Stephanie chatted with POWERMAN 5000 as Spider talks about the most recent album New Wave, member changes and a run down of his career through each album - LISTEN
When I think of the band POWERMAN 5000 I think of my home state of Massachusetts, electrifying energy, bouncy balls, robots, fashion, lasers and a lot of fucking fun in a rock n roll down and dirty atmosphere.
Spider One started a band just for the hell of it and made it a highly successful brand with releases like BOMBSHELL, WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, SUPERNOVA GOES POP and so on; the list is endless!! Always staying innovative and visually intriguing the band has never been one to be the “suit n tie” type and that is what made them gain the momentum they have gotten this far.
25 plus years and Spider and the gang is still killing it! Back in 2017 they released the latest album NEW WAVE that in my opinion is my most favorite out of them all. As soon as you crack into the album with FOOTSTEPS AND VOICES it engulfs you with that feisty, energy intensity you know and love from the POWERMAN5000 camp, and to be honest that song is a fucking gem in a live setting. This time when they created the songs for NEW WAVE they made it gritty, raw and rough with the elements of rock, metal, industrial, rap and punk rock. SID VICIOUS IN A DRESS brings you back to the 80s era and is sassy and Dancy and sinister!! CULT LEADER is just a punky, raise your fist and sing along little ditty where DAVID FUCKING BOWIE is darker and artsy and bleeds with A rock n roll punch and class.
The NEW WAVE tour hit the states again and this time got to land in the roots of where the band grew up and started!!! The night before I saw them they played hometown in Boston and tonight they hit Rhode Island where I was able to catch up with the one and only Spider One right after soundcheck to chat with him about how the hometown show went, any new music happenings, member changes and we run down his career through each album he has put his creative touches on. Most down to earth and very humble and amazing dude.
Hope you guys enjoy our chat and if they are coming around your area definitely catch a POWERMAN 5000 show because they bring to you so much energy and fun you will forget all your worries!!!!
Spider One - Vocals
Ty Oliver - Guitar
Ryan Hernandez - Guitar
Murv Douglas - Bass
Dj Rattan – Drums
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