Saturday, March 21, 2015


I had to do a review this week, since there is a new Ufomammut album out this month.  The band’s website indicates that the album is about to be released, but you can hear all the tracks on Youtube already  (not sure how that happens).  Ufomammut (the name is a combination of unidentified flying object and the Italian word for Mammoth) has been belting out its unique brand of heavy, doomy, sludgy stoner rock for about fifteen years now, and that amount of practice has made them consummate professionals at what they do.  If you are not familiar with them, check out these two vids.  To me they are quite different than Electric Wizard, yet I think there is probably a good 95% “also like” ratio among fans of the two bands.  Here is the band’s own description of this mind-blowing album, taken from the website:

             Ecate is the title worthy of deities and of Ufomammut‘s seventh album, which is due out on 30th March via Neurot Recordings.
The Italian power trio, known for their almighty heavy capabilities and psychedelic prowess, have as many discernible similarities as they do differences to their formative roots. Never pandering to the easy classification of doom, Ufomammut charge their sludgy output with inimitable energy and wild, wayfaring ambition which is matched by the tight-knit musical understanding that flows telepathically between the three members; Poia, Urlo, and Vita.
On their latest album, Ufomammut take a confident step forward with their craft, orchestrating atmospheric processions that take the six songs on the album to places as of yet uncharted, the only guide being that of Ecate (Hecate in English), the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods. Traditionally associated with matters of the liminal (statues of her can be found at crossroads and city walls, where she would be believed to either bless or curse travellers), she represents the link between the past, the present and the future in a way which resonates true with Ufomammut, and with the name of the band, too.”
Here is "Plouton", from the new album:

If you liked that, check out this live version of "Superjunkhead", performed two years ago at the Keep It Low festival in Germany.  The sound quality is just good enough to give you an idea of how good they sounded at this show.  Ufomammut will be beginning its first ever US tour this May.  Brooklyn is the closest they are coming to Massachusetts.  Roadtrip, anyone?

Ufomammut is:
Poia – Guitars and fx
Urlo – Bass, vocals, FX and synths
Vita – Drummer

Hope you enjoyed this post, and hope some of you go pick up this album.  I certainly will; this is one band I want to support.  I have been listening to them for years, but have recently come to appreciate them on a new level.  Check in with you next week; until then, STAY HEAVY!  -ULTRA

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