I had a chance to catch POWERMAN 5000 live last year at a small club here in Illinois, and let me tell you - they put on just as electrifying a show now as they did nearly two decades ago as "When Worlds Collide" was blowing up the radio. The lineup has evolved, but the magic is still there, and on October 27 the band will unleash their latest album, NEW WAVE. This week brings us the first single and video from the new record, with "Sid Vicious in a Dress" streaming below. Beware there is some NSFW imagery there, particularly a moment with a baseball bat - something I tend to be familiar with. Crank it up!
Slang Metalfest VII has just been announced for September 19, 2015 at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds in Oakwood, Illinois. The open air festival will feature performances by POWERMAN 5000 (pictured, top), BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, BLUE FELIX, THE BLOODLINE, PRODUCT OF HATE, DEAD HORSE TRAUMA and more. Tickets for the All-Ages (21 to drink) event are on-sale for just $20 in advance via AttendStar ($30 at the door). Those in the area can also pick them up in-person at Vintage Villains or Chart Records.