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Static-X

Formed: 1997
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Static-X News

Below is our complete Static-X news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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"Project Rogue" Crowd Funding Campaign Announced

Project Rogue is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a new studio and video project.

You can find the perks for donating and make your own contribution to the project at this location. All the Project Rogue artists will collaborate together, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Raymond Herrera - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian - System Of A Down
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett - Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin - Devildriver
Paul Masvidal - Death/Cynic
David Davidson - Revocation
Sean Reinert - Death/Cynic
Jon Howard - Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris - Napalm Death
Jed Simon - Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins - Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static - Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman - Damageplan
Logan Mader - Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt - Nociceptor
Robert Luciani - Means End
Vincent Zylstra - Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink - Akeldama
Connor Reibling - Akeldama

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Static-X Officially Calls It Quits

After a series of on-again, off-again reunions and breakups over the last several years, it appears Static-X is now officially dead. Wayne Static posted the following message online at the Static-X Facebook profile:

"Heads Up Y'all, with the Static X name dissolved, this page as well as the website may be going down soon.

"Be sure to like my personal page so that we can keep in touch and just to clarify, yes, I will be playing Static X songs on our Wisconsin Death Tour next year! I will post the new website info soon from my Facebook page."

Wayne Static has been touring as a solo act with a backing band after releasing the "Pighammer" album, and also recently appeared in the video game "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes."

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Michael Amott, Wayne Static Appear In Video Game

Metal music stars Wayne Static and Michael Amott have become boss characters in "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes," a new video game due out July 17th.

Following the recent announcement of Joe Satriani, Andrew W.K. and Misha Mansoor of Periphery appearing as heroic assists within the game, today the real-world musicians who will appear as boss characters when "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes" arrives on iOS platforms later this month have been revealed. The creators of the game comment:

"Evil Disco Storm bringer, Wayne Static (Static-X) returns to electrify the city streets, leaving a wasteland in his wake. Beware: High Voltage! Original Voice Acting and SFX Performances. Collaborated on unique Boss Theme featuring 'Pighammer' audio masters. Reprising his role from the Eternal Descent comic series (Vol.1 #4)

"Metal Master Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) commands his Khaos Legions at the gates of hell. Imbued with Khaos Magic and Hellfire! Original Guitar performances from Arch Enemy's 'Khaos Legions'. Collaborated on unique Boss Theme based on 'Yesterday is Dead And Gone'. Reprising his role from the Eternal Descent comic series (Vol.2 #5-6)

"Fight your way through to the depths of the underworld and face a mysterious final boss. Dark Lord of the Pit! Original Guitars and theme by ED creator Llexi Leon."

The game will be available on iTunes for £1.99, with a series of updates and expansions planned throughout the year. Android, PC, and home console versions are planned throughout 2014. More...

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Static-X Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

With much regret, Static-X has been forced to pull off the remaining dates of the band's 2012 tour following a final show in Flint, MI on Saturday October 6th. Wayne Static will return to Los Angeles and prepare for some medical procedures to remedy problems that have been hampering his performance.

Wayne relays his personal apologies: "I'm so sorry to all my fans but I cant give you the 1000% you deserve from Static-X every night right now. Evil disco will continue in 2013. Just wait until you see whats next!!!"

Emmure and Ill Nino will be continuing on the currently scheduled dates. In a few weeks Static-X has been allowed to perform on local shows in Lancaster, CA on Oct 27th and Ventura, CA on Oct 28th. Follow Static-X on Facebook for upcoming information and announcements right here.

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Prong Cancels Upcoming Shows With Static-X

Due to circumstances beyond the band's control, Prong has been forced to pull out of some shows on the current tour run, including headline dates and shows with Static-X. The band will still be playing the "Knot Fest" and will resume touring starting with a headlining date in Portland, OR at The Hawthorne Theater.

According to a statement, the band is very sorry about the cancellations and plans on hitting the East Coast in full force as soon as possible. Prong's remaining tour dates are:

KNOT FEST:
8/17: Pacific Junction, IA @ Mid-America Motorplex
8/18: Somerset, WI @ Float-Rite Amphitheater

Headline Show:
8/31: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

BUMBERSHOOT 2012:
9/1: Seattle, WA @ Seattle Center

Headline Shows:
9/2: Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
9/3: Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat
9/4: Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theater

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Static-X Announces Summer Tour

Static-X has begun announcing tour dates for Summer 2012. The band, fronted by Singer/Guitarist Wayne Static, will embark on dates beginning July 15th at the Ink Life Tattoo Convention at the El Paso Coliseum.

Static commented on the upcoming tour saying, "I had a great time over the past few years doing my Pighammer album and solo tours, but it's time to get Static-X back on the road. I can’t wait to tear it up with some old school Evil Disco!”

