The "Heavy Metal" Robot Band

Have you ever seen the REAL STEEL? It’s a science fiction sports drama movie by DreamWorks Studios in 2011, starring Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, and Kevin Durand. From the movie we can see the human boxers have been replaced by robot boxers, it happened in 2020. The robots battle being controlled by someone. Most of parts of the movie used animatronics robots. Kind of the robots built for the film. The robots movement used to depict the brawling was captured by computer and animatronics. The human has roles to control the robot to fight with each others. All the robots have hydraulic neck controls. Even the executive producer of the movie said that basically if they're not walking or fighting, that's a real robot. The robot was designed to be more humanizing to attract the audience's sympathy. From the Real Steel movie, I got an inspiration to write this hub.

Robot in Music

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Robot in Sport (The "Real Steel" Movie)

From this hub, I’ll share other unique news related with robot and music. I think everybody love music. There are many kind of music. Such as: rock and roll, blues, pop, classic, country music, blues rock, jazz-rock fusion to heavy metal and punk rock. A little bit about heavy metal is a genre of rock music. The characteristic of the heavy metal is massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, emphatic beats, extended guitar solos, and overall loudness. Have you ever think if the player of heavy metal music is robots. Can you imagine if Angus Young had 78 fingers and Robert Trujillo was actually made of metal. No one can believe this. That’s why I post this hub special to all of you. It’s like the Real Steel in Music Version. Curious…..Please continue to read!

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Yesterday I found a most peculiar video on YouTube. The clip of video where a robot band known as "Compressorhead" can perform Motorhead‘s classic tracks, “Ace of Spades” better than many garage bands. They are a trio of robotic contraptions. The players consists of guitarist (namely Fingers), bassist (namely Bones), and drummer (namely Stickboy, he has an extra set of arms).

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Up close and personal with Fingers, Bones and Stickboy

The German mechanical trio robots consists of Fingers, Bones, and Stickboy.

  • Fingers is guitarist. He has 78 purpose built fingers. It's enough to play the whole fret board and pluck. Even we can't see his string manipulators with the head that just won't quit. His favorite guitarist is Yngwie Malmsteen, Angus Young, and Dave Murray.
  • Bones is a bassist. He is the highest precision bass player in Compressorhead. Trusted information said that he is the youngest member of the band, since 2012. So far his playing was influenced by Commerford, Trujillo, and Chancellor. And his favorite bassist is Mingus. The last member of this band is
  • Stickboy is a drummer of Compressorhead and the oldest. Stickboy has four arms, two legs, one head without no brain and pounds on a 14-piece Pearl kit with double kick. His favorite drummer is Martin Lopez, Danny Carey, and Mike Portnoy. There's no metal drummer like Stickboy in the world for the best performance. I heard that he has already made his Big Day Out debut in 2008.

Fingers

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Bones

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Stickboy

It said that "Compressorhead" is the world's heaviest metal band. They can play Ace of Spade (motorhead), No Means No (Bad), Banana Spits (Theme Tune), Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones), Bullet in the Head (RATM), I Love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett), Ironman (Black Sabbath), Rock’n Roll (Led Zepplin), Ruble (Link Wray), Should I Stay or Go (Clas), Teen Spirit (Nirvana), TNT (AC/DC), Unsung (Helmut), Whole Lotta Love (Led Zepplin), Wilmas Rainbow (Helmut).

I hear that Compressorhead scheduled to play with The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Childish Gambino , Band of Horses, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino, and Red Hot Chili Peppers at Australia’s Big Day Out festival this summer. Based on the official website of "Compressorhead", all-robot band from Germany will perform in Sydney (January 18), Gold Coast (January 20), Adilaide (January 25), Melbourne (January 26), and Perth (January 28). “Ace of Spades” clip video was taken during the “band practice” sessions. Sorry if you don't like rock music. But, I hope this hub still entertain you.

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michiganman567 3 years ago from Michigan

That is pretty impressive. Robots are getting very advanced. The Discovery channel had a robot that does kidney surgery with a doctors assistance.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, michiganman567. Thanks for coming and share your comment about robot. Technology has a role today to help human, like you explained above. I hope you enjoy this hub. Take care! ~Prasetio


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Whoa! I have never heard of robot bands before this. I love the idea that robots can help in so many areas, but I'm not sure I'm prepared for Compressorhead. I can hear it now from musicians in the future: "That's my job!" Fascinating hub, Prasetio, as always. Voed up and ++. :-)


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Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

I'm not a heavy metal music fan, but who can fail to be impressed by this? I especially like the drummer with "four arms and no brain".


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Great hub and love the robot bands. Enjoyed all the videos to. Well done !

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

What a discovery this is brother pras - you've done it again! Compressorhead just may have a bright future, amazing bunch of dudes. No surprise their creators are Germans either, they excel as this kind of thing. Up she goes pras!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi, I love this! lol! now this is what I would love to go and see! well done pras, that was a great hub! voted up!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another amazing find. What will they think of next? Interesting article Prasetio. Enjoyed it. Thank you.. Voted up and up.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, Genna East. Thank you very much for your attention to this hub. I believe that we can see many robots in the future which help human. This hub is show us that they really good in entertainment...what next...just wait and see... Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Rochelle Frank. Good to see you here. Though you don't like rock music. I hope this hub still entertaining you, especially the stickboy. Good bless you!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, kashmir56. Thanks for coming and I am glad you enjoy it! Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, Alastar Packer. Thank you very much for big attention to this hub. I brought the future when the robots can do like this one. I love your vote. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Nell Rose. I am glad you love this hub. Thanks for reading. Cheers....Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thank you very much, Ruby. I love your comment. I hope we can see another attractions from robot. See you and smile...

