Bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Alan Pahanish have exited hard rock outfit Powerman 5000, but frontman Spider One insists the band will carry on. "I can't really say why they made the choice that

Bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Alan Pahanish have exited hard rock outfit Powerman 5000, but frontman Spider One insists the band will carry on. "I can't really say why they made the choice that they did. That is something only they can tell you," he wrote on the band's official Web site. "As you know, I have been in this band for 10+ years with those guys and always thought they would be in it until the end. They will be greatly missed."

Spider says he and guitarists Adam Williams and Mike Tempesta are still at work on the group's third studio album, which was originally scheduled for release by DreamWorks in August under the name "Anyone for Doomsday?," but was pushed back indefinitely so more recording could be done.

A single from the aborted album, "Bombshell," did make it to radio outlets in August, peaking at No. 26 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

The set will now feature "new art, [a] new title, and many, many new songs," according to Spider. "I realize this is a bit of a surprise to all of you, [but] the only thing I can say is: Powerman 5000 will never be the same... it will be BETTER!!!! I guarantee it."