Video: Compressorhead Tackle Helmet Classic

Compressorhead

You know Compressorhead, the three-robot metal band that usually just plays Motörhead tunes.

Well, the three bots — four-armed drummer Stickboy, guitarist Fingers and bassist Bones — are changing up their repertoire.

At the end of this post, you can watch the band play Helmet’s “Unsung.”

This happened at a Gibson event for a new automatic guitar tuner at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2013 fair last week in Germany.

“The robots really actually discovered us because we are collectors of new artists and new bands,” Borise Loehe of Gibson said. “They like to come to us and like working together with us. And one day the robots knocked on our door and said, ‘Man, Gibson is such a great name and we also play Gibsons, should we not maybe work together?’ It worked well because we are trying to be innovative and there is a robot technology which we have just built into our guitars, it is a self-thinking guitar which also works with a new technology. So it was clear quite quickly that we said, it all fits together.”

Whatever.

It’s robots, playing Helmet! What more needs to be said?

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