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Voivod To Release ‘Post Society’ EP With Lemmy Hawkwind Cover Song
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Voivod Target Earth 2013 line-up

Canadian prog trash metal pioneers Voivod have announced the upcoming release of a new EP called Post Society, which will feature five songs.

The 30-minute mini-CD EP will include five studio tracks: 2 new selections; 2 previous vinyl-only releases; and a cover of “Silver Machine,” the 1972 Hawkwind tune that featured Lemmy Kilmister in his pre-Motorhead dates.

Check out the track listing and EP cover artwork by Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin for Post Society here below, along with the band’s revised tour dates.

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In Memoriam 2015: Music Entertainers
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In Memoriam: Musicians Who Died In 2015

In Memoriam 2015: Music…

Another year has come to an end. While 2015 was full of life in so many vivid ways — creatively, intensely, and tragically — it also presented its own set of challenges and obstacles to overcome in the new year. And as a year also brings, we also lost many shining figures in the music world, among other fields.

Here’s a look of some of those figures who touched our lives and will continue to do so always as we remember some of the key people in music, people who are legends, pioneers, luminaries, inspirations, and above all, timeless.

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Massive Metal Monday: Motorhead “Live To Win”
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Lemmy Motorhead

To say that I am devastated by the recent deaths of Motorhead founding members Lemmy Kilmister and Phil Taylor is a serious understatement. Motorhead was, and will always be, one of the very cornerstones of metal for me. From the very first time that I heard “Ace of Spades” on MTV in 1981, my life would never be the same. I mean, here was a band that consisted of the most insane-looking drummer that I had ever seen up to that time, a guitarist who played faster than I’d ever heard, and a biker-looking dude with his vocal mic pointed skyward as though he were screaming at the gods themselves with a bass tone that sounded like they were screaming back! Motorhead was the band that bridged the gap between metalheads and punkers. They pretty much invented speed metal and it’s nearly impossible to imagine the existence of all of the metallic hardcore hybrids that followed had they not paved the way.

Much has been said about Lemmy, Phil, and Motorhead’s influence in recent weeks. I was privileged enough to meet Lemmy several times at his favorite watering hole, The Rainbow Bar and Grill right here in L.A. He was a funny, witty, down-to-Earth guy who, it seemed, everyone loved. He even kissed my wife at the turn of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999. That was a year before we were together, but even if it hadn’t been, Lemmy was the kind of guy who you could forgive for kissing your wife. Everyone in L.A. or who was ever a Motorhead fan has a story to tell. For this Massive Metal Monday, we’ll just raise glass, crank the hell out of our speakers, and let Lemmy break it off for you in his own words. Here from the band who talked the talk and walked the walk is “Live To Win” from Motorhead’s landmark fourth album, Ace of Spades.

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Legendary Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Has Died
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Lemmy Kilmister Motorhead

Lemmy Kilmister, one of the most iconic frontman in rock and the leader of the long-running band Motorhead, died today after a battle with cancer, according to a post on Motorhead’s official Facebook page. He was 70.

For the past few years, the road warrior had a few health scares, causing Motorhead to cancel tour dates, and also assure fans that the big guy was still “alive and kicking.” While the rock and roll legend had suffered a haematoma a few years ago, he was reportedly diagnosed with cancer on December 26, 2015, just two days after his 70th birthday.

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Massive Metal Monday: Probot “Shake Your Blood” (Featuring Lemmy)
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Probot with Dave Grohl Lemmy and Wino

You may have noticed that Massive Metal Monday took a well deserved week off for the recent Labor Day holiday here in the United States. But we’re back this week and in keeping with the spirit of Labor Day, this week’s Massive Metal Monday honors two of the hardest working dudes in all of rock, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.

Dave Grohl, although not really known as a metal musician, has always worn his fandom of the genre on his sleeve. In 2004, he released an all-star record of metal originals under the moniker of Probot and invited a veritable who’s who of metal gods to turn in guest performances. One of the standout tracks and only video released from the album was “Shake Your Blood.” Grohl played all of the instruments on the recording save for the bass, which Lemmy provided along with penning the lyrics for the song. The video features Scott “Wino” Weinrich from The Obsessed and Saint Vitus on guitar. (Wino also appeared on the album’s only single “The Emerald Law.”) The ladies featured in the video are from the adult website Suicide Girls.

So, without further ado, here are Lemmy, Wino, and Dave Grohl with this week’s rousing Massive Metal Monday track “Shake Your Blood.”

