If you haven’t heard of The Protomen than you’re missing out! The best way that this writer can describe them is a rock opera based loosely on the Mega Man franchise with an 80’s vibe. Think movies like ‘Streets of Fire’ and albums like Queensrÿche’s ‘Operation: Mindcrime’.
Few bands today can pull off such dramatic performances and theatrics as The Protomen can. Once you get hooked you have to be careful not to lose yourself in a musical mythos of a grim and gritty neo-noir dystopian future ruled by the totalitarian ruler Dr. Wily.
Recently their newest music video hit the web in the form of a sixteen minute short film with songs from their album ‘Act II: The Father of Death’ (which is actually a prequel to the story from their first album). And if you get the chance be sure to see them LIVE, it’s amazing!
The blu-ray of the short film is currently available for pre-order on their website along with a number of other awesome merch (which includes the motorcycle from the video).