Original bassist Tony Campos will not be joining the band on this tour but says “I’m proud of my years with Static X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors.” This first leg will feature newcomers Davey Suicide and 9 Electric, and are just the beginning of a long string of dates. Expect more announcements soon for additional shows.

7/15 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
7/16 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
7/17 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
7/18 Dallas, TX @ Trees
7/19 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
7/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
7/23 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
7/24 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/25 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
7/26 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
7/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/30 Norfolk, VA @ Norva

With Prong:
8/1: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (Silver Spring)
8/3: N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
8/5: South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
8/6: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
8/14: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
8/15: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

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Prong Announces Shows With Static-X

Prong will be touring all summer in support of "Carved Into Stone." The band has confirmed a tour this August with Static-X. The run kicks off August 1st in Silver Spring, MD and goes through August 29th in Las Vegas, NV. In between those dates Prong will be taking part in the inaugural "Knotfest" August 17th in Pacific Junction, IA and August 18th in Somerset, WI. Select headline dates and other festival appearances are scheduled as well. A complete list of all tour dates can be found below.

Frontman Tommy Victor spoke about touring with Static-X: "Static-X has been carrying the torch for no-nonsense, hard hitting music for many years and it's an honor to tour with them. They've put out great records again and again and I've witnessed their live show so many times and never been disappointed. It's going to be fun to see them every night tearing it up with those killer riffs, great beats and raucous hooks! Prong officially thanks Wayne and company for this opportunity!"

Wayne Static also commented about touring with Prong: "I'm very excited to have Prong join the tour. Over the years Prong has had a huge influence on many musicians, including myself, and I am honored to share the stage with them." More...

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Former Biohazard Singer Reveals New Band

Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld has revealed that he has formed a new band named Attika7. You can check out a video of Seinfeld announcing a group at a recent Down show below. Attika7 will be making their live debut on November 10th at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

The group's lineup is as follows:

- Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard) - vocals
- Rusty Coones - guitar
- Tony Campos (Ministry, Soulfly, former Static-X) - bass
- Dustin Shoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho) - drums More...

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Static-X Frontman Releases Solo Music Video

Static X frontman Wayne Static has teamed up with Noisecreep to debut the music video for his new solo single "Assassins Of Youth." The clip is available for viewing below while his new solo album "Pighammer" is currently set for an October 4th release date through Dirthouse Records.

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Wayne Static Posts First Solo Single Online

Static-X frontman Wayne Static, who previously announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, titled "Pighammer," has posted the first single from this album. The song is titled "Assassins Of Youth" and can be heard below. "Pighammer" is due out on October 4, 2011 through Dirthouse Records.

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Static-X Frontman To Release Solo Album

Static-X frontman Wayne Static has announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, titled "Pighammer," on October 4, 2011 through Dirthouse Records. You can view the album's track listing below. Wayne Static commented on the album's theme by saying;

"The Pighammer concept conjures up bizarre images. It’s about a mad plastic surgeon, with a pig fetish, that likes to convert hot chicks into pigs. It is the total opposite if what a plastic surgeon would do. He has this crazy hammer device made from a pig foot. The images of the surgery in the CD package are only a dark comedic visualization of the real theme of the album, which is my transformation."

1. Pighammer
2. Around The Turn
3. Assassins Of Youth
4. Thunder Invader
5. Static Killer
6. She
7. Get It Together
8. Chrome Nation
9. Shifter
10. Slave
11. The Creatures Are Everywhere
12. Behind The Sky

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Soulfly Reveals New Bass Player

Tribal metal outfit Soulfly has announced that the group has recruited former Static-X, Prong, and Ministry bass player Tony Campos into the band, replacing former bassist Bobby Burns, who left the group in July of last year.

Campos will be performing his first show with Soulfly at a Belgian festival on July 31st. Stay tuned for further information.

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We Are The Fallen Readies First Single and Tour

Universal Republic Records' We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, "Bury Me Alive," exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen.

The group is already preparing to give fans a live taste of the reportoire fueling their upcoming Universal Republic debut album, due out later in the year - hitting the road in support of Finnish rock stalwarts H.I.M. The extensive, 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 27th, hurtling through multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago IL, on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA, on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th.

Guitarist Ben Moody has been publicly crediting the group's unique chemistry as the driving force behind We Are The Fallen, describing Carly Smithson's role as a "true partner," and a key component to We Are The Fallen's overall sound. Moody left the platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, "Fallen," spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide, and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen completes her dream - after exiting American Idol - of becoming a creative force in a "vital" band environment. Carly Smithson was a sixth place finisher during Season 7 of the television series American Idol.

