UFOMAMMUT: The Sleeping Shaman Premieres “Mausoleum” Animated Video From Italian Mind-Altering...

“…the trio are readying themselves to delve further into their expansive and mind-altering sonics with their new album Hidden.” – The Sleeping Shaman

The Sleeping Shaman is hosting an exclusive premiere of “Mausoleum,” the new single from Italian psychedelic doom/sludge metal trio UFOMAMMUT, delivered through a captivating, animated video. The song is the latest preview of the band’s massive tenth LP, Hidden, which sees release next week through  Neurot Recordings/Supernatural Cat Records.

Celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary this year, Hidden marks a shift in UFOMAMMUT‘s musical composition, aiming for a more intense and heavy sound, as they have displayed over the prior two releases. The title, Hidden, reflects the concept of the presence of everything in our existence and the ability to bring to light what lies within us. With Hidden, the band delves into a sonic journey that traverses vast expanses of space and time. From the crushing heaviness to the hauntingly melodies, from the textured compositions to the otherworldly atmospheres, Hidden testifies to the never-ending evolution of UFOMAMMUT and their mastery of creating immersive sonic experiences: a fitting celebration of their two-and-a-half decades of sonic exploration and experimentation.

Like any good psychedelic trip, the music of UFOMAMMUT has always been inextricably intertwined with visual art, and as always, the artwork, videos, and all visuals/graphics for Hidden were created by Malleus Rock Art Lab, the rock/music graphic design collective of which Poia and Urlo are part of with Lu.

Hidden was recorded at Flat Scenario Studio in Piemonte, Italy, with Lorenzo Stecconi handling the mixing and mastering, and Luca Grossi overseeing vocal tracking.

UFOMAMMUT’s Urlo states, “‘Mausoleum,’ the longest track on the album, captures a slow and mysterious pace that mirrors the text’s comparison of human beings to mausoleums. Just as a mausoleum stands as an important monument and timeless wonder, so too is the human body described as a vessel for our ashes.”

The Sleeping Shaman writes, “…the trio are readying themselves to delve further into their expansive and mind-altering sonics with their new album Hidden. But before its official release through Neurot Recordings and the band’s own imprint, Supernatural Cat on 17th May, we at The Shaman are ecstatic to bring you the lyric video for the latest single, ‘Mausoleum.’”

Watch UFOMAMMUT’s Malleus-animated “Mausoleum” video first courtesy of The Sleeping Shaman RIGHT HERE.

Hidden will be released on CD, LP, and digital platforms next Friday, May 17th, in North America through Neurosis’ Neurot Recordings, the vinyl pressed on a Silver Nugget variant in a gatefold jacket. In Europe, the band’s Supernatural Cat Records will release a standard version on 180-gram Marbled Purple And Black variant, and a limited version of 500 copies on 180-gram Crystal Clear variant crafted by hand using photosensitive colors that are activated by sunlight, bringing the concept of the album to life, with multiple bundles and options.

North American preorders/presaves can be found at Neurot Recordings HERE and EU preorders at Supernatural Cat HERE. Watch the prior videos for “Leeched” HERE and “Kismet” HERE.

UFOMAMMUT has begun touring in support of Hidden, with a long list of tour dates across Europe and the UK through all of May and into June underway, and with much more being plotted. Keep up to date with the current 25 Years Anniversary Tour at the band’s website HERE and stand by for updates.

Rising from the ashes of their prior band Judy Corda, UFOMAMMUT formed in the late 1990s by Poia (guitars, effects) and Urlo (bass, vocals, effects, synths), together with Vita (drums). With Levre taking over on drums in 2021, the band has undergone a rebirth, culminating in the release of the 2022-released Fenice LP, and on Halloween 2023, the Crookhead EP.

Over the course of two-and-a-half decades, UFOMAMMUT has developed a unique sound that combines heavy, dynamic riff worship with a deep understanding of psychedelic tradition in music, which has resulted in a cosmic, futuristic, and technicolor sound that fully immerses listeners. They’ve produced a wide spectrum of albums, EPs, live albums, a box set, compilation tracks, and covers – including a track on the Superunknown Redux Soundgarden tribute album.


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