Today we stumbled upon a most peculiar video on YouTube. The clip features a robot band known as Compressorhead covering one of Motörhead’s classic tracks, “Ace of Spades”.
Compressorhead is a three-piece, all-robot band from Germany composed of Stickboy (drums), Fingers (guitar) and Bones (bass). Stickboy rocks four arms and pounds on a 14-piece Pearl kit, while Fingers, the guitarist, wields 78 fingers. Not much is known about Bones and the official website claims that he hasn’t had a proper picture with the band yet (he must be a bit shy).
Their setlist consists of an extensive selection of well-known rock songs, including tracks from Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Clash, Rage Against the Machine, The Ramones and, as you’ve seen, Motörhead.
The description on the “Ace of Spades” video states that it was taken during one of Compresshorhead’s “band practice” sessions. They were possibly rehearsing for their biggest gig yet–the annual Big Day Out tour in Australia. Although Stickboy has already made his Big Day Out debut in 2008, it will be the first time he comes out with his new bandmates. This year, Compressorhead will be joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and many other acts in a series of concerts in Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth from January 18 to 28.
Compressorhead has dubbed themselves as the “world’s heaviest metal band.”