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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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...
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.
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...
Powerman 5000 have booked numerous stops for a tour early next year that will kick off in February, here's the rundown:
February 22nd Cedar Falls, IA - Reverb
February 23rd Rockford, IL - Elixur
February 24th Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
February 25th Detroit, MI - Harpo's Concert Theatre
February 26th Lansing, MI - Temple Club
February 28th Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
March 01st Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
March 03rd Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
March 04th Poughkeepsie, NY - he Chance
March 06th Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
March 08th Toronto, ON - The Opera House
March 09th Montreal, QC - Cafe Campus
March 11th Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
March 26th Towson, MD - Recher Theater
March 28th West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
March 29th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
March 30th Jacksonville, NC - Planet Rock
March 31st Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
April 01st Johnson City, TN - Gatsby's
April 02nd Nashville, TN - Exit Inn
April 04th Chatanooga, TN - Club Fathom
April 05th Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina
April 06th Columbia, MO - Blue Note
April 07th Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd St. Live
April 08th Columbia Heights, MN - Star Central
April 10th Evansville, WI - Level 8
San Diego based hardcore metal band KICKING K8 will co-headline this years FREAKFEST SHOW along side POWERMAN 5000, and (hed)PE November 18-20 at the National Orange Show Grounds in San Bernardino, CA. KICKING K8 will headline outdoor stage2 on Sunday November 20, and comes on the eve of the bands campaign to add at active rock radio. Visit freakfestshow.com for more information.
KICKING K8 recently made WJJO FM 94.1, Madison WI, station history by becoming the first "unsigned" metal band to ever go 5 consecutive days on the stations nightly voter box up matches topping, SEVEN WISER, SILVER TIDE (twice), and SPONGE before bowing to Scott Ian of ANTHRAX's side project. "We're just honored to be mentioned in the same breathe as these great bands," stated Mark Evans, guitarist with KICKING K8.
Powerman 5000 have announced some West Coast tour dates for late October/early November:
Oct. 26 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
Oct. 29 Victorville, CA - The Reflections
Oct. 31 Petaluma, CA - Phoenix Theater
Nov. 02 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Nov. 04 Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
Nov. 05 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Powerman 5000 has been forced to cancel their shows in Davenport, IA on August 21 and in Beaumont, TX on August 23. Also, August 18 venue has now been moved to Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH.
Here are the upcoming Powerman 5000 tour dates and changes:
Aug. 11 Columbia Heights,MN - Star Central
Aug. 12 Edgerton, WI - Big E's
Aug. 13 Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Aug. 14 Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 15 Springfield, MO - The Rockwell
Aug. 17 Johnson City ,TN - Sophisticated Otter
Aug. 18 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall - NEW VENUE
Aug. 19 Bellafontaine, OH - Blue Cat
Aug. 20 Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
Aug. 21 Davenport, IA - QC Live - CANCELLED
Aug. 23 Beaumont,TX - Fairpark Coliseum - CANCELLED due to city permit issues
POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's as-yet-untitled fifth album, which they're hoping to release in early 2006.
Spider said the LP, which the band is self-producing, will have an "under-produced," stripped-down sound. "We're leaving in the mistakes," he said. "Kids aren't hearing those kinds of records any more — like the SEX PISTOLS — where things are out of tune, there are mistakes. Nowadays, everything's lined up to a grid on ProTools, and everyone's vocal is tuned to the perfect pitch. That's not what rock music should be."
"Every rock band comes out and makes that statement, you know, that this is going to be our heaviest album ever. I hate that. For me, I want to make the best record we can make — whether it's heavier or not, doesn't matter. Some of it will be supper-aggressive, some of it won't be."
Songtitles set to appear on the follow-up to 2003's "Transform" include "Heroes and Villains", "The Last Night on Earth" and "Treat Me Like a Stranger".
