The second installment of UFOMAMMUT's two-part "Oro" album series — "Oro: Opus Alter" — will be released in North America on September 18 via Neurot Recordings. The CD's intriguing cover art was brought to life once again by the unstoppable force that is the Malleus Art Collective. Additionally the band has continued its tradition of visually presenting each track from the "Oro" series with their fans, and has unveiled the album's second hymn, "Luxon", in full video style.
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 appear and reappear, mutate and evolve, progressively culminating in the crushing final movement. "Oro" is 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.
"Opus Alter" is going to fulfill and widen the perspective of the new work of UFOMAMMUT. Starting where "Opus Primum" ended — the album released as well by Neurot in April of this year — "Opus Alter" evolves deeper into devastatingly powerful new territory, where chaos is metamorphosed by cacophonous sound, until the final notes resonate, knowledge is forged and the band strike gold.
UFOMAMMUT is continually updating its tour itinerary, having new performances confirmed across the European continent for the months ahead, with plans coming together to bring their otherworldly mammoth sludge magic across the Atlantic in the near future.