Black Metal Lifers Mayhem Cover Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Ramones on New EP

Hear two tracks from 'Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando'

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 7, 2021

Long-running Norwegian band Mayhem recently kept the black metal vibes aflowin' with their 2019 LP Daemon, but now they're indulging their punk side with a new EP.

The release is called Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando and sees the notorious band take on tunes from Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Rudimentary Peni and Ramones. The EP also includes three songs from the Daemon sessions.

"I always had some punk influences. I guess it comes from my childhood when we were constantly looking for more extreme music," the band's Attila Csihar said in a press release. "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!"

The new EP arrives on July 9 via Century Media. We don't have any covers to share just yet, but you can hear two original songs from the release below.

Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando:

1. Voces Ab Alta
2. Black Glass Communion
3. Everlasting Dying Flame
4. In Defense of Our Future (Discharge cover)
5. Hellnation (Dead Kennedys cover)
6. Only Death (Rudimentary Peni cover)
7. Commando (Ramones cover)

Pre-order Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando.

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