8

We’re thrilled to announce our new album “8”!
It’ll be released via Neurot recording on the 22nd of September.

Sonically and symbolically, 8 is not only wickedly limitless in its heaviness, powerfulness and commanding nature, but how it arrests the listener’s mind creating a wholly unbounded and impenetrable sensory experience.
8 will be the Ufomammut’s 8th album, comprised of 8 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 – or 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 e.g. “eight” in Engish, “otto” in Italian, “acht” in German, huit in french and so on.
8 is a continuous flux of music, a singular entity, which can be defined in micro measurements by its 8 satellite songs.
Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense and malevolent journey, resulting in this being Ufomammut’s most extreme venture yet, with no permittance for breathing space in the 48 minutes.

Recorded at Crono Sound Factory in Vimodrone, Milano (IT), 8 is a major turning point in the heavy alchemic arts, with the elements of Ufomammut’s recording constellation being re-aligned.
A change in recording approach saw the trio playing and recording live together in the same room, even utilising 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 small details with the result of such 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 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. Pre order information, album tracks and more to be revealed over the coming months.

NOW

We recorded the new album in August at Crono Sound Factory in a town called Vimodrone (really!) and we finished the mixing process in late october.
Femore Production (new project of our soundguy Ciccio) was behind the desk and Fabrizio San Pietro (really again!) did a great job on the mixing.
We recorded everything live in about a week and it took the same time to mix all the new tracks.
We’re very happy about the result and now it’s time for mastering and work on everything related to this 8th album.
In the meantime we’ve been a lot around, touring Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
So now it’s time to stop for a little and focus on the new stuff till the summer, when we’ll start again in playing live (Hellfest and Freak Valley fest already confirmed).
So, have a great winter solstice and see You very soon.
Thanks to all of You for making this 2016 a great year for us!
Rock on!

Ufomammut