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Formed: 1997
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
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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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Static-X Sets Release Date For New Album

Electro-industrial metallers STATIC X have set the release date for their upcoming new album, "Cult Of Static." The album is scheduled for release via Reprise Records on March 17, 2009. A national tour is planned for early April.

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Megadeth Frontman Dave Mustaine Checks In

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has posted the following update online:

"We had a good day yesterday at the studio. And Shawn Drover pulled in around 2PM if memory serves me well. I was working most of the day on listening to stuff for the demos, and went over the R.I.P. demos again, the Trent Reznor mixes of 'Symphony Of Destruction' (which are genius in my book - great job Trent . . . even tho you'll never see this), and found four more really good songs I taped. I know this sounds wacky to have all of these riffs around, but that is the way some musicians work. Hell, I checked my messages on the studio answering machine, and I heard a sleepy dood that sounds like me singing a guitar riff into the phone in the middle of the night.

"I really do that

"Today Wayne from STATIC-X is coming down to Vic's Garage (the name will make sense if you ever record here), and we should have a fun day, er well, night, since he is getting here at the time I usually go back home. Ha! We had a great tour with Static-X in Oz for Gigantour down there last time, and I am honoured to be able to try my hand at this with Wayne and Koichi. More...

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Static-X Posts Another DVD Clip Online

Another clip from Static-X's forthcoming new DVD, "Cannibal Killers Live" has been posted online. You can check out the band performing the song, "Love Dump" below. The concert was filmed last year in Spokane, Wisconsin and also included on the DVD will be all of the bands music videos aswell as an audio CD of the concert. More...

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Static-X Posts New Live DVD Clip Online

Static-X has uploaded a clip of the band performing the song, "Push It" from their forthcoming new DVD, "Cannibals Live." You can watch the clip below.

The DVD contains the following tracklisting:

1. Cannibal
2. Dirthouse
3. Shit In A Bag
4. I’m With Stupid
5. Bled For Days
6. No Submission
7. Behemoth
8. Destroy All
9. Cold
10. Black And White
11. Destroyer
12. The Enemy
13. The Trance Is The Motion
14. This Is Not
15. Love Dump
16. Push It
17. Get To The Gone More...

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Static-X Announces "Cannibal Killers Live" DVD

Long-standing industrial-metal band, Static-X is returning with "Cannibal Killers Live," their first full-length live DVD. Filmed in 2007 at a concert in Spokane, WA, the set features fan-favorites like "The Enemy," "Bled for Days," and the radio smash, "Push It." Produced by frontman Wayne Static, the package also includes an additional audio CD which features the show in its entirety. The DVD also includes all of the band’s official music videos.

"Cannibal Killers Live" will be released on October 14th on Reprise Records.

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Static-X Vocalist To Appear On Internet Broadcast

Vocalist and guitarist Wayne Static of industrial metal band Static-X will be making a guest appearance on Morning Show Central's internet radio show "Uncensored Net Noise" on Friday, July 25th at 9:30 PM EST.

The broadcast will be available to hear at Morning Show Central's Website.

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Six Announces More Headlining Tour Dates

Orange County California's SiX has announced more headlining dates in support their recently released album "Between The War and the Warning." The band will be playing a series of dates throughout southern California in the month of May before launching a full US tour in the summer.

Earlier this year, Six had to cancel a number of scheduled tour dates after drummer Nate Bowers was arrested for allegedly assaulted the singer of a local emo band in Portland, Oregon while back home visiting family.

SiX can be found on the new CD sampler included in the April/May issue of Metal Edge Magazine alongside In Flames and Children of Bodom. The track "Forgiveness" is number 3 on the CD, a song that features Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies. The issue has metal legend Max Cavalera and Cavalera Conspiracy on the cover and is on sale now at all major newsstands.

Comprised of members of alt-metal act Drown and former touring members of Cypress Hill and OPM, SiX has hailed as "the modern day crossover metal of Machine Head, Metallica and Fear Factory" by Amp Magazine. SiX's new album "Between The War and the Warning" features appearances by Mike Clark from Suicidal Tendencies and bassist Tony Campos from Static-X and was released on the group's own 1605 Records. Track's from the group's new album can be streamed online at their MySpace page.

