Following the delay of Powerman 5000’s follow-up to Tonight the Stars Revolt, the band’s bass player, Dorian 27 (Dorian Heartsong) and drummer, Al 3 (Alan Pahanish) have left the group. According to a post on the band’s official Web site (www.powerman5000.com) “no replacements have been named but PM5K haven’t slowed their work on new songs.”
Spider One explained his band mates’ departure saying, “This was 100% their decision, and in no way were asked to leave. I can’t really say why they made the choice that they did, that is something only they can tell you. As you know I have been in this band for 10+ years with those guys and always thought they would be in it until the end, they will be greatly missed. That said, I can tell you that there is no way PM5K is breaking up !!!”
Back in August PM5K abandoned the album that was slated to be the follow up to 1999’s Tonight the Stars Revolt. Anyone for Doomsday? was two weeks away from release when singer Spider One decided to hold the album in order to re-enter a Los Angeles studio and work on new songs.
Consequently, the band also cancelled a fall tour in support of the record. Nonetheless, three of the tracks from Anyone for Doomsday? are still available on the band’s Web site as is the video for the intended first single, “Bombshell.”
According to Spider One work on the new album is not only continuing, but going well, despite the departure of his band mates. “Powerman 5000 will never be the same,” he said, “it will be better! I guarantee it.”