Italian psychedelic alchemists Ufomammut premiere a music video for their brand new single »Pyramind«
Italian psychedelic alchemists Ufomammut premiere a music video for the second single »Pyramind« taken from their upcoming studio album, »Fenice«, scheduled for release on May 6th, 2022 via Neurot Recordings and Supernatural Cat.
Recorded at Flat Scenario, mixed at Triple Sun and mastered at Locomotore Studio by Lorenzo Stecconi.
Art by Malleus.
Courtesy of Earsplit PR:
As Italian psychedelic riff lords Ufomammut prepare to release their ninth full-length album, »Fenice«, through Neurot Recordings in early May, BrooklynVegan is hosting the public unveiling of a new video for the new single, »Pyramind«.
For more than two decades, Ufomammut 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«, “phoenix” in Italian, represents endless rebirth and the ability to start again after everything seems doomed. The album is the first recording with new drummer Levre joining Poia and Urlo, marking a new chapter in the band’s history and unveiling a more intimate, free sound for the group.
The second single from »Fenice«, »Pyramind« is delivered through a visualizer filmed in a scenic rural setting in Italy. Guitarist Poia reveals, “To choose a single track from »Fenice« isn’t easy, because the songs are long and linked together, and the flow results are incomplete. But we think that ‘Pyramind’ represents in a very clear way Ufomammut’s two-souls attitude: the heaviness melted down with psychedelia.”
BrooklynVegan writes with the song’s debut, “…it’s heavy and sludgy and really leans into trippy psychedelia, resulting in something that the metalheads and the psych-rock kids can all agree on.”
Photo by Francesca De Franceschi Manzoni
»Fenice« will see release May 6th on LP, CD, and digital formats via Neurot Recordings, with a limited LP version of 666 copies on Ufomammut-associated Supernatural Cat. Find preorders at Neurot HERE and Supernatural Cat HERE, and see the prior video for »Psychostasia« and two in-studio videos creating the album HERE.
Ufomammut is confirmed to play special one-off dates over the Spring and Summer months including a »Fenice« album release show and a wide array of festivals including Dudefest, Dunk!festival, Desertfest, 17 Years Sound Of Liberation Festival, Desert Fox Festival, Hellfest, Frantic Festival, and more. See all confirmed shows and stay updated at the band’s tour page HERE.
While Ufomammut is renowned for their psychedelic travels into the far reaches of the cosmos, »Fenice« is a much more introspective listening experience. The album 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.
Each oscillation of this extraordinary album feels inevitable. The members of 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.
Poia – Guitars and FXs
Urlo – Bass, Vocals, FXs and Synths
Levre – Drums & FXs
Ciccio – Sound Lord
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well