Black metal overlords Mayhem have set July 9 as the release date of their EP, Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando via Century Media Records. Expect the vinyl version to drop September 10. The EP features additional material from the Daemon sessions, including three original tracks and covers of classic punk from Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Rudimentary Peni, and the Ramones.

States vocalist Attila:

“I always had some punk influences … 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 ’80s, alongside heavy metal. But then I discovered Venom, that was a game changer!”

Says Necrobutcher:

“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 … 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.”

Look for previously unreleased track, “Voces Ab Alta,”  alongside “Black Glass Communion” and “Everlasting Dying Flame,” bonus tracks from Daemon.

Preorder Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando. 

Visit Mayhem’s official website.


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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