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Powerman 5000

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

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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 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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Powerman 5000 Frontman Directing Horror Movie

Fangoria.com paid a visit to the set of POWERMAN 5000 frontman-turned-director Spider's untitled horror production last week, and brought back juicy info and pics from the downtown Los Angeles shoot. On the abandoned second story of a particularly decrepit building just off 3rd and Main, Fangoria.com writer Sean Decker dodged rats and the grim detritus of squatters (including used hypodermic needles, giving the set an all-too-realistic flair) while speaking with the director. "We're shooting it like 'Cops' with a darker tone," the spiky-haired Spider — brother of another frontman-turned-director, Rob Zombie — told Fangoria.com. Having recently pitched the idea (which he developed with "30 Days of Night"'s Steve Niles) around town and received an enthusiastic response, Spider was encouraged to go one step further in order to secure a deal. "The best thing to do was to shoot a short scene on my own to prove that the concept can work, so here we are," he said.

Read the full article at Fangoria.com.

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Powerman 5000 Announce Tour Dates

POWERMAN 5000 has lined up the following tour dates:

Mar. 09 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters
Mar. 10 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shope
Mar. 11 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
Mar. 12 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
Mar. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
Mar. 15 - Pitt, PA - Rex Theater
Mar. 16 - Reading, PA - The Silo
Mar. 17 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Mar. 18 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Mar. 20 - W. Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Mar. 21 - Levittown, NY - Ritual
Mar. 22 - West Lebanon, NH - Club Electra
Mar. 23 - Worcester, MA - Lucky Dog
Mar. 24 - Bedford, NH - Mark's Place
Mar. 25 - Southbridge, MA - Artists Development Complex
Mar. 26 - Portland, ME - The Station
Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky a Go Go

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Flaw Announce First Show Since Reunion

Flaw has announced their first show since the bands reunion in October. The concert will take place on March 11th in Louisville, KY with Powerman 5000 at Headliners Music Hall.

The band's lineup is as follows:

Chris Volz - Vocals
Jason Daunt - Guitar
Lance Arny - Guitar
Chris Ballinger - Drums

The band is in search of a bassist and plan to have a new album in stores by the end of the year. Additional tour dates are expected to be announced soon.

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Nocturne Schedule First Show in Over A Year

Industrial-metal rockers Nocturne have just confirmed their first show in over a year, scheduled for November 11 at the Whisky in Hollywood.

Joining Nocturne’s Lacey Conner (vocalist) and Chris Telkes (guitar) for this exclusive performance is Sin from Revolting Cocks on bass and Adrian from Powerman 5000 on drums. Xeo3 are slotted as the headlining act and the mayhem begins at 10 pm sharp.

After several years of extensive touring, Nocturne took a break last year to pursue other musical projects; now, with vocalist Lacey Conner (ex-Pigface) newly re-located to Los Angeles from Dallas, TX, it seemed fitting to perform the first show of 2006 in her new hometown.

For more information, visit myspace.com/nocturne.

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Listen To Full Powerman 5000 CD Online

AOL Music has listening parties for streaming the entire CDs of some of this week's upcoming releases including:

They also sent a reminder of their variety of metal stations available for free 24/7 (no membership required) including:

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Powerman 5000 Put New Video Single Online

The video for 'Wild World' - the first single from POWERMAN 5000's "Destroy What You Enjoy" album, out August 1 on DRT Entertainment, is now online. You can view it here.

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4-Track Preview Of New Powerman 5000 Album Online

POWERMAN 5000 has posted an e-card with a four-track preview of its upcoming album, "Destroy What You Enjoy". You can check it out at this location. The record is set to hit stores on August 1 via DRT Entertainment.

The band recently shot a video for the lead single, "Wild World". "We shot most of it in an abandoned crack house," vocalist Spider commented. "It should be pretty glamorous." The video showcases the band's high-energy live performance, and is being co-directed by Jeff Stewart and Spider.

"Destroy What You Enjoy" was produced by Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK) — who also co-produced the band's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio" (1997) — and was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA. The album was mixed by Dave Schiffman (AUDIOSLAVE, JOHNNY CASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN).

In other POWERMAN news, the band is set to hit the road in support of the new record. Current tour dates are as follows: More...

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Powerman 5000 To Release New Album On Aug. 1

DRT recording artist Powerman 5000 will release their much anticipated new album, "Destroy What You Enjoy," on August 1.

With a new label and a new line up, "Destroy What You Enjoy" promises to be the most exciting PM5K release to date. The album was produced by Mudrock (Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack), who also co-produced the band’s major label debut, Mega!! Kung Fu Radio, and was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA. The album was mixed by Dave Schiffman (Audioslave, Johnny Cash, System of a Down).

"Destroy What You Enjoy" resonates with a crunch that brings the band back to their indie roots. Some of the album’s stand-out tracks include the anthemic first single, “Wild World,” as well as the trash-punk inspired “Return To The City Of The Dead,” and "Enemies”. “The sound that you hear on 'Destroy What You Enjoy', is the sound of a real rock 'n roll band,” comments vocalist Spider. “The drums aren't perfect, the guitars feedback and the vocals don't always find the right note. In other words, it's the best record we've ever made.”

Powerman 5000’s line up has also evolved to match their new album’s sound with the addition of guitarists Terry Corso and Johnny Heatley to the rhythm section of drummer Adrian Ost, bassist Siggy Siursen.

Listen for “Wild World” to hit radio June 19, followed by a national tour beginning July 7.

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Powerman 5000 Sign With Drt Entertainment

POWERMAN 5000 have inked a new record deal with DRT Entertainment. The band's recently completed new album, "Destroy What You Enjoy", was produced by Mudrock and is tentatively scheduled for release mid-July.

Commented frontman Spider One: "We produced and recorded [the new CD] alongside our old buddy Mudrock. He's the guy who co-produced 'Mega!! Kung Fu Radio' oh so many years ago. Recently he's had much success producing AVENGED SEVENFOLD and others. We couldn't be happier with these batch of tunes. . . I'm telling you, this is our best yet!!" More...

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