RockNLive.org recently conducted an interview with MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee in Paris, France. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked how MOTÖRHEAD's 21st studio album, "Aftershock", compares to the band's previous releases, Dee said: "You know, I hate when bands say, 'Our new album is the best one we've ever done.' I think it's a cliché, it's boring to hear, and I switch to the next channel. 'Cause I think it's bullshit. And we never say that with MOTÖRHEAD — ever. I say that we've made a new record that it feels like it's a good contender, maybe, but I need way more time to feel if this is one of the better albums we've done. But with 'Aftershock', I think at least it felt very, very good. And now when it's finished, it feels better than I felt in a very long time with the songs. So I really hope that this album is gonna grow even more on me. But it feels like a great album. But I can't say it's the best. People want us to say, 'Oh, it's the best album,' or, 'It's a bad album.' I don't know yet."
"Aftershock" will be released as a an official Classic Rock collectors fanpack that features the new LP in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the "ultimate sleevenotes" to the new release, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell.
Pre-order your copy now at this location (official on-sale date is October 21).
Inside is everything you need to know about "Aftershock" and the world of MOTÖRHEAD in 2013: inside the making of album, new features covering all eras of the band's career from 1975 to 2013, and tons of previously unseen pictures.
Fanpack edition includes:
* New album "Aftershock"
* 132-page magazine
* Giant double-sided poster
* Exclusive MOTÖRHEAD car sticker
"Aftershock" track listing:
02. Coup De Grace
03. Lost Woman Blues
04. End Of Time
05. Do You Believe
06. Death Machine
07. Dust And Glass
08. Going To Mexico
09. Silence When You Speak To Me
10. Crying Shame
11. Queen Of The Damned
13. Keep Your Powder Dry
Check out the cover artwork below.
Due in North America on October 22, "Aftershock" was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California and is described in a press release as "a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There's swagger, there's punch, there's speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it's a genre!"
"Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!" says Lemmy, whose pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while 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."
MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour last month after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy's latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.