Prasetio


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tlmcgaa70 3 years ago from south dakota, usa

not really into heavy metal but still liked this hub, thank you.


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

How entertaining and crazy fun are those robots playing ACDC. You always come up with interesting things in our world! Voted up and across!


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agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

Hi Prasetio30,

Wow, after in the industry sectors, now those robots pose a threat in music world. I'm really curious how their music sounds and their ability in performing a music concert. Well done Pras, I always look forward to reading your hubs.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

The robots are talented and amazing just like you. Up interesting and awesome!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, tlmcgaa70. Welcome to my hub. Thanks for coming and share your comment though this band wasn't really heavy metal. I hope you still entertained. Take care!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Kathi (Fossillady). I am so happy to see you here and your big attention to this hub. Your vote are much appreciated. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, agusfanani. I always waiting your comment. I agree with you that robot usually used by the industry. But robots in concert...I hope the conductor as a robot as well. Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, POP. Thanks for your compliment to this hub. Your visit made my day so colorful. Cheers...Prasetio


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littlerocken 3 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

Now, that's a trip. Hope it doesn't put me out of a job..LOL!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, littlerocken. Nice comment from you. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Take care!


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I'm not surprised, pras. We have robots building cars, working on factory assembly lines, and performing surgery. Why not robots playing music? Although they are not that appealing-looking with their robotic appearance, the band members do entertain. Thanks for this interesting, revealing introduction. Voted Up!


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is good...and just a bit scary. Let's just hope they don't learn to reproduce! I am not kidding. Great stuff as always! ^


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, drbj. Thanks for stopping by. I totally agree with you that we can find robots which helped human in various job. But, I hope you still entertained with the robotic appearance in playing music. Take care and have a good day!

Best wishes, Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Jackie Lynnley. Thanks for coming and share nice comment about this topic. I am glad you love the robots band. Cheers..Prasetio


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Marvelous, Pras! Robotic band is on the rise. Thanks for sharing this well-researched hub. :)

Ireno


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Ireno (travel_man1971). Thanks for coming and your comment really appreciated here. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! Amazing what robots can be programmed to do. Thanks for telling us about them. The photos and videos are amazing. Up votes and will be sharing this! :))


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. Thank you very much for stopping by. I am proud to share this hub with you and your biggest appreciation to robot band. I always love your vote. Take care!

Prasetio


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I am not much into heavy metal, but I love these photos. They are quite intriguing. They remind me of a Nova show I saw recently, about how robots are going to be the "next big thing!"


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, rebeccamealey. Good to see you here. Thanks for share wonderful comment about robot band though you are not much into heavy metal. Al least, you love the photos. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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dilipchandra12 3 years ago from India

Good hub, the article is interesting and pics are cool.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hello Prasetio, I'm always amazed at the interesting things you find to write about. This hub is no exception. Wow. Robots that can play music. Cool! I loved the movie Real Steel and just about anything that Hugh Jackman stars in. Great hub. Peg


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome. dilipchandra12. Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoy it. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, PegCole17. I am happy to see you again. Thank you very much for a wonderful comment about robot band and your compliment to all my hubs. I also Hugh Jackman's fans. Take care and God bless you!

Prasetio


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You find such interesting topics to write about, Prasetio! Watching the robots play music was fascinating. Thank you for the great entertainment!


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Icredible, your hubs never cease to amaze me. Voting up of course and pressing those buttons too.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Alicia. I am glad to know this hub entertain you. Thanks for reading and share your comment. Take care! ~Prasetio


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My dear, acaetnna. Thank you very much for coming. I always wait your comment. I am glad you love this hub as well. God bless you!

Prasetio


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I'm not into heavy metal but this is awesome.

Fascinating hub Prasitio. Thank you for sharing


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Rosemay50. Thanks for stopping by though you don't like heavy metal, but some of us love how the robot can play the music very well. Cheers....~prasetio


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Prasetio,

What a perfect fit! Robots performing heavy metal.

Voted up and interesting

Take care :)


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Sueswan. Thank you very much for coming. and voted up this hub. I am glad to see you here. Have a good day :-)

Prasetio


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James A Watkins 3 years ago from Chicago

This is unbelievable! I watched one of the videos. Not bad! I never heard of this before. Thank you for the enlightenment, my friend. You always come up with the most interesting things. I am amazed. I enjoyed this very much.

James :D


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear friend, James A Watkins. Thank you very much for coming to this hub and your compliment about robot band. Take care and have a good day.

Prasetio


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wow prasetio, another masterpiece from you and here I have to vote up and share.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Eddy for your compliment to this hub. I am very happy that you enjoy my work. Take care and have a nice day!

Prasetio


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habee 3 years ago from Georgia

Too cool! I've never seen this before, but I'm pretty impressed. Voted up!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Habee. Good to see you again. I am glad you love this hub. Have a nice day!

Prasetio

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