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Motörhead. Do they need an introduction? Everything about these legends of heavy metal was iconic. Their logo, their look and their frontman.. the immortal Lemmy Kilmister RIP.

Motörhead and their music are part of the very fabric of rock n roll. It’s in the DNA that spawned countless sub-genres and inspired everyone from Metallica to the Foo Fighters.
In a career spanning over 40 years Motörhead became synonymous with pure excess. Sex, drugs and rock n roll. There was no ‘off stage’ with these guys, they lived it 24/7.

BMG Music are proud to re-issue all of Motörhead’s albums that were originally released via Germany’s SPV GmbH.

MOTÖRHEAD REISSÜES
Sacrifice – 1995 – Reissued CD & LP
Overnight Sensation – 1996 – Reissued CD & LP
Snake Bite Love – 1998 – Reissued CD & LP
Everything Louder Than Everyone Else – 1999 – Reissued CD & LP
We Are Motörhead – 2000 – Reissued CD & LP
Live At Brixton Academy – 2003 – Reissued CD
25 And Alive: Boneshaker – 2001 – Reissued DVD
Hammered – 2002 – Reissued CD & LP
Inferno – 2004 – Reissued CD & LP
Stagefright – 2005 – Reissued DVD
Kiss Of Death – 2006 – Reissued CD & LP
Better Motörhead Than Dead – 2007 – Reissued CD & LP
Motörizer – 2008 – Reissued CD & LP
More titles will be reissued soon!

From the all out assault of the title track that opens 95’s Sacrifice, which was the last album to see Motörhead record as a four piece with Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee joined by Würzel, to the reflective, almost ballad like Teach You How To Sing The Blues, on 2008’s Motörizer, these albums capture the band at their heaviest. Dee’s double kick repeatedly punches you in the gut and Campbell’s riffs are some of the most savage he ever penned. The instantly recognisable bass of Lemmy, which at times is more rhythm guitar than bottom end is ever present as is that snarl, the Kilmister bark that more than anything signals that you’re listening to Motörhead.

Then you have the live albums, Live At Brixton Academy, 25 And Alive, Better Motörhead Than Dead, they all showcase why Motörhead was a force to be reckoned with right up until the very end. Never was the spirit of Motörhead more alive than when they were on tour, shake, rattle and rolling audiences to within an inch of their lives thanks to that indomitable cocktail of power, purpose and head-crunching volume. Doctor Rock, Stay Clean, No Class, Killed By Death, Iron Fist, Bomber, Overkill, the timeless, Ace Of Spades and more are delivered with utter conviction and devastating accuracy.

During his recent time in Australia as part of the Download Festival, major Motörhead fan and Anthrax guitarist, Scott Ian recorded a special ‘unboxing’ video. Scott delves into some of the re-issues titles and recounts the classic story of how his ‘joking, off the cuff’ comment to his manager when asked to provide a quote for the liner notes of Everything Louder Than Everyone Else was actually used! Much to his horror and much to Lemmy’s amusement.

 

Grab your fill and crank them up high!
And if it’s too loud, you’re too old!
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They were Motörhead, and they played rock n roll
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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 U
K.

 

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!

TOUR DATES
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.

For Participating Record Store Day Australian Retailers – Visit
http://recordstoreday.com/Stores?country=Australia

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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