April 21, known globally in recent years as Record Store Day, will this year feature some very awesome collectors editions of some of the finest heavy music acts ever. German label Silver Lining Music will release four very special editions on RSD.
The legendary Motörhead will be issuing a 7” picture disc of their runaway hit cover version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, with the art featuring a new “sketch” take on the classic war-pig. The flip-side features “Heroes (the Wacken Family Choir Mix)” with previously unheard audio of the crowd at 2017’s Wacken Festival singing along to the single as it was being officially launched via the festival PA, an emotional moment of celebration and tribute. “It’s such a great Bowie song, one of his best, and I could only see great things coming from it out of us,” said guitarist Phil Campbell, whilst drummer Mikkey Dee added, “Lemmy was very, very proud of it, not only because it turned out so well, but because it was fun!”
Motörhead remain one of the true premier giants of rock’n’roll, continuing to be celebrated by fans worldwide despite the tragic passing of leader/founding member Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister in December 2015.
Their last studio album, Bad Magic, reached the top 20 album charts in 17 countries worldwide, including a #1 spot in Germany. Their latest album, Under Cöver, was a top 20 album in both Germany and the UK.
Swedish rock icons Europe will be releasing a limited edition collectible 12 inch picture disc of their current album Walk The Earth. The album recently won Best Album at the Swedish Grammy’s!
Featuring the cover art by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart. The Picture Disc will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker.
Europe are touring Australia in May!
Wednesday, May 16: Concert Hall, Perth
Friday, May 18: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, May 19: Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday, May 22: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, May 23: The Tivoli, Brisbane
The Mighty Saxon will celebrate Thunderbolt’s rabid reception (which recently achieved their highest-ever German chart entry of #5 and their highest Top 30 UK chart entry since 1984) with a 12” picture disc featuring the cover art done by longtime collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory. This will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker.
Death metal founding fathers Morbid Angel will be issuing a 12” picture disc edition of their latest, rabidly-received death metal classic album Kingdoms Disdained.
The disc – featuring the original cover art created by mixed-media artist Ken Coleman – will be housed in a clear PVC sleeve with product sticker.
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For all the Motorhead fans out there this statement has just been released by the band’s management regarding Lemmy’s funeral details.
SATURDAY JANUARY 9th
THE WORLD CELEBRATES LEMMY
On Saturday January 9th, the world will come together and celebrate the life of our friend, and legend, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister.
Family and close friends will observe a service at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Hollywood, commencing at 3pm PST and ending at 4.30pm. With such limited space available on-site, we respectfully ask that you may not attend … but we want you ALL to be a part of this, so we are setting up a live feed of the service via the internet on Motörhead’s official You Tube channel > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSAXVdIj6jY (Sun, Jan 10 from 9.30am AEST)
So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch the service with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us.
Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemmy’s life at home.
Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.
NOTE: For anyone wishing to send flowers, please contact Karen Brando at
Flowers by Michael
+ 1 310 276-1003
If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund