Meet CompressorHead – The Robotic Metal Band Made Out of Actual Metal

Meet the All Metal, Metal Band

Do you like Metal and robots? Why not Metal playing robots made out of metal? Meet Compressorhead: A robotic heavy metal band made out of real metal.

A lead guitarist with 78 fingers, a drummer with four arms, and a solid metal kick. Compressorhead is a metal band that is literally made out of metal. The band is comprised of three robotic members who play with high precision., attitude, and 6 tons of rocking metal. Each band member is appropriately named; the lead guitar is called Fingers, the drummer Sticks and the bass player is known as Bones.

Compressorhead in a garage likely stolen from some unwitting human

Each robot can play in ways that wouldn’t be possible for a human. This is due not only to extra limbs and fingers but also to flawless precision and timing. And while the band may not have many personalities, it has the animatronic moves and style to mimic it. So, if you’re worried about these metal musicians taking over the world and destroying humanity, you have excellent reason to be. But there’s a slim chance of that happening without real AI built-in. These robots have to be programmed to play each song, which brings a unique perspective to the culmination of each musical piece. And no matter how you look at it, this band is certainly an accomplished feat of modern technological engineering.

The band has a series of videos up on YouTube that you might find rather impressive. Here’s one of them:

Compressorhead started in 2007, but it wasn’t called Compressorhead back then. Stickboy (the drummer) was the first robot to be created, and he started out playing solo for gigs with Robocross Machines. In 2009, Fingers (guitar) was created, and he started picking up hard rock and heavy metal in 2011 when he got together with Stickboy to form the band known today.  But it was only last January (2013) when Bones (bass) was born and completed the band. While not all of these robots were made by the same people or simultaneously, they all know how to rock, and together they rock even harder. Just make sure they have a human sound guy because robots don’t hear like us.

The cool thing about this band is they can’t ever be accused of being “starving artists!”



  1. Jack Busch

    February 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    While I consider this band awesome, I do not consider that song metal. I was expecting something more like Meshuggah…

    • Brian Burgess

      February 13, 2013 at 2:47 am

      Yeah, it’s definitely a punk sound, and an easy three chord song. It would be sweet to have a robotic shredding lead. But, it’s still hella cool nonetheless.

  2. Kenneth Howell

    February 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Some of the best rock music I have ever heard!

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