Today is Motörhead Day, May the 8th 2021, in which metal fans can celebrate one of the greatest bands ever and the memory of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister! A day full of Motörhead activities and activations is happening today in which fans can participate. Use the hashtag #8thofmay and share your love of the band today
Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC jhas gone to the rock,, metal, and punk well again this year for season 3. After featuring Motörhead, favorite band in the MC culture, now The Misfits’ “Where Eagles Dare” can be heard in episode six, performed on the fictitious “meth mountain.” Continue reading
Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC just debuted their third season on FX, and like its predecessor, music figures prominently in its storytelling. Motörhead is a legendary favorite band in the MC culture, so it’s no surprise to hear their classic track “Killed By Death” pop up in the season three premiere. The single “Killed By Death” was originally released on Bronze Records on 1st September 1984, produced by Vic Maile and Guy Bidmead. The lineup on this album was Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Wurzel, and Pete Gill.Continue reading
With no less than twenty-two studio albums behind them, NWOBHM legends Saxon are back again but with something a little different this time. Instead of just rummaging around in the attic for an old live recording, or throwing together a contractually obliged “Best Of…”, Barnsley’s finest have taken their time during lockdown to produce something a little more imaginative. Looking to the past, the band has recorded Inspirations (Silver Lining Music/Militia Guard), a collection of songs by artists who made an impact on them at the start of their musical journey. Continue reading
Motörhead will release a new live album this spring, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin, due out via Silver Lining Music on April 23rd, 2021 on CD with bonus DVD, double vinyl, and via streaming platforms. Recorded December 5th, 2012, at the Berlin Velodrom, Motörhead played one of their biggest-ever German gigs to 12,000 fans during the Kings of The Road Tour. Check out “Over the Top” from the set right now! Continue reading
Abby K is back once again with another video in the series for her recent EP, Live From The Playroom, out now. Watch Abby K and her band take names and kick ass on this cover of the classic Motorhead anthem, “Ace of Spades!” Watch the clip, and purchase and stream the EP at the link below! Continue reading
The best Christmas gifts are the most useful ones. Slapping a bow on a bottle of Jack is the easiest gift you can give a metalhead. The great thing about it? Even if they have a preference, they aren’t going to turn down free alcohol. Type any brand and the words “gift set” into Google and you’ll find something. However, premade gift sets have a tendency to be overpriced and generic. You’re better off grabbing an empty box and filling it up with a variety of airplane bottles. It’s kind of like a box of chocolates—But booze.
In honoring the 40th anniversary of “Ace Of Spades”, Motörhead released a limited batch of cask strength bourbon in a partnership with award-winning worldwide brewery Hillrock Distillery. The release is limited to 1100 bottles, each bottle is hand-numbered and includes a bespoke “Ace of Spades” gift box.
The reignited interest in distinctly eighties-sounding metal styles, and more specifically, the thrash revival of the 2000s, has brought with it a handful of blistering new acts, alongside a slew of respectable releases from its originators. However, as a general scene, it has also suffered from a lack of innovation and compositional creativity. Often bands of this scene are perfectly content to just emulate classic sounds long-established by Sodom, Kreator, Venom, Bathory, and Slayer. Oftentimes, I find it a dull guessing game of which thrash bands are being ripped off whenever I listen to these bands. But there are nevertheless a handful of acts that in addition to paying tribute to the old guard’s sound manage to capture that fury, excitement, and blasphemous spirit of heavy music during the proto-extreme metal era. James McBain, the singular creative force behind Hellripper, clearly loves the style of first wave black metal and Teutonic thrash but is also creative enough to blend them to create something that sounds completely fresh. The result here is The Affair of the Poisons (Peaceville Records), a sophomore effort to the more straightforward Coagulating Darkness, and a release of blackened thrash/speed metal fury that will leave you yearning even more for a destructive live experience in 2020.Continue reading
Today is the final Record Store Day event of 2020, Record Store Black Friday 2020. While this has been a devastating year for the entire world financially, the music industry has suffered the most. None more so than DIY bands and Record shops, the lifeblood of purchasing music and supporting the ecosystem. As many in the media have pointed out, of the countless great Record Store Day special releases out this year, today’s seem to be among the very best including Alice In Chains, Corey Taylor, Chris Cornell, David Gilmour, Anthrax, Puscifer, Post Malone, Masters of Reality, Baroness, Ice-T, Best Coast, Motorhead, Sonny Rollins and many more. If you have the cash and can support record stores and your favorite bands, today is one of the last days in 2020 to do it. Continue reading