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Motorhead launch Killed By Death video contest

Motorhead have asked fans to make their own videos for their recent live version of classic number Killed By Death – and the winning entry will become the official promo.

Lemmy and co will choose the best entries at the end of the month, after the track appeared on the Tour Edition of latest album Aftershock.

The band say: “You decide what you want in the video. The more creative, the better chance you have. You must use the audio of Killed By Death from the Tour Edition of Aftershock. The winning director will win somer very exclusive prizes, and have their video premiered on major music stations and websites by our label.”

Entrants are asked to upload their videos to YouTube then post the link on the Motorhead Facebook page. The best entries will be put forward for a fan vote. Closing date is September 30.

The band’s Motorboat cruising festival takes place next week. Megadeth were forced to bow out as a result of orders from Dave Mustaine’s doctor, but they’ve been replaced on the bill by supergroup Metal Allegiance, featuring bassist David Ellefson.

Motorhead return to the UK in November.

Tour dates

Nov 04: Manchester Apollo

Nov 06: Birmingham NIA

Nov 08: Wembley SSE Arena

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.