Motörhead Revisiting 1982’s ‘Iron Fist’ for 40th Anniversary; Preview with Demo Track (Pre-Order)

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On Sept. 23, the robust Motörhead vaults will be opened once again for an expanded revisiting of Iron Fist, the legendary English metal band‘s fifth studio album.

Originally released in 1982, it marked the final album from the group with its classic “Three Amigos” lineup of Lemmy Kilmister, “Fast” Eddie Clarke, and Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, and peaked at No. 6 on the U.K. charts.

Notably, Iron Fist was the follow-up studio record to 1980’s Ace of Spades, which was the group’s most successful album (at least commercially speaking).

To preview the new 40th anniversary edition, here’s a video for a previously unreleased demo version of the title track/single:

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And the classic “Iron Fist,” which was the record’s lead single:

A bit more about the history of Iron Fist, and its initial reception among the Motörhead community:

Iron Fist was rudely dismissed by some ignorant loud mouth hap’orths as being ‘less’, and has always suffered slightly from that initial idiotic disdain. We’re here to finally correct that nonsense, as Iron Fist reveals itself as a vital snapshot of the band at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true Motörhead style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio’s final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, Iron Fist sounds like prime Motörhead with the gloves and seat-belts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest, most out-of-control of them all. If you know, you know, and if you don’t enjoy the gloriously wreckless education that is Iron Fist!

As for what’s included in this expanded reissue, here’s the track listing:


Original Iron Fist album

Iron Fist

Heart of Stone

I’m the Doctor

Go to Hell


Sex and Outrage


Shut It Down


(Don’t Need) Religion

Bang to Rights


Jackson’s Studio Demos October 1981

Remember Me, I’m Gone

The Doctor

Young & Crazy


Iron Fist

Go To Hell


CD & Digital Bonus Tracks

Lemmy Goes to the Pub

Some Old Song, I’m Gone

(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down (Alternate Version)

Shut It Down

Sponge Cake (Instrumental)

Ripsaw Teardown (Instrumental)

Peter Gunn (Instrumental)



Live at Glasgow Apollo 18/3/82

(Previously unreleased)

Iron First

Heart of Stone

Shoot You In The Back

The Hammer




White Line

(Don’t Need) Religion

Go to Hell


(Don’t Let ‘Em) Grind Ya Down

(We Are The) Road Crew

Ace of Spades

Bite The Bullet

The Chase Is Better Than the Catch





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