UFOMAMMUT’s North American Tour With White Hills Approaches; Member Injured In Motorcycle Accident But Tour Will Continue
Breaking a two-year silence since their last North American tour, Italy’s sonic alchemists UFOMAMMUT will bring their sonic intensity back to the continent next month on a month-long headlining tour with support from New York-based psychedelic rock act, White Hills. The trek includes performances at Maryland Deathfest, Northwest Terror Fest, Sled Island Festival, and more. A full list of tour dates and ticket links can be found below.
UFOMAMMUT bassist/vocalist Urlo was this week involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident which leaves him requiring knee surgery. With pure devotion to their stateside fans, the surgery will be postponed until after the tour, and the band will perform as planned.
The tour begins in Providence on May 23rd, one day before UFOMAMMUT makes their return to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore where they’ll perform at Ram’s Head Live with -(16)-, Coven, Gateway To Hell, Khemmis, Mantar, and Today Is The Day. The tour then continues westward to Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle where UFOMAMMUT and While Hills will join Un, The Drip, Cormorant at Barboza on June 2nd, then trek back across to the East Coast before making a jump back out to Western Canada, ending their trek at Sled Island Festival with 40 Watt Sunn, Deerhoof, Jahn Maus, Mount Erie, Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie, and more on the Summer Equinox, June 21st.
UFOMAMMUT’s eighth LP, 8, was released in September through Neurot Recordings. 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.
8 is available on vinyl and CD formats via Neurot Recordings, and on a limited and regular edition vinyl via UFOMAMMUT’s Supernatural Cat label. Place European orders for the limited LP hand-crafted in Italy by Malleus – the rock art collective run by members of UFOMAMMUT – right HERE, and US orders can through Neurot Recordings HERE.
UFOMAMMUT TOUR DATES:
5/23/2018 Alchemy – Providence, RI [info] *
5/24/2018 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest [info]
5/25/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info] *
5/26/2018 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA [info] *
5/27/2018 Reggies – Chicago, IL [info] *
5/29/2018 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE [info] *
5/30/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO [info] *
6/01/2018 Neurolux – Boise, ID [info] *
6/02/2018 Barboza – Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest * [info]
6/03/2018 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR w/ Usnea [info] *
6/05/2018 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA [info] *
6/06/2018 Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA [info] *
6/07/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA [info] *
6/08/2018 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ [info] *
6/09/2018 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [info] *
6/11/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX [info] *
6/13/2018 Growlers – Memphis, TN [info] *
6/14/2018 Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN [info] *
6/15/2018 529 – Atlanta, GA [info] *
6/16/2018 Kings – Raleigh, NC [info] *
6/18/2018 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA [info] *
6/21/2018 Sled Island Festival – Calgary, AB [info] *
7/13/2018 Stoned from the Underground – Erfurt, DE
8/10/2018 Sonic Blast Fest – Moledo, PT
8/11/2018 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BE
*w/ White Hills