Ufomammut is a power trio formed in Italy in 1999 by Poia, Urlo and Vita, a lineup that has remained stable since. The trio have developed a sound characterized by lengthy songs centered on repeated heavy riffs coupled with droning vocals and the use of sound effects and synths.
Their status as one of the most potent, powerful and artistic contemporary doom artists in existence continues to captivate the masses, and the band’s worldwide grasp grows wider with each release. Their live show is supported by the internationally acclaimed video and graphic art of Malleus, a rock artists’ collective of which Poia and Urlo form a part, who conjure the entirety of Ufomammut’s visual impact.
Andrei Bouzikov was born in Vitebsk, Belarus in 1979. He was taught art by his parents at an early age. After receiving an award for Excellence in Visual Arts from high school, he decided to become an artist. Andrei’s art reflects his childhood and the surroundings he grew up in.
Fascinated with his native country’s past, he creates haunted and surreal images of war, religion, broken dreams and an uncertain future. At a young age he would spend most of his time in Belarusian forests, searching for artifacts from the past.
Andrei immigrated to the United States in 1996 at the age 16. In 2000 he attended the Academy of Art University, where with the help of the University’s excellent instructors he polished his painting and drawing skills. In 2006 Andrei left school to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator.
Joel Abad is an Illustrator, muralist, and graphic designer from Barcelonawho who runs Grafficants, a graphic design studio. He’s done work for Vans, Harley-Davidson, Warner Music, Arnette, Rockzone Magazine, HFMN Crew, Ripper Seeds, Crème International, and RockAction Productions (among others). He’s also done work for bands such as Nofx, Lagwagon, Against me!, The Queers, Marky Ramone, The Ataris, MxPx, Biohazard, Blowfuse, Crisix, Pennywise, Bad Religion, The Toy Dolls, Sick of it all, and Satanic Surfers.
We’re stoked to announce that artist Ian Bederman has joined us on our trip to The Planet of Doom! Bederman will be joining a band we’ll be announcing shortly for a chapter you won’t wanna miss! Ian Bederman is from Austin, Texas, and is a tattooist at Royal Legion Tattoo. Together with writer Danny Cates, Bederman unleashed the tremendous Atomahawk strip, which appears in Heavy Metal Magazine. A deluxe, over-sized edition of the strip was reproduced by Image Comics back in October of 2017.
I like to celebrate small things that are a big deal, unappreciated moments or objects, depth, warmth and atmosphere.
In 2001, the Port Orchard, Washington trio of Shawn Johnson (drums), Scooter Haslip (bass), and Tony Reed (guitars/vocals) emerged from the jam room and studio to the live stage as Mos Generator and began to shake the Pacific Northwest with their incendiary and uncompromising live performances. Between 2002 and 2007, the band four full length studio albums and, in 2008, released a collection of some of Mos Generator’s finest moments by way of “Destroy! The Mos Generator”. By 2008, the band needed a well deserved break to clean up their lives, follow a different muse, and to recharge the energies that make a hard rock band successful.
In 2010, Tony Reed began a relationship with Ripple Music that saw the re-release of the entire Stone Axe catalog, which opened the door to the possibilities of re-launching Mos Generator, and in late Fall of 2011, the long out-of-print debut self-titled “Mos Generator” album saw its re-release in a grand deluxe package. And, by the time of the re-issued debut album hit the streets, the band had already laid down the basic tracks for their first album of new material in over five years.
In October of 2012, “Nomads” will be received by a world-wide audience, who will experience an introspective journey into the depths of interpersonal relations, the struggle for soul survival, and the optimistic hope that it will all work out in the end, all performed over the bands trademark sound of explosive heavy dissonance combined with equally beautiful melodic passages.