December 7, 2011

UFOMAMMUT Complete Two-Part Neurot Recordings Debut

UFOMAMMUT, Northern Italy’s sorcerers of supernatural and obliterating doom, have completed the recordings for their sixth full-length, and first as part of the Neurot Recordings family. This week we are beyond excited to announce the details of this highly anticipated, mammoth follow-up to their 2010 full-length Eve, the band’s most critically-acclaimed and devastating piece of magic to date… until now.

Oro is the title for UFOMAMMUT’s latest work, divided into ten massive movements overall which is now confirmed to be delivered in two separate pieces during the coming year. The first chapter, Opus Primum, will see arrival in April, and the second, Opus Alter, in September. The vinyl versions of both chapters will be handled directly by UFOMAMMUT’s own label Supernatural Cat Records, who were responsible for the release of all of the band’s previous material. This is the third album in a row the band recorded with Lorenzo Stecconi.

As with all previous UFOMAMMUT albums, the concepts behind Oro are expansive and multi-faceted, mutating the Italian palindrome which translates to “gold” with the Latin translation of “I prey.” Oro explores the concept of knowledge and its power; the magical stream controlled by the human mind to gain control of every single particle of the World surrounding us. Oro is the alchemical process to transform the human fears into pure essence; into Gold. Although Oro’s two chapters will be released months apart from each other, they must be considered as a single track in which the musical themes and the sounds show up and hide, mutating and evolving, progressively and increasingly stratifying culminating in the crushing final movement. Oro is like an alchemic laboratory in which substances are flowing, dividing and blending themselves in ten increments from the alembics and stills, culminating into the creation of Gold. The band are also in the process of crafting a full video/visual version of Oro which will accompany the audio.

Since their inception in 1999, UFOMAMMUT has toured several times, and crossed the oceans to the United States for the first time in 2009 for a tour of the West Coast. They’ve performed at renowned, international music festivals including Roadburn, Hellfest, Ieper, Stoned from the Underground, Asymmetry, sharing the stage with Neurosis, Down, Amen Ra, Baroness, Sons Of Otis, Motorpsycho and endless more along the way. The band’s live show is supported by the internationally acclaimed video and graphic art of Malleus, a rock artists’ collective who conjure the entirety of UFOMAMMUT’s visual impact.

2012 will see the band expanding their touring circles wider across the face of the planet in support of Oro. Stay tuned throughout the year as more details on the release and the act’s tour schedule are confirmed.

Poia – guitars and effect
Urlo – bass, vocals and synths
Vita – drums
Ciccio – soundlord
Lu – visuals

December 6, 2011

SCOTT KELLY American Winter Tour With Eugene S. Robinson Announced

In an ongoing stream of tour announcements over recent weeks, Neurosis/Shrinebuilder frontman Scott Kelly has just confirmed another run of American solo acoustic performances to take place this Winter.

Scott Kelly’s Western U.S. tour is currently underway alongside Bob Wayne and Jay Munly. Following the tour, Kelly will play a one-off show in Chicago the first week of the year alongside Bruce Lamont, followed by his first tour of Australia and New Zealand as a solo artist this February with direct support from John Baizley (Baroness).

The newly-confirmed tour will take place immediately upon Kelly’s return from his stint in Australia and New Zealand, with 22 new dates now confirmed, kicking off in Atlanta on February 15th and running a clockwise swath through the Southeast, Midwest and East Coast into mid-March. For this tour the solo talents of Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow) will serve as support for Scott Kelly on all dates.

Scott Kelly Western U.S. Tour w/ Jay Munly, Bob Wayne (remaining dates):
12/08/2011 Bar Pink – San Diego, CA
12/09/2011 Juke Joint – Anaheim, CA
12/10/2011 Echo – Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2011 Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA
12/13/2011 Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
12/14/2011 The New Parish – Oakland, CA
12/15/2011 Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA
12/16/2011 Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
Scott Kelly Solo Headlining Show:

1/04/2012 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Bruce Lamont [free RSVP here]

Scott Kelly
New Zealand/Australian Tour w/ John Baizely

2/02/2012 King’s Arms – Auckland
2/03/2012 SF Bath House – Wellington
2/04/2011 The Civic – Perth
2/05/2012 Fowlers Live – Adelaide
2/06/2012 The National Hotel – Geelong
2/08/2012 ANU – Canberra
2/09/2012 The Zoo – Brisbane
2/10/2012 Corner Hotel – Melbourne
2/11/2012 Manning Bar – Sydney
2/12/2012 The Brisbane Hotel – Hobart

SCOTT KELLY American Winter Tour w/ Eugene S. Robinson

2/15/2012 The 529 – Atlanta, GA
2/16/2012 The End – Nashville, TN
2/17/2012 Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR w/ Iron Tongue
2/18/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX
2/19/2012 Mohawk – Austin, TX
2/21/2012 Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
2/22/2012 Fubar Lounge – St Louis, MO
2/23/2012 MOTR Pub – Cincinnati, OH
2/24/2012 Intersection Front Bar – Grand Rapids, MI
2/25/2012 Lager House – Detroit, MI
2/26/2012 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
2/28/2012 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
2/29/2012 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH
3/01/2012 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
3/02/2012 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
3/03/2012 Church of Boston – Boston, MA w/ Marc Pinansky
3/04/2012 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
3/06/2012 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
3/07/2012 Golden West Cafe – Baltimore,  MD
3/08/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
3/09/2012 The Pinhook – Durham, NC
3/10/2012 Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC

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