POWERMAN 5000 are continuing work on their as-yet-untitled new album, with 20 new songs having been written over the last four months, according to an update posted at the band's official web site at www.powerman5000.com. However, there has been no word yet on if any material from the aborted Anyone For Doomsday? sessions will make the cut.
"No matter which songs end up on the new record," stated POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider One, "the most important thing is that it's the best album we can make. It has to feel new and fresh. The tracks from Anyone For Doomsday? are cool, but that album was created in a hostile environment. Certain people just didn't want to be there at the time, and that vibe kinda killed the spirit of those songs." he lamented. "But now, POWERMAN is a new band, and that fire and excitement is reflected in the latest recordings. I want to take the band in many different directions." Spider One added, "Expect the unexpected on the next album!"
As you may recall, POWERMAN 5000 were all set to release the follow-up to the platinum Tonight The Stars Revolt! On August 28th, 2001 when it was decided two weeks prior to the album's intended release that the whole project should be scrapped and the band should be sent back to the drawing board. The official explanation was that the move was a voluntary action designed to give the fans the greatest album possible, but the less-than-stellar reception to the album's original first single, Bombshell, and the lukewarm reviews given to the advance copies of the full-length CD indicated otherwise.
In other news, POWERMAN 5000 have yet to reveal the identity of their replacement for the recently-departed drummer Al Pahanish, but are promising to do so later this month. According to the singer, "[The new sticksman] came in, sat down, and nailed every song perfectly on the first try. In fact, we all played with such intensity that day, it became clear right away that we were better than ever!"
Sure, Spider, whatever you say