|Studio album by|
|Released||18 October 2013|
|Studio||NRG Studios, Hollywood, California|
Sound Factory & Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California
Maple Studios, Santa Ana, California
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock|
Aftershock is the 21st studio album by Motörhead. Originally expected to be released in mid-2013, it was released separately on 18 October in Germany, on 21 October in the rest of Europe, and on 22 October in North America and the rest of the world.It is the fourth album released under the UDR GmbH / Motörhead Music collaboration, with ADA as the distributor for the first time.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motörhead, most of their best-selling albums and singles feature the work of Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor on drums and "Fast" Eddie Clarke on guitars.
Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) is a music distribution company owned by Warner Music Group, which represents the rights to various independent record labels. ADA prides itself in providing "independent artist and label partners with access to the resources, relationships & experience required to share their creative vision with a global audience."
In an August 2012 interview with Artisan News Service during the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour of 2012, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee revealed that the band had written a number of songs already for a follow-up to 2010's The Wörld Is Yours , but that the band were continuing to write. He then went on to say that the new album would be recorded and released in 2013.In an interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Lemmy was asked about the possibility of the album consisting of all covers. Lemmy said that it had been discussed and that "it would be fun to do". He further noted that if a covers album would be made, the band's varying musical tastes would ensure a diverse track listing.
Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou, known by his stage name Mikkey Dee, is a Greek-Swedish rock musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the drummer for the British rock band Motörhead from 1992 until the band disbanded in December 2015, due to the death of founder and frontman Lemmy. Dee is currently the drummer for the German rock band Scorpions with whom he became a permanent band member in September 2016.
The Wörld Is Yours is the 20th studio album by the band Motörhead, released on 14 December 2010, as an exclusive edition, and a month later on 17 January 2011, as a standard release and it is dedicated by Lemmy to Ronnie James Dio, who had died from cancer seven months earlier.
In late October 2012, it was announced that the band had made plans to enter the studio in January 2013. In addition, Cameron Webb, who had produced the previous four albums, would again return to produce the new album. The title was revealed on 18 June 2013.
The album has received mostly positive reviews. Brandon Ringo of New Noise Magazine gave it a full 5 star rating. He considers the album the best Motörhead have released in 20 years and praises it for its return to basics.Sammy O'Hagar of MetalSucks website comments on the flow of the album, "everything sounds as snarling and nasty as it always has and always will be", he writes.
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Hank Shteamer of Pitchfork notes that although there was a three-year gap between The Wörld Is Yours and Aftershock, the album is nothing new. Nevertheless, he calls the album "deeply satisfying and frequently thrilling". Shteamer ends the review writing: "In theory, what the band does might seem overfamiliar, but in practice, it's a minor miracle that they're still doing it so well".
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USA Today had Aftershock as the album of the week and in particular praised Phil Campbell's work throughout the album.Kevin Fitzpatrick highlights also Phil Campbell and considers his playing on the album "to contain some of his finest work today". Fitzpatrick also comments the blues influences on the album. Motörhead have "worn Chuck Berry's, Robert Johnson's and Little Richard's influences on their sleeves for the entirety of their 40 year career", but it shines through more on the Aftershock.
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Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1870s by African Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes, usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.
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Aftershock sold 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart.
All tracks written by Kilmister, Campbell, Dee except where noted.
|2.||"Coup de Grace"||3:45|
|3.||"Lost Woman Blues"||4:09|
|4.||"End of Time"||3:17|
|5.||"Do You Believe"||2:59|
|7.||"Dust and Glass"||2:51|
|8.||"Going to Mexico"||2:51|
|9.||"Silence When You Speak to Me"||4:30|
|11.||"Queen of the Damned"||2:41|
|13.||"Keep Your Powder Dry"||3:54|
|Best Buy bonus DVD: Live at Download 2013|
|1.||"I Know How to Die"||2010 ~ The Wörld Is Yours|
|2.||"Metropolis"||Kilmister, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor||1979 ~ Overkill|
|3.||"The Chase Is Better Than the Catch"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1980 ~ Ace of Spades|
|4.||"Going to Brazil"||1991 ~ 1916|
|5.||"Killed by Death"||Kilmister, Michael "Würzel" Burston, Campbell, Pete Gill||1984 ~ No Remorse|
|6.||"Heartbreaker" (music video)||2013 ~ Aftershock|
|Tour Edition Bonus Live CD: Best of the West Coast Tour 2014|
|1.||"Damage Case"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1979 ~ Overkill||3:44|
|2.||"Stay Clean"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1979 ~ Overkill||3:19|
|3.||"I Know How to Die"||2010 ~ The Wörld is Yours||2:54|
|4.||"Metropolis"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1979 ~ Overkill||4:00|
|5.||"Over the Top"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1979 ~ Bomber (Single)||2:53|
|6.||"The Chase Is Better Than the Catch"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1980 ~ Ace of Spades||7:35|
|7.||"Rock It"||Kilmister, Brian Robertson, Taylor||1983 ~ Another Perfect Day||3:28|
|8.||"Lost Woman Blues"||2013 ~ Aftershock||4:31|
|9.||"Doctor Rock"||Kilmister, Burston, Campbell, Gill||1986 ~ Orgasmatron||9:10|
|10.||"Just 'Cos You Got the Power"||Kilmister, Campbell, Burston, Taylor||1987 ~ Eat the Rich||6:50|
|11.||"Going to Brazil"||Kilmister, Campbell, Burston, Taylor||1991 ~ 1916||2:42|
|12.||"Killed by Death"||Kilmister, Burston, Campbell, Gill||1984 ~ No Remorse||5:19|
|13.||"Ace of Spades"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1980 ~ Ace of Spades||3:49|
|14.||"Overkill"||Kilmister, Clarke, Taylor||1979 ~ Overkill||8:30|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||7|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||37|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||26|
|Canadian Albums (Billboard)||22|
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||14|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||64|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||5|
|French Albums (SNEP)||14|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||5|
|Italian Albums (FIMI)||24|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||33|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||6|
|Polish Albums (ZPAV)||47|
|Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)||23|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||8|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||6|
|UK Albums (OCC)||110|
|UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)||10|
|US Billboard 200||22|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||2|
|US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)||3|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||8|
|US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)||5|
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