Here are the latest SiX tour dates:

May 08 2008 Ridgecrest, CA @ Tommy T's
May 09 2008 Bakersfield, CA @ Element
May 10 2008 Hollywood, CA @ Dragonfly
May 17 2008 Irvine, CA @ Punk Rock Picnic- Irvine Lake
May 24 2008 Costa Mesa, CA @ Alano Club

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Six Cancel Tour Dates After Drummer's Arrest

Huntington Beach, CA’s SIX have been forced to cancel all their upcoming tour dates after drummer Nate Bowers was arrested in Portland, OR last week while back home visiting family. Bowers had allegedly assaulted the singer of a local emo band.

SIX recently released their new album Between The War and the Warning, which features guest appearances by Mike Clark from SUICIDAL TENDANCIES and bassist Tony Campos from STATIC-X, through the group’s own 1605 Records.

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Lacuna Coil Singer Talks Australia

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has issued the following update:

"I'm back home now… and take some time to tell you something about my experience in Australia.

"Some of you guys have been there before already and some of you are FROM there… But let me tell you something: if you've never been there, just GO OVER THERE RIGHT NOW.

"It's been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, and I'm serious.

"I don't know where to start 'cause I think the experience of petting a koala and kinda kissing a walabi at the koala sanctuary in Brisbane is been priceless, so liberating. In these moments I felt I had nothing else I could care about, just me and the nature…

"I loved Sydney , tha Taronga zoo, the trip on the boat, the big bridge close the opera house and the huge amount of BIG bats, the Perth shopping area, Melbourne and Adelaide and their cool places.

"But I don't forget YOU guys!!! THANKS to the different crowds who gave us one of the best welcome EVER.

"We were opening the tour 'cause it was our very first time over there, but there was always a lot of people waiting for us, wearing t-shirts and singing all the songs.

"Everyone went literally NUTS watching the duet with me and Dave [Mustaine] for 'A Tout Le Monde' during [MEGADETH's] set (believe me, it's funny to hear 'OH MY GOOOOOOD!!!' when you enter the stage, from the crowd, I LOVED it! Ahaha!).

"Awesome to meet some of you guys, you've been waiting for us for so long, we would have loved to be there earlier! Can't wait to come back again.

"MEGADETH, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and BRING ME THE HORIZON have been a super-cool team to travel, perform, and PARTY with, had a lot of fun and…

"Most of all, thank YOU, MEGADETH, for having us…such a beautiful experience."

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Static-X Frontman Prepared To Record New Album

STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static tells Dan Condon of Australia's Time Off magazine that fans of the band have responded very positively to the direction of "Cannibal", the group's fifth and undoubtedly heaviest record to date

"It's been great, it's been awesome," he says. "I think our fans really love it and appreciate the fact it's heavier and we've had a great response.

"I wanted to make the heaviest record that we've ever made and still be very STATIC-X, but I wanted to definitely make the most metal record we've ever made as well.”

In order to make the record he wanted, Static decided to take on the main production duties himself, though decided to enlist some help from engineer John Travis.

'I wanted to be the main producer this time around, because I really knew exactly what I wanted to do," he says. 'I really wanted to strip things down and make the record raw and heavy sounding so that was why I insisted on being the lead producer.

"I chose John Travis to work with me because he's an awesome engineer and he's also a musician and has great ideas and mostly is just a really fun guy to hang out with and he drinks a lot and tells great jokes."

There will be no time for rest after the Australian tour wraps up — Static is ready to begin work on the band's next album.

"After the Australian tour we're gonna go home right away and start writing the next record," he says. "I plan on working very hard on that and hopefully we'll have the next record out in the middle of next year.

"I haven't actually written anything but I know exactly what I want to do. I have a lot of great ideas brewing in my head and I'm really looking forward to getting started on it, actually."

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Watch Static-X Adelaide Concert Footage Online

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X performing the song "This is Not" on November 12, 2007 at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia can be viewed here.

An audio interview with STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static conducted by Joe's Podhole is available for download at this location. Recorded on the bus during this past summer's Ozzfest, this episode captures a truly off-the-wall sit-down with the enigmatic frontman. Listen along as Joe detonates his usual retard-bomb of pointless (but hilarious) questions. Wayne and Joe also spin some tunes by some up-and-coming metal bands like RIKETS, MOWER, and VOLBEAT. More...

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Potentially Satanic Ozzy Memorabilia For Sale

People who find themselves watching reruns of The Osbournes and wondering where they could possibly get their own skull and crossbones cufflinks or backstage pass to Ozzfest 2002 may be in luck.

Julien's Auctions, who specialize in high-profile celebrity auctions will be selling off more than 500 items from the Ozzy Osbourne and family's personal collection, many of which were prominently displayed on episodes of The Osbournes. The auction, which is scheduled to take place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, features a wide range of products from rings to cars and everything Ozzy in-between.

