Inspired as much by the space-tinged stoner rock of Kyuss
and Monster Magnet
as by progressive rock icons like Pink Floyd
and early UFO
, Tortona, Italy's UFOmammut was formed in 1999 by Urlo (bass/vocals), Poia (guitar/keyboards), Alien (keyboards/guitar), and Vita (drums).
After releasing their well-received Godlike Snake debut in the year 2000, Ufomammut toured sporadically and contributed odd tracks to numerous compilations and tribute albums -- most notably the Blue Explosion tribute to Blue Cheer
. Recorded in 2003, their superlative sophomore effort, Snailking, saw Alien replaced with long-time producer Hendrix R., and was released by The Music Cartel a year later. A special DVD/mini-album entitled Lucifer Songs followed in late 2005 and found UFOmammut reduced to a trio once again. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi