High On Fire Reveals New Album, “Electric Messiah” Release Date, Posts Title Track Online

High on Fire release a new single today titled “Electric Messiah”, exclusively via NPR Music here. The new song serves as the title track off the band’s all-new LP, which will be released on October 5th via Entertainment One (eOne).

“I had a dream about Lemmy,” says Matt Pike, explaining the inspiration behind the title of High on Fire’s triumphant new “Electric Messiah.” “When Lemmy was still alive I always got compared to Lemmy,” the gravelly-voiced guitarist elaborates, “so I had this dream where he got pissed at me.”

“He gave me a bunch of shit, basically, and was hazing me. Not that he didn’t approve of me, but like I was being hazed. The song is me telling the world that I could never fill Lemmy’s shoes because Lemmy’s Lemmy. I wanted to pay homage to him in a great way. And it turned out to be such a good title that the guys said we should call the album ‘Electric Messiah.'”

“Electric Messiah” will serve as the follow-up to Luminiferous released in 2015, which reunites the band once again with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Torche, Kvelertak) for the third time. “Kurt just has a knack for us, man,” Matt Pike says. “We all work really well with him. Even if we have differences about how we want to record something, he works with us and understands what we do. We’ve been sticking with him because we haven’t made a bad record with him yet.”

It feels absurd to think that this late into their career High on Fire has hit a new career peak, but that’s what happens when you have a trio that works this well together. For all of Ballou’s sonic wizardry, “Electric Messiah” is all about the evolution of Pike, Matz, and Kensel. They simply cannot be denied a permanent spot among American royalty.

“This band keeps evolving,” Pike enthuses. “This is by far the best record I’ve ever made with the High on Fire stamp. It just keeps getting better and better. We just try to outdo ourselves. I’m not saying the old work is progressively worse, it’s just that we get better every time instead of burning out, which is a common finality for a lot of bands. This album is fucking excellent, I just love everything on it, I’m not bummed about anything. It’s great when you think that about your record.”

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MOTÖRHEAD Salute David Bowie with Iconic Music Video for “Heroes” Cover Track

  Watch Now via Rolling StoneNew Covers Compilation, Under Cöver, out September 1, 2017 via Motörhead MusicPre-Order Here | Watch an Album Trailer Here Celebrating their love of interpreting the music of fellow legends and giving it a thorough ‘Motörheading’, MOTÖRHEAD recently announced the release of their upcoming covers compilation album, Under Cöver – a […]

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Lemmy Kilmister Wall Mural Unveiled At Lemmy’s Lounge

Lemmy’s Lounge, located in the outdoor patio at the world-famous Rainbow Bar and Grill on LA’s Sunset Strip, just got a very big addition – a 20 foot high mural of the man himself.

Already situated in Lemmy’s Lounge is a bronze statue immortalizing the Motörhead singer. The life-size sculpture – based on a famous Lemmy photograph by Robert John – features shades of black and metallic bronze throughout, with detailed lines and strategic crevices capturing Kilmister’s familiar features, from his bristly whiskers to his infamous moles to his signature hat and boots.

In memory of rock’s greatest front man, the patio where Lemmy spent most of his life when not on the road or in the studio was dedicated to him by naming this area Lemmy’s Lounge, thanks to Rainbow owner Mikael Maglieri.

Roxy owner Nic Adler and Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice subsequently agreed to allow the painting of a celebratory mural commemorating the life of Lemmy and Motorhead on the side wall of the Roxy, opposite Lemmy’s Lounge and statue.

Motörhead’s management ran a contest seeking a muralist painter, and the winner was Jules Muck. Although it was not known at the time she was chosen, Jules was born in the same U.K. town as Lemmy, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Like Lemmy, she’s now adopted Los Angeles as her home.

Motörhead manager Todd Singerman says, “This is for the fans. Lemmy would always say, at every show, ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll. Don’t forget us.’ That’s my job now.”

To that end, the statue and mural appear to be only the beginning of a series of plans to honor the band and its beloved frontman. Singerman’s current efforts include working on opening another Lemmy’s Lounge as well as a museum dedicated to the group.

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Airbourne Posts Motorhead Tribute Video “Breakin’ Outta Hell”

Airborune today reveals a rip-roaring video for “It’s All For Rock N’ Roll,” the climactic track on current studio album, “Breakin’ Outta Hell.” Check it out below (or at Vevo here if it doesn’t load below).

