Motorhead announced their 22nd album will be released by the end of August to mark the 40th anniversary of the band.
The new album titled Bad Magic will be on sale from 28th August and is their first since 2013’s Aftershock.
The album will feature 13 songs with a special cover of The Rolling Stone’s ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ as a closing track.
The announcement was made on the groups Facebook page saying “It’s official! We’re releasing our 22nd studio album “Bad Magic” on August 28th this year! Are you excited? Well you should be!”
The album will be the fifth studio album for the current Motorhead line-up which includes Lemmy Kilmister (bass and vocals), Phil “Wizzo” Campbell (guitarist) and Mikkey Dee (drums).
The announcement comes after weeks of speculation with the band teasing the title of the record in a Facebook post yesterday.
The band will also have a busy touring year as they announced a European tour for the autumn months, a slot at the Glastonbury festival as well as a second Motorhead cruise of the Caribbean in September. No Irish dates have been scheduled as of yet.
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the setting up of the band in Chelsea, London. The band has seen a variety of musicians come and go with singer Lemmy the only constant.
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