In 2005, the members of a basement dwelling high school melodic death metal band decided on a whim to record some metal covers of video game and television songs. These four kids from Boston put them on the internet and thought nothing would ever come of them. Some fellow nerds would appreciate them hopefully, and life would resume grinding along at its petty pace.
But 5 years later, Powerglove is signed to the largest independant record label in North America, ready to debut their first major release; their second full length album "Saturday Morning Apocalypse." They have a high profile management team, one of the biggest metal booking agents around, and their own lawyer. They've toured extensively with the biggest power metal bands in the world (Dragonforce, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall) and won over audiences of thousands that had never heard of them before with their insane cartoon and video game inspired stage show and no bullshit live performance ability. Now their fanbase is growing every day and what seemed like the least likely band to find success in the modern, chaotic music industry is flourishing.
Instrumental Video Game and Cartoon Nostalgia Speed Metal: How the hell did that happen?
For the last five years, Powerglove has devoted every spare moment of their lives to creating the best video game, television and movie remixes they possibly can. Each of their 2 studio albums took over a year of 16 hour-a-day-and-no-days-off hard labor and the effort can be heard in their progressive yet catchy arrangements, original riffs that blend seemlessly into famous nostalgic melodies, and their mantra of never using their musical ability purely for show but only to enhance the quality of the song itself. Powerglove's approach has earned them a diverse fanbase, including metalheads who are in it for the headbanging glory, pure nerds who don't even listen to metal but make an exception for the criminally insane Boston quartet, and of course the super fans who fall into both categories and see the band as some kind of bizarre dream come true.
Over the years, Powerglove worked their way up the touring ladder beginning with debaucherous basement shows and house parties to touring the entire US and Canada many times over with established bands like Dragonforce, even before they had any label support or team behind them. Even now Powerglove retains a strictly DIY ethic; producing their own albums, programming their own flash games, musical utilities and websites, directing their own art (with their inhumanly skilled artist friend Dave Rapoza), and in general micromanaging every aspect of their creative output like the nerds that they are.
On September 28th, 2010, Powerglove is set to break new ground again, with the major release of their cartoon and television themed album, Saturday Morning Apocalypse. In addition to 9 tracks of catchy, instrumental heavy metal (including the Batman theme, Inspector Gadget, This is Halloween from The Nightmare before Christmas, and the soundtrack to the original Transformers movie and television show,) this time Powerglove has enlisted the aid of famed Sonata Arctica singer Tony Kakko to provide vocals on 2 additional tracks: the ubiquitous Simpsons theme song and Gotta Catch Em All, the infamous opening theme from the original Pokemon television show. Powerglove are no strangers to taking a ridiculous and silly concept and translating it into metal excellence, and they can't wait to tour across the universe again and make their audiences headbang and laugh 'til they soil themselves at the same time once again.
- Saturday Morning Apocalypse
- Release 9/28/2010
- Gotta Catch Em All
- The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest
- This Is Halloween
- Inspector Gadget
- Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie The Pooh)
- The Simpsons
- The Flinstones
- Gotta Catch Em All