US: Mötley Crüe and BMG announce Year of the Devil 40th anniversary celebration

US: Mötley Crüe and BMG announce Year of the Devil 40th anniversary celebration

Mötley Crüe and BMG have announced the 40th anniversary celebration of the group’s landmark second album Shout At The Devil, declaring this the Year Of The Devil with a multi-configuration slate of releases including the albums centerpiece limited edition super deluxe boxset featuring the newly remastered album on LP, CD, Cassette, and more – all set to be released October 27, 2023 by BMG.

The Year Of The Devil limited edition super deluxe boxset also includes reproductions of the original 7” singles of ‘Too Young To Fall In Love’ and ‘Looks That Kill’ alongside a Pentagram Séance Board, Devil Board w/Metal Planchette, Metal 7” Adapter, album art lithographs, tarot cards, devil candle holder and more. In addition, seven rare demo tracks have been resurrected and are included as Shout At The Demos & Rarities.

Originally released in 1983 at the height of the ‘Satanic Panic’, Shout At The Devil catapulted Mötley Crüe to superstardom. Delivering on the hype and promise of their Platinum-certified debut, Too Fast For Love, Mötley Crüe’s second album hit the Top 20 in the US and has been certified 4X Platinum. For many music fans, Shout At The Devil was the first time they witnessed an album with this imagery and lyrical content on mainstream retail shelves.

Shout At The Devil continues to be a cornerstone of Mötley Crüe’s live set, with the band playing songs from this iconic album at every show of their Stadium World Tour which is currently underway. Fittingly, the original touring cycle for this album saw Mötley Crüe jump from opening act to full on arena headliners.

The ground-breaking music videos for ‘Looks That Kill’ and ‘Too Young To Fall In Love’ set the standard for countless MTV moments. Those two singles, combined with the sinister title track, reckless cuts like ‘Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid’, ‘Bastard’ and ‘Red Hot’, their frenzied take on “Helter Skelter” and the haunting nearly instrumental “God Bless The Children Of The Beast” helped create this era- and genre-defining album.

40 years later, Mötley Crüe is still going strong, bigger than ever and headlining stadiums around the world.


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