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Aftershock was the 21st studio album by British rock band Motörhead. Originally expected to be released in mid 2013, it finally got released on the 18 or 21st of October in European countries and 22 October in North America. It was produced by Cameron Webb. The recordings started in January 2013 in NRG studios in North Hollywood and most of the album was recorded during the first half of the year. They also used Sunset Sound and Paramount. It contained 14 songs. On previous albums Motorhead did most of the work in just six weeks including song writing but for Aftershock they used more time. Some ideas for songs were born already during soundchecks before shows.

In the summer Lemmy had heart issues and also problems with his blood and the band had to cancell some of their summer festival shows.

In an August 2012 interview with Artisan News Service during the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee revealed that the band had written a number of songs already for a followup 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 tracklisting.

Artwork for sleeve made by Terje Aspmo, a Norwegian born air-brush artist. He has previously made covers for The Phantom and his work has appeared on cars, motorcycles and goalie masks amongst other things. The booklet and the inner sleeves contained lyrics and sketches by Lemmy.

On the 10th of September Heartbreaker was announced to be the first single. The song was played on Classic Rock Radio a few days later and was available on Youtube.

Vinyl version had a gatefold sleeve and was available as black or marbled amber vinyl. Euopean cd versions were as digipack or jewel case. A special d2c (direct to consumer) package was available for order and Classic Rock did a special magazine with cd. In US a Best Buy version with DVD was available. In Mexico it was a jewel case version. In November a second version with DVD was released.

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Tracklist

    Final song list
  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Coup de Grace
  3. Lost Woman Blues
  4. End Of Time
  5. Do You Believe
  6. Death Machine
  7. Dust And Glass
  8. Going To Mexico
  9. Silence When You Speak To Me
  10. Crying Shame
  11. Queen Of The Damned
  12. Knife
  13. Keep Your Powder Dry
  14. Paralyzed
    Early song list (2013, June):
  1. Outsider
  2. Silence When You Speak to Me
  3. Dust and Glass
  4. Knife
  5. Going to Mexico
  6. Lost Woman Blues
  7. Death Machine
  8. Heartbreaker
 

Related releases

Get Back In LineCrying shame, promo single

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UDR UDR 0178 LP Ger 2013-10 Gatefold sleeve
UDR UDR 0186 LP Ger 2013-10-21 Marbled vinyl
UDR ? Ger 2013-10-21 Exclusive package
UDR UDR 0188 LP Ger 2014-04-19 Picture disc

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UDR UDR 0177 CD Ger 2013-10
UDR UDR 0175 CD Ger 2013-10-21 CD, Digipack
UDR UDR 0176 PR Ger 2013-10 Promo
UDR CRP15-10-13 UK 2013-10-21 w Classic Rock
UDR UDR 0181 CD USA 2013-10-21 CD + DVD
UDR UDR 0177 CD Mex 2013-10-21
UDR UDR 0182 CD UK 2013-11-25 CD + DVD
Sleaszy Rider SR-0127 Greece 2013-10-21?
UDR ? Rus 2013-10
Warner UDR 0177 CD Arg 2013-10-21?
UDR UDR 0192 CD Ger? 2014-07-04 Tour Edition, 2 CD
UDR ? Ger? 2014-07-04 Tour Edition, Promo
UDR ? Jap 2013-10


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