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]

Song by Ozzy Osbourne
from the album No More Tears
Released19 October 1991
GenreHeavy metal
Songwriter(s)Ozzy Osbourne
Zakk Wylde
Lemmy Kilmister
Producer(s)Duane Baron
John Purdell

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".

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.


Motörhead version[edit]

Single by Motörhead
from the album March ör Die
B-side"Name in Vain/Dead Man's Hand"
FormatCD single
Music Grinder Studios
GenreHeavy metal
LabelSony Records
Songwriter(s)Ozzy Osbourne
Zakk Wylde
Producer(s)Peter Solley
Billy Sherwood
Motörhead singles chronology
"The One to Sing the Blues"
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me"

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 A-side is covered with "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.[1]

Hellraiser is the first of two tracks that Mikkey Dee recorded with Motörhead before officially joining the band, the other being "Hell on Earth".[2]

A video for "Hellraiser" was made, featuring Lemmy playing poker against Pinhead (Doug Bradley) from the Hellraiser movies.[3]

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)



  1. ^ Burridge, Alan Illustrated Collector's Guide to Motörhead Published: 1995, Collector's Guide Publishing ISBN 0-9695736-2-6.
  2. ^ Kilmister, Ian and Garza, Janiss White Line Fever (2002) — Simon & Schuster pp.243 and 258. ISBN 0-684-85868-1.
  3. ^ Motorhead's 'Hellraiser' Music Video. Revelations – The Official Clive Barker Resource. Retrieved on 2007-03-08.

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