Mötley Crüe and BMG announce ‘Year of the Devil’ 40th anniversary celebration of landmark album ‘Shout at the Devil’

BMG announces YEAR OF THE DEVIL, a multi-configuration celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s landmark 2nd album, SHOUT THE DEVIL. The centerpiece of YEAR OF THE DEVIL is the Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set which features the newly remastered album on LP, CD and Cassette.

Also included are 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, 7 rare demo tracks have been resurrected and are included as SHOUT AT THE DEMOS & RARITIES.

Pre-order now and instantly listen to rare track “Black Widow (Demo)

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – 40th Anniversary is available as a streaming/digital deluxe edition and comes in the following physical Limited Edition configurations: Super Deluxe Box Set, Picture Disc, Red/Black Vinyl, LP Replica CD, and Lenticular CD.

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 debut, Too Fast For Love, Mötley Crüe’s second album hit the US Top 20 and was 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 up to 4 songs from this iconic album at every show of THE 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!

Deluxe Limited Edition Box Set Includes:

• Original Album Remastered on Orange/Yellow Splatter LP

• Shout At The Demos & Rarities Red/White Splatter LP

• Shout At The Devil CD

• Shout At The Devil Cassette

• “Looks That Kill” White 7”

• “Too Young To Fall In Love” Orange 7”

• Devil Board w/Metal Planchette

• Metal Pentagram 7” Adapter

• Pentagram Felt Bag

• Devil Candle Holder (candle not included)

• Band Member Tarot Cards

• 12” x 12” Pentagram Séance Board

• Two 12” x 12” Shout At The Devil Blood Album Cover Litho Art Prints

Album Tracklist:

1. In The Beginning

2. Shout At The Devil

3. Looks That Kill

4. Bastard

5. God Bless The Children Of The Beast

6. Helter Skelter

7. Red Hot

8. Too Young To Fall In Love

9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid

10. Ten Seconds To Love

11. Danger

Shout At The Demos & Rarities Tracklist:

1. Shout At The Devil (Demo)

2. Looks That Kill (Demo)

3. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid (Demo)

4. Too Young To Fall In Love (Demo)

5. Hotter Than Hell (Demo for “Louder Than Hell”)

6. I Will Survive (Demo)

7. Black Widow (Demo)

CERTIFICATIONS: US – 4X PLATINUM / Canada – 3X PLATINUM / Australia – GOLD

ALBUM CHART HISTORY: US #17 / Finland #18 / Canada #23 / Switzerland #59 / Australia #85

SINGLES CHART HISTORY: “Shout At The Devil” #30 US Rock (1983) / “Looks That Kill” #54 US Hot 100 / #12 US Rock (1984) / “Too Young To Fall In Love” #90 US Hot 100 / #17 US Rock (1984)

THE WORLD TOUR CONTINUES:

8/5/23 Syracuse, New York JMA Wireless Dome

8/8/23 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Stadium

8/11/23 Fargo, North Dakota Fargodome

8/13/23 Omaha, Nebraska Charles Schwab Field

8/16/23 Tulsa, Oklahoma H.A. Chapman Stadium

8/18/23 El Paso, Texas Sun Bowl

11/3/23 Yokohama, Japan K-Arena Yokohama

11/4/23 Yokohama, Japan K-Arena Yokohama

11/8/23 Brisbane, Australia Suncorp Stadium

11/11/23 Sydney, Australia Sydney Showground Stadium

11/14/23 Docklands, Australia Docklands Stadium

ABOUT MÖTLEY CRÜE

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Mötley Crüe —Vince Neil (vocals), Nikki Sixx (bass), Tommy Lee (drums) and Mick Mars (guitars) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for 41 years. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, garnered 7 USA platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, 6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 Grammy nominations, 5 New York Times best-selling books, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Netflix hit movie.

The quartet has amassed over 5 billion streams across digital platforms and the band has over 8 million followers on social media. Known for their iconic live performances, the band has sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s drum-rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s flame-throwing-bass. They pioneered the Las Vegas rock residency with a sold-out run in 2012. Mötley Crüe’s hit songs such as “Kickstart My Heart” and “Home Sweet Home” are frequently licensed by major brands such as NASCAR, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, Carl’s Jr. and KIA to name a few and their music can be heard on TV hit shows such as Stranger Things and Cobra Kai amongst many others.

The band’s biography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” became a New York Times best-seller in 2001 and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Members of the band have authored 4 additional New York Times best-selling books since. In 2019 Netflix premiered “The Dirt” biopic based on the bestselling book which became a global hit movie scoring a 94% positive audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. As a result, Mötley Crüe gained an entire new generation of young fans who discovered the band through the movie and further solidified their iconic status, relevance and the timelessness of their songwriting.

Mötley Crüe remains a huge global draw 41 years into their career and, in the summer of 2022 co-headlined a nearly sold-out North American stadium tour with Def Leppard. The World Tour continues to travel to stadiums around the world throughout 2023 with John 5 on guitar as the band pushes the limits of live performance.

Photo credit – Mark Weiss

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