Seven years ago today, IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue defeated the then-world champion chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov in a series of six games. If we put on our tinfoil conspiracy-theorist hats, then this was the day that the slow and eventual machine takeover of humanity really begun. With that in mind, we’re taking a break from building our survival anti-Skynet bunker to put together this week’s Slaylist of future-fearing machine-war heavy metal.
Fu Manchu is a Southern Californian stoner rock band, who released their debut single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990. They have been featured on compilations put together by Tony Hawk and ESPN's X Games, and invited to perform on the US television program Monster Garage. They are featured in the video game The BIGS 2.
Fu Manchu originally formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band called Virulence. The line up was vocalist Ken Pucci, guitarist Scott Hill, bassist Mark Abshire, and drummer Ruben Romano. Read more on Last.fm
Fu Manchu on Thrash Hits
October 16th, 2009
Signs Of Infinite Power
20 October 2009
by Amit Sharma
If Fu Manchu were an animal, they would be a Woolly Mammoth – a giant, fuck-off hairy bastard from the Prehistoric Siberian Tundra. Their latest offering, Signs Of Infinite Power, will makes you feel a bit like being stoned whilst floating around the solar system, perhaps somewhere near the alluring rings of Saturn.