Motörhead’s rare cover of Metallica’s classic ‘Enter Sandman’ has been unearthed and released onto streaming platforms, 25 years after it was originally recorded.
The cover was first recorded for a 1998 ECW Wrestling compilation album, and has previously only been available to listen to via the original ‘ECW Extreme Music’ CD, or from illegal rips uploaded to the internet.
The track was released on streaming platforms on Monday (May 8) to celebrate Motörhead Day; a day where fans celebrate and honour the late great Lemmy Kilmister and company.
Along with the digital release of the track, a limited edition 7” vinyl edition of the rare cover is also available to buy on the band’s website.
Plus, an animated music video has been released, which sees “a horrifying nocturnal journey through the nightmares of a child who is haunted by the evil sandman in his dreams, and is ultimately saved by the powers of the inimitable Motörhead ‘Warpig,’” an official description reads.
The cover comes as part of the band's Enter Sandman digital EP, which also includes Motörhead's 2006 rerecording of 'R.A.M.O.N.E.S,' which appeared on the band's ninth album 1916, and later as a bonus track on the Kiss Of Death album. A live cover version of Bob Seger's 'Rosalie' also appears on the digitial LP, as well as a studio recording cover of Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Queen,' and a live cover version of Hawkwind's 'Silver Machine'.
Check out the music video for Motörhead's cover of 'Enter Sandman' up top.