"We came out during the nü-metal explosion, and now, people talk about us in the same sentence as LIMP BIZKIT and sh--," Spider said. "We sort of got trapped in a world that we didn't belong in. We were put in a category with bands that I never really felt comfortable being compared to. But sometimes you find you get on this path and it takes you somewhere you didn't necessarily ever expect to be. So for me, this new record is going to be a statement. It's probably the record I should have made 10 years ago, the one that says, 'This is who I am, musically, and this is where my head is at.' "
POWERMAN 5000 are continuing on a U.S. tour aimed at getting fans ready for a new as-yet-untitled album, which is currently in the finishing stages and will be released later this year on frontman Spider One's Megatronic Records. Joining Spider One, drummer Adrian Ost, and bassist Siggy Siursen on tour and on the forthcoming album are guitarists Terry Corso (formerly with ALIEN ANT FARM) and Johnny Rock (formerly with HALF-COCKED, the first band Spider One signed to Megatronic when it was being distributed by Dreamworks Records), replacing founding member Adam 12, who left the band before the tour started (but will appear on the new album), and Mike "M.33" Tempesta, who left in 2004. More details about the album will be revealed in the coming weeks. Here are the current tour dates: More...
The Temple Theater in Tacoma is having massive power issues and will not be open for the rest of the week so Powerman 5000 has changed the show on Thursday, May 19th, to The Olde Shipwreck at 1941 Marine View Drive - their phone# is (253) 383-1144.
For those of you who have already purchased tickets, they will still be good at the new venue. There is however, a problem for those of you who already bought tickets and are UNDER 21- the new venue is 21 and over. The Seattle show at Studio Seven IS all ages, so if you still want to try to make it to that one, you will need to RETURN your old tickets for a refund and make a completely separate purchase of new ones for Seattle.
Powerman 5000 frontman checked in with the following report:
We had a great time at Mad Oak studios in Boston!! Everyone pulled out stellar performances, especially Mr. 7. You can all look forward to some exciting drumming on this record. Back on the west coast now preparing to do some mixes with none other than our old friend Mudrock. For those of you who don't know, Mudrock was our live soundman back in the day as well as the engineer and co-producer of Mega Kung Fu Radio. Anyway, come see us on the road. Here are some upcoming dates.
May 19 Tacoma WA. The Temple Theater
May 20 Seattle WA. Studio Seven
May 21 Portland OR. Rock N Roll P
May 28-39 Hawaii The Wave
June 10 Cleveland OH. Peabodys Down Under
June 11 Detroit MI. Harpos
July 7 Hartford CT. Webster Theater
July 8 Albany NY. Northern Lights
July 9 Poughkeepsie NY. The Chance
July 10 Boston MA. The Middle East
July 11 Towsen MD. Recher Theater
July 13 Norfolk VA. The Norva
July 14 W. Springfield VA. Jaxx
July 15 Allentown PA. Crocodile Rock
July 16 Sayreville NJ. Starland Ballroom
July 17 New York NY. BB Kings
POWERMAN 5000 are in the middle of a U.S. tour aimed at getting fans ready for a new as-yet-untitled album, which will be completed at Mad Oak Studios in frontman Spider One's hometown of Boston, MA during a brief hiatus from the tour after their April 17 show in Revere, MA. A majority of the album has already been recorded in Los Angeles. The CD will be released later this year on Spider One's Megatronic Records. Joining Spider One, drummer Adrian Ost, and bassist Siggy Siursen on tour and on the forthcoming album are guitarists Terry Corso (formerly with ALIEN ANT FARM) and Johnny Rock (formerly with HALF-COCKED, the first band Spider One signed to Megatronic when it was being distributed by DreamWorks Records), replacing founding member Adam 12, who left the band before the tour started (but will appear on the new album), and Mike "M.33" Tempesta, who left in 2004.
Spider One recently gave the inside scoop about what fans can expect from the new music on the band's web site: "Well, let's just say if you like calculated, bloated HOOBASTANK ballads or radio friendly nu metal or over produced, auto-tuned, cookie cutter rock, then you will hate the new POWERMAN 5000 record. Now, I'm NOT going to say the standard bullshit like, 'This is our heaviest, most brutal record yet.' That's so boring and predictable. Not to mention, not true. I will say that this record is raw and real. My goal on this one is to put together a bunch of songs that are meant to be played live. The kind of songs you could jam on with your friends in a garage band. I don't know, it is what it is. Rock 'n roll, punk rock, metal, whatever...it's PM5K. I'm digging it!!!"
