NEWS: Mayhem ask “Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?”
The infamous Mayhem are set to return this year with an EP called “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando” that will be released via Century Media on 9th July. Joined by Eirik Norheim aka Billy Cockroach of Messiah fame for a pair of cuts, the EP comprises three from the “Daemon” sessions alongside four punk covers alongside artwork from Italian designer Daniele Valeriani (Lucifer’s Child, Dark Funeral). Pre-orders are available here.
The band comments: “I always had some punk influences,” says 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!”
Necrobutcher further adds: “We got 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.”