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MOTORHEAD Stream New Track "Thunder & Lightning"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 5:19 PM


From The Forthcoming Album Bad Magic

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After 40 years rattling teeth, bones and ears with their legendary rock’n’roll, you might excuse MOTORHEAD if they wanted to ease off. Put their feet up. Relax a little. But that’s just it… this is MOTORHEAD.

And instead, MOTORHEAD gleefully say a loud and hearty ‘bollocks’ to that sort of feeble-minded thinking with their 22nd studio album, Bad Magic. Bristling with thunderous attitude, pioneering spirit and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll beat your ears into submission this year, Bad Magic is a massive kick in the teeth for anyone who dared believe it might be otherwise. Indeed, if those people still remain, they would do well to grab some big fat earplugs, fall to their knees and pray like buggery, because big-rig head crushers like “Thunder & Lightning” (streaming below) and the especially l-o-u-d “Teach ‘Em How To Bleed” show that MOTORHEAD are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddam heavy as ever.

Drawing on their own vast catalogue of road-warrior freewheeling rock’n’roll spirit, Bad Magic also strides confidently into some of the earlier attitudes of Motörmusic. Written and recorded in the studio together, for the first time in the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee era, the more ‘live’ approach to creating Bad Magic has obviously paid dividends in this regard. There is the driving malevolence of “Choking On Your Screams”, with Lemmy in magnificently omnipotent vocal mood, “Electricity” carries a hefty chunk of punk attitude married with some of Phil Campbell’s best lead work in years, while “Shoot Out All Of Your Lights” is all devilish, greasy biker-borne-screw-you-and yours, Mikkey Dee’s tribal drums pounding out a great path for more Kilmister proclamations. The boys even enjoyed a guest appearance from queen’s Brian May on “The Devil”, adding a scintillating solo on this thunderous Motörstomper.

You can also expect the road to get its ass-kicked by MOTORHEAD once again in the last half of 2015! Starting in mid-August, there will be a North American tour with ANTHRAX which ends with the now-legendary Motörboat Cruise between September 28th – October 2nd from Miami, Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas, also featuring SLAYER and ANTHRAX among a bumper line-up of bands. And MOTORHEAD’s 40th Anniversary European Winter tour will start on November 15th 2015 at Le Zenith in Paris, ending on December 6th at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. More dates will be announced soon.


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