Death In June ‎– Operation Hummingbird

New European Recordings ‎– BAD VC CD44
CD, Album


1 Gorilla Tactics 1:45
2 Kapitulation 3:09
3 Flieger 6:02
4 The Snows Of The Enemy (Little Black Baby) 6:14
5 Hand Grenades And Olympic Flames 2:58
6 Winter Eagle 3:53
7 Let The Wind Catch A Rainbow On Fire 4:05

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Recorded between the end of June and the beginning of July, 1999.

Packaged in foil-blocked cardboard wallet case. The CD comes in an extra cardboard sleeve. Includes an 8-page booklet.
A promo edition also exists.

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  • Barcode (Text): 4 038846 600449
  • Barcode (Reader): 4038846600449
  • Matrix / Runout: NERBADVCCD 44 MPO 01 @@@ 9 04
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L033

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June 11, 2017

Douglas and Albin at their finest moments, an album short in duration but huge in potential, a ready to use epinephrine shot for times of utmost need. Listen to it loud in the sun with a chilled Grauburgunder and selected fiends.


April 25, 2015
I often wonder why these cd's and lp's don't hold value like coil discs do. It must have something to do with the fact that so many people think Doug is the second coming of Hitler. That's crazy he is just a strange rich man with esoteric hobbies and a real talent for making relative basic song structures sound fuller and more complex. He also knows how to make sweet packaging for his products. I think he is far more harmless than he is made out to be. Remember openly talking about sex with men and supporting the 4th reich don't go together so well


January 5, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

DEATH IN JUNE/Douglas P. in his most experimental phase. "Operation Hummingbird" is by far the most powerful recording of DEATH IN JUNE. And the collaboration with Albin Julius added a vast classical element.
This album also contains some of the best songs of DEATH IN JUNE ever, all overlooked by the fantastic "Kapitulation".
In comparison, "Take Care and Control" seems only to be the warm-up for "Operation Hummingbird". While most DIJ-albums are fine and silent recordings for quiet moments, this needs to be played LOUD.
It was clear that this would not be the lasting music style for DIJ but I would have wished for a third recording in that way.
Nevertheless, one great album and amongst the best of DIJ!


October 22, 2011
Unlike other rewievers, i prefer this album over earlier Take Care And Control. The style here is very similar to TCaC, but adds in more groove and faster pace. This new more poppy direction and the shorter length of the album make this, for me, a much more pleasurable listen than the previous one. There is subtle comedy all through the album hidden within the outwardly fascist imagery (Shooting from behind into the black sun.... Brilliant! :D) which adds a completely new element to the otherwise very serious style of Death In June.

Majority of Albin Julius's work has not impressed me too much, but here i really like the militant martial element he has added to the softer, more folkier elements by Douglas. Great album, even though not nearly the best by DIJ.


June 1, 2008
Many DiJ fans said this album sucks, and the lyrics are stupid. but as a man of music, not of words, i must say: this album is great! It's so wonderfully weird to hear DIJ doing groovy music. i prefer "Take Care & Control", but this one is really great to. Douglas P should work more often with Albin Julius. Flieger is really fun to listen to, and Gorilla Tactics is also good, although the words are pretty stupid. Too bad there aren't any DiJ albums for sale in israel (Yes, Iilegally downloaded this album, but i'll buy it as soon as i can, promise!).



February 21, 2003
God knows I liked Death in June for the powerful military drummings of their early repertoire where fascist icons were less obvious or at least more creatively insulting to the conventional musics... Sadly with every next album, Death in June became a marketing strategy in themselves, pathetic apocalypse preachers, tasteless propaganda and tasteless cover art. In total, Douglas P is an old yank still hiding behind his masks forgetting the fact he's a grown man. I still like the early Death in June. I just probably overgrew the new one because there's nothing much to it any more.