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 Dayevent 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 mediahave 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
Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading
Motörhead’s continues their 40th-anniversary celebrations for Ace Of Spades, with the deluxe edition releasing on October 30th. with a new podcast mini-series of Motörcast’s telling stories from the recording studio, on the road, behind the scenes based around that classic album. Told through interviews with a selection of guests who were in the midst of the Motör-machine during 1980 and 1981, the teaser trailer for the Ace Of Spades, Motörcast is available now on all podcast platforms below. Episode one will go live next week, with subsequent episodes released every two weeks. Make sure you subscribe to the series!
There’s a reason some of the world’s greatest metal bands are still coveted as reputable musicians even decades after their split. They’ve not only shaped the landscape of rock music with beautifully haunting sounds but also gave loyal followers a chance to escape reality with their iconically dark gothic fashion. Back when everyone else was wearing mustard yellow bell-bottoms, they were donning tight leather pants in the blackest of shades. From smudged guyliner to studded harnesses, these metal rock bands were masters at transferring their sounds into their styles. Concerts became their stage to show off avant-garde gothic outfits with a hint of demonic attitude. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest rock bands that shaped men’s gothic clothing styles as we know it today.
Forty years after its release, Ace of Spades by Motörhead continue to reverberate with fans. The band has released a new animated lyric video for a previously unreleased live version of “Shoot You In The Back”, recorded in Orleans in 1981. The full concert is available as part of the Ace Of Spades4 0th-anniversary box set.Continue reading