MOTORHEAD Conjure Up 'Bad Magic' For Album 22

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Motorhead To Release Their 22nd Studio album BAD MAGIC on August 28th 2015 UDR Music/Motorhead Records
In their 40th Anniversary Year, the band also announces 40th Anniversary European tour in the Fall with more dates internationally to follow.

Freedom to believe don't have a price
Innocence never gets too old
You need a bolt of rock
Severe toxic shock
Electricity deep in your soul
'Electricity' ' Motorhead
After 40 years rattling teeth, bones and ears with their legendary rock'n'roll, you might excuse Motorhead if they wanted to ease off.
Put their feet up.
Relax a little.
But that's just it'
'this is Motorhead.
And instead, Motorhead gleefully say a loud and hearty 'bollocks' to that sort of feeble-minded thinking with their 22nd studio album, Bad Magic. Bristling with thunderous attitude, pioneering spirit and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that'll beat your ears into submission this year, Bad Magic is a massive kick in the teeth for anyone who dared believe it might be otherwise. Indeed, if those people still remain, they would do well to grab some big fat earplugs, fall to their knees and pray like buggery, because big-rig head crushers like 'Thunder And Lightning' and the especially l-o-u-d 'Teach'Em How To Bleed' show that Motorhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddam heavy as ever.
Drawing on their own vast catalogue of road-warrior freewheeling rock'n'roll spirit, Bad Magic also strides confidently into some of the earlier attitudes of Mot'rmusic. Written and recorded in the studio together, for the first time in the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee era, the more 'live' approach to creating Bad Magic has obviously paid dividends in this regard. There is the driving malevolence of 'Choking On Your Screams',  with Lemmy in magnificently omnipotent vocal mood, 'Electricity' carries a hefty chunk of punk attitude married with some of Phil Campbell's best lead work in years, while 'Shoot Out All of Your Lights' is all devilish, greasy biker-borne-screw-you-and yours, Mikkey Dee's tribal drums pounding out a great path for more Kilmister proclamations. The boys even enjoyed a guest appearance from Queen's Brian May on 'The Devil', adding a scintillating solo on this thunderous Mot'rstomper.
Produced at NRG Studios with long-time producer Cameron Webb, Bad Magic came together after a couple of years which saw Motorhead enjoy their most successful international era in over two decades off the back of their last release Aftershock. Lemmy also finally decided to face the fact he is flesh, blood and mortal like all of us, adjusting his lifestyle to kick the ass of health-issues and re-emerging stronger, leaner and meaner than ever. His own personal performances on Bad Magic rank as some of the most wide-ranging and unique he has delivered in years, and on the ballad 'Until The End', Lemmy opens up with equal levels explanation and intent on the simple but important matters which life conjures for us all. Add to all of this a wonderfully executed, gritty delivery of The Rolling Stones classic 'Sympathy For The Devil', and it will be clear to anyone with a pair of ears that Bad Magic is Motorhead's finest work in over two decades.
You can also expect the road to get its ass-kicked by Motorhead once again in the last half of 2015! Starting in mid-August, there will be a North American tour with Anthrax which ends with the now-legendary Mot'rboat cruise between Sept 28th ' Oct 2nd from Miami, Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas, also featuring Slayer and Anthrax among a bumper line-up of bands. And Motorhead's 40th Anniversary European Winter tour will start on November 15th 2015 at Le Zenith in Paris, ending on December 6th at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. More dates will be announced soon, so keep checking the band's official website as well as the following social media platforms for details.
Twitter: @MyMotorhead
All in all, with Bad Magic's release now confirmed, Motorheadbangers and rock'n'roll fans worldwide can prepare themselves for the prodigal return of rock music's greatest, meanest, dirtiest and most relentless trio'yeah, believe it: Motorhead proudly, and defiantly, remaiin the flag  you're proud to fly through thick and thin.

1.     Victory Or Die  3.09
2.     Thunder & Lightning  3.06
3.     Fire Storm Hotel 3.35
4.     Shoot Out all of Your Lights  3.15
5.     The Devil  2.54
6.     Electricity 2.17
7.     Evil Eye 2.20
8.     Teach Them How To Bleed 3.13
9.     Till The End 4.05
10.  Tell Me Who To Kill  2.57
11.   Choking On Your Screams  3.33
12.  When The Sky Comes Looking For You 2.58
13.   Sympathy For The Devil*  5.35
*by The Rolling Stones
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Friday, November 28, 2014
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- Now Available at SPV / Steamhammer, selected Rock Classics on Blu-ray! -
"Stagefright" by MOTORHEAD  and "Showtime" by UFO  will be released through SPV/Steamhammer for the first time on Blu-ray. Both are a "must have" for the fans!

Stage Fright was recorded during a show at the Phillipshalle in Dusseldorf, Germany on December 7, 2004. The set features 20 songs from the entire Motorhead history, including 'Overkill', 'Ace Of Spades' and 'Iron Fist'. This memorable occasion was shot with 23 high definition cameras under the direction of Sven Offen (Papa Roach, Heather Nova, Gronemeyer, Toten Hosen, among others). The late Gert Hof, famous not only for his work with Rammstein, was enlisted to take care of the show's light design. The fans can also expect a lot of bonus material like making of, a fan special, testimonials, slide show, backstage rider and much more.

During the world tour for the album "You Are Here" UFO filmed a concert in May 2005 at the Pumpwerk Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Now "Showtime" will be released for the first time as Blu-ray incl. a fantastic acoustic session which was recorded at the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. More bonus material, like making of and history interviews, is also included and you can see the last performances with the band of Drummer Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and Pete Way who had to leave the band due to health reasons soon after.

Both Blu-rays will be released in Germany on November 28th 2014, in Europe on December 1st 2014 and in the USA on January 20th 2015.

There will be more Blu-ray releases in 2015 for example  AXEL RUDI PELL and much more. Stay tuned for more infos!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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June 11th 2014 - Iconic hard rock band Mot'rhead will reissue it's 21st studio album 'Aftershock' via UDR/Mot'rhead Music on July 29th in North America under the title 'Aftershock - Tour Edition'. The album was produced by longtime producer Cameron Webb (Megadeth, Disturbed). The expanded edition will contain a Bonus Live CD (also recorded by Webb), consisting of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances in early 2014.

In further celebration of the reissue, UDR/Mot'rhead Music will be releasing a video for the song "Lost Woman Blues" filmed live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for the upcoming European festivals. The song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Mot'rhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish. The video is set to premier on VH1 Classic on July 7th.

'Aftershock' proves one major thing no-one should ever forget...they are Mot'rhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

'Aftershock' Track Listing:

Coup de Grace
Lost Woman Blues
End of Time
Do You Believe
Death Machine
Dust and Glass
Going To Mexico
Silence When You Speak To Me
Crying Shame
Queen of the Damned
Keep Your Powder Dry

Bonus Live CD Track Listing

Damage Case                
Stay Clean 
I Know How To Die                    
Over The Top                  
The Chase Is Better Than The Catch   
Rock It                              
Lost Woman Blues        
Doctor Rock                    
Just `Cos You Got The Power        
Going To Brazil                                   
Killed By Death               
Ace Of Spades               





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