If you are not familiar with Machinae Supremacy, here's the critical intel and a crash course.
The band, formed in 2000, offers a free archive of music on its website, which has enjoyed over 10 million downloads to date.
Rather than resisting the powers of the world wide web, Machinae Supremacy wholly embrace them, and have done so from the very beginning. They have released countless songs via P2P networks. They've adopted and accepted file sharing as method with which to build their fanbase since their formation.
Machinae Supremacy ambitiously self-financed two albums (2004's Deux Ex Machinae and 2006's Redeemer) prior to signing on to Spinefarm Records, where they now have released 4 more albums including the current 2014 release Phantom Shadow.
Also, the band has performed music from Final Fantasy with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm as PLAY! A Video Game Symphony. The band also appeared in a Swedish IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships TV commercial and produced the original soundtrack to both Jets'n'Guns and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams video game. The latter alongside video game music legend Chris Hülsbeck.
Machinae Supremacy may be an acquired taste but once you indulge, you will wonder how you ever lived without it."
Machinae Supremacy are:
- Robert Stjärnström - vocals
- Jonas Rörling - lead guitar
- Andreas Gerdin - bass
- Niklas Karvonen - drums
- Tomi Luoma - lead guitar