UFOMAMMUT Goes On Hiatus After Drummer's Departure
After 21 years, Italian psych-doom unit Ufomammut is going on hiatus. The band cites "an intense and difficult period of problems and misunderstandings that none of us has been able to solve and overcome" after the departure of drummer Gianni "Vita" Vitarelli.
Ufomammut said they will return at some point.
After twenty years, Ufomammut is pausing for a while, the time has come to turn off amplifiers and let the tubes cool down, to let the silence allow us to rebuild, and then start again.
This decision comes to the end of an intense and difficult period of problems and misunderstandings that none of us has been able to solve and overcome, after which Vita decided to leave the band.
We thank him for sharing with us twenty incredible years of creation, recordings, tours and concerts, of uncompromising music, sacrifices and great satisfactions.
Started in February 1999, it’s been a journey in which we have been lucky enough to create our music and to tour all around the world to play it, as well as the honor of sharing the stage with our favorite bands.
It’s been an opportunity that made us understand that this band is not only the three guys on stage, but also YOU.
YOU made us live through emotions which we would have not experienced otherwise.
YOU, that have shared with us the sound and the power of this religion without boundaries and ideology, that is music.
YOU, that all are, simply, Ufomammut.
And see you soon.
If you haven't done so already, check out Ufommammut's currently-final 2017 record 8.