Motörhead Music/UDR, EMI Label Services and Future Publishing have announced an exciting new release schedule for the brand new studio album from the incomparable titans of rock – MOTÖRHEAD – preceded by the debut single from the album, ‘Born To Lose’.
In a thrilling new development, the U.K. release of The Wörld Is Yours will now be a two-fold affair. On December 14, following Motörhead’s UK tour, a Classic Rock Presents Motörhead fan pack will hit news-stands across the country. This is a 132-page magazine featuring not only brand new interviews with the band alongside a complete career overview, but also the entire album on CD. It will retail at £14.99 and is the perfect way for U.K. fans to purchase the album in the run up to Christmas.
Following this four-week exclusive period, the album will then be released on January 17 in a standard CD format and available to buy in all usual retailers at the price of a regular CD.
This follows the fantastic success earlier this year of the Slash fan pack, devoted to the debut solo album by Slash, which was a massive commercial success, selling 30,000 copies on the newsstands before the standard release saw Slash fly into the Top 10 of the U.K. album charts.
The Wörld Is Yours is a vital, scorching statement of intent from Motörhead as they launch Motörhead Music, their very first record label.
In a recent interview with The Evening Chronicle, drummer Mikkey Dee stated about the band’s first venture into the record company business and Motörhead’s upcoming UK tour, “We have really competent people running Motörhead Music. Unfortunately, this album is getting out a little late. It won’t even be out for the U.K. tour, which is a shame, but we are going to be playing two or three songs from the album as we don’t want the U.K. audience to miss out on it his year. We had been with out label for many years and they had been fantastic to us and we had full control, nothing we can complain over at all, not the slightest. But the whole company went under. The best people out of that company are now running the new deal. When we actually got going it was fantastic — everything went so easy, In fact, I’m surprised how easy it went.”
Motörhead have never just been the best rock n roll band in the world. They’ve never just been the loudest. Or the hardest. Or the toughest. Or the bad-ass-est. No… Motörhead are also a lifestyle. Motörhead are a mindset, a belief, a way to live your life, a way to both survive and beat a society that sometimes seems intent on trying to grind you down.
Which is why Motörhead have chosen now, in what might be some of the most tense times in recent global history, to release a hell-raising, rebel-rousing rock’n’roll opus known as The Wörld Is Yours.
Written and performed by Lemmy Kilmister, Philip Campbell and Mikkey Dee in both Los Angeles, California and Wales, with production once again by Cameron Webb, The Wörld Is Yours serves to remind everyone that you should never stop questioning or critiquing a society that would surely chew you up and spit you if given half a chance. And with 10 soul-scorching testaments to the unbridled power this world-famous trio continually maintain, The Wörld Is Yours delivers some of the finest, most important Motörmusic yet.
On instant classics such as ‘Get Back In Line’, Kilmister thunders that “The way we are is not the way we used to be my friend,” and “We are trapped in luxury, starving on parole, no-one told us who to love, we have sold our souls,” whilst on ‘Brotherhood Of Man’ Kilmister roars “You cannot hide the truth from me I know what?s in your heart, greed and jealousy each equal, all your days now dark.” And with the defiant, uproarious “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music”, Kilmister and Co. remind everyone that “rock and roll music is the true religion” and “rock and roll even gonna set you free, make the lame walk and the blind see.”
Recorded during the late spring, the album’s creation was thrown into turmoil by the poor health and sad eventual passing of Philip Campbell’s father; the situation dictated that Philip needed to be home during some of the scheduled recording time, so Motörhead hired a studio in Wales where Campbell was able to continue working on ideas and record tracks whilst first Mikkey and Lemmy, and then just Lemmy, laid down the rest of the album in L.A. But being Motörhead, nothing fazed them, and with “The Wörld Is Yours” the band have triumphed over adversity to produce an absolute stormer of an album.
The Wörld Is Yours tracklisting:
‘Born To Lose’
‘I Know How To Die’
‘Get Back In Line’
‘Devil’s In My Head’
‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Music’
‘Waiting For The Snake’
‘Brotherhood Of Man’
‘I Know What You Need’
‘Bye Bye Bitch Bye Bye’