Jupiterium and friends pay tribute to Lemmy on special single, King of Spades
For the first time ever, Iranian and Scandinavian metalheads have joined forces to pay a tribute to one and only Lemmy Kilmister. At the end of 2020 JUPITERIUM released ‘King of Spades’ which features guest artists Marko Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT), Johan Koleberg (Ex-HAMMERFALL, Ex-THERION, WOLF), and Niclas Etelävuori (Ex AMORPHIS, FLAT EARTH) the song released alongside the below lyric video.
“I think we can call 2020 many names but one can be the year of division, even in the metal music community, people are getting divided over their political opinions and this virus makes it even worse.” Stated Jupiterium's Mohsen “Stargazer” Fayazi “I believe in situations like this, Lemmy, an icon over anyone or anything, could bring us all back together and remind us that we, metal brothers and sisters are more alike than different! That’s what we tried to do in this tribute project but still, no one is like him!
Marko Hietala added, "If there ever was a relentless figure of rebellion, metal, and rock, that person was Lemmy Kilminster. He deserves a song and then maybe a 1000. I was approached to do this guest appearance by Niclas. When I heard about the project and where the guys are doing their metal, I got onboard immediately. I'm a rebel too! Rock on guys!"
2020 was the 40th anniversary of Motörhead’s most popular song, the iconic and timeless, 'Ace Of Spades' which was released October 27th, 1980, and helped put heavy metal firmly on the global map and is still regarded today as one of the cornerstones of metal.2020 was also the fifth anniversary of Lemmy’s death, who died on December 28th, 2015.