There has been a change to one of Powerman 5000's upcoming East coast shows. Apparently, the owner of Bombshelter in Manchester, NH had double-booked the club for the night of the show on April 16, which means that the band has had to change venues in order to keep the show date.
The show will now be at Mark's Showplace in Manchester on the same date, April 16.
Unfortunately, this is a 21 and over venue, but for those of you who are younger, the other two shows in Haverhill and Revere are all ages and only about 30 or so minutes away.
The new Manchester date should go on sale next week.
The upcoming tour schedule is:
Mar. 22 Chico, CA - Senator Theater
Mar. 23 Sparks, NV - New Oasis
Mar. 24 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Mar. 25 San Francisco, CA - The Pound at Pier 96
Mar. 26 Madera(Fresno), CA Madera District Fair
Mar. 29 Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
Apr. 09 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Apr. 15 Haverhill, MA - Club 125
Apr. 16 Manchester, NH - MARK'S SHOWPLACE (NOT Bombshelter)
Apr. 17 Revere, MA - Club Lido
Powerman 5000 has added more dates to their current tour. Tour dates are as follows:
Mar. 22 Senator Theater - Chico, CA
Mar. 23 New Oasis - Sparks, NV
Mar. 24 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Mar. 25 The Pound at Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 26 Madera District Fair - Madera, CA
Mar. 29 Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 09 Troubadour - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 15 Club 125 - Haverhill, MA
Apr. 16 Bombshelter Manchester, NH
Apr. 17 Club Lido - Revere, MA
Powerman 5000 has announced the following tour dates:
Mar. 22 Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
Mar. 23 Reno, NV - New Oasis
Mar. 24 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Mar. 25 San Francisco, CA - The Pound
Mar. 26 Fresno, CA - Madera District Fair
Mar. 29 Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
Apr. 09 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
Here's an update from Powerman 5000 vocalist Spider on the new album and upcoming tours:
O.K., so here's a long overdue update. First off, the new record is just about done. We still have to track a bit more and then mix, but I'm pretty sure we are done writing. Although who knows... No official release date yet because we are exploring all the options in terms of getting this thing into your grubby little hands. What is it going to sound like? Well, let's just say if you like calculated, bloated Hoobastank ballads or radio friendly nu metal or over produced, auto tuned, cookie cutter rock then you will hate the new Powerman 5000 record. Now, I'm NOT going to say the standard bullshit like, "this is our heaviest, most brutal record yet." That's so boring and predictable. Not to mention, not true. I will say that, this record is raw and real. My goal on this one was to put together a bunch of songs that were meant to be played live. The kind of songs you could jam on with your friends in a garage band. I don't know... it is what it is. Rock 'n Roll, punk rock, metal, whatever... it's PM5K. I'm digging it!!!
We are getting back on the road soon. I'm sure most of you have seen a handful of west coast gigs popping up. There will be more to come. We will be touring a little differently this year. Instead of long drawn out runs, we will be doing shorter regional blasts. So, we will be hitting the East and the Mid West and the South. Just not right in a row. We will let you know when all dates are confirmed.
Who the fuck can you expect to see on stage?! With the revolving door in this band, sometimes I'm not even sure myself. I'm pretty certain I'll be there. Mr. 7 and Siggy will be there. Adam, sadly will not be joining us for this run of west coast dates. He is active in the writing and recording of the new record, but is opting out of the live performance end of things (at least for right now). Hitting the stage on guitar will be ex Alien Ant Farm guitarist Terry Corso and ex Halfcocked guitarist Johnny Rock. I must tell you the rehearsals with these guys have been blazing!!As I always say, "don't be afraid of the future"... Well, that's enough for you to chew on for now. THANX for being the coolest fans around, see you on the road.