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Listen Now: Motorhead’s Killer New Track “Thunder & Lightning”
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Motorhead Band Photo

Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister is the Energizer Bunny of heavy metal; the man just keeps going and going and going… Despite several health scares which have caused some forced tour and show cancellations in recent years, Lemmy shows no signs of letting up. Sure, he’s had to slow down on his legendary diet consisting of little more than speed, Jack Daniels, and cigarettes, but otherwise it’s been business as usual.

Motorhead is set to release their 23rd studio album on August 28th. The record is called Bad Magic and according to several insiders that I know who have heard the record, it may be the band’s strongest effort in years. That’s really saying something, because 2013’s Aftershock was pretty freaking great in its own right.

The lead single from the album is out and it is a classic Motorhead barn-burner in the vein of “Ace of Spades.” The track is called “Thunder & Lightning” and you would never guess that it was the work of a nearly 70-year-old man! In fact, The Rolling Stones only wish that they still rocked this hard!

Check it out here below.

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Thrashback Thanksgiving: “Motorhead” by Motorhead
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Motorhead Circa 1980

As we here in the States take today to spend time with loved ones and give thanks for all of our blessings, we here at Geeks of Doom want to take a moment to give thanks for metal’s greatest blessing: Mr. Lemmy Kilmister and his merry band of miscreants, Motorhead. While not technically a thrash band in the modern sense of the word, there can be no mistake that Lemmy’s propensity for amphetamines led him to almost singlehandedly create the genre of speed metal, which in turn birthed thrash. It is difficult to imagine what the landscape of modern metal would look like if not for the institution that is Motorhead.

So enjoy your thanksgiving, don’t eat TOO much, and crank up some Motorhead loud enough so that even your deaf Aunt Irene can enjoy.

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Streaming Review: Classic Albums: Motorhead (Ace of Spades)
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Streaming Review: Motorhead

Classic Albums – Motörhead (Ace of Spades)Classic Albums: Motörhead (Ace of Spades)
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Directed by Tim Kirkby
Starring Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Taylor, Eddie Clarke, Slash, Lars Ulrich
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Originally Released: April 27, 2005

"We weren’t even given credit as musicians. People thought we were fuckin’ wankers…"
– Eddie Clarke, Motörhead

There are many seminal albums that have stayed the course of the Metal genre over the years, but very few have reached across multiple genres becoming such a cornerstone in music history as Motörhead’s Ace of Spades. The 1980 release was hugely prominent in its day, but is perhaps more so as time goes on.

While their albums Overkill and Bomber put Motörhead on the map, it was Ace of Spades that catapulted them to international stardom (or notoriety). The band was led by the god known only as Lemmy, and joined by guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke and backed by Phil “The Animal” Taylor (responsible for the invention of using double bass drum in metal songs).

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Watch Now: Troma Films’ ‘Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I & II’ Trailer With Motorhead’s Lemmy
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Lemmy Return To Nuke 'Em High Vol. I & II

This year Troma Films, purveyors of some of the most unhinged B-movies to melt the innards of many a VCR, is preparing to unleash its biggest movie made yet, a depraved epic bound to offend every special interest group on Earth and maybe even a few on distant planets that is so huge it has to be split into two parts, Kill Bill style. Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol. I & II, the fourth movie in the studio’s other most successful franchise that kicked off in 1986 and has become one of many bona fide cult classics to endure throughout the years, is coming to theaters soon and bringing a star-studded cast (for a Troma movie) with it.

You can check out a poster and teaser trailer for the movie here below.

Set to appear in Return are such Troma mainstays as Debbie Rochon, porn movie legend Ron Jeremy, and hard rock god Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead (the photo above shows him in the film as President Lemmy). Mark Neveldine, the co-director of the Crank movies, Gamer, and most recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, is looking to appear in this latest Troma-tic endeavor. Studio head Lloyd Kaufman, who has directed many of Troma’s best-known movies, returns to serve as director, and judging by the trailer will also make his customary cameo bow.

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Happy Birthday To Lemmy From Motorhead!
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Lemmy

Today, December 24, 2011, Lemmy Kilmister turns 66!

The true king of rock n roll and bass-playing hellraiser needs little introduction. Motorhead’s frontman, who it has been scientifically proven* is made up of 49% motherfucker and 51% son of a bitch, has been making records for over 45 years. This year, his band released the superb The World Is Yours and toured to support it. There’s little sign that the British music legend is going to slow down.

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