Powerman 5000 is an American rock band formed in 1991. The group has released eight albums, gaining its highest level of commercial success with 1999's Tonight the Stars Revolt!, which reached number 29 on the Billboard 200 while spawning the singles "When Worlds Collide" and "Nobody's Real". The band's latest release, New Wave, came out in 2017 on the Pavement Entertainment label, and the group is touring in support of the album. Frontman Spider One is the younger brother of fellow metal musician Rob Zombie.
New Wave is the ninth studio album by American heavy metal band Powerman 5000. The work is scheduled for release on 27 October 2017 through Pavement Entertainment. The ensemble has scheduled a world tour from late 2017 until the end of 2018.
Two dozen rare B-sides from Stax Records’ “blue” period, many reissued for the first time. An enormous and impressive undertaking, “The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-68” box set was issued in 1991. While pleased with its content, hardcore collectors were nevertheless disappointed that it was not as “complete” as it claimed to be, as it featured all the A-sides and only selected B-sides. While highly welcome, its release left more than 100 of approximately 225 “blue period” Stax and Volt B-sides un-reissued in any form. Several of those sides have since featured on CD compilations, either as individual tracks here and there or on Kent’s recent “The Other Side Of The Trax”, but that still left many awaiting reissue. Fortunately, the success of “The Other Side Of The Trax” has warranted this second volume. The 24 tracks here span almost the whole of Stax Records’ blue period, as far back as when the label was still called Satellite.