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Powerman 5000

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Boston, United States (1989 – present)

Powerman 5000 is a Boston-based / band formed in 1989. Frontman Spider One (Michael Cummings) is the younger brother of Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings).

Lineup includes Spider One (vocals), Evan9 and Velkro (guitar), X51 (bassist), and GFlash (drums).

In 1990, Spider dropped out of art school and bought a cheap 4-track home studio and drum machine. Working under the title “MC Spider”, he recorded “Much Evil” with producer Lamar Lowder. Building on local success, he built a band under the name Powerman 5000. Their style was in the nature of rap/metal that had yet to gain popularity. In 1991, longtime guitarist Adam 12 (Adam Williams) joined the band. In 1994 and 1995, Powerman released two independent records, True Force and The Blood Splat Rating System. Both albums were local successes.

In 1997, the band signed to Dreamworks Records and released a re-recording of The Blood Splat Rating System (with two new tracks) titled Mega!! Kung Fu Radio. The band toured and released singles such as “Organizized” and “Tokyo Vigilante #1”. In 1999, Guitarist M.33 (Mike Tempesta) joined the band as they got their biggest break. Creating a strange fusion of science fiction (which had always interested Spider) and “Action Rock” (the term for their own high-energy powerful rock), they released Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which contained the hit singles “When Worlds Collide”, “Nobody’s Real”, and “Supernova Goes Pop”. The album sold over a million copies and assured the band’s success.

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  • Kingsforlife

    I slept on Transform album it is cool

    18 Mar 10:59pm Reply
  • HappyIsabel

    Damn, Spider One is one handsome dude, am I right? [2]

    14 Mar 5:57pm Reply
  • alfred129

    my rating 6.7 out 10

    22 Feb 1:19pm Reply
  • Djakabok

    Русскоязычный подкаст о последнем альбоме группы: https://rutalkaboutmusic.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/05-powerman-5000/

    18 Jan 9:45am Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    @Sutsuga_Red I think the was called Spider. But he also has an alias named MC Spider.

    1 Jan 7:07pm Reply
  • Sutsuga_Red

    wasn't he just called "spider" back in the day? or was he always "spider one"?

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cleeed

    2/10 for calling it industrial, or even metal. I'm glad to listen it without scrobbling it, and, also, I would like to recomend you (yep, you, who reading this right now) to dig some classical industrial albums - to know the difference between nu\\core sound and music.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    I finally have their album "The Blood Splat Rating System" rare as fuck!

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lextasys

    I thought Somewhere On The Other Side of Nowhere was an awesome album from start to finish. Builders of the Future seems to pick up where the last album left off. Powerman 5000 is a very good band.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Damn, Spider One is one handsome dude, am I right?

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    check out 9Electric

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Sofia_ZARAZA

    Builders Of The Future! :D :D :D

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    the last minute of the song builders of the future was good Fun fact Earth vs Me one of my favorite songs from them in the past sounds just like Living Colour Pride :o

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Noomber: That's an outright slap in the face for PM5K. Builders... isnothing to write home about but it's still better than anything Nickelback.

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Metalmania91

    I love this type of music the music is awesome. p(^_^)q(^ν^)^_^

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • noomber

    "Builders of the Future" is effing nickelback :|

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • crazysharky666

    New album is pretty good. 'Builders of the Future' is way out of place though.

    18 Jul 2014 Reply
  • drochlen

    Заебись говнецо. Гонять в игорки под них было прикольно. Такой-то трэш!

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • iMechanize

    http://www.lastfm.com/group/Electronic+Rock

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • VovanKoperativ

    New album is so fucking cool.

    21 Jun 2014 Reply
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