ULVER – surprise release a new EP and tour dates
Ulver have just surprise-released a three track EP entitled Sic Transit Gloria Mundi. The news arrives just as the band are about to embark on their European "The Assassination of Julius Caesar" tour.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi EP marks “the sad remains from the Caesarean banquet.” Comprised of two new songs, and including a cover of a Frankie’s monumental “Power of Love”. The EP was recently completed in their new studio in the old town of Oslo, and sent off to Youth’s in London for imperial sound quality.
David Hall and Vivek Venkatesh have worked on the videos to two songs, using footage from Ulver’s concert at the Labirinto della Masone, in Italy, on June 3rd. Spectacular laser displays are supplied by Birk Nygaard/BN Visuals, who shall also join the band on their European tour throughout November.
The cover of the EP shows Francis Bacon’s Study After Velásquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953), used with kind permission of Des Moines Art Center. Design by Paschalis Zervas, +wolframgrafik.
Echo Chamber (Room of Tears)
Bring Out Your Dead
The Power of Love
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi EP is available via the band through Ulver’s own Bandcamp now, and will follow soon through Spotify, iTunes, etc. Physical copies will be made available through House Of Mythology a bit later, possibly with added bonus materials, so keep your eyes peeled on their website for that…
Starting this week, Ulver are taking their out-of-this-world stage show on the road, with the distinctive guitarist Stian Westerhus acting both as support and guitarist within the band. Full dates below:
THE ASSASSINATION OF JULIUS CAESAR EUROPEAN TOUR