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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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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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Powerman 5000 Announces Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 have announced the following live dates:

May
17 - Grail Event Center, Coeur DAlene ID
18 - El Corazon Seattle, WA
19 - Plaza Club Vancouver, BC
20 - Rock and Roll Pizza Portland, OR
21 - The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA

August
5 - Whiskey a Go Go Hollywood, CA

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Powerman 5000 To Play At Texas Tattoo Festival

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update:

"We will be performing on March 8th in San Antonio, TX at the Freeman Coliseum. We will be headlining the night as part of an awesome tattoo festival. Hope to see ya there!!"

POWERMAN 5000 last year parted ways with guitarists Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso and replaced them with Evan Rodaniche and Dave Pino.

The band's latest album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", was produced by Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK), who also co-produced POWERMAN 5000's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio". The CD was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA and was mixed by Dave Schiffman (AUDIOSLAVE, JOHNNY CASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN).

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Powerman 5000 Check In

POWERMAN 5000 have posted this message on their MySpace page:

"POWERMAN 5000 is in the middle of writing music for a new record. Which has got me thinking about the best way to complete the process. I need to find a new way, I don't want to follow the rules. Music should be more like beer. Hear me out.

If you like to drink beer, you don't just guzzle one oversized beer once a year and hope that you like it, do you? Of course not! You probably find a multitude of creative ways to quench your thirst. Maybe you knock back a few at a sunny afternoon BBQ, or hit you favorite bar just around midnight. You experiment with brands that you've never tried and occasionally just refrain from having anything. In fact, the way you approach beer is more than likely the way you approach most things in life.
So why the fuck did the release of music become such an incredibly predictable and stale process? Well, I'll tell you... it is because everyone fell victim to the major label system. Even if you weren't signed to a major chances are you thought like one. Here is how that process generally worked.

Write a bunch of songs in a vacuum. Probably too many songs at once, because you thought that you had to make an album that contained 16 songs and stretched to an hour or so. By writing too many songs at once (in a vacuum), a lot of them were not that great but you used them anyway because CDs held a lot of info. In other words you were making your grand artistic statement to the specs of a plastic disc. More...

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Powerman 5000 To Take Extended Break From Touring

POWERMAN 5000 has issued the following update:

"Well, back from tour now and it was a rollercoaster of a run with some amasing moments!! Special thanks to all the folks in Lubbock, TX for making the last night such a blast...

"Looks like we will be taking an extended break from touring, other than a few shows here and there.

"It's hard to believe that we have basically been on the road since mid-2005 without much of a break! We figure it's time to go away and make you miss us!

"Work continues on new music but the promise of a record in 2007 seems impossible. Though we are cooking up some great stuff for the next release! A return to form, if you will. Weird, loud, electro, rock... we are on a mission to claim our rightful spot as the band that never fits in! HA. I think you all will be pleasantly surprised!!"

POWERMAN 5000 recently announced plans to release a live EP, although no further details were provided.

The band earlier in the year parted ways with guitarists Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso and replaced them with Evan Rodaniche and Dave Pino.

POWERMAN 5000's latest album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", was produced by Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK), who also co-produced POWERMAN 5000's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio". The CD was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA and was mixed by Dave Schiffman (AUDIOSLAVE, JOHNNY CASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN).

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Till We Die To Tour With Powerman 5000

Massachusetts-based metallists, Till We Die, are preparing to hit the road alongside Powerman 5000, in support of their just released full-length debut, Pressing On. Released via Screaming Ferret Wreckords, the album sees the band touching upon both Tool's prog explorations and melodic rock.

But despite this being the groups debut album, Till We Die are already an experienced live act, having played with RA, Lacuna Coil, Staind, Tantric, Sevendust, and Drowning Pool. The group welcomes the opportunity to open for Powerman 5000 a group they have played with previously.

"This will be our fourth national tour and I can't express how excited I am to be playing a support role for a band like Powerman 5000, gushes Till We Die guitarist Joe Demarco. That band has done it all and we are so excited to be a part of this tour. We will be playing in some new markets which we have been dying to play - as well returning to some cities that have been supporting us since the beginning."

Drummer Dave Stewart is also looking forward to the tour as he hopes it is an important stepping-stone to widespread success. "Powerman 5000 is a band that we all grew up listening to and supporting their shows. The fact that they are from the same area as us is a very cool feeling. Its seems New England has always been a breeding ground for bands that have built up huge fan bases and have exploded onto the national music scene. From bands like Shadow's Fall, Staind, Fuel, PM5K, and of course Godsmack."

"We hope that with our continued efforts we might have the same success as these bands did."

Here are the dates for Till We Die/Powerman 5000 tour: More...

