Hellraiser (song)

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"Hellraiser" is a song written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, and Lemmy Kilmister. The song was recorded by Osbourne for his 1991 album No More Tears and also by Motörhead for their 1992 March ör Die album. Motörhead's version was released as a single.

Ozzy Osbourne version[edit]

"Hellraiser"
Song by Ozzy Osbourne
from the album No More Tears
Released19 October 1991
Recorded1991
GenreHeavy metal
Length4:51
LabelEpic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

The song appeared in the first trailer for Painkiller. It also featured in the popular 2004 video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on its in-game radio station "Radio X", though it was removed from the game in 2014 along with other songs due to the license expiring.[1]

It was also used as entrance music by the professional wrestling tag team The Hell Raisers (Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior) in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

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Motörhead version[edit]

"Hellraiser"
Hellraiser.jpg
Single by Motörhead
from the album March ör Die
B-side
  • "Name in Vain"
  • "Dead Man's Hand"
Released1992
FormatCD
Recorded
  • 1992
  • Music Grinder Studios
GenreHeavy metal
Length4:38
LabelEpic/Sony
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Motörhead singles chronology
"The One to Sing the Blues"
(1990)
"Hellraiser"
(1992)
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me"
(1993)

Motörhead's recording of the song was used in the movie Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, and in 1992 was released as the A-side of the single and as the sixth track on their tenth studio album, March ör Die.

The B-sides of the single were "Name in Vain", which also appears on the album March ör Die, and "Dead Man's Hand".

The title track also appears on The '92 Tour EP.[2]

"Hellraiser" is the first of two tracks that Mikkey Dee recorded with Motörhead before officially joining the band, the other being "Hell on Earth".[3]

A video for "Hellraiser" was made, featuring Lemmy playing poker against Pinhead (Doug Bradley) from the Hellraiser films.[4]

This version also has some minor lyrical alterations.

Single track listing[edit]

  1. "Hellraiser" (Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Lemmy)
  2. "Name in Vain" (Phil Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy)
  3. "Dead Man's Hand" (Campbell, Würzel, Lemmy, Phil Taylor)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booker, Logan (8 November 2014). "GTA: SA's Latest Patch Dumps Music Tracks, Adds Controllers And Angers Players". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  3. ^ Kilmister, Ian and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp.243 and 258. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.
  4. ^ Motorhead's 'Hellraiser' Music Video. Revelations – The Official Clive Barker Resource. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.

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