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Mayhem - Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando

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Key Facts Country: 🇳🇴 Genre: Black Metal Record Label(s): Century Media Records Release Date: 9th July 2021 Band Members Necrobutcher - Bass  Hellhammer - Drums  Attila - Vocals  Teloch - Guitars  Ghul - Guitars Mayhem - Voces Ab Alta Review Rating (out of 5🤘): 🤘🤘.5 Favourite Track(s): Voces Ab Alta Mayhem. One name that epitomises what black metal is today, for nearly thirty years at the summit of the black metal mountain. Following up their crushing 2019 album Daemon , their new release  Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando is a two for one deal as the EP is split in two distinct parts. The first half is one previously unreleased original song, accompanied by the  Daemon   deluxe edition bonus tracks. The second half sees them cover punk legends Dead Kennedys, Ramones and Discharge alongside a cover of the lesser known Rudimentary Peni, a British anarcho-punk band. This mash up of unexpected covers with previously released and unreleased originals may strike some fans as confusi

The Miscellaneous Goings On Of Tom - Sitting In Trees, Hugging Stones & Oat Milk Mochas

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  I Genuinely Can't Remember The Last Time I Did One Of These... I think it's fair to say that since everything has started really opening up (for the moment at least), life has gotten pretty hectic for all of us. I have loved every small taste of freedom after 18 months being a hermit, how those monks did it back in the day is honestly a miracle because I can't think of anything worse right now. I want to say how happy I am at the reaction to the Fjordhammer On Tour posts! It was a long held in idea I had over Lockdown and I was beginning to wonder if I would ever be able to bring it to fruition, but with the help of Sabrina it has. Combining history and music was a no brainier for me and by doing these posts in collaboration with Wandering Through The Ages I am able to boost my content output on both blogs. Exploring these amazing places and the music that runs through my head whilst I'm there has been awesome for me to document, even the small details of the oat mil

The Fjordhammer Weekly Listening List (22nd June 2021)

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Where Has The Sun Gone? Considering it was the Solstice yesterday and there was a very poor showing from the Sun, these past couple of days have felt more like Autumn than Summer. Having to throw on the slippers and dive under my blanket whilst having the annual annoyance of hay fever is not the double whammy that I wanted in all honesty. You're probably thinking "hang on a minute, you love winter?", you're right, I love it but when I wanted it to cool down I didn't mean it to turn into November. Anyway, enough of this old man shouting at a cloud ranting. We're two days removed from the final night of the Download Pilot and from the reviews I've read and the photos that I have seen, I am insanely jealous but also incredibly happy to see everyone have an awesome time without having to worry about covid in any capacity. It really is a major breakthrough amidst all this covid pain and frustration that we have all suffered through over the last year and a half

Fjordhammer On Tour - Heaven's Gate & Shearwater

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The ring and stone sculpture commissioned by the 7th Marquess of Bath The Summit Of Cranborne Chase Yet another tree stump throne Heaven's Gate is a very peaceful place. An area of outstanding natural beauty with a dense wood that gives your lungs a break from the toxicity of town/city living. It is best described as oxygen soup, the air is so thick and fresh there. Not far from the famous Longleat and Centre Parks Wiltshire, Heaven's Gate is nicely tucked away in the woodland, giving it an undisturbed and mystical vibe. Heaven's Gate is part of a larger area of outstanding natural beauty called Cranborne Chase. Cranborne Chase overlaps areas of Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset and is drenched in neolithic history. On these adventures I hope to visit many sites within the Chase, so far I have seen only two, the ancient Badbury Rings and Heaven's Gate. It is definitely a place that reminds you of scenes in The Lord Of The Rings and Game Of Thrones, with the bird

The Fjordhammer Weekly Listening List (15th June 2021)

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The Baking Sun, Psychedelic Synths & Big Doom Riffs Whilst it is nice to welcome in the summer sun, when you have circulation like mine that makes you a literal human radiator, now begins the sweatiest time of year. As for many metalheads my wardrobe is a majority of black t-shirts it does me absolutely no favours when the glowing orb decides to beat down upon me. Musically my listening habits have shifted to prog and doom, no idea why but slowing it down with some weird time signatures seems to be working for me at the moment, alongside all the usual blast beats and noise. Also, I want to mention how happy I am at the response I have gotten for the Fjordhammer On Tour posts! I'm overwhelmed at how much you guys liked the idea and how incorporating my two passions of history and music together in one post has been so enjoyable for me to write. Collaborating with Wandering Through The Ages in this way adds something unique to both blogs. The big news this week is the Download P

Fjordhammer On Tour - Avebury

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Connecting with the stones The Largest Megalithic Stone Circle In The World There is certainly a vibe to Avebury, the somewhat quieter more pensive stones compared to its more famous and renowned cousin Stonehenge. My earliest and vaguest memory of Avebury was actually driving through it, I can't remember why we went through it, possibly coming home from a day out or a rugby match somewhere, but my fleeting glimpse of the stones was enough to make me want to go back and visit properly. It took a good few years but I finally got there! Wiltshire is a very strange county when you think about it, filled with history and folklore that often gets over looked. It is only recently that I have found an affinity with my "home" county (originally from neighbouring Berkshire) and its lore. Surprisingly though, there is sparse folklore associated with Avebury, which to me adds a whole new level of enigmatic mystery to the place. Even so, there is a very strong vibe about Avebury, des

Fjordhammer On Tour - Glastonbury Town, Tor & Abbey

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"What's round here then?" - Entrance to the Abbey grounds next to St. Patrick's Chapel King Arthur, Crumbling Ruins, Incense & Witchcraft Shops Glastonbury, a place name that needs no introduction. Deep in the heart of Somerset this mystical place shrouded in myths and legends is home to a world renowned music festival and the supposed burial place of Britain's greatest king, Arthur. I have always been captivated by King Arthur, it was the first medieval legend that I ever came into contact with. This fascination began in a cave in Machynlleth, Snowdonia, Wales, named King Arthur's Labyrinth when I must have been no older than 4, which would put it 20 years ago (damn, time flies and I feel old) where vivd depictions of the Celtic legend were displayed and the infamous battle between the Red Dragon of the British and the White Dragon of the Saxons. This was then exacerbated by a visit to Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, which is the supposed site of Arthur's