The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast LXXX:
Original release date: 1st May 2019
Total length: 8:41:55 in 7 parts
On 1st May 2009, the first episode of The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast crawled onto a difficult-to-access community on Livejournal, in equally difficult-to-access Ogg Vorbis format. Exactly ten years later, after three attempts at keeping to a monthly schedule, the recruitment of a German co-host, and an unnerving decline in the mental state of its creator from which recovery is far from assured, this 80th episode marks the point at which the final curtain falls.
But just as Dylan Thomas told us not to go gentle into that good night, this final Ogg-Cast makes sure we will finish with a big bang. Over the course of a seven-part show lasting eight hours and 42 minutes, there will be a glorious celebration of all that is marvellous about the world of epic heathen metal. This will be wrapped around Lennard’s final Tunes Of Yore, which to nobody’s surprise is his longest ever, as well as three further guest contributions from long-term listeners of the show and general all-round good eggs.
In Part One: the Ogg-Cast’s theme tune gets played in full, and some rousing heathen metal calls to arms – not necessarily by the bands you’d expect – warm us all up for the show to come.
In Part Two: long-term listener and UK black-and-heathen metal aficionado Greg Butler is our first guest with his Tunes Of Derbyshire – and I attempt to fill a couple of gaping holes in his music collection, while also saluting the finest of the UK’s black-and-heathen metal bands.
In Part Three: even-longer-term listener Paul Houlton, not a stranger to making requests in shows of old, takes us on a half-hour journey through the highlights of both the Vinyl Years and the CD Years of his vast music collection, in his Tunes Of The Jurassic Coast – and I return the favour to a couple of one-man projects who have mentioned me in their thanks lists.
In Part Four: Nathan Sturm, author of When Light Fails, the collection of his short horror stories that formed the basis for last year’s Ogg-Cast 76, brings his “radio announcer’s voice” all the way from Phoenix to introduce six of his favourite tracks by bands who have never before featured on any Ogg-Cast, under the title of Sturm Of The Light’s Fail. I present a final Shut It! and some nods towards video game music.
In Part Five: Lennard Kamischke, the co-host of the Ogg-Cast for the last five years, signs off with a 69-minute Tunes Of Yore delivered in three languages. I even hand him the introduction to this part. It’s even more varied than you’ve come to expect.
In Part Six: I am left on my own to present eight tracks of the finest and heathenest metal, including two doses of Covered.
In Part Seven: the last part of the last Ogg-Cast concludes, I bring a tribute to someone very special as well as all my listeners and contributors, and say my final goodbye… with the closing theme in full and the best possible final track to end.
Hope you all enjoyed the ride while it lasted.
PART ONE (1:14:41)
0:00:18 Týr – Hail To The Hammer
0:09:51 Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika
0:22:30 Emperor – With Strength I Burn [Hidden Gems – official]
0:34:19 Ereb Altor – Midsommarblot
0:39:19 Countless Skies – Ethereal
0:46:37 Oakenshield – Lyke Wake Dirge
0:51:09 Bucovina – Septentrion
0:55:47 Einherjer – Far Far North
1:06:35 Summoning – The Glory Disappears
PART TWO (1:12:12)
0:00:37 Draugnim – That Name is Hate
—— GREG BUTLER’S TUNES OF DERBYSHIRE ———————————————
0:11:11 Motörhead – Burner [Hidden Gems – unofficial]
0:14:46 Stahlsarg – Burn and Destroy
0:21:02 The Wolves of Avalon – Bonded by Blood and Sword
0:26:55 Vehement – Aasvogel
0:36:21 Abhorrence – The End Has Already Happened
0:45:31 Clutch – Let a Poor Man Be
0:51:01 Iron Maiden – Flight of Icarus
1:00:47 Old Corpse Road – The Great Thunderstorm
PART THREE (1:15:04)
0:00:43 Apocalypse Orchestra – The Garden of Earthly Delights
—— PAUL HOULTON’S TUNES OF THE JURASSIC COAST: THE VINYL YEARS —
0:12:26 Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
0:15:28 Mott the Hoople – Roll Away the Stone
0:19:03 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Midnight Moses
0:24:16 Motörhead – Live to Win [Hidden Gems – unofficial]
0:28:18 Gillan – Unchain Your Brain
—— PAUL HOULTON’S TUNES OF THE JURASSIC COAST: THE CD YEARS ——–
0:32:48 I – The Storm I Ride
0:36:32 The Obsessed – Spirit Caravan
0:40:03 Borknagar – Colossus
0:45:45 Witchery – All Evil
0:50:12 Fyrdsman – Woven Fate
0:56:47 Arx Atrata – The Traveller
1:08:26 Enslaved – Essence
PART FOUR (1:16:23)
0:01:18 Shylmagoghnar – I Am The Abyss [Shut It! – official]
—— NATHAN STURM’S STURM OF THE LIGHT’S FAIL ———————————–
0:13:55 Keith Emerson – Mater Tenebrarum
0:16:29 Fog – In Magnificent Glory
0:24:50 Infernäl Mäjesty – Overlord
0:30:47 Gehenna – Angelwings and Ravenclaws
0:34:23 Trouble – Psalm 9
0:40:30 The Black Dahlia Murder – The Blackest Incarnation
0:48:47 Whispered – Lady of the Wind
0:55:32 Perturbator – Humans Are Such Easy Prey [Shut It! – unofficial]
0:59:51 Powerglove – Red Wings Over Baron [Shut It! – unofficial]
1:12:16 Anaal Nathrakh – Forging Towards the Sunset
PART FIVE (1:18:38)
—— LENNARD KAMISCHKE’S TUNES OF YORE ——————————————-
0:04:45 Crimson Glory – Valhalla
0:13:08 Blind Guardian – Mirror Mirror
0:18:47 Heidi Kabel – An de Eck steiht’n Jung mit ‘nem Tüddelband
0:22:31 Шёпот Рун – Вольницей в просинь ночей [Covered – unofficial]
0:34:37 Negură Bunget – Înarborat
0:44:05 Reverend Bizarre – Anywhere Out Of This World
PART SIX (1:09:11)
0:00:38 Amorphis – My Kantele
0:05:37 Skyforger – Migla, migla, rasa, rasa (svētās vedības)
0:15:46 Vintersorg – Rainbow Demon [Covered – official]
0:19:47 Nokturnal Mortum – Valhalla [Covered – official]
0:31:03 Finsterforst – Schicksals End’
0:46:39 Thyrfing – Mjölner
0:52:08 Grand Magus – I Am The North
0:59:20 Windir – Journey to the End
PART SEVEN (1:15:46)
0:00:26 Menhir – Das Hildebrandslied – Teil I
0:11:02 Primordial – Gods to the Godless
0:18:48 Forefather – Last of the Line
0:27:07 Runrig – The Mighty Atlantic (Mara Theme)
0:34:31 Ensiferum – Wanderer
0:41:00 Falkenbach – Eweroun
0:50:10 At The Gates – The Flames of the End
1:01:58 Moonsorrow – Sankaritarina
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