Some items will likely have no problem finding buyers. The Dark One's bat cloak, his velvet bath robe and trademark wire-frame glasses are all available, as are the family's Teen Choice Award and 2006 Bentley Continental. While items from Ozzy's wardrobe come too late for Halloween, they are certainly coveted items amongst those who still request "Crazy Train" at weddings.

On the other hand, some items, while sure to sell, may go to buyers who wish to remain anonymous, such as a pair of Ozzy's used leather pants and a signed and inscribed 8x10 photo of David Hasselhoff circa Baywatch.

Also available for auction is Ozzy's Yamaha "Banshee" ATV, the very one he crashed in 2003 leading him to sporting a neck brace, which unfortunately isn't up for grabs. Bidding starts at $2,000 for the neck-smashing quad.

Many of the items may be of little interest to Ozzy fans at all and may instead end up in the hands of gothic furniture collectors, such as carved changing screens, lamps and a log bin.

Fans of other celebrities may want to take note as well. The auction features gold records from Pantera, Ugly Kid Joe, System Of A Down, Static X and more.

The auction seems to be the real deal and not a police sting similar to one used by Fargo, North Dakota police earlier this month in which people with outstanding warrants were invited to meet the singer, only to be led away in handcuffs upon arrival.

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Static-X Donate Signed Guitar To Charity

STATIC-X has donated a signed ESP LTD Static-600 to non-profit organizations Music for Relief and Unite the United for a huge eBay auction. All proceeds will aid in recovery and reforestation following the recent Southern California wildfires.

To view and bid on all auction items, please visit this location and click on the wildfire auction banner.

Other auction items include autographed items from JAY-Z, MADONNA, GREEN DAY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, EAGLES, as well as tickets to shows like VAN HALEN, TORI AMOS, FALL OUT BOY, LINKIN PARK, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2007, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, Vans Warped Tour, LA Clippers, LA Kings and more! There is something for everyone.

Proceeds will be divided to address the immediate needs of the victims and long-term needs of the environment. Auction earnings will be donated to the California Community Foundation's Southern California Wildfire Relief Fund to aid victims in intermediate and long-term recovery needs with a particular focus on needy populations, and those in need of affordable housing. Proceeds will also go to American Forests' California Wildfire ReLeaf Fund to reforest affected areas.

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Megadeth Guitarist Talks Australian Gigantour

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover has issued the following update:

"Oz Gigantour, here we come!! Just a quick hello to you and to let you know how excited I am to get back to the land of Oz and Gigantour!!! We have such a killer line-up this year and I have not seen any of these bands in a live situation yet, so of course I am looking forward to that as well as seeing all of you attending these shows. Get ready, because we are going to musically destroy."

Dates on Australia's Gigantour featuring Megadeth, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and LACUNA COIL are as follows:

10 - Perth, Australia - Metro City
12 - Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
13 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
15 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
16 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
18 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage

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Lacuna Coil Check In From Japan

LACUNA COIL singer Andrea Ferro has issued the following update:

"We just got back from Tokyo where we performed at the Loudpark festival together with bands like ARCH ENEMY, SAXON and MARILYN MANSON, just to name a few... It has been simply a blast, our first time ever in this country and we are already excited [about] coming back. The show has been full of energy with a surprisingly loud Japanese crowd — they were singin' along, jumping and screaming like crazy. Long signin' sessions and heavy interview schedule. We've met also a lot of friends from bands like TRIVIUM, MACHINE HEAD, HANOI ROCKS. We've been to eat some great sushi, drink some fine sake and of course to the anime/manga store. The city is unbelieavable and the people are really kind and respectful. Domo arigato!" More...

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Shadows Fall Announces Two Tour Changes

Shadows Fall has announced two date changes on the upcoming Operation Annihilation tour, a co-headlining trek with Static X also featuring 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. The two dates both concern House of Blues venues positioned on property owned by the Walt Disney company.

The October 20 date to take place at House of Blues in Orlando, FL has been cancelled, and the October 31 date has moved from the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA to the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA.

