Recycled Robot Band Compressorhead Rocks Out
Move over, Metallica. Some actual "heavy metal" could be taking over the rock scene very soon.
A group of German engineers have built a trio of robots that have one specific purpose — they rock out. The group is called Compressorhead, and it consists of three robotic members that play tunes by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Motorhead (in this video above, "Ace of Spades" is featured).
The group consists of a four-armed drummer named Sickboy, a guitarist named Fingers, and a bassist called Bones. The three recently rocked out to music sets at both the Frankfurt Music Fair and a festival in Australia, where they got a great deal of attention.
The robots are built with a combination of components and recycled metal, but definitely look like they're jamming with the best of them as they play. With four arms, Sickboy is able to keep up with cymbals and drums with ease, while Fingers, with 78 separate digits, can hit even the most complex of guitar "licks".
Gibson, a manufacturer of some of the world's best guitars, is backing the band, which could be going on tour with enough popularity. But, thankfully, you won't have to worry about egos, alcohol or drugs in the way. These guys just want to rock.