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Powerman 5000

Formed: 1989
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Powerman 5000 News

Below is our complete Powerman 5000 news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sunflower Dead Kicking Off Tour With (Hed)P.E.

Long Beach, CA hard rock act Sunflower Dead has announced a tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE, which kicks off tonight in Sauget, IL.

The tour visits 27 U.S. cities throughout the month of August, coming to a close in Grand Rapids, MI on August 30th. The tour also features a stop at DirtFest in Birch Run, MI on August 9th.

8/1 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
8/2 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
8/3 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
8/4 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
8/5 - Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
8/6 - Turtle Lake, WI @ St Croix Casino
8/7 - Found Du Lac, WI @ The Shack Event Center
8/8 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
8/9 - Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest @ Birch Run Expo Center
8/10 - Mishawka, IN @ Smith’s Downtown
8/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
8/13 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armoury
8/14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/15 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
8/16 - Worcester, MA @ Paladium
8/17 - Portland, ME @ Asylum
8/19 - South Burlington, VT @ Venue
8/20 - Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
8/21 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
8/22 - Hagerstown, MD @ Hard Times Cafe
8/23 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
8/24 - Geneva On The Lake, OH @ Cove Nite Club
8/26 - Hardeeville, SC @ Music Vault
8/27 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
8/28 - Hickory, NC @ The Wizard Saloon
8/29 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House
8/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ The Intersection

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Powerman 5000 Playing Great American Nightmare

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced additional onsite experiences for the ultimate Halloween horror event, this year held at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona for select nights from September 19th - November 1st, 2014.

As in 2013, Great American Nightmare will feature a Rob Zombie museum area displaying memorabilia from the musician and filmmaker’s movie and music career. In addition, the galactic hard rockers in Powerman 5000 have been added to the September 19th opening night concert--already featuring headliner Rob Zombie.

Powerman 5000’s new electro-tinged album "Builders of the Future" (T-Boy Records/Ume) is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and PledgeMusic.com and features the song “Invade Destroy Repeat,” currently receiving airplay on KUPD-FM in Phoenix.

Great American Nightmare is a fully immersive haunted house experience featuring three attractions based on Rob Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D, and The Devil’s Rejects. More...

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Powerman 5000 Releases New Music Video

Powerman 5000 and Yahoo! Music have teamed up to launch the band's new music video for "How To Be A Human," taken from the recently released, "Builders Of The Future." Check it out below or at Yahoo! Music here.

"The video for 'How To Be A Human' is a departure for us," band leader, visionary and sole remaining original member, Spider One, told Yahoo!. "In the past, our videos have been big, over the top productions. This time, it was fun for us to show the band as a band. Just kind of rocking out!

"Although, conceptually it's not that simple. I look at this video as a propaganda film from another planet. An instructional video for how to be a human. It's a visual representation of how insane we would appear to be to an alien race."

You can stream the entire new album "Builders Of The Future" by heading over to this location.

"I never would have imagined that after all the albums, the band members, the ups-and-downs of the always changing music business, I'd still be here doing this, which is thanks to our most diehard fans," marvels Spider One, who founded Powerman 5000 with a 4-track and a drum machine.

"We've replanted our flag as the weird, sci-fi, electronic band. This is what we are. This is what we do best. This is clearly what people like from us the most, too. So I'm going to love it like they love it. We're back. The fan base has really rallied around us again. The enthusiasm feels like it's picked right up from the year 2000. The electronic-metal-dance thing, we've locked it down once and for all with this one." More...

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Powerman 5000 Streams Full New Album

Powerman 5000 released new album "Builders Of The Future" today on T-Boy Records/UMe, with orders available at this location.

To celebrate the new release, Powerman 5000 has teamed up with Revolver to stream the 10-track album in its entirety. Listen to the album below.

"I never would have imagined that after all the albums, the band members, the ups-and-downs of the always changing music business, I'd still be here doing this, which is thanks to our most diehard fans," marvels band leader Spider One, who founded Powerman 5000 with a 4-track and a drum machine. "We've replanted our flag as the weird, sci-fi, electronic band. This is what we are. This is what we do best. This is clearly what people like from us the most, too. So I'm going to love it like they love it. We're back. The fan base has really rallied around us again. The enthusiasm feels like it's picked right up from the year 2000. The electronic-metal-dance thing, we've locked it down once and for all with this one." More...

