- 09 May 23
Complete with a new animated music video, the Motörhead cover for Metallica's single 'Enter Sandman' is now available digitally and as a limited-edition vinyl.
It's also now has a limited-edition, 7inch vinyl version.
Alongside the digital release comes the release of a new music video for the track, which can be viewed on YouTube.
Created by Mulberry Creative and directed by Marta Brodacka, it's captioned with a reverent nod to Metallica's original version, calling it "a loving homage to arguably the most recognizable heavy metal song of all time."
The scene is set opening to a darkly lit far and the image of a lone black cat, the animation combs through empty fields under the light of the full moon. Flickering between scenes across the farm, haunted by the rolling winds, the iconic lyrics can be heard as we view inside the house, and a little boy's room, for the first time.
"Sleep with one eye open / Gripping your pillow tight."
Happy Motörhead day! We’re off to never, never land! Here’s a brand new animated video for our version of Metallica’s, Enter Sandman. Available to stream everywhere now. Also available as a super limited edition 7” single with exclusive merch bundles here https://t.co/P5WtJNj6zK pic.twitter.com/gKMMt6AlWd
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) May 8, 2023
After the boy is tucked in bed, he descends into his dreamscape, filled with living nightmares like bullies, zombified teachers, and oozing, bug-filled lunches. Battling it all, he escapes only to come face-to-face with a demonic iteration that monster summoned through a band poster in his room fights off for him.
Although Motörhead had a rotating list of members, it officially disbanded back in 2015 after the passing of Lemmy, who served as the band's ever-present. He passed only a month after fellow band mate Phil Taylor did.
After Lemmy's death, his ashes were encased in bullets and shared among friends.
More recently the band shared back in December an unreleased track from their final studio album, Bad Magic: 'Bullet In Your Brain.' It came as part of the album's reissue, Seriously Bad Magic.
Watch the new animated music video for Motörhead's cover of 'Enter Sandman' here: