Celebrating their sixteenth year in existence this year, and with their triumphant two-week European tour with support from Conan freshly completed, the UFOMAMMUT trio is now set on exacting their tonal devastation upon American and Canadian audiences on their first full tour of the continent, which gets underway this Wednesday, May 13th, in Chicago. Besides a handful of live performances on the West Coast US back in 2009 and a spot appearance in Quebec exactly one year ago, this will be the first true tour for the longstanding and highly revered act on stateside soil. Deploying their fully visually-incorporated live energy with every show, UFOMAMMUT will now blaze through North American audiences with direct support from Portland’s Usnea for a full month, including a set at this year’s Maryland Deathfest where their Neurot brethren Yob and Neurosis will also be performing, the extensive trek coming to a finale on June 13th in Milwaukee.
Collectively issues the members of UFOMAMMUT on their North American arrival and the start of the tour, “We're in the States, finally... follow us on the 8700 miles (14000 kms) tour!
See You on the road!”
Released by Neurot-founded Neurot Recordings in March, Ecate, the follow-up to UFOMAMMUT’s acclaimed ORO two-part album, takes a confident step forward with the band’s select songcraft, orchestrating atmospheric processions that take the six songs on the album to places as-of-yet uncharted, the only guide being that of Ecate, the three-sided goddess who moves between the realms of the living, the dead, and the gods. Recorded with sound wizard Lorenzo Stecconi, utilizing his mobile studio at SOMS "Il Progresso" in Sarezzano, Italy, the band took their recording techniques to new dimensions on Ecate, creating more upbeat and aggressive measures, capturing them in a live-mic, open-air style which aided in the delivery of one of the band’s most potent and soul-invading works to date.
Watch the creation of UFOMAMMUT’s Ecate LP come together in seven short segments of the recording process through the Malleus Rock Art Labs YouTube channel RIGHT HERE, and Ecate can be streamed in its entirety via Decibel Magazine HERE.
UFOMAMMUT North America Spring 2015 w/ Usnea:
5/13/2015 Reggie's - Chicago, IL - Usnea, Bloodiest, Cokegoat
5/14/2015 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH - Usnea, Contra
5/15/2015 Bug Jar - Rochester, NY - Usnea, Blizaro, The Highest Leviathan
5/16/2015 Mod Club - Toronto, ON - Sons of Otis, Usnea, Olde
5/17/2015 Le Ritz - Montreal, QC - Usnea, Tunguska Mammoth, Show of Bedlam
5/19/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY - Usnea
5/20/2015 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA - Usnea, Ominous Black
5/21/2015 Maryland Death Fest [Rams Head Live] w/YOB, Jex Thoth, Conan, etc
5/22/2015 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC - Usnea, Make
5/23/2015 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA - Usnea, Order of the Owl
5/25/2015 Siberia - New Orleans, LA - Usnea, Space Cadaver
5/26/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX - Usnea, Holy Money, Defending the Kingdom
5/27/2015 Red 7 - Austin, TX - Usnea, Unmothered
5/29/2015 Sister Bar - Albuquerque, NM - Usnea, Black Maria
5/30/2015 Flycatcher - Tucson, AZ - Usnea, Sorxe, Inoculara
5/31/2015 Complex - Glendale, CA - Usnea, Kata
6/02/2015 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA - Usnea, The Bad Light
6/03/2015 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA - Usnea, Hornss, Badr Vogu
6/04/2015 Press Club - Sacramento, CA - Usnea, Lycus, Church
6/05/2015 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR - Agalloch, YOB, Ufomammut
6/06/2015 Rotture - Portland, OR - Usnea, Church
6/07/2015 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA - Usnea, Un
6/08/2015 Neurolux - Boise, ID - Usnea, Brett Netson & Snakes
6/09/2015 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT - SubRosa, Usnea
6/10/2015 Hi-Dive - Denver, CO - Usnea, In The Company Of Serpents
6/12/2015 Turf Club - St Paul, MN - Usnea, Vulgaari
6/13/2015 Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI - Usnea, Asatta