Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem have announced a new EP, ‘Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando,’ which drops on July 9th through Century Media Records. The effort features additional material from the ‘Daemon’ sessions, counting three original tracks as well as covers of punk tunes from Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Rudimentary Peni and the Ramones.
“I always had some punk influences,” states vocalist Attila. “I guess it comes from my childhood when we were constantly looking for more extreme music. That’s how I discovered Dead Kennedys, GBH, The Exploited, Sex Pistols, U.K. Subs, Discharge, Rudimentary Peni and so on, in the early 80’s, alongside heavy metal. But then I discovered Venom, that was a game changer!”
“We had some extra time in the studio recording the Daemon album two years ago, all band members were asked to punch in two cover tracks for some extra material,” adds bassist Necrobutcher. “I chose songs by Deathstrike (The Truth) and Death (Evil Dead), which were both used as the bonus tracks on the album. My other contribution was to bring in two old members because of their obvious connection with punk: Maniac on the Dead Kennedys track and Billy (Messiah) on the Discharge track and some of the others.”
A press release adds, “In addition to the covers, a previously unreleased track called “Voces Ab Alta” is featured on the EP, which continues the musical journey alongside “Black Glass Communion” and “Everlasting Dying Flame,” which were used as bonus tracks for the critically-lauded Daemon.”
Check out the track listing and album artwork, which was created by Italian designer Daniele Valeriani (Lucifer’s Child, Dark Funeral), who also crafted the ‘Daemon’ graphics, below.
Pre-orders are available now at this location, with the EP available in a variety of formats including a variety of limited-edition vinyl variants (the vinyl release is slated for September 10th). See all formats below.
‘Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando’ EP track list:
01. Voces Ab Alta
02. Black Glass Communion
03. Everlasting Dying Flame
04. In Defense Of Our Future (Discharge Cover)
05. Hellnation (Dead Kennedys Cover)
06. Only Death (Rudimentary Peni Cover)
07. Commando (Ramones Cover)
· LTD. Deluxe silver 180g LP + CD Box Set (incl. 3 Art Prints + slipmat)
The three available graphics make up the overall concept from the already released visuals of the ‘Daemon’ Box Set. The total of six graphics were considered as an alternative cover versions of the ‘Daemon’ album and will not be reproduced after this limited edition run.
The slipmat contains a special print of the back cover (Punk-Head) of this EP.
Limited to 1.000 copies
(500 CM Distro Wholesale & CM EU Shop / 300 Band Shop / 200 CM US Shop)
· LTD. CD DIGIPAK
· 180g LP (double sided album cover)
Black LP (all outlets)
Grey LP – 300 units (CM Distro wholesale & Century Media EU shop)
Tangerine LP – 200 units (Century Media US shop)
Creamy white LP – 300 units (EMP)
Dark Green LP – 300 units (Nuclear Blast)
Deep Blood Red LP – 300 units (Mayhem webshop)
Aqua LP – 500 units (US indie retail)
· DIGITAL EP
Necrobutcher – Bass
Hellhammer – Drums
Attila – Vocals
Teloch – Guitar
Ghul – Guitar
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