The Protomen – Act II – The Father Of Death

The Protomen

Greets, all. Tech guy Trevor here again. That’s right, I’ll post here anytime AIV’s back is turned!

You may recall a post I made here about The Protomen a few months ago. It was just prior to AIV and I heading to Nerdapalooza and sampling its nerdy, nerdy fruits. Well it turns out The Protomen make a great live experience …in my opinion, but AIV had complaints about the sound. No doubt, the acoustics of the little conference hall and ongoing mixing problems at the event contributed to lessen the sound quality, but the band rocked on despite that.

Anyway, The Protomen have just released their much-anticipated follow-up to the self-titled concept album with a prequel album called “Act II – The Father Of Death” and I duly reviewed it on NineBullets.net sister-site, NerdLust.net. Click here to check out the new release!

The Protomen

Greets, all. This is 9b techie Trevor, filling in for AIV while he’s indisposed.

The Protomen

AIV and I are headed to Orlando’s Nerdapalooza (blog) festival in just over a week, and by chance, there may actually be someone on the heavily Nerdcore-oriented list that you may enjoy. I know I’ve had a hard time not listening to them since first checking them out.

I’ll let Wikipedia tell it:

The Protomen is an American rock band best known for composing an original rock opera based on the popular video game, Mega Man. Because of the group’s insistence on wearing costumes and using code-names, even when being interviewed, The Protomen remain a mysterious entity within the video game music scene. Their costumes and general stage presence has been compared to that of Daft Punk. Despite often being classified as a niche, the Protomen have achieved a cult following thanks, in part, to frequent mentions in popular video game web sites as well as a dedicated fan-base.

Yeah. I know. “It’s based on a video game?” They’ve taken some themes from the game, undeniably, but what they’ve created goes way beyond it. Check out these tracks to see what I mean.

Unrest in the House of Light
Father of Death
No Easy Way Out

You can find more about The Protomen on their MySpace page, and their official website (where you can buy their CDs, if you are so inclined.)