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Powerman 5000 Release More Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has scheduled the following dates during the coming months:

Sep. 08 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Sep. 09 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Sep. 10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
Sep. 12 - Kansas City, MO @ Static Bar
Sep. 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
Sep. 14 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
Sep. 15 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Sep. 16 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Sep. 18 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
Sep. 19 - Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
Sep. 20 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
Sep. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Sep. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Sep. 23 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sep. 25 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Sep. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Sep. 27 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
Sep. 28 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Sep. 29 - Worcester, MA @ Lucky Dog
Sep. 30 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
Oct. 02 - Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium
Oct. 03 - Orono, ME @ Ultra Lounge
Oct. 05 - Fayetteville, NV @ Jester's Pub
Oct. 06 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Oct. 07 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
Oct. 08 - Columbia, SC @ Headliners
Oct. 09 - Hilton Head, NC @ Monkey Business
Oct. 11 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Cantina Ballroom
Oct. 12 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Oct. 13 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft
Oct. 14 - Abilene, TX @ Midnite Rodeo
Oct. 15 - Beaumont, TX @ The Vortex
Oct. 16 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
Nov. 29 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

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Powerman 5000 To Release Live EP

"Mixing has begun on some stellar live recordings that we had in the vault!! As soon as we are finished they will be released as an EP and also be available for download. This will be the first official live record from PM5K. Great stuff! Not sure what songs will make the final track listing but we will keep you posted. In the meantime writing continues on new material and we are back on tour next week! See ya on the road..."

POWERMAN 5000 recently parted ways with guitarists Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso but has yet to officially announce their replacements.

POWERMAN 5000's latest album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", was produced by Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK), who also co-produced POWERMAN 5000's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio". The CD was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA and was mixed by Dave Schiffman (AUDIOSLAVE, JOHNNY CASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN).

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New Powerman 5000 Album To Be Download Only?

POWERMAN 5000 recently stated that they would in fact be putting out a "new disc" sometime in 2007. The band have since posted this brief message on their MySpace page regarding the album:

"Should there even be an actual CD? Would it matter to anyone if the record was only available as a download? Just curious... what do ya think?"

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Powerman 5000 Announce Summer Trek

POWERMAN 5000 have announced a summer itenerary with support said to be comming from local/regional bands.

July 17 - Flagstaff , AZ @ Orpheum Theater
July 18 - San Marcos , CA @ Jumping Turtle
July 19 - Santa Ana , CA @ Galaxy Theater
July 20 - Fresno , CA @ The Belmont
July 21 - Modesto , CA @ Downtown Modesto
July 23 - Portland , OR @ Roseland Grill
July 24 - Boise , ID @ Big Easy
July 25 - Spokane , WA @ Big Easy
July 26 - Seattle , WA @ Studio Seven
September - 14 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
September - 15 Mokena , IL @ Pearl Room
September - 16 Maplewood , MN @ The Rock
September - 18 Sauget , IL @ Pops
September - 19 Rockford, IL Forest @ Hills Lodge
September - 20 Covington , KY @ MadHatter
September - 21 Detroit , MI @ Harpos
September - 22 Columbus , OH @ Al Rosa Villa
September - 23 Sayreville , NJ @ Starland Ballroom
September - 25 New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom
September - 26 Hartford , CT @ Webster Theater
September - 27 Reading , PA @ The Silo
September - 28 Clifton Park , NY @ Northern Lights
September - 29 Worcester , MA @ Lucky Dog
September - 30 Bedford , NH @ Marks Place
October 2 - Sommerville , MA @ Goodtimes Emporium

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Powerman 5000 Announce U.S. Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has scheduled the following tour dates during the coming months:

Jul. 17 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Jul. 18 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
Jul. 19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Jul. 20 - Fresno, CA @ Belmont
Jul. 21 - Modesto, CA @ Downtown Modesto
Jul. 23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Grill
Jul. 24 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy
Jul. 25 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
Jul. 26 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Jul. 27 - Bend, OR @ Domino room
Sep. 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuks
Sep. 14 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
Sep. 15 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
Sep. 16 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Sep. 18 - Sauget, IL @ Pops
Sep. 19 - Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
Sep. 20 - Covington, KY @ MadHatter
Sep. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Sep. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Sep. 23 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Sep. 25 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Sep. 26 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Sep. 27 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
Sep. 28 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
Sep. 29 - Worcester, MA @ Lucky Dog
Sep. 30 - Bedford, NH @ Marks Place
Oct. 02 - Sommerville, MA @ Goodtimes Emporium More...

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Powerman 5000 Announce European Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has scheduled the following European tour dates:

May 18 - The Palace - Tamworth UK
May 19 - Underground - London UK
May 20 - Teeside University - Middlesborough UK
May 21 - Buttermarket - Shrewsbury UK
May 22 - Peel - Kingston UK
May 23 - Nexus - Southampton UK
May 25 - Soma Club - Hannover GER
May 26 - Sundown Festival - Abtsgmünd GER
May 27 - K17 - Berlin GER
May 30 - Mukkes - Leeuwarden NL
May 31 - W2 - Den Bosch NL
Jun. 03 - Arena - Vienna AT
Jun. 04 - Rock City - Zurich CH
Jun. 06 - Sala Mephisto - Barcelona SP
Jun. 07 - Ritmo y Compas - Madrid SP
Jun. 08 - Sala Tunk - Irun SP
Jun. 10 - The Intake - Mansfield UK
Jun. 11 - The Junction - York UK
Jun. 12 - The Barfly - Glasgow UK

POWERMAN 5000 recently parted ways with guitarists Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso but has yet to officially announce their replacements.

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