just wait until you hear these titanic recordings from start to end."
With "Oro: Opus Primum" being released in North America via Neurot on April 17th you can expect to hear more on the album very soon. Meanwhile feast your eyes on the video below. More...
More details on "Oro: Opus Primum" – the first installment of the new two-album series from Italy’s supernatural doom sorcerers, Ufomammut — have this week been confirmed. "Oro: Opus Primum" is now confirmed for release in the U.K. on April 9th, throughout the rest of Europe on April 13th, and in North America April 17th. The track listing is as follows:
More details on the album will be released in the weeks ahead as the world awaits the arrival of Ufomammut’s latest art. The second chapter in this monolithic two-part album, "Oro: Opus Alter," will be released sometime in September with more details to be unveiled in the coming months. More...
Ufomammut, Northern Italy’s sorcerers of obliterating doom, have completed the recordings for their sixth full-length, and first as part of the Neurot Recordings family. A press release from the band reads as follows:
"Oro is the title for Ufomammut’s latest work, divided into ten massive movements overall which is now confirmed to be delivered in two separate pieces during the coming year. The first chapter, Opus Primum, will see arrival in April, and the second, Opus Alter, in September. The vinyl versions of both chapters will be handled directly by Ufomammut’s own label Supernatural Cat Records, who were responsible for the release of all of the band’s previous material. This is the third album in a row the band recorded with Lorenzo Stecconi.
"As with all previous Ufomammut albums, the concepts behind Oro are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to 'gold' with the Latin translation of 'I prey.' Oro explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the World surrounding us. Oro is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold. Although Oro’s two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds show up and hide, mutating and evolving, progressively and increasingly stratifying culminating in the crushing final movement. Oro is like an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold. The band are also in the process of crafting a full video/visual version of Oro which will accompany the audio. More...
Italy's Ufomammut has signed to Neurot Recordings for the band's next album and follow-up to the "Eve" release.
Here is what Neurot owner Steve Von Till had to say about the signing: “Welcome Ufomammut to the Neurot family. Ufomammut is our kind of band. These sonic brothers from Italy are heavy, psychedelic, and driven. We couldn’t be happier than to have them working with Neurot Recordings for their next full-length album. Though we have been fans of their music for a while, being able to meet them and share the stage with them on our recent trip to Europe was awesome. We formed a great and meaningful bond, which of course is the most important aspect of what we do. We admire their prolific nature as visionary musicians, as members of the Malleus art collective, and as owners of their own label, Supernatural Cat. They truly embody the same spirit of music and art that we all strive for. Ufomammut is in the studio at this very moment working on their next epic.”
The band also commented, ”Working with Neurot signals an evolutionary change for Ufomammut. In the last years we’ve built up our own music world, doing everything by ourselves, working on our own art and recordings, creating a label, and taking care of every aspect of our projects. We feel very excited by this change because this confirms that we did a good job, especially coming from these guys who we have always considered a great inspiration.
"We’re sure this Neurot and Ufomammut friendship will open new perspectives and directions in our sonic adventure, because we feel we have the same vision and attitude about what music should be. In few words we feel totally honored and proud to become a part of the Neurot family."
Italian trio Ufomammut has announced the band's final days of live performances in support of the "Eve" album (reviewed here). After touring on the album throughout Europe for the past year, the band will play the album live over the coming months on several short tours between July and early October, including a July tour as direct support for Neurosis.
Ufomammut commented on the upcoming July tour: “Neurosis are one of the most important and influential entities in heavy music and obviously it’ll be great for Ufomammut to play before them during their Summer tour. But sharing the same stage has even a more special meaning for us. We surely grew up in different places, we have different background and different experiences, but we feel like our attitudes are very close and similar, beyond the mere musical aspect. That’s why we are honored and pleased by Neurosis invitation.”
The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7/17/2011 Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/18/2011 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/19/2011 Arena – Wien, Germany w/ Neurosis, Amen Ra
7/20/2011 Spaziale Festival – Torino, Italy w/ Neurosis
7/27/2011 FZW – Dortmund, Germany w/ Neurosis
7/29/2011 Effenaar – Eindhoven, Netherlands w/ Neurosis
7/30/2011 LKA – Stuttgart, Germany w/ Neurosis
8/19/2011 Balla Coi Cinghiali Festival – Bardineto, Italy
9/14/2011 Superkronic – Leipzig, Germany
9/15/2011 Festaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
9/16/2011 Stengade – Copenaghen, Denmark
9/17/2011 Inkonst – Malmo, Sweden
9/18/2011 Blitz – Oslo, Norway
9/19/2011 Truck Stop Alaska – Goteborg, Sweden
9/21/2011 Nuclear Night Club – Oulu, Finland
9/22/2011 Lutakko – Jyväskylä, Finland
9/23/2011 Yo-talo – Tampere, Finland
9/24/2011 Korjaamo – Helsinki, Finland
9/26/2011 Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
9/27/2011 Underground – Cologne, Germany
9/28/2011 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
9/29/2011 *TBA – Netherlands
9/30/2011 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
10/1/2011 Het Depot – Leuven, Belgium
10/3/2011 The Croft – Bristol, UK
10/4/2011 *TBA – UK
10/5/2011 *TBA – UK
10/6/2011 Purple Turtle – London, UK
10/7/2011 *TBA – France
UFOMAMMUT has announced new European tour dates in addition to their UK mini-tour dates. The complete tour dates are as follows:
10/6/2010 Grround Zero - Lyon, France
10/7/2010 Le Baloard - Montpellier, France
10/8/2010 Santana 27 - Bilbao, Spain
10/9/2010 Le Barouf - Cholet, France
10/10/2010 Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
10/12/2010 The Croft - Bristol, UK
10/13/2010 The Star And Garter - Manchester, UK
10/14/2010 Fighting Cocks - Kingston Upon Thames, UK
10/15/2010 Baroeg - Rotterdam, Holland
10/16/2010 Magazin4 - Bruxelles, Belgium
10/18/2010 Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
Ufomammut has announced a short UK tour. The tour dates are as follows:
12 October - The Croft, Bristol
13 October - The Star & Garter, Manchester
14 October - The Fighting Cocks, Kingston Upon Thames