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Powerman 5000 Announces Co-Headlining Tour

Powerman 5000 has announced an August co-headlining U.S. tour with Hed P.E. beginning August 1st in Sauget, Ill. Support on the run will come from Sunflower Dead. A full list of all confirmed tour dates can be seen below.

Powerman 5000 is currently gearing up for the release of its latest album, "Builders Of The Future," due out May 27th on T-Boy Records/UMe. You can hear the song "Invade, Destroy, Repeat" in the player available after the jump. More...

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Powerman 5000 Posts New Track

Powerman 5000 has teamed up with Loudwire to premiere a brand new song titled "Invade, Destroy, Repeat," from the band's upcoming album, "Builders Of The Future."

Check out the song below. "Builders Of The Future" is due out May 27th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Invade, Destroy, Repeat
2. We Want It All
3. How To Be A Human
4. You're Gonna Love It, If You Like It Or Not
5. Builders Of The Future
6. I Want To Kill You
7. Modern World
8. Live It Up Before You're Dead
9. I Can't Fucking Hear You
10. Evil World More...

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Killswitch Engage To Headline Dirt Fest

Killswitch Engage will return to Michigan to headline Dirt Fest 2014. Coming off of a Rock On The Range appearance and a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance for “In Due Time” from latest Roadrunner Records release "Disarm the Descent," Killswitch closes the band's 2013-2014 World Tour at Dirt Fest 2014.

The 2014 Dirt Fest lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Hed Pe, Nonpoint, Chimaira, Battlecross, Gemini Syndrome, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Redlight King, Like A Storm, Nothing More, Eyes Set To Kill, Gift Giver, Blue Felix, Psychostick, and a special mystery co-headliner to be announced on July 19th.

The town of Birch Run, MI will once again get turned on its head at Dirt Fest 2014 on Saturday, August 9th. The festival celebrates its 16th year and is hosted by Matt and Andy Dalton of Dalton Brothers Entertainment, along with Banana 101.5 FM. More...

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Powerman 5000 Announces "Builders Of The Future"

Powerman 5000 returns with its first collection of all new material in nearly five years: "Builders of the Future" is set to arrive May 27 via T-Boy Records/UMe.

The album can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, over at iTunes, or via Pledge Music.

Powerman 5000 has carved out a corner of the galaxy where its devoted supporters created a culture that's bigger than music. New tracks like "How To Be A Human," "Invade, Destroy, Repeat," "Live It Up Before You're Dead" and "Modern World" are turbocharged with the same futuristic, b-movie bite of enduring, electro-tinged Powerman 5000 anthems like "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real."

"I never would have imagined that after all the albums, the band members, the ups-and-downs of the always changing music business, I'd still be here doing this, which is thanks to our most diehard fans," marvels band leader Spider One, who founded Powerman 5000 with a 4-track and a drum machine.

The "Builders Of The Future" track listing is as follows:

1. Invade, Destroy, Repeat
2. We Want It All
3. How to Be a Human
4. You're Gonna Love It, if You like It or Not
5. Builders of the Future
6. I Want to Kill You
7. Modern World
8. Live It up before You're Dead
9. I Can't F-cking Hear You
10. Evil World More...

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

As Friday rolls around again you may want to take a look at the new metal tracks recently added to the Rock Band Network for the approaching weekend. These tracks are now available for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band:

A Plea for Purging - "Heart Of A Child (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Anarchy Club - "King of Everything" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Thief in the Night - Part II" (80 MSP)
Engel - "Calling Out" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Rise to Revise" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Rise to Revise (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Rocket Dragon" (160 MSP)
Mystic Syntax - "Give" (80 MSP)
Raggedy Angry - "Easter Island Radiation" (80 MSP)
Strikken - "Machine" (80 MSP)
Strikken - "Machine (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)

The following tracks will be added to the PS3 edition on 2/21/2012 (North America) and 2/22/2012 (Europe):

Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" ($1.99)
After the Burial - "My Frailty" ($1.99)

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Eclectic Song Mix Hitting The Rock Band Network

There's quite the eclectic lineup for Xbox 360 users of the Rock Band Network this weekend, from the pirate metal of Alestorm to the prog metal of Halcyon Way and even onto the black metal of Watain. These tracks are now available on the Xbox 360:

