Motörhead

Motörhead

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Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in London, UK in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band pre-dated, but are sometimes regarded as part of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Motörhead is also regarded as, with Judas Priest and Accept, one of the first Speed Metal bands. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Ace of Spades
    Ace of Spades
  • No Remorse
    No Remorse
  • Overkill
    Overkill
  • 1916
    1916
  • Inferno
    Inferno
  • Orgasmatron
    Orgasmatron
  • Bastards
    Bastards
  • Iron Fist
    Iron Fist
  • The World Is Yours
    The World Is Yours
  • Motörizer
    Motörizer
  • Bomber
    Bomber
  • Kiss of Death
    Kiss of Death
  • Motörhead
    Motörhead
  • Rock 'n' Roll
    Rock 'n' Roll
  • The Very Best Of
    The Very Best Of
  • We Are Motörhead
    We Are Motörhead
  • Another Perfect Day
    Another Perfect Day
  • Hammered
    Hammered
  • Sacrifice
    Sacrifice
  • March or Die
    March or Die
  • No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
    No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
  • Snake Bite Love
    Snake Bite Love
  • On Parole
    On Parole
  • Overnight Sensation
    Overnight Sensation
  • Welcome to the Bear Trap
    Welcome to the Bear Trap
  • No Remorse Deluxe Edition
    No Remorse Deluxe Edition
  • The Best Of
    The Best Of
  • The Bronze Age
    The Bronze Age
  • Collections
    Collections
  • The Best of Motorhead
    The Best of Motorhead
  • Nö Sleep at All
    Nö Sleep at All
  • The World Is Ours - vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else
    The World Is Ours - vol 2 - Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else
  • RAW Greatest Hits The Music
    RAW Greatest Hits The Music
  • The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else
    The Wörld Is Ours - Vol 1 Everywhere Further Than Everyplace Else
  • Everything Louder Than Everyone Else (disc 1)
    Everything Louder Than Everyone Else (disc 1)
  • Everything Louder Than Everyone Else (disc 2)
    Everything Louder Than Everyone Else (disc 2)
  • The Best of Motörhead
    The Best of Motörhead
  • Another Perfect Day Deluxe Edition
    Another Perfect Day Deluxe Edition
  • Live at The Roundhouse - February 18, 1978
    Live at The Roundhouse - February 18, 1978
  • No Sleep At All
    No Sleep At All
  • Orgasmatron Deluxe Edition
    Orgasmatron Deluxe Edition
  • The Very Best Of Motorhead
    The Very Best Of Motorhead
  • We Are Motorhead
    We Are Motorhead
  • The Chase Is Better Than The Catch - The Singles A's & B's
    The Chase Is Better Than The Catch - The Singles A's & B's
  • Rock N Roll Deluxe Edition
    Rock N Roll Deluxe Edition
  • Everything Louder Than Everyone Else
    Everything Louder Than Everyone Else
  • Deaf Forever: The Best Of
    Deaf Forever: The Best Of
  • BBC Live & In-Session
    BBC Live & In-Session

Motörhead. Artist Bio

Motörhead are a British heavy metal band formed in London, UK in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, known mostly by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band pre-dated, but are sometimes regarded as part of, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Motörhead is also regarded as, with Judas Priest and Accept, one of the first Speed Metal bands.

Motörhead are typically classified as heavy metal, and their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal. Lemmy dislikes such labels, preferring to describe the band's music simply as "rock 'n' roll" and usually opening live shows with the line "We are Motörhead. We play rock and roll." Usually a power trio, Motörhead had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as one of Britain's foremost rock bands.

Motörhead's approach has remained the same over the band's career, preferring to play what they enjoy and do best; their appreciation of early rock and roll is reflected in some of their occasional cover songs. Motörhead's lyrics typically cover such topics as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and "life on the road". The band's distinctive fanged-face logo, War-Pig (AKA Snaggletooth), with its oversized boar's horns, chains, and spikes, was created by artist Joe Petagno in 1977 for the cover of the Motörhead album and has appeared in many variations on covers of ensuing albums.

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