Ecate is the title worthy of deities and of UFOMAMMUT’s seventh studio full-length, which has been confirmed for worldwide release late this March, via Neurot Recordings.
The Italian power trio, known for their incredibly heavy capabilities and psychedelic prowess, has as many discernible similarities as they do differences to their formative roots. Defying classification of simply a “doom metal act,” UFOMAMMUT charges their sludgy output with inimitable energy and wayfaring ambition through a tight-knit musical understanding that flows telepathically between members, Poia, Urlo, and Vita.
On their latest album, UFOMAMMUT takes 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, as statues of her can be found at crossroads and city walls, where she would be believed to either bless or curse travelers, 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.
Ecate will see release in Germany on March 27th, in Europe on March 30th, and in the U.S. on March 31st. The first in a series oftrailers for the album, which will be continually released over the coming weeks, has today been revealed. These short videos offer a chance to explore the story behind the recording of the album and the roots of their sound, re-affirming the band’s DIY approach to everything they do. View the first installment in the player above.
Ecate Track List:
UFOMAMMUT Tour Dates:
4/23/2015 Desert Fest – Berlin, DE
4/25/2015 Desert Fest – London, UK
5/21/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
Rock Hard \m/