The band's distinctive fanged-face logo, with its oversized boar's tusks, chains, and spikes, was created by artist Joe Petagno in 1977 for the cover of Motörhead's debut album. It has appeared in many variations on covers of ensuing albums and plenty of merch. The fanged face has been referred to as "War-Pig" and "Snaggletooth" and has become the band's most known logo.
Motörhead was an English rock band formed in London in 1975. One of the most well-known members, Lemmy, was also the primary songwriter and only constant member through the years. The band is often considered a precursor to a new wave of British heavy metal and has released a large number of albums and live recordings during a career spanning 40 years. They had particular success in the early 80s with several hit singles. Motörhead has been credited with influencing numerous musical scenes; thrash metal, and speed metal especially. Their lyrics typically covered topics such as war, good versus evil, abuse of power, promiscuous sex, substance abuse, and even gambling. Fun fact: the name "Motörhead" is actually a reference to users of the drug amphetamine or people who like speed.