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Aurone
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:14 pm 
 

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The three-robot act COMPRESSORHEAD — consisting of four-armed drummer Stickboy, guitarist Fingers and bassist Bones — presented a new automatic guitar tuner, in collaboration with the famous guitar producer Gibson, at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2013 fair, which took place April 10-13 in Frankfurt, Germany. A nine-minute documentary from Harmony Central can be seen below.

"The robots really actually discovered us because we are collectors of new artists and new bands," Borise Loehe of Gibson said. "They like to come to us and like working together with us. And one day the robots knocked on our door and said, 'Man, Gibson is such a great name and we also play Gibsons, should we not maybe work together?' It worked well because we are trying to be innovative and there is a robot technology which we have just built into our guitars, it is a self-thinking guitar which also works with a new technology. So it was clear quite quickly that we said, it all fits together."

COMPRESSORHEAD was created from recycled metal by a technical artist in Berlin, Germany and performs a setlist which includes classic songs from LED ZEPPELIN, MOTÖRHEAD, HELMET, AC/DC and BLACK SABBATH.

"Well, I think it is these special robots which are a bit wilder, a bit edged and angular and also a bit dirty," Loehe said. "This goes well with the music. People are able to identify with this. They had their first concert at a metal festival in Australia and it all fitted perfectly."


http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?m ... mID=189021

I'm actually really interested in this, the music was pretty damn good for three ex terminators.

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Veracs
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:25 pm 
 

Since when were Helmet a classic band?
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:48 pm 
 

agreed, there are way too many people who like Helmet - rubbish band.

But, either way, cool robot stuff!
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Peroy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:58 pm 
 

Veracs wrote:
Since when were Helmet a classic band?


Since Meantime, which is a classic record and a seminal 90s metal release...

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Peroy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:59 pm 
 

PhilosophicalFrog wrote:
agreed, there are way too many people who like Helmet - rubbish band.


Rubbish comment.

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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:00 pm 
 

They sound terrible. Now they just need to program some good music into the set.
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:40 am 
 

At least they're tight as fuck
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:25 pm 
 

Zerberus wrote:
At least they're tight as fuck

Lars Ulrich is crying in a corner somewhere right now
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Lord Tempestuous
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:53 pm 
 

This is fucking cool. Robots are taking our wiminenz, and now the metalz!
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ScandalfTheShite
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:12 am 
 

It would be better if they had Amiga A 500's Workbench program as a singer.
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ShaolinLambKiller
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:53 am 
 

I posted a video of this band playing Motorhead's Ace of Spades in the freeforall thread like 3 months ago.
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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:58 am 
 

Veracs wrote:
Since when were Helmet a classic band?

Since the 1990s, when they played to American hardcore kids had never heard of Killing Joke and were amazed at how original Helmet sounded (to them).

Somehow I think the drumming could be better, but I guess it's harder to do than guitar or bass because the whole arm has to move.

Anyways, there are a lot of robot bands around, just not many that play metal.

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MetalCuresHeadaches
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:38 pm 
 

Waiting now for an original release by these contraptions. It will be a mad rush to see who can submit them to the site first.
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Mike_235
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:13 am 
 

Awww, that was cute.

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