Dec 302015

Integrity-Orgasmatron cover


Like a lot of people, I spent most of my music-listening time yesterday with Motörhead. For the hell of it, I also spent time listening to metal bands covering Motörhead songs. A lot of bands have done that. Out of the many covers I listened to,  damned few of them are quite as good as the originals, and at least to my ears, none of them is better.

However, having invested the time hunting for covers that breathed some kind of different life into the classic originals, I decided to put them all here — the good ones and the so-so ones — by these bands: Satyricon, Sepultura, Ringworm (with guest vocals by Barney Greenway), Korpiklaani, Sodom, Machetazo, Avulsed, Overkill, Metallica, Horna, Kvelertak, Warbringer, and Krisiun.

But before I get to those, I’m starting with one that’s definitely a success. It’s a cover  of “Orgasmatron” that Integrity released just yesterday on Bandcamp (here).

If you know of any good metal covers of Motörhead songs that I missed, please leave links in the comment section.

R.I.P. Lemmy




























  19 Responses to “COVERING MOTÖRHEAD”

  1. Krisiun also covered Sweet Revenge on 2006’s Assassination.

  2. These ones are the first that come to mind:

    Bathory – Ace of Spades:

    Bömbers – No Class:

  3. This is by a side project of Nocturnal Depression front man.

  4. And, since it’s practically still X-mas… A cover the other way around. Lemmy himself doing Run Rudolph, Run.
    His rasping voice just made everything fucking awesome. God, you’ll be missed!

  5. It somehow feels to wrong to admit that my introduction to Motorhead was through covers; Metallica’s Garage, Inc introduced me to some great older bands when I was a neophyte metalhead. Diamond Head, Discharge, Mercyful Fate, Motorhead – it was my intro to all of them.

    Loving the Integrity cover of Orgasmatron.

    Destruction did a good job on “We Are The Road Crew”

    Say what you will about Crucified Barbara, but their take on “Killed by Death” is pretty good

  6. X BOAR’s “Damage Case” :

    (now, if you’d excuse me, I seem to have something in my eyes again…)


    Not to forget The Rotteds version of this

  8. Entombed turned “iron fist” into … Serpent saints

    and covered nicely “One track mind”:

  9. All great covers,as Lemmy himself sang on Ace Of Spades “I don’t want to live forever”.

  10. Somewhat older: Sodom covered “Iron Fist” on their *Persecution Mania” album. Here’s a Youtube link:

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