Motörhead '79 website launched on 40th Anniversary of 'Overkill' and 'Bomber'

A mysterious new Motörhead website has been launched, Motorhead79.com.

A video was shared to Motörhead’s social media channels yesterday (22nd July) featuring the caption “We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for the following important news update… #Motörhead79”

The video depicts a retro seventies television situated in a living room adorned with Motörhead posters for their seminal 1979 albums ‘Bomber’ and ‘Overkill’ – both of which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year.

The TV then shows clips of 1979 hits by The Bee Gees (‘Too Much Heaven’), ABBA (‘Voulez-Vous’) and Buggles (‘Video Killed The Radio Star’) before, in stark juxtaposition, Motörhead tear onto the screen to blast through ‘Overkill’.

Linking through to Motorhead79.com, the website simply features the band’s iconic Snaggletooth mascot, the year ’79 and the words “coming soon.”

For Record Store Day on 13th April, Motörhead released the ‘Overkill’ and ‘Bomber’ singles on double picture disc 7” vinyl.

A post on Motörhead’s website read: 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of both the Overkill and Bomber albums, with this special release including both the lead singles from those albums.

“The celebrations will continue too, with more exciting, louder and heavier announcements to come later this year. Be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram for news and updates all year long!”

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