Motorhead Unveil ‘Aftershock’ Worldwide Release Dates
Despite Lemmy Kilmister‘s recent health problems, Motorhead are moving forward with new music. The band has been teasing a new disc called ‘Aftershock’ and they’ve now locked down release dates for the disc around the world.
Those ordering the direct-to-consumer package will be the first to get the album, with the disc arriving Oct. 10. Afterward, fans in Germany will get a crack at it on Oct. 18 with the rest of Europe following on Oct. 21. The tradition Tuesday release remains in effect in North America, with ‘Aftershock’ dropping Oct. 22 and there’s a U.K. retail version that arrives a month later on Nov. 25.
The group recorded the ‘Aftershock’ album with producer Cameron Webb in North Hollywood, Calif. This marks the band’s 21st studio album, and it’s one the band is particularly invested in.
Frontman Lemmy Kilmister says, “Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!,” while guitarist Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.” Drummer Mikkey Dee also chimes in, stating, “It is a really, really strong Motorhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.” And let’s face it, when the band talks about it being a defining record, that shows just how much they believe in the disc.
Motorhead expect to return to the road this fall to promote the effort. After missing most of the summer due to Kilmister’s health issues, the band expects him to be back in rocking form this fall. The tour launches Nov. 7 in Zurich, Switzerland.