“It’s All For Rock N’ Roll” was written about Lemmy, a man the band looked up to, befriended and loved, having shared stages with Motörhead on numerous occasions both in Europe and Australia. When Airbourne needed someone to drive a large truck (recklessly, of course) in the “Runnin’ Wild” video (2007), Lemmy was the first name on the list, and he duly obliged with a memorable, authority-baitin’ cameo.

Motörhead’s famous “bomber” lighting rig, a noted part of ‘Head history since the late ’70s, was enthusiastically lent to Airbourne by the Motörhead camp, adding real emotional weight to both the “It’s All For Rock N’ Roll” clip and the song itself – an anthemic number recorded to honour one of rock’s most revered and influential figures.

“When Motörhead played, Lemmy was there for the fans and the fans were there for him. It didn’t matter what was happening in the world at that point, because Motörhead was onstage; the crew had everything dialled in, and the crowd were there and lovin’ it – all for rock n’ roll,” said Airbourne frontman Joel O’Keeffe. “Whenever we were on tour, we looked forward to seeing the festival posters with the big Motörhead logo on there, and now there’s just a big black hole. ‘We are Motörhead, and we play rock ‘n’ roll,’ we were so used to hearing that, and when it’s not there anymore, it hits you hard. Lemmy meant so much to us, and so much to rock ‘n’ roll itself…”

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Doro Posts Lemmy Tribute Video

A year ago Motorhead fronter and rock legend Lemmy Kilmister passed away and his death marked the end of an era of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

While fans all over the world raised their Jack and Coke glasses on December 28th to mark the anniversary of his passing, metal queen Doro came up with a special idea to celebrate the life and legacy of her colleague and very close friend.

In this new video to the song “It Still Hurts: that she recorded with Lemmy in 2012, you can find the clip footage and many pictures of several decades from both metal legends working together and sharing the spirit of heavy music.

Doro comments: “It’s been exactly one year since the world of rock lost on of its greatest characters – and one of my best friends. Lemmy Kilmister. One year and we miss him so much.

“Therefore it was our great wish to release this video with a compilation of our greatest moments that we had together. Here it is. In memory of Lemmy, one of the greatest rock’n’roll heroes!
It still hurts! R.I.P., my dear friend – we love you.”

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“Live To Win” Documentary Clip Covering Lemmy Statue Comes Online

Last August, artist Travis Moore unveiled his statue to honour the passing of late Motorhead frontman Lemmy at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar And Grill – the singer and bassist’s favorite haunt.

A short video documentary titled “Live to Win” has been posted online, where Hirax”s Katon De Pena, Anne de Pena, Travis Moore, and Mikey Maglieri tell us how the statue came to be from the idea to it’s conception.

The life-size bronze sculpture was commissioned after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy’s death in December. The patio at the Rainbow was also recently dedicated as “Lemmy’s Lounge.”

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“Live To Win” Documentary Clip Covering Lemmy Statue Comes Online

Last August, artist Travis Moore unveiled his statue to honour the passing of late Motorhead frontman Lemmy at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar And Grill – the singer and bassist’s favorite haunt.

A short video documentary titled “Live to Win” has been posted online, where Hirax”s Katon De Pena, Anne de Pena, Travis Moore, and Mikey Maglieri tell us how the statue came to be from the idea to it’s conception.

The life-size bronze sculpture was commissioned after fans and friends contributed to a fundraising campaign following Lemmy’s death in December. The patio at the Rainbow was also recently dedicated as “Lemmy’s Lounge.”

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Survive Featured On Motorhead Tribute Album

Tokyo thrash group Survive will be featured on an impending Motorhead tribute album, set to be released on December 28th via Straight Up Records. The tribute is in honour of Lemmy Kilmister, who passed on that day a year ago.

Comments Nemo, Survives guitarist and vocalist: “I am proud that we could cover ‘Burner’ for this memorial service to Motorhead and Lemmy Kilmister, who we love and always will. I definitely hope you to listen to this work.”

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Survive Featured On Motorhead Tribute Album

Tokyo thrash group Survive will be featured on an impending Motorhead tribute album, set to be released on December 28th via Straight Up Records. The tribute is in honour of Lemmy Kilmister, who passed on that day a year ago.

Comments Nemo, Survives guitarist and vocalist: “I am proud that we could cover ‘Burner’ for this memorial service to Motorhead and Lemmy Kilmister, who we love and always will. I definitely hope you to listen to this work.”

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Tribute To Lemmy Track “Brotherhood Of Man” Streaming From Ektomorf

Hungarian groove metal act Ektomorf released a new track “Brotherhood of Man” in tribute to Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away just days after Christmas 2015. The song, which can be heard streaming in the player below, is also available as a free download at this location.

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