MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has checked in with the following update:
“Hey everyone out there. Better prepare yourselves big time, cos our mind-blowing new record Aftershock will be coming out! Lemmy is on the mend and we are gonna be touring our asses off!!! Business as usual real soon!”
Motörhead recently canceled the remaining dates on their summer 2013 European tour, after doctors recommended frontman Lemmy be given more time to recover from a hematoma he reportedly suffered last month.
An update from the band’s site reads: “Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this fall. As you may have heard, earlier this spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, he was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest.”
Lemmy states: “I’d like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don’t like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can’t do anything else than following doctor’s orders, but be sure we will be back and will kick everybody’s ass.”
As previously reported, Aftershock was recorded at California’s Maple Sound Studios (Santa Ana), produced by Cameron Webb. The album is due out this fall and will include 13 tracks; titles include ‘Dust And Glass’, ‘Knife’, ‘Going To Mexico’, ‘Lost Woman Blues’, ‘Death Machine’ and ‘Heartbreaker’.
Motörhead recently confirmed that their annual run of UK dates will, as always, be taking place this November and this time they’re bringing the mighty SAXON and SKEW SISKEN with them.
13 – Nottingham, England – Royal Concert Hall
14 – Newcastle, England – City Hall
16 – Brixton, Engalnd – 02 Academy
17 – Brixton, England – 02 Academy *
19 – Wolverhampton, England – Civic Hall
20 – Manchester, England – 02 Apollo
22 – Glasgow, Scotland – 02 Academy
* Saxon will not be performing at this show.