POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped "Anyone For Doomsday?" sessions. A pre-release tour is currently being planned, the details of which are expected to be announced soon.

"The band has been rehearsing every day, getting ready for the road," the singer said. "The new songs sound great live!! We can't wait to get back on tour. But don't expect any space suits this time around... The record is called 'Transform' for a reason."

"Transform", which marks the recording debut with the group of new bassist Siggy Sjursen and drummer Adrian Ost, was produced by Joe Baressi (who engineered the group's platinum 1999 album, "Tonight the Stars Revolt!" ) and is said to feature a more melodic and experimental direction for the group, who took advantage of the extra time during pre-production to expand their musical horizons.

"The energy between me, [guitarist] M.33, [guitarist] Adam12 and [drummer] AD7 is undeniable, so expect a less programmed, more 'live' sound," Spider One recently stated. "My vocals are more catchy and melodic — I'm singing much more than I ever have, which is cool. I've had a lot of shit on my mind these last few months, and it's all coming out in my lyrics."

POWERMAN 5000 were scheduled to drop "Anyone for Doomsday?" — their projected follow-up to "Tonight…" — on Aug. 28, 2001, but just two weeks before the release date, the band announced they were heading back into the studio to record new songs for the album. The group's scheduled headlining tour was cancelled, and the album release was postponed indefinitely.


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