A funny thing happened to me on the way to the Morbid Angel show. I had popped into the Union Square Best Buy to pick up a copy of the new “Man Of Steel” film on Blu-ray and as my friend and I walked past the park on our way to a fave watering hole Duke’s, we heard applause, riffs and more applause. From the distance I could see a stage lit up and I figured it was some sort of contest or demonstration. It was not, and when I got to my destination I learned it was Compressorhead, the band that is composed of robots and they were doing some kind of presentation in the park. Check it out.
Tonight I was finalizing all those “New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013” and decided to tool around Facebook for a little while and I saw a posting that two of my friends had shared. So thanks to both Nick and Eddie for catching my attention on this and once I delved into yon link I knew I just had to share this in a posting on the Musings with some additional thoughts. The subject is the Mechanical Metal band known as “Compressorhead” and rather than explain exactly what that means right now, I will let this video do the splaining for me. Check it out, as its hella awesome.
Now as a lifelong comic book fan, I love heroic things, robots, technology and as the Metal head I love uhm….Metal, so when you put all these things together the result is very obviously awesome. What bums out the music journalist in me is the fact that the group does not seem to be stateside and is instead something being done over in Australia. I thought that I wanted to see the Finnish Dinosaur Metal band a lot but this one has stepped up the interest level for me, and I would so love to be doing this whole “Metal Scribe” thing at one of their shows. It surely looks like a blast from a jet engine. Alright that is all I have for you fine folks now. Check out their official website to learn more. It’s really cool stuff.
Official Website: http://compressorheadband.com/