Powerman 5000’s Spider One And Knee High Fox’s Krsy Fox Launch Scripted Horror Anthology Podcast “Bleeders DIEgest”

A new scripted horror anthology podcast, titled “Bleeders DIEgest,” has been launched through the Bloody Disgusting podcast network. The series was created by Powerman 5000’s Spider One, Knee High Fox’s Krsy Fox, and “The Boo Crew” podcast hosts Trevor and Lauren Shand. Each episode includes a new original dark fiction story and immersive audio production. Select stories will also feature special guests including: Bonnie Aarons (“The Nun”), Adam Busch (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas and more. The first two episodes are available now with further episodes set to air every Thursday.

Spider One said the following:

“Ever since I was a little kid, I was transfixed by horror and science fiction. Endless hours of my youth were spent watching ‘Creature Double Feature’ and scouring the aisles of my local video store for the goriest of cover art. It’s a dream come true to be able to now partner with Bloody Disgusting and share my own brand of scary with an audience.”

Krsy Fox also commented:

“We’re so excited to share the darkest parts of our minds with an audience we know will truly appreciate it. Making terrifying original short stories into such a theatrical and interactive show has been a dream come true. The stories of ‘Bleeders DIEgest’ are already giving me nightmares, and I hope it does the same for all of you!”

Lauren Shand continued:

“There is something so magical about crafting characters and their worlds that don’t exist painted with words. Being able to do this in the horror space with Bloody Disgusting is so incredibly cool.”

Trevor Shand went on:

“The ‘theater of the mind’ is something I retreated to so often as a kid with old-school radio dramas and tales of horror that emanated from the small speaker I’d stash under my pillow at night. To be able to play in that world with the support of this small group of friends and our Bloody Disgusting family is a nightmare come true. Our goal is that these stories might live in yours.”

Bloody Disgusting co-founder Tom Owen added:

“We’re so excited to grow the Bloody Disgusting podcast network with the addition of ‘Bleeders DIEgest’. These stories are truly terrifying, and the intimate format of podcasting is the perfect platform to deliver them straight into the listener’s ear. I can’t wait for everyone to hear what Spider, Krsy, Trevor and Lauren have created.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Powerman 5000 Announce Fall Tour

Powerman 5000 have announced a fall U.S. tour. The World Over will open.

Tour Dates:

09/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
09/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
09/17 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
09/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Honeymoon Fest
09/19 Davenport, IA – RC Casino Resort
09/21 Kansasville, WI – 1175 Live
09/22 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar
09/23 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
09/24 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
09/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/26 Madison, WI – The Annex
09/28 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
09/29 Ft. Wayne, IN – Rockstar Lounge
10/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/02 Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/03 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/04 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
10/06 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock

Powerman 5000 Stream Re-Recorded Version Of “When Worlds Collide”

Powerman 5000 are streaming a re-recorded version of their song “When Worlds Collide.” This version of the track was previously released as a bonus track on the CD edition of the band’s latest album “The Noble Rot.“ The original version is from their 1999 album “Tonight The Stars Revolt!.“ Spider One commented:

“Re-recording ‘When Worlds Collide‘ was like jumping into a time machine. We play that song live every night on tour but I hadn’t actually listened to the recorded version in a long time. So, when it came time to tackle the re-record, it was a weird process of trying to emulate myself. Which all these years later seemed like a stranger.”

Powerman 5000 Premiere “Strange People Doing Strange Things” Video

Powerman 5000 have premiered an animated video for their song “Strange People Doing Strange Things.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “The Noble Rot.” Spider One commented:

“I’d like to say making this video was a labor of love but it really was a test of my own sanity. What started out as some simple ‘follow the bouncing ball’ animation ended up being a challenge to see if I could actually finish this thing. Just shy of three thousand drawings later, it is what it is. Next time I attempt an animated video, I will choose a shorter song!”

Powerman 5000 Tease “Brave New World” Video

Powerman 5000 have posted a teaser for their new song “Brave New World.“ A video for the track is expected to be released on August 12. As previously reported, the band’s new album “The Noble Rot” will be released on August 28.

Powerman 5000 Premiere “Black Lipstick” Music Video

Powerman 5000 have premiered a new video for their new song “Black Lipstick.” This track is from their new album “The Noble Rot,” which will be released on August 28.

Spider One said the following about the song:

“I believe this was the first song we wrote for the album. It kind of laid the groundwork for the sound of the whole record. Kind of more experimental and electronic than the previous one. I think I may have been trying to channel Peter Murphy with the vocals.”

He also added the following about the video:

“I had been watching a lot of clips from the British music show ‘Top Of The Pops’ and decided that creating a fake music show called ‘Pop Toppers’ would be a pretty fun idea for a music video. Though just having Powerman 5000 performing the song seemed a bit whatever. That’s when I dreamed up the fictitious female goth band Holly Holly And The Night Cloaks. Having this Siouxsie & The Banshees-type band lip sync our song was hilarious and matched the dark wave tone of the song perfectly.”

“The Noble Rot” Track Listing:

01. “Cannibal Killers That Kill Everyone”
02. “Brave New World”
03. “Play God Or Play Dead”
04. “Black Lipstick”
05. “Special Effects”
06. “Let The Insects Rule”
07. “Movie Blood”
08. “Strange People Doing Strange Things”
09. “We Got The Beat” (The Go-Go’s cover)
10. “VHS”

As previously reported, the CD version will also come with a re-recorded version of “When Worlds Collide” as a bonus track.

Powerman 5000 Re-Recorded “When Worlds Collide” For New Album “The Noble Rot”

Powerman 5000 have officially launched pre-orders for their new album, “The Noble Rot.“ That effort will be released on August 28. Notably, the CD version will come with a re-recorded version “When Worlds Collide” as a bonus track. Other confirmed songs include “Black Lipstick” and a cover of The Go-Go‘s “We Got The Beat.” Teasers for those two tracks can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Powerman 5000 Tease Cover Of The Go-Go’s’ “We Got The Beat”

Powerman 5000 have posted a teaser for their cover of The Go-Go‘s’ “We Got The Beat.“ The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Noble Rot.”

Spider One commented:

“Oddly enough, The Go-Go’s are a main reason why I started playing music. I distinctly remember listening to ‘Beauty And The Beat’ at my friend’s house when it first came out. The clarity and simplicity of the songs inspired me. I remember saying to my friend, ‘We could do this. We should start a band.’ Not long after, I put together my first punk band in high school.”

“Our version is quite different than the original. People don’t realize how clever the lyrics are to that song. They think it’s just a song about dancing. I always connected with the idea of being young and lost and surrendering to conformity. We tried to give it a more ominous tone to match that message.”

Powerman 5000 Tease New Song “Black Lipstick”

Powerman 5000 have posted a teaser for their new song “Black Lipstick.“ The full track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Noble Rot.”