As psychedelic trio UFOMAMMUT prepares to release XX, their massive box set commemorating the band’s 20th Anniversary, the band has launched a test press giveaway. The band is giving away ten sets of test pressings of the entire LP box. Anybody who has already preordered the vinyl box set or places a preorder by the end of August is automatically entered to win one of the special test pressing sets, which have been signed by the band. The contest ends on August 31st.
The XX box set will see release on September 9th through UFOMAMMUT’s own Supernatural Cat Records. Place preorders and enter the test press contest at the band’s new webshop along with other exclusive merchandise HERE.
Being released on both CD and LP, the XX box set features nine UFOMAMMUT albums, all individually housed in sleeves with exclusive cover artworks, created specifically for this release. The box sets will include all eight studio albums; Godlike Snake, Snailking, Lucifer Song, Idolum, Eve, Oro, Ecate, and 8. Additionally, the box will include a new release, titled XX. This new recording sees the band performing some of their most revered tracks spanning their two decades in existence — “Satan,” “Plouton,” “Lacrimosa,” “Infearnatural,” “Mars,” and “Destroyer” — which were re-recorded during the band’s recent European tour in an intimate acoustic setting. These special box sets also include a 64-page book with original covers, photos, and lyrics to all songs with an additional poster, backpatch, and sticker.
XX sees UFOMAMMUT’s Poia performing acoustic guitar and effects, Urlo handling vocals, synth, and effects, and Vita on drums and percussion, with Ciccio and Stefano Tocci handling sound production and recording. The sound was mixed by Stefano Tocci at Ampire Studio and mastered by Luca Piazza at Zen Garden Studio.
The band comments, “We spent ten days on the road last spring, focusing our live show on the recordings of XX, an acoustic set based on six songs from our twenty-year career, revisited in a new way. Urlo decided to play synth on stage, Poia took his acoustic guitar, and Vita embarked on a different approach via the drumkit. Gig after gig the songs grew inside us and the reaction from the people made us so proud and happy of what we were doing. XX is the witness of this little tour and of the warmness people gave us while we were approaching on our music in a very different way. XX is something magick, something different and unique for us.”
Watch UFOMAMMUT performing “Mars” live in the acoustic XX format HERE and see a full XX live set HERE.