Machinae Supremacy is a metal band from Luleå, Sweden. Their musical style is based on the use of the Sidstation synthesizer, which incorporates the SID (Sound Interface Device) of the Commodore 64 home computer. The retro-electronic sound is blended with a metal sound to produce a special kind of “SID-metal” . Their album, Redeemer (released March 18th, 2006 as an ‘Underground Edition’), was described by the band in an interview as everything DXM ( Deus Ex Machinae , the debut album) wasn’t. It was re-released on November 8th, 2006 as a remixed version under Spinefarm Records.
Machinae Supremacy has already made their place in history by being one of the first bands to embrace and utilize the Internet and file sharing to gain a huge fanbase without ever having signed a record contract, received airplay or any sponsored promotion. They’ve reached out to all corners of the world and today their site receives roughly 100,000 song downloads every month.
Machinae Supremacy was formed in summer 2000 by Robert Stjärnström, Kahl Hellmer and Jonas Rörling. The name of the band had existed even before this, but it was only a few months later the band really found the path they wanted to go. Andreas Gerdin, a long time friend of Jonas, joined on keyboards and Tobbe joined on drums. When the band parted with Tobbe in early 2002, Tomas Nilsén, old band-pal with Robert, took his place. When Kahl left for Uppsala in 2005, Johan Palovaara replaced him on bass. Palovaara was replaced by Johan Hedlund
in 2007. After signing the Spinefarm deal, Andreas left the keyboards and started playing second guitar. Currently all live synthesizers come from a backing track.
Overworld is the third album by the Swedish metal band Machinae Supremacy, which was released on February 13, 2008.