Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Motorhead: Aftershock scores highest US chart position in band’s history

Motorhead’s new album, “Aftershock”, has scored the band’s highest US chart position in the band’s 38-year history, debuting at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 11,000 copies.

“Thank you Motörhead Fans!!,” posted the band. “This is HUGE for us!!”

"Aftershock" also debuted at No. 3 on the USA Hard Music Chart and No. 8 on the USA Rock Chart.

The band’s 21st studio album was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood with longtime producer Cameron Webb.

This week, Motorhead announced the postponement of an upcoming European tour in support of the project due to Lemmy’s health.

Dates were scheduled to start November 7 in Zurich, Switzerland.

“I have to sadly let you know that Motorhead has had to postpone the forthcoming European tour until early next year, 2014,” posted Lemmy. “We have made the decision because I am not quite ready to hit the road yet, and am working my way back to full fitness and rude health. Don't worry - I'm not about to start promoting veganism and alcohol-free beverages, but it is fair to say that I personally have been reconfiguring areas of my life to make sure I can come back fitter and stronger than ever.”

“It disappointed me tremendously to have to say I wasn't quite ready to hit the road yet,” he continued, “but not nearly as much as it would've disappointed me to go out, play some average shows and watch my health give way long before the tour was over! When people come to see a Motorhead tour, they expect a Motorhead show, and that is exactly what you will get as soon as I am fit and ready to rumble.”

Motorhead canceled a series of shows on their summer European festival tour following doctor’s orders after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel) and needed to address the issue; the bassist, who has diabetes, had previously been fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

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