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Static-X Announces Austrailian Tour Dates

Static-X has announced the following tour dates in Austrailia in support of their new album, "CULT OF STATIC:"

11/10 - HiFi - Brisbane
11/11 - Metro - Sydney
11/12 - HiFi - Melbourne
11/13 - Fowlers - Adelaide
11/15 - Capitol - Perth

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"Brutal Legend" Track Listing Revealed

GameDaily.com is reporting that the track listing for the upcoming heavy metal themed video game "Brutal Legend," which features the voice of Jack Black, has been revealed. The projected track listing can be viewed below. "Brutal Legend" is set to be released on October 13th in North America and October 16th in Europe. More...

Read the full article at GameDaily.com.

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Static-X Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Static-X announces additional headlining tour dates along with the Pedal To The Metal tour coming your way this summer 2009.

Static-X front-man Wayne Static says of the tour: “I’m very picky about who we tour with. I think Static-X slaughter most bands live, and I pride myself in our show – I refuse to open for a band that I don’t think is worthy, so that says a lot about Mudvayne, Zakk Wylde, and this entire package.” More...

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Black Label Society, Mudvayne Reveal Tour Dates

The tour dates for the previously announced, "Pedal To The Metal" tour have now been revealed. The trek features Black Label Society, Mudvayne, Dope, Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 24 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
July 25 - Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
July 28 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
July 29 - Youngstown, OH @ Chevrolet Center
July 31 - Big Flatts, NY @ Tags Summer Stage
August 1 - Albany, NY @ Altamont Fairgrounds
August 4 - Fort Wayne, IN @ War Memorial Coliseum
August 5 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
August 7 - Moline, IL @ I Wireless Center
August 8 - Rockford, IL @ Rockford Metro Center
August 9 - Madison, WI @ Willow Island
August 11 - Topeka, KS @ Landon Arena
August 12 - Mankato, MN @ Alltel Arena
August 14 - Omaha, NE @ Westfair Amphitheater
August 15 - Little Rock, AR @ NS River Water Park
August 16 - Wichita, KS @ KS Coliseum Lot
August 18 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
August 19 - Missoula, MT @ Ryan Creek Amphitheater
August 21 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
August 22 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
August 23 - Portland, OR @ Washington County Fairgrounds
August 25 - Eugene, OR @ Cubhert Amphitheater
August 26 - Reno, NV @ Events Center
August 28 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic Auditorium
August 29 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabo Bank Arena
September 1 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Sports Arena
September 2 - Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheater
September 4 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
September 5 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Gardens
September 6 - Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
September 8 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
September 9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater

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More Bands Added To Black Label Society Tour

Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde has revealed that Five Finger Death Punch and Seventh Void (featuring members of Type O Negative) will be touring with the band along with Mudvayne and Static-X later this year.

"It's a small world, so everybody knows everybody. I've known the guys since the OZZFest. So we're going to have a fucking blast. (It will be) Static-X, Mudvayne, a couple guys from TYPE O NEGATIVE started their own band (SEVENTH VOID) so they got that thing going on. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. There's six bands on the fucking bill so we're going to have a good fucking time."

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Great Falls Gets A Dose Of Evil Disco

It isn’t often that a town like Great Falls gets a big name band playing anything even remotely close to metal, with country and contemporary being the dominant musical genres in the area. The metal fans of Montana arrived in force on May 11th at the Civic Center Mansfeld Convention building to show their support of the scene and let Static-X know that Great Falls can be just as valid a tour stop as any bigger city. Playing alongside the kings of “evil disco” were Skumlove, My Evolution, and the newly formed Seventh Void, which features two Type O Negative members.

All of the various news outlets, from the band’s MySpace pages to the record label press releases, stated that the show started at 8:00 PM. Inexplicably they decided to start up a half an hour early so unfortunately openers Skumlove only got a fraction of the crowd to play for. Despite the setback they still played their blend of rock, industrial, and punk with gusto. For those who couldn’t be there, or happened to show up as their set was ending, Skumlove has premiered the new song "Anti-American Idol" exclusively on the Metalunderground MySpace music player. More...

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BLS To Tour With Mudvayne And Static-X

Hard rock group Black Label Society will be teaming up for a tour with Mudvayne and Static-X later this year. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Big thanks to all of you dedicated crazy SDMF'rs that came out to a show on our Black Label Bash Tour! Much thanks to those of you who purchased meet and greet packages, your generosity is making a difference in the lives of children at St. Jude's. God bless all of you for making this tour a successful one! We are at home now and are going to spend some time with our families and then we will see you again this summer! We have another US tour lined up with MUDVAYNE and STATIC X! As well as some overseas festival dates! Stay tuned for more details!"

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