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Boston-based rockers Powerman 5000 release new studio album

The group appearing at a premier back in 2001
The group appearing at a premier back in 2001
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The self proclaimed kings of 'electronic-metal-dance' Powermann 5000 have a brand new album out today, titled Builders of the Future, their first studio album since 2011's Copies, Clones & Replicants. Vocalist Spider One ( also known as Michael Cummings, or Rob Zombie's little brother) describes the album and PM5K's sound direction to Revolver: "We've re-planted our flag as the weird, sci-fi, electronic band. This is what we are. This is what we do best. This is clearly what people like from us the most, too. So I’m going to love it like they love it. We’re back. The fan base has really rallied around us again. The enthusiasm feels like it’s picked right up from the year 2000. The electronic-metal-dance thing, we've locked it down once and for all with this one. We are taking off where 'Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere' left off. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel this time. Just trying to make the wheel bigger and louder!"

As for the fact that a super weird, industrial rock band has survived the times of a fast-changing business, he says "I never would have imagined that after all the albums, the band members, the ups-and-downs of the always changing music business, I’d still be here doing this, which is thanks to our most die-hard fans."

The brand new album Builders of the Future can be found on iTunes, and more. Revolver is also streaming the album from their website. Check out a list of tour dates below:

8/01 Sauget, IL - Pop’s
8/02 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
8/03 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
8/04 Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
8/05 Ringle, WI - Q & Z Expo Center
8/06 Turtle Lake, WI - St. Croix Casinos
8/07 Fond Du Lac, WI - The Shack Event Center
8/08 Kokomo, IN - Centerstage Bar and Grill
8/09 Birch Run, MI - Birch Run Expo Center (Dirt Fest)
8/10 Mishawka, IN - Smith’s Downtown Tap and Grill
8/12 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
8/13 Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
8/14 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
8/15 Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
8/16 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
8/17 Portland, ME - Asylum
8/20 Patchogue, NY - The Emporium
8/21 New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
8/22 Hagerstown, MD - Hard Time Cafe
8/23 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
8/27 Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan’s
8/28 Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy’s
8/29 Newport, KY - Thompson House Newport
8/30 Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache

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