Ufomammut share Fenice the visual album, new full-length out now via Neurot Recordings and Supernatural Cat

UFOMAMMUT SHARE A VISUAL ALBUM FOR FENICE, PROVIDING A NEW INSIGHT INTO THE MUSIC

FENICE IS OUT NOW VIA NEUROT RECORDINGS AND SUPERNATURAL CAT

On May 6th Italian alchemists and power trio Ufomammut returned with Fenice, the album which would cement their status as the band to push the envelope of doom further than it has gone before.

As the European tour dates commence today, the Malleus art collective (featuring members of Ufomammut) have provided a full-length video accompaniment for the album

Of the new visuals, and the tour, the band says “We’re on the road again, with a new line up and a new album. We couldn’t be more excited! See you all on the road!”

CHECK OUT THE VISUAL ALBUM FENICE ON YOUTUBE BELOW:

For over 20 years, the band has 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 (meaning Phoenix in Italian) symbolically represents endless rebirth and the ability to start again after everything seems doomed. The album is the first recording with new drummer Levre, and truly marks a new chapter in Ufomammut history.

“I think we lost our spontaneity, album after album,” says Urlo. “We tried to make more complicated songs and albums, but I think at some point we just ended up repeating ourselves. With Fenice, we were ready to start from zero, we had no past anymore – so we just wanted to be reborn and rise from the ashes..” 

Whilst the band are well-known for their psychedelic travels into the far reaches of the cosmos, Fenice is a much more introspective listening experience. Fenice 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.

The towering synths on the opening track ‘Duat’ evoke an almighty machine rising from the depths of primordial ooze. There’s a shift to a frenetic garage-psych pace before mellowing out into a more familiar doomy stomp. ‘Kepherer’ is a respite, albeit a slight one, returning to the pulsing rhythms of the album’s intro before plunging the listener into the menacing build and release of ‘Psychostasia’ next.

The second half of the record brings with it an even greater sense of dynamic exploration. ‘Metamorphoenix’ oozes with curious synth patterns and noises, before descending into sinister chords and an oddly choral chant. An explosion of emotion heralds the beginning of ‘Pyramind’, all-encompassing in its riff worship and quasi-religious climax of mantra-esque vocals. ‘Empyros’ is groovy yet irregular, with rhythms interplaying and more chanting voices, bringing the records to its end with a sense of dedication and purpose.

Each oscillation of this extraordinary album feels inevitable – 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.

Fenice is out now on LP and CD formats via Neurot Recordings, with a limited edition LP version of 666 copies on Supernatural Cat

FENICE TRACK LISTING:

1. Duat

2. Kepherer

3. Psychostasia (video)

4. Metamorphoenix

5. Pyramind

6. Empyros

UFOMAMMUT ARE:

Poia – Guitars and Fxs

Urlo – Bass, Vocals, Fxs and Synths

Levre – Drums & Fxs

Ciccio – Sound lord

LIVE DATES: 

24.05.22 – Vienna (AT), Arena

25.05.22 – Karlsruhe (DE), Dudefest

26.05.22 – Bremen (DE), Tower

27.05.22 – Ghent (BE), Dunk!festival

28.05.22 – Groningen (NL), Vera

29.05.22 – Berlin (DE), Desertfest

30.05.22 – Dresden (DE), Chemiefabrik

31.05.22 – Salzburg (AT), Rockhouse

10.06.22 – Munich (DE), 17 Years Sound of Liberation Festival

11.06.22 – Piacenza (IT), Desert Fox Festival

24.06.22 – Wiesbaden (DE), 17 Years Sound of Liberation – Official Festival Warmup

26.06.22 – Clisson (FR), Hellfest

15.08.22 – Brescia (IT), Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto 2022

18.08.22 – Pescara (IT), Frantic Festival

24.09.22 – Leuven (BE), Het Depot

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