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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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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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Shadows of Dawn To Open For Powerman 5000 in NJ

New Jersey metal band Shadows of Dawn has announced that they will be opening for Powerman 5000 on Sunday, November 1st at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band has also issued the following update:

"After a few months of writing new material and taking care of important personal matters, Shadows of Dawn is back and ready to start kicking ass again!"

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Powerman 5000 Reveals New Album Release Date

Powerman 5000 has announced that they will release their brand new studio album, "Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere" on October 6th. The band has posted two trailers for the album online, which you can check out below. More...

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Powerman 5000 Completes New Album

Powerman 5000 has announced that they have completed work on their brand new studio album. A brief message from the band reads as follows:

"New album is finished... It's hard to believe but it's true! Release date, track listing, artwork, tour dates all coming soon."

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Powerman 5000 Cancels Clifton Park Show

Powerman 5000 has announced that they have to cancel their show in Clifton Park on February 3rd. A statement from the bands reads as follows: "Sorry to anyone who was planning on attending but the show (February 3rd at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, New York) has been cancelled. It has nothing to do with the band pulling out. Apparently there is some legal battle going on and the room is being shut down. Again, sorry."

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Powerman 5000 Posts New Music Online

Powerman 5000 has posted a three track medley of new music on their official Myspace. The songs in included in the medley are "Supervillain," "V Is For Vampire" and "Horror Show." You can hear the medley by clicking here. The songs will be featured on Powerman 5000's forthcoming new studio album.

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Powerman 5000 Posts New Song Online

Powerman 5000 has posted a new song online entitled "Super Villain." You can check it out by heading to http://pm5k.mightyloud.com/. The band are currently touring North America.

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Powerman 5000 Checks In From The Road

Powerman 5000 has checked in from the road with the following update:

"Three shows in and things are rockin out here! Big thanx to all in Grand Juction for kicking things off right. Check out a couple of pix in the photo section. Fort Collins was a out of control and the Blue Bird theater in Denver was better than ever! Something's happening out here. We have been playing a new set list and it's a blast. 'Super Villain' and 'V Is For Vampire' seem to be catching on fast! Speaking of 'Super Villain', word on the street is that a couple of radio stations are starting to spin the track already. I guess we better finish the album! Something's happening out here. Oh yeah, if you come out to a show make sure you stay for the encore. We have a surprise for you."

The remaining tour dates are as follows: More...

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Powerman 5000 Announces North American Tour

Los Angeles based rockers Powerman 5000 has announced a full North American tour beginning next month.

The tour dates are as follows:

January
17 - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, Colorado
19 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, Colorado
21 - The Hub - Edelstein, Illinois
22 - The Rock - Maplewood, Minnesota
23 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, Illinois
24 - Peabodys - Cleveland, Ohio
25 - Emerald Theater - Mt Clemens, Michigan
27 - The Chameleon - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
28 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
29 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, Connecticut
30 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, New York
31 - Starland Ballroom - Sayerville, New Jersey

February
2 - Middle East - Cambridge, Massachusetts
3 - Northern Lights - Clifton Park, New York
4 - Mulcahys - Wantagh, New York
6 - Hooligans Music Hall - Jacksonville, North Carolina
7 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, North Carolina
8 - Jaxx - West Springfield, Virginia
9 - Headliners - Louisville, Kentucky
10 - The Muse - Nashville, Tennessee
11 - Scout Bar - Beaumont, Texas
12 - Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
13 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, Texas
14 - Dos Amigos - Odessa, Texas
15 - Gators - Farmington, New Mexico
17 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, California
18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, California
19 - The Dome - Bakersfield, California

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