POWERMAN 5000's "Wild World" took radio by storm this week making it the #6 Most Added track at Active Rock radio according to Radio & Records, beating out new songs by AFI, CROSSFADE and LAMB OF GOD. The track comes from the band's highly anticipated "Destroy What You Enjoy" album, their fourth studio release and first for DRT Entertainment, due out August 1.
"Wild World" is quickly making its presence felt on various singles charts, including FMQB's "Metal" chart where it's bulleted at #24 and on CMJ's "Loud Rock" chart where it's bulleted at #32. A video for "Wild World" was recently shot in a seedy downtown location in Los Angeles, CA. As described so eloquently on the band's web site, "Shot in a Los Angeles crack house with director Jeff Stewart, the clip is the ultimate anti-'Cribs' statement. Throw in a couple of hookers and some random acts of violence and a masterpiece is born." Look for the clip to hit TV airwaves within the coming weeks.
"Destroy What You Enjoy" was produced by Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK), who also co-produced POWERMAN 5000's major label debut, "Mega!! Kung Fu Radio", and was recorded at the Hobby Shop in Eagle Rock, CA. The album was mixed by Dave Schiffman (AUDIOSLAVE, JOHNNY CASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN).
AOL Radio is currently spinning "Wild World" on their New Rock First channel and will be hosting a "listening party" of the full album the week of release. On the touring front, POWERMAN 5000 is already in the midst of a U.S. headlining tour, which is set to conclude July 29. They’ll take most of August off before heading out once more starting September 6 in Sioux City, IA.