- 22 Jun 21
Titled Motörhead: The Rise Of The Loudest Band In The World, the forthcoming book will cover the 40-year career of the band and its iconic frontman.
Motörhead have given the green light to a graphic novel exploring all four decades of the groundbreaking band and its frontman, Lemmy Kilmister.
Illustrated by animation studio Fantoons and written by David Calcano and Mark Irwin; Motörhead: The Rise Of The Loudest Band In The World is set for release September 7 via Simon & Schuster.
The graphic novel will chart the late frontman’s path in music, from his early days as a member of space rock band Hawkwind to the recording sessions that would produce legendary Motörhead albums such as Overkill, Bomber and Ace of Spades.
Motörhead released 22 studio albums between their creation in 1975 and eventual disbandment in 2015.
The band’s influence looms large over modern hard rock and heavy metal, with Ozzy Osbourne recently hailing Lemmy as his own personal “rock god”. The band officially went their separate ways in 2015 following Lemmy’s death from prostate cancer and heart failure.
Alongside the graphic novel, the legacy of Motörhead will live on this year with a reissue of the band’s 1981 live album, No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith. The album will be released on June 25, in three editions: a triple vinyl set, along with collector’s edition CD packages.
The newly expanded four-disc version of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith includes a new remaster of the original album alongside bonus tracks, previously-unreleased soundcheck recordings, and additional full sets from their 1980 UK tour.
In April of this year, the band’s 2012 performance in Germany was released as concert film, Louder Than Noise...Live In Berlin.