Check out Powerman 5000′s how new video, “Super Villian” below.
Cyber rockers POWERMAN 5000’s new album, Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere, is finally 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 2 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.
Check out Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere, in its entirety, below and pick up your copy here!
Rock Gone Wild, America’s newest and most diverse rock festival, has added two metal bands to its lineup. German power metal specialists Primal Fear and Powerman 5000, a group which features Rob Zombie’s brother Spider One in its lineup, will make neck braces and earplugs mandatory during Saturday’s show. Primal Fear will be playing one of the biggest gigs of its career in America at this year’s Rock Gone Wild. A festival mainstay in Europe, the band has only played a handful of gigs in the states. That will change this summer, as the band tours here to support its eighth full-length recording, “16.6: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead”, due out in America on June 7.
Powerman 5000 is working on a new record as well, and it might be out by the time the group hits Algona. If not, the group can rely on such hits as “Free”, “When Worlds Collide” and “Nobody’s Real” to keep the head bangers busy during its performance.
With these announcements, the bill for the inaugural Rock Gone Wild is shaping up as one of the most interesting ever presented in the States. American fans have long clamored for a European-style rock festival that features bands from today’s scene as well as the ’70s. Those same fans have asked to see melodic rockers, hair bands and power metal groups on the same bill, and as you can see by checking out the festival line-up at http://www.rockgonewild.com, this dream is closer to reality with every band announcement that is made.
Rock Gone Wild is scheduled to take place August 20-23 at the Freedom Park Festival Grounds in Algona, Iowa. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: APRIL WINE ARMORED SAINT BLACK ‘N BLUE CANDLEBOX CHERIE CURRIE CRAZY LIXX DANGEROUS TOYS DOKKEN EVE 6 GREAT WHITE GYPSY PISTOLEROS HARDCORE SUPERSTAR HELIX HONEYMOON SUITE JACKYL JUNKYARD KIX L.A. GUNS (featuring Phil Lewis) LITA FORD LIZZY BORDEN POWERMAN 5000 PRIMAL FEAR PUDDLE OF MUDD RHINO BUCKET SAIGON KICK SALIVA SAVING ABEL SAXON SKID ROW TANTRIC THE TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION TIGERTAILZ TYKETTO WARRANT
Visit http://www.rockgonewild.com for updated festival information.
Powerman 5000 recently posted the following on their myspace page
We were so excited to post SUPER VILLAIN that we neglected to give any more info on what’s in store. As most of you know we will be hitting the road in January. The plan is to bust out a few new tracks on stage as well as some stuff that hasn’t been performed in years. Can’t promise what the set will be but we are giving a go at X 51 and DANGER IS GO! Should be awesome!
The new album is not done but we are so happy with what is finished we have decided to start releasing it in parts. So, maybe three songs next month another three or four after tour and so on. We think this is a good plan. The reaction to SUPER VILLAIN has been fucking amazing! THANX!!
Many of you have been begging for the band to return to the days of Tonight the Stars Revolt! and I think in a way we are. The new stuff is unique and not a retread of that sound but it has a certain spirit that reminds me of those days. Your future has arrived… again!
More info soon on release dates and such! we hope that you buy some songs and not just steal and trade. we are not backed by major label giants and need the support!
To preview “Super Villian” you can visit the following link: http://www.myspace.com/powerman5000