19 Dec Powerglove
Years Attended: 2014
Powerglove is an instrumental heavy metal band from Arlington, Massachusetts that performs remixes of video game, cartoon, and movie theme music. They currently have three releases, the EP entitled “Total Pwnage,” the full-length “Metal Kombat For The Mortal Man” and their most recent US album “Saturday Morning Apocalypse”.
Powerglove released a Japan-only album entitled “TV Game Metal”, featuring remixed and re-recorded versions of their older songs through Marquee/Avalon Records in 2012. They will be recording their next full-length album, which will return to their video game cover roots to be released in 2013.
Powerglove is predominately influenced by European and Japanese power metal bands, but uses many elements from death metal, black metal and thrash. Though the band is instrumental they have recently collaborated with Sonata Arctica vocalist Tony Kakko on two songs. The band’s name comes from the name of a Nintendo product which was worn as a glove to control video games.