Formed in 1991, Powerman 5000 is touring this fall in support of their latest cd, “Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere”, which has been a long time in the making. Pack your goggles because the futuristic rap-metal fellowship of Powerman 5000 will be at Peabody’s in Cleveland on Nov 14th, doors at 7pm, Ark Peninsula opens. The front man, founding member and only original member of the “future metal” unit, Spider One i.e. Michael Cummings, continues to live in the shadow of his brother Rob Zombie. Spider One is also a FEARnet on-camera correspondent. The current Powerman 5000 album is smash packed with his beloved themes of murderous robots, rampaging vampires and diabolical masterminds. Robo-metal work and the Clockwork Orange’s anti-hero Alex DeLarge was the lion share of the inspiration for the latest album. You don’t have to actually know a Powerman 5000 album to consider yourself a fan. The band has had their music featured in countless feature films like Freddy v. Jason and games like Twisted Metal and WWE Smack down. (On a side note, the WWE tag-team The Dudley Boyz chose to make their entrance to Powerman songs on a few different occasions.) Powerman songs are also featured in a number of video games like John Madden’s NFL 10, Shaun Palmer’s Pro Snowboarder and many more. However, despite the not so hot album reviews, it’s been the raw power of the Powerman 5000 stage show brings that solidifies their fan base. Spider One is the intoxicating impresario of their nitro-charged set. His trademark Doc Brown hair glows neon while he spits his cynical world views over the groove-based industrial rock that made them a household name. The overall response to their work in between “Revolt” and latest “Somewhere” albums was lukewarm, at best. However, this latest body of work seems a bit more true to form than before. Powerman returned to their roots, so to speak, and it was right on the money. Coupled with an album that will tickle the early fans and an explosive live show featuring a good mix of their “oldies” as well as the new stuff, Powerman 5000 is poised for a little well-deserved mainstream attention.