Christian Death - "Narcissus Metamorphosis Of" (160 MSP)
Alestorm - "Shipwrecked (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Codex Alimentarius - "Baptised" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inside Looking Out (The Icon & The Ghost) (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Machinae Supremacy - "Force Feedback" (160 MSP)
Solution .45 - "Gravitational Lensing (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Do Your Thing" (160 MSP)

Unfortunately PS3 users have much less new material to look forward to, with only the following single metal track hitting the Rock Band Network this coming Tuesday, February 14th:

Amberian Dawn - "My Only Star" ($1.99)

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New Metal Hitting The Rock Band Network

It's a slimmer week for new metal tracks getting added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network, but there are still a few interesting choices such as new material from Atheist and Halcyon Way. The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks is as follows:

Atheist - "Second to Sun" (160 MSP)
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Building the Towers" (80 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Super Villain" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Time Bomb" (160 MSP)

These tracks are also hitting the PS3 version of Rock Band on Wednesday, February 1st:

Bumblefoot - "Turn Around" ($0.99)
Winds of Plague - "California" ($1.99)
Halfbrick Studios - "Pirats 'Til We Die" ($0.99)
Vangough - "Estranger" ($0.99)
Rival Sons - "Torture" ($1.99)
Nevermore - "Without Morals" ($1.99)

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Watain And More Added To The Rock Band Network

There's a little something for everyone this week in the latest collection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network, from black metal to power metal and a whole lot in-between. These songs have now landed on the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Powerman 5000 - "V is for Vampire" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "A Pure Evil" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "My Retaliation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks (RB3 version)" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "N9" (160 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect" (80 MSP)
Ethereal Collapse - "Category III: Architect (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Sad Wings" (160 MSP)
Francisco Meza - "Rage and Pain (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Icon of Resolution (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Watain - "Underneath the Cenotaph" (160 MSP)

These songs also hit the PS3 edition on 12/20 (North America) and 12/21 (Europe):

Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" ($1.99)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" ($1.99)

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

If you need some extra headbanging material for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there will be new metal tracks hitting the Rock Band Network. The following new tracks are now available on the Xbox 360 edition of the game:

Halcyon Way - "Death of a Dream" (80 MSP)
Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession" (160 MSP)
Between the Buried and Me - "Selkies: The Endless Obsession (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "CMDUC" (160 MSP)
A Day to Remember - "2nd Sucks" (160 MSP)
Powerman 5000 - "Show Me What You've Got" (160 MSP)

The following songs will be available on the PS3 edition this Tuesday, 11/1/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 11/2/2011 (Europe):

Emery - "Scissors" ($1.99) - Rock
Myrath - "Madness" ($1.99) - Prog
Suicide Silence - "You Only Live Once" ($1.99) - Metal

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Powerman 5000 Announces U.S. Tour

Powerman 5000 has announced an upcoming string of fall U.S. tour dates, which kick off on October 22nd. The currently announced shows are as follows:

10/22 2010 Gators Bar & Grill Farmington, NM
10/23 2010 Jake's Lubbock, TX
10/24 2010 Marquee Tulsa, OK
10/26 2010 Brewster St Ice House Corpus Christi, TX
10/27 2010 Smoking Aces Mission, TX
10/28 2010 Emo's Austin, TX
10/30 2010 Scout Bar Houston, TX
10/31 2010 Scout Bar San Antonio, TX
11/1 2010 Headliner's Music Hall Louisville, KY
11/3 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
11/4 2010 Budda's Place Newport News, VA
11/5 2010 Hooligans Jacksonville, NC
11/6 2010 VOLUME 11 Raleigh, NC
11/7 2010 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ
11/9 2010 Club Hell Providence, RI
11/10 2010 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, NY
11/11 2010 Rocko's Rock Club Manchester, Nh
11/12 2010 Sonar Baltimore, MD
11/13 2010 Machine Shop Flint, MI
11/14 2010 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
11/16 2010 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
11/17 2010 Cubby Bear Chicago, IL
11/18 2010 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
11/19 2010 THE RAVE Milwaukee, WI
11/20 2010 Spicoli's Waterloo, IA

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Powerman 5000 Announces U.S. Tour

Powerman 5000 will be embarking on a U.S. tour starting on the 23rd of April. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

