The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast XXXIX: Black Sky At Night… Clisson’s On Fire

The Hammer Of Retribution Ogg-Cast XXXIX:
Black Sky At Night… Clisson’s On Fire

Original release date: 15th July 2013
Total length: 4:14:02 in 4 parts

Download link:!hGRxTY4K!zWl7BZk__LLtmjZxS4bMPGww2RDSNEY8RgPEkFOHqXg

Camlann. Ragnarök. Armageddon. The final battle. The last charge. The big push. The knight’s move. In short: Friday 31st May sees the last Violated before we are plunged screaming into the infernal horrors of the interminable summer lull. You miss out on this one, you’re going cold metal-free turkey until we heroically fight our way free of the pit at the end of October.

So, I ask you, who would be so astoundingly arrogant as to make a statement like that? No prizes for guessing. (NOTE: but I’ll reveal it anyway – Damian Stevenson, the DJ and publicity officer of said Violated, who genuinely believes that because he doesn’t enjoy outdoor festivals, it’s not even remotely possible that anyone else does either. I ask you…) For a variety of reasons, I didn’t even want to be at that last Violated, most of them related to the political pot being stirred in the wrong direction by all the wrong people yet again, but turned up anyway (however briefly…) to unleash a method of avoiding this “interminable summer lull”.

Because, as should be abundantly obvious, I decided not to participate in it. I was at Hellfest, held in late June, barely a week after the release of last month’s show, and – bar a few technical hitches here and there – lived up to expectations, though those technical hitches meant that the bands I’d expected to put in the best performances of the festival had to concede second best to those who were breathing down the leaders’ necks. Those who haven’t read the full review may not know who were the winners and (relative) losers, so listen and find out!

I’ve also highlighted a few bands I didn’t get to see for one reason or another – time clashes or enforced withdrawals being the main problems – and there’s also a bit on how the most notable withdrawal was admirably dealt with. Better still, I’ve got a couple of huge surprises in store as well, which I’m hugely grateful I’ve been able to include before the Grand Finale which will be in a little over a month’s time, and which should have even the most jaded cynic thrusting the horns into the air. Then, with next month’s upcoming extravaganza, the good ship Hammer will sail into the harbour and be sent to the dry dock for essential maintenance, to return to the high seas of metal one fine day in the future…

After the event: to nobody’s surprise, there’s a full written review of Hellfest 2013, which started with the same statement in the first paragraph… to the point where I titled it “What Interminable Summer Lull?”
Part OnePart TwoPart Three

PART ONE (0:58:04)
0:04:00 Mael Mórdha – Manannán
0:11:34 Old Corpse Road – Isobel – Queen Of Scottish Witches
0:22:26 Saxon – Motorcycle Man
0:26:18 Testament – The New Order
0:30:43 Sleep – Holy Mountain
0:40:46 Týr – Shadow Of The Swastika
0:45:06 Aura Noir – Hell’s Fire
0:48:43 Primordial – No Grave Deep Enough

PART TWO (1:06:03)
0:01:06 Bathory – The Sword [Ogg-Casts Of The Past]
0:05:13 Twilight Of The Gods – Fire On The Mountain (1683) [Ogg-Casts Of The Past]
0:13:49 Surtr – The Call
0:18:19 Procession – To Reap Heavens Apart
0:28:31 Manilla Road – Crystal Logic
0:36:30 The Old Dead Tree – We Cry As One
0:43:07 Rotting Christ – Noctis Era
0:49:36 Equilibrium – Unbesiegt
0:55:51 Finntroll – Häxbrygd
0:59:41 Amorphis – Silver Bride

PART THREE (1:07:10)
0:01:42 Wintersun – Starchild
0:09:36 Wintersun – The Way Of The Fire (live)
0:22:47 Waltari – Caught In A Mosh (Caught In A Ska) [Covered]
0:26:48 Svart Crown – Apocalyptic Triumph
0:32:32 Krisiun – The Will To Potency
0:41:11 Spiritual Beggars – Fools Gold
0:44:53 Newsted – King Of The Underdogs
0:53:28 Korpiklaani – Cottages & Saunas
0:56:43 Marduk – With Satan And Victorious Weapons
1:00:54 Hypocrisy – Eraser

PART FOUR (1:02:45)
0:01:40 Clutch – Drink To The Dead
0:06:34 Vektor – Tetrastructural Minds
0:11:55 Koldbrann – Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott
0:20:07 Crowbar – Conquering
0:22:55 Corrosion Of Conformity – Albatross
0:30:18 Down – Stone The Crow
0:36:12 At The Gates – Slaughter Of The Soul
0:40:04 Immortal – Withstand The Fall Of Time
0:51:12 Moonsorrow – Muinaiset

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