Death In JuneOperation Hummingbird

Label:New European Recordings – BAD VC CD44
CD, Album
Style:Industrial, Experimental, Neofolk


1Gorilla Tactics1:45
4The Snows Of The Enemy (Little Black Baby)6:14
5Hand Grenades And Olympic Flames2:58
6Winter Eagle3:53
7Let The Wind Catch A Rainbow On Fire4:05

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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.

This version has the Ouroboros snake around the NER logo.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 038846 600449
  • Barcode (Reader): 4038846600449
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 3): NERBADVCCD 44 MPO 01 @@@ 9 04
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): NERBADVCCD 44 MPO 01 @@@ 9 01
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 121D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1227
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1, 2, 3): IFPI L033

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Operation Hummingbird (CD, Album)New European RecordingsBAD VC CD44UK1999
Operation Hummingbird (LP, Album)New European RecordingsBAD VC44UK2000
Recently Edited
Operation Hummingbird (LP, Reissue, Album, Green Clear)New European RecordingsBAD VC44Germany2000



  • rmorte's avatar
    Anyone know what the cover picture is? I've looked at it year after year ever since I bought my first copy back in 2005 and have never figured it out.
    Aside from this, "Winter Eagle" and "Let The Wind Catch A Rainbow On Fire" may be some of my favorite DIJ songs of all time.
    • noddinggod's avatar
      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
      • choronzonsclubber's avatar
        Edited 12 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!
        • Shangfu's avatar
          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.
          • Yftach_Carmeli's avatar
            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!).



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