Motorhead, the iconic British heavy metal band, has released an animated video for their cover of Metallica’s 1991 classic, “Enter Sandman.” This release is part of the annual Motorhead Day celebrations that took place on May 8. The cover was originally recorded exclusively for a 1998 ECW Wrestling compilation and was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category. It has been released for the first time outside of the ECW collection, now available on all streaming platforms.
Produced by Mulberry Creative, the video follows the journey of a child who is haunted by the evil sandman in his nightmares, ultimately saved by the powers of the inimitable Motorhead ‘Warpig’. The visuals add an extra layer of intensity to the already heavy metal cover.
The bond between Motorhead and Metallica runs deep, with the California band playing Lemmy’s 50th birthday in 1995, all dressed up as the legend himself under the moniker of The Lemmy’s. In turn, Motorhead has paid homage to Metallica, even winning a Grammy for their cover of “Whiplash” in 2004.
Metallica’s self-titled album, commonly referred to as “The Black Album,” delivered the band’s commercial breakthrough, with “Enter Sandman” as the lead single. The project remains the top-selling album in the US since MRC Data began electronically tracking music sales in 1991, with 17.3 million copies sold.
Motorhead’s version of “Enter Sandman” is now available on all streaming platforms, including Dolby Atmos on Apple Music and 360 Spatial Audio on Amazon. Additionally, there is an exclusive, limited edition 7” single with an etched Warpig B-side with exclusive merch and bundles, available in the official Motorhead store while stock lasts.
The band also announced that they will release “Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ’07” on June 16. This release promises to be a thrilling concert experience that captures the band at their best.
Motorhead has always been known for their raw, high-energy sound, and their cover of “Enter Sandman” is no exception. This animated video brings the song to life in a unique and captivating way, showcasing the band’s legendary talent and style. It’s a must-watch for fans of Motorhead, Metallica, and heavy metal music in general.