Doesn't get more metal than this: World's only robot rock band takes the stage at international android exhibition in Moscow

By Sara Malm


Other bands may cover their arms in tattoos, spikes and 1980s haircuts, but they will still not be able to beat these guys when it comes to being metal.

German metal band Compressorhead are made up of three 5ft tall robots, and brought down the house when they took the stage at the Robot Ball exhibition at ARTPLAY Center for Design in Moscow this weekend.

The world’s only robot rock band comprises four-armed Stickboy on drums, Bones on bass, and 79-diggited Fingers plays the guitar.

Compressorhead’s members are all built out of scrap metal and are controlled by electro pneumatics and make sweet rock happen thanks to Midi signals.

The band’s version of Ace of Spades has been viewed more than 6.3million times on YouTube.

The month-long exhibition in Moscow features around 40 robots from across the globe, including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Asia, and New Zealand.

Metal band: German robot rockers Compressorhead perform during the Robot Ball exhibition in Moscow, which kicked off this weekend

Metal band: German robot rockers Compressorhead perform during the Robot Ball exhibition in Moscow, which kicked off this weekend

Robot dance: Dollar-eyed guitarist Fingers plays lead and rhythm using 79 digits controlled by electro-pneumatics and Midi signals

Robot dance: Dollar-eyed guitarist Fingers plays lead and rhythm using 79 digits controlled by electro-pneumatics and Midi signals

Rock on: Compressorhead took the stage at the Robot Ball exhibition at ARTPLAY Center for Design in Moscow this weekend where dozens of robots from across the globe will be shown to the public

Rock on: Compressorhead took the stage at the Robot Ball exhibition at ARTPLAY Center for Design in Moscow this weekend where dozens of robots from across the globe will be shown to the public

Technology amazes: A young visitor looks enchanted with the robotic arms as the child interacts with The Blind Robot from Singapore during the Robot Ball scientific exhibition which will be running in Moscow until the middle of June

Technology amazes: A young visitor looks enchanted with the robotic arms as the child interacts with The Blind Robot from Singapore during the Robot Ball scientific exhibition which will be running in Moscow until the middle of June

Robotical: A group of visitors check out the latest in artificial intelligence at the exhibition in the Russian capital

Robotical: A group of visitors check out the latest in artificial intelligence at the exhibition in the Russian capital

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When they start writing their own stuff, then I'll be impressed. And afraid. Mostly afraid.

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as long as they don't play coldplay's music

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Play Free Bird............

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Z Machines are a brilliant robot band too.

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500 years from now, 2 old giffers in t'chippy:- Remember when we had to catch 3 beams to see the "Heads" on Saturn's outer moon? Tickets were a very reasonable 2.5 million bucks standing...... Aye! them were t'days......

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29John, Brough, "It isn't the world's only robot band, there's also Z-Machines from Japan." And also in the USA, Captured by Robots, who have been doing this long before Z-Machines and the band in this article. Mainstream always messes stuff like this up.

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Now THAT's a manufactured band! And Ace of Spades too, worth a watch

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A band that will never want paying! Cowells gonna be on this like a dog sniffs butt

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Thats some serious heavy metal.

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It'll be all right until they see Sarah Connor in the crowd.

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