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Studio album by Motörhead
Released 26 August 2008
Recorded Late 2007/early 2008
Genre Heavy metal
Length 38:55
Label Steamhammer/SPV
Producer Motörhead and Cameron Webb
Motörhead chronology
Better Motörhead than Dead: Live at Hammersmith
The Wörld Is Yours
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Metal Hammer 10/10 stars
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10) [3]
PopMatters 7/10 stars [4]
World of Music 4.5/5 stars[5]

Motörizer is the nineteenth studio album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. It was released on 26 August 2008.[6]

Album cover[edit]

The album cover was revealed on the front page of the group's official website on 11 June 2008.[7] The cover artwork is by Mark De Vito and features a Motörhead-themed coat of arms. The shield is quartered with three of the band members' nations: The Three Lions of England (Lemmy), the Welsh Dragon of Wales (Phil Campbell), and the Three Crowns of Sweden (Mikkey Dee). The second quarter features the band's logo, The War-Pig Snaggletooth.


Lemmy appeared on BBC 6 Music's radio programme Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show on 11 July 2008 to promote the album, playing the track "Runaround Man" (which he described as "Nonsense set to an infectious beat"), "Rock Out" and "The Thousand Names of God" ("It's completely extraneous, the title... It's about soldiers being conned into going into battle, for like, business men. It isn't even a cause anymore").[8] The album debuted on the Billboard album chart at #82.[9] The band's lead single "Rock Out" was featured as the official theme song to WWE Unforgiven and in the films Hesher and Nitro Circus: The Movie.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lemmy, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee

No. Title Length
1. "Runaround Man"   2:57
2. "Teach You How to Sing the Blues"   3:03
3. "When the Eagle Screams"   3:44
4. "Rock Out"   2:08
5. "One Short Life"   4:05
6. "Buried Alive"   3:12
7. "English Rose"   3:34
8. "Back on the Chain"   3:24
9. "Heroes"   4:59
10. "Time Is Right"   3:14
11. "The Thousand Names of God"   4:33
Total length:

Release history[edit]

Country Date
North America 26 August 2008
Germany 29 August 2008
Europe 1 September 2008

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 31
UK Albums Chart 32
German Albums Chart 5
Swiss Albums Chart 11
Swedish Albums Chart 10
Norwegian Albums Chart 11
U.S. Billboard 200 82
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums 11



  1. ^ "Motorizer - Motorhead". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Review
  4. ^ PopMatters Review
  5. ^ "musik angehört". WOM magazin (in German) (World of Music) (8 September): 29. 
  6. ^ Motörhead official Myspace
  7. ^ Motörhead official site
  8. ^ :"Tracklisting". Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show. BBC 6 Music. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  9. ^ Harris, Chris. "Slipknot Beat The Game With First Billboard-Topping Debut, Contrary To Early Report". MTV. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 

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