Powerglove is an instrumental/experimental/video game metal band from Arlington, Massachusetts. They are currently in Boston, United States, who play versions of classic video game themes. The band plays a variety of heavy metal/speed metal covers of popular video game music such as Tetris and Power Rangers to Final Fantasy VII. The band is named after the Power Glove, a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. They have released an EP “Total Pwnage” in 2005 and a full-length album “Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man” in 2007. The band is not signed to any record label, and does not record in a professional studio. Instead, they record their music in various locations and mix them in a home studio. The band has also expressed interest in writing a third record.

They are one of the biggest videogame tribute bands in metal today and probably the most popular of the band as they have toured with power metal band Dragonforce. Their covers are constructed as progressive power metal songs. In 2010, the band will be touring the US with Hammerfall in March and continue in April and May with Sonata Arctica and Mutiny Within.

Other Information

  • Origin: Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
  • Genres: Video game metal, Experimental metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
  • Years active: 2004-present
  • Labels: Unsigned
  • Associated acts: Revengeance
  • Website: http://www.vgmetal.com
  • Members:
  1. Alex Berkson – guitars
  2. Chris Marchiel – guitars
  3. Nick Avila – bass
  4. Bassil Silver-Hajo – drums



  • Total Pwnage (2005) – EP
  • Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man (2007)



~ by molco on September 11, 2009.

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