Robots and evil scientists battle for world supremacy. A mechanical messiah stands forth to rescue oppressed humanity. It's not a cheap sci-fi flick, it's pop-rock based on a video game story. The video game is Mega Man, an old Nintendo title. The band is The Protomen, ten men who share an ardent need to spread the gospel of Mega Man.
Video games lost my attention after Space Invaders or thereabouts — no, I think I remember playing Super Mario 64 or something similar. Anyway, I'm no aficionado on games, so I had to actually research this Mega Man game. Here's what I could discern about the story. Two scientists, Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, begin designing robots to alleviate mundane tasks for humanity. As his name subtly indicates, Dr. Wily goes bad and decides to use the robots to take over the world. One of the robots, Proto Man, opposes Wily. But, after receiving quite a beatdown by Dr. Wily's robo-army, he falls to the dark side. Dr. Light creates Mega Man to replace Proto Man and forbids Mega Man to join in the battle to save humanity from the oppression of Dr. Wily and company. But, of course, Mega Man must make his stand and all.
The Protomen have begun a rock opera to flesh this out. Their first recording, self-titled, was about the Mega Man vs Proto Man battle noted above. Their second record is Act II: The Father of Death. It's a prequel, really, which would make George Lucas proud. It tells of the two doctors and their ideals, of Wily's betrayal and rise to power and Light's construction of Proto Man. There's what I know of the story. What's known about the band?