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MOTORHEAD’s Bad Magic reissue with bonus studio & live tracks

Bad Magic was Motorhead’s last studio album. Released in 2015, and featuring such favorites as “Victory Or Die”, “Fire Storm Hotel”, “Evil Eye”, and “Till The End”, as well as the band’s version of The Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil”. I liked those last few Motorhead albums, Bad Magic and it’s predecessor Aftershock were both strong records. Since Lemmy’s passing In December of 2015 there have been a number of archived Live releases, but Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC gets a nice reissue hear, adding a few previously unreleased studio tracks, “Bullet In Your Brain” – which has been issued as a video/single, “Greedy Bastards” – an outstanding track intro’d by Lemmy speaking on politicians (“all politicians are assholes!”), plus Motorhead’s excellent take on David Bowie’s “Heroes”, which had been previously been included on the 2017 compilation Under Cover. There is also a bonus live disc added of the band’s performance at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, in February of 2015, which makes this a more enticing package for fans.

*for more info, check out the press info, tracklisting and links below

Motörhead, the iconic Godfathers of heavy metal, released their 23rd (and final) studio album Bad Magic in 2015. Instantly hailed as one of the best the beloved trio had recorded in many years, Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC enjoys a bonus-packed refresh, adding two previously unreleased tracks from those furious sessions:

“Bullet in Your Brain” and “Greedy Bastards” as well as a snarling, fangs-out live performance from that subsequent tour at the giant Mt Fuji Festival in Japan in 2015. Fans will also get “War, Love, Death and Injustice”, an audio interview with Lemmy conducted by Motörhead expert Robert Kiewik during the tour, and should the desire to have a chat with Lem or anyone beyond this mortal coil arise, the box-set will exclusively contain a MURDER ONE ouija board (complete with the Ace of Spades planchette to spell out the conversation). 

A new video for “Bullet In Your Brain”, featuring exclusive, never before seen footage of Motörhead in the studio for the Bad Magic sessions, is available right now. A foot-down, fist-pumping, Lemmy-bass-driven stomper with a deliciously dirty Campbell riff, and Dee-driven dynamics, both the song and footage are a tremendous treat for fans who have craved new Motörmaterial.

At the time of its release back in 2015, Bad Magic arrived as a massive kick in the teeth for anyone who believed Motörhead were going to amble along into a peaceful little pasture containing fluffy little lambs, folk music and perhaps the odd medieval lute here and there. Big-rig head crushers such as “Thunder & Lightning” and “Teach Them How To Bleed” brought such people to their knees begging for forgiveness, as the album unfurled into their toughest, leanest, meanest and most uncompromising album in aeons. Much of this came down to long-time producer Cameron Webb getting the band to record live at NRG North Hollywood, Maple Studios and Grandmaster in California together for the first time in the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee era, and from the crackling punk energy of “Electricity” to Brian May of Queen’s scintillating guest-appearance on “The Devil”, a vast wealth of aggression, attitude, and excellent songwriting was cultivated in that furious working environment. Phil Campbell didn’t just record possibly his finest guitars, he threw down most certainly his best solos for decades, while Mikkey Dee’s drumming found new tribal resonance with the Motörhead sound he had helped nurture. There was also one of Lemmy’s rawest lyrical life reflections on “Till The End”, and a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil” which made the song feel like one of their own. One of the hidden gold-dust additions to Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC, is Motörhead’s famous, and internationally acclaimed, version of David Bowie’s classic “Heroes”. Originally slated for inclusion on the last release only to be withdrawn at the last minute, it was a cover version which Lemmy had a great affection for, and as such its inclusion here is both fitting and just.
 


As the title says, this is Motörhead delivering some SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC.

Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC will be released on Double 12” Vinyl, CD Digipak with Bonus Disc, Limited Edition Boxset, Digital Download and Streaming. The Limited Edition Boxset will contain the CD Digipak with Bonus Disc, Double 12” Vinyl, exclusive Lemmy War, Love, Death and Injustice audio interview on 12” vinyl and exclusive edition Motörhead – MURDER ONE Ouija Board and Planchette.

Pre-order all formats – https://lnk.to/BadMagic_SERIOUSLYBADMAGIC

Bad Magic: SERIOUSLY BAD MAGIC 

Track List: 1. Victory Or Die
2. Thunder & Lightning
3. Fire Storm Hotel
4. Shoot Out All of Your Lights
5. The Devil
6. Electricity
7. Evil Eye
8. Teach Them How To Bleed
9. Till The End
10. Tell Me Who To Kill
11. Choking On Your Screams
12. When The Sky Comes Looking For You
13. Sympathy For The Devil
14. Heroes
15. Bullet In Your Brain
16. Greedy Bastards


Live at Mt Fuji Rock Festival 2015 – Sayonara Folks! Track List:
1. We Are Motörhead 
2. Damage Case 
3. Stay Clean 
4. Metropolis 
5. Over the Top 
6. String Theory 
7. The Chase is Better Than the Catch 
8. Rock It 
9. Lost Woman Blues 
10. Doctor Rock 
11. Just ‘Cos You Got the Power 
12. Going to Brazil 
13. Ace of Spades 
14. Overkill 


Motörhead:
Lemmy Kilmister – Vocals/Bass
Phil Campbell – Guitars
Mikkey Dee – Drums


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LEADER OF DOWN – Former IRON MAIDEN guitarist guest’s on new single

British rock heavyweights Leader of Down, who are the final band of the late great Würzel (Ex Motörhead) recently announced that following the bands critically acclaimed debut album “Cascade into Chaos” in 2018, they are ready to unleash a second album entitled “The Screwtape Letters” on April 8th 2022.  Mixed by long-time Motörhead producer and Grammy winner Cameron Webb and mastered at Abbey Road Studios, the album will be available worldwide through US label Cleopatra Records and will be released on all formats including a special limited edition red vinyl and CD with full color 20 page booklet, featuring 10 blockbusting tracks with titles such as “Cat’s Eye Night” and “Holloway Motel” that will take no prisoners with their own brand of heavy rock ‘n’ roll. 

Leader of Down launch the first single and video from the album Hitman on 3rd March.   Hitman features special guest and long-term friend, ex Iron Maiden guitarist and member of Lionheart Dennis Stratton. “It was a great pleasure to be asked to provide a solo for Hitman and having guested on stage with Leader of Down on a recent UK show it was great to be back with the boys and appear in the video as well”

Leader of Down’s career so far has seen them headline shows across Europe as well as supporting the likes of Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Nitrogods receiving rave reviews for their live shows from around the world. Leader of Down will be supporting Tank on their spring UK tour before headlining the Heavy Metal Mayhem Festival in England, many more shows will follow throughout 2022 and the band have now been added to the Hard Rock Hell Festival in January 2023. The new album will see the band take a new journey as we sail out of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Leader of Down are:  Matt Baker – Vocals  / Alex Ward – Guitar / Tim Atkinson – Bass  / Daniel Akaoui – Drums 

*Leader of Down’s 2018 would also feature a guest vocal appearance from the late Lemmy –

https://facebook.com/leaderofdownofficial. https://leaderofdown.com/homehttps://twitter.com/leaderofdown  . https://instagram.com/leaderofdown . https://open.spotify.com/artist/48llR4uRL1F33GWJrQkin3  . https://music.apple.com/us/artist/leader-of-down/1435415599 

03/’22