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.
Mega City Four
Mega City Four were an alternative rock band which formed in 1986 in Farnborough, England. The band consisted of Darren "Wiz" Brown (vocals, guitar), Danny Brown (guitar, vocals), Gerry Bryant (bass, vocals) and Chris Jones (drums).
The band released six albums and several singles, including the 1992 single "Shivering Sand", their sole Top 40 entry on the UK Singles Chart. The band disbanded in 1996, with members joining Doughboys, Ipanema and Serpico. Wiz died of a blood clot on 6 December 2006. Read more on Last.fm