Metal veterans Motörhead have announced the release of their forthcoming 22nd studio album Bad Magic setting a release date for this August.
It’s the band’s 40th anniversary and while many use that as an opportunity to smash out a greatest-hits or an album re-issue, the creative juices are still flowing within Motörhead.
Bad Magic is the bands first album since 2013’s Aftershock and it’s a 13-track effort which ends with a cover of Rolling Stones’ Sympathy For The Devil and also features a guest appearance from Queen’s Brian May on The Devil.
The record was produced by long-time collaborator Cameron Webb, who’s also worked with Megadeath, Pennywise and Alkaline Trio, and is due for release on August 28th.
“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,” reads a statement from Motörhead.
The band has a huge year ahead of them. They will tour North America with Anthrax and also embark on a 40th anniversary tour of Europe. They will also play their very own Motörboat cruise-ship festival headlined by Slayer.
69 year-old frontman Lemmy had been battling health issues since 2013, having to cancel a number of shows along the way, but given the extensive touring schedule it sounds like he’s back to good health.
Check out the album cover and tracklist below.
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Bad Magic Tracklist:
1. Victory Or Die
2. Thunder & Lightning
3. Fire Storm Hotel
4. Shoot Out All Of Your Lights
5. The Devil
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 (The Rolling Stones cover)