4/23 2010 The Nakai Hall Window Rock, Arizona
4/24 2010 Phoenix Event Complex Phoenix, Arizona
4/27 2010 Lonestar Amp Lubbock, Texas
4/28 2010 Belton Expo Center Belton, Texas
4/30 2010 Cheyenne Saloon Las Vegas, Nevada
5/1 2010 New Oasis Sparks, Nevada
5/2 2010 Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
6/1 2010 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, California
6/3 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Potland, Oregon
6/5 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
6/6 2010 Knitting Factory Spokane, Washington
6/6 2010 Rickshaw Vancouver
6/9 2010 Knickerbockers Lincoln, Nebraska
6/10 2010 The Rock Mapplewood, Minnesota
6/11 2010 3rd Street Live Cedar Rapids, Iowa
6/12 2010 The Annex Madison, Wisconsin
6/13 2010 Roadhouse Elgin Elgin, Illinois
6/14 2010 the Club @ Tom, Dick & Harrys Green Bay, Wisconsin
6/16 2010 Blondies Detroit, Michigan
6/17 2010 Vision Johnson City, Tennessee
6/18 2010 The Muse Nashville
6/19 2010 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6/20 2010 Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
6/21 2010 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, Utah
6/23 2010 The Rock Tuscon, Arizona
6/24 2010 UBs Meza, Arizona
6/25 2010 Ramona Mainstage Ramona, California
6/26 2010 Galaxy Concert Theater Santa Ana, California

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Powerman 5000 Announces American Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has announced the following American dates:

6/01 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go
6/03 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
6/04 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
6/05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
6/06 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
6/09 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
6/10 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
6/11 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd St Live
6/12 - Madison, WI - The Annex
6/13 - Elgin, IL - The Main Event
6/14 - Green Bay, WI - Tom, Dick and Harry's
6/16 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
6/17 - Johnson City, TN - Vision
6/18 - Nashville,TN - The Muse
6/19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
6/20 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
6/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
6/23 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
6/24 - Phoenix, AZ - U.B.'s
6/25 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
6/26 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater

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Powerman 5000 Posts "Super Villain" Video

Powerman 5000 has posted a music video online for the song "Super Villain," which can be viewed below. "Super Villain" is off their latest album "Somewhere On The Other Side Of Nowhere." The album was released on October 6th through Mighty Loud!/Fontana Records. Powerman 5000 lead singer Spider also commented on working with the video's director Robert Hall:

"Working with him was great. A no brainer. He is a fan of Powerman 5000 and we also share the same interests in horror and sci-fi. When I walked into his FX shop (Almost Human) and saw some of the work he had done in the past, I knew the band was in good hands." More...

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Powerman 5000 Video Interview Available

NoiseCreep has posted a new video interview with Powerman 5000 about their new album "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere." The video clip can be found at this location (warning: an advert plays before the video). "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere" was released on October 6th.

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Powerman 5000 Streaming Entire New Album Online

Electro rockers POWERMAN 5000’s new album, "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere," is hitting stores this week. The collection finds the band returning to the hard groove of their earlier work, which included hits like “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real.” “We made this record with a clear vision and a purpose,” explains frontman, Spider. “We wanted to reclaim a sound we created and represent certain influences as only a band like Powerman 5000 can. While writing, we would watch ‘Godzilla’ or ‘Ultraman’ films to ensure the sonics were on point. We knew that this record needed to sound like the footsteps of a giant robot!”

"On the surface, this album is a big fun electro metal romp...though there are bigger concepts hidden within. A quote from HG Wells sums it up best, he said, ‘Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature.’ That is an ongoing theme in the songs, our inability to find a place in our own world. I couldn't be happier with the results. I finally feel like we have made a record that not only is exactly wanted we wanted it to be, but also a record that the fans are going to love!"

The band has released two singles from the new album so far, “Super Villain” and “V Is For Vampire,” and recently filmed a video for the latter with horror film director Robert Hall.

You can check out "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere," in its entirety via the player below as well as on AOL Music.

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Powerman 5000 Films New Video

Powerman 5000 has announced that they have just completed work on a brand new music video for the song, "Super Villain" which will appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Somewhere On The Other Side Of Nowhere." The video was directed by Robert Hall and is expected to premiere shortly. Speaking about Hall, lead singer Spider says:

"Working with him was great. A no brainer. He is a fan of Powerman 5000 and we also share the same interests in horror and sci-fi. When I walked into his FX shop (Almost Human) and saw some of the work he had done in the past, I knew the band was in good hands."

"Somewhere On The Other Side Of Nowhere" will be released on October 6th through Mighty Loud!/Fontana Records.

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