Rotting Christ's Sakis Tolis: My Favorite Motörhead Song | Revolver

Rotting Christ's Sakis Tolis: My Favorite Motörhead Song

"Motörhead is more than a band, Motörhead is an idea"
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photograph by Ester Segarra

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Motörhead occupy rarefied air in the heavy-music world. Led by the inimitable Lemmy Kilmister, they emerged out of London's early Seventies heavy-psych, space-rock scene (epitomized by Lem's acid-drenched previous band Hawkwind) and quickly secured their mythical reputation as speed-fueled, road-worn rock & roll icons thanks to their tireless touring and god-tier songs like "Ace of Spades," "Overkill" and more.

Motörhead's uncompromising outlaw spirit and singular hard-hitting sound appealed to punks, NWOBHM fanatics, thrash kids and beyond — and many of these fans would go on to become rock stars themselves, including the Metallica guys, Max Cavalera, Lzzy Hale and Dave Grohl to name just a few. For 40 years, from their 1975 formation and 1977 self-titled debut to 2015's swansong Bad Magic, Lemmy led his band through all types of ups and downs … but Motörhead never let up, until the day Lemmy passed away on December 28th, 2015 (only weeks after he performed his final live show).

Motörhead left the world with so many great songs that continue to inspire generations of heavy-music fans — including Sakis Tolis, vocalist-guitarist of Greek black-metal OGs Rotting Christ. Below, the frontman sounds off on his favorite Motörhead song.

"(We Are) The Road Crew"

Motörhead is more than a band, Motörhead is an idea dressed with a great unique sound and great song writing. Putting a gun to my head and forcing me what song to choose, I would go with "(We Are) The Road Crew." This song accompanies me when I am on tour. Simple as that! Another town another place, Another truck, another race!