Legendary black metal band Mayhem have shared their new single “Voces Ab Alta” from their upcoming EP Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando out July 9th.
The song was initially written during the band’s recording sessions for 2019 album Daemon, but has remained unreleased up until now. The accompanying video was created by visual artist Costin Chioreanu. Watch it below.
The seven-song EP features three original songs (“Voces Ab Alta,” “Black Glass Communion,” “Everlasting Dying Flame”) along with covers of punk rock tracks from The Dead Kennedys, Discharge, The Ramones, and Rudimentary Peni.
“I always had some punk influences,” says 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 ’80s, alongside heavy metal. But then I discovered VENOM. That was a game changer!”
Necrobutcher 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.”
Mayhem’s new EP Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando comes out July 9th. Pre-order it here.
01. Voces Ab Alta
02. Black Glass Communion
03. Everlasting Dying Flame
01. In Defense Of Our Future (DISCHARGE cover)
02. Hellnation (DEAD KENNEDYS cover)
03. Only Death (RUDIMENTARY PENI cover)
04. Commando (RAMONES cover)