Shadows Fall frontman, Brian Fair, recently posted the following message on the band's MySpace page:

"Well my friends, it is sad to say but it looks like Mickey can't handle the metal. We have been informed that the Disney company has decided to cancel all metal shows taking place at the House Of Blues on Disney property in both Anaheim CA. and Orlando FL. I for one am surprised that Disney isn't down with the metal. After all, what is more metal than freezing the decapitated head of your founder and having secret security death squads lurking beneath the underworld of an amusement park? This is a huge disappointment for us as we have always had amazing sold out shows at both clubs. We will be moving the Anaheim show to the Galaxy in Santa Ana, and cancelling the Orlando date completely. In the meantime try and synch up your copies of Reign In Blood with any animated Disney classic. Maybe the combination with re-animate old Walt from his cryogenic state and have him get metal back in these clubs!!!"

Ticketholders to the Orlando, FL show will be eligible for refunds. Plans are in the works for a new show in Orlando at another location. Stay tuned for details. Tickets for the October 31 Anaheim, CA show will now be honored at the new venue in Santa Ana.

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Ministry Frontmans Cover Album To Surface In April

Al Jourgensen's band MINISTRY may be releasing their final studio album — "The Last Sucker" — on September 18 on 13th Planet/Megaforce Records, but that doesn't mean Jourgensen is saying good-bye to the inside of a recording studio. As a matter of fact, Jourgensen plans to spend significantly more time in the studio doing what he loves best — collaborating. And collaboration is at the root of "Cover Up", a soon-to-be-released album of some of Al's personal favorite songs being recorded by MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS in his El Paso, TX compound, 13th Planet Studios. MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS' "Cover Up" is expected to street in April 2008.

In addition to core MINISTRY members guitarist Sin Quirin (REVOLTING COCKS) and bassist Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE, PRONG, MOB RESEARCH), Jourgensen enlisted an impressive group of co-conspirators for "Cover Up" — FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell (also of ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS) sings on THE ROLLING STONES' "Under My Thumb", Tony Campos (bass) and Wayne Static (vocals) from STATIC-X are on THE BEATLES' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", and PRONG's Tommy Victor (vocals) and MOUNTAIN's Leslie West (guitar) do justice to MOUNTAIN's classic "Mississippi Queen". "Cover Up" will also include MINISTRY's cover of THE DOORS' "Roadhouse Blues" (which can also be found on "The Last Sucker"), as well as RAM JAM's "Black Betty", DEEP PURPLE's "Space Truckin'", LOUIS ARMSTRONG's "Wonderful World" and "Radar Love" by GOLDEN EARRING. Additional featured artists, including CHEAP TRICK's Robin Zander (vocals) and Rick Nielsen (guitar), and tracks are in the works.

"It's a work in progress," states Jourgensen, "based on who's on tour and comin' through town. It keeps everything spontaneous. By now, everyone knows if they're droppin' by the studio, I'm gonna put them to work. I've got a few more surprises up my sleeve for this one.

"I'm just waiting on a few more return calls," laughs Jourgensen, "Seems like lately if you visit the 13th Planet compound, you'll end up on 'Cover Up' or I'll end up signing you to my label — or both," sites Jourgensen in reference to 13th Planet Records recent signing of Victor's PRONG and Bell's ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS).

After 10 albums and 27 years (including a 2006 Grammy nomination for "Lieslieslies" from the "Rio Grande Blood" album, and a Grammy nod in 2005 for "The Great Satan" from "Rantology", Jourgensen has decided that the MINISTRY garage is ready to close its doors, but the revolving 13th Planet Studio doors remain open for Jourgensen's collaborations and also for upcoming new signings for his 13th Planet imprint. "The Last Sucker" is MINISTRY's 11th — and absolutely final — studio offering. "The Last Sucker" is the third in an unrelenting and uber-critical CD trilogy aimed at exposing the plethora of foils, failures and fabrications perpetrated by the George W. Bush administration.

"The Last Sucker" was produced and recorded this past spring by Jourgensen at his 13th Planet compound and sees the return of "Rio Grande Blood" musicians Victor on guitars, Raven on bass, with newcomer guitarist Quirin. Jourgensen and his engineer John "Bixby" Bilberry handled all the drum programming. In addition, Bell makes a vocal appearance on "Die In A Crash", as well as the album's final two songs, "End of Days" Parts One and Two.

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New Static-X Video Interview Online

A three-minute video interview with STATIC-X conducted by Bryan Kehoe of Dunlop TV on the Ozzfest 2007 tour can be viewed below.

STATIC-X will team up with SHADOWS FALL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and DIVINE HERESY for a U.S. tour this fall.

The band's new video for the song "Cannibal" has been posted on YouTube. The track is the title cut of the band's new album, "Cannibal", which has sold around 120,000 copies in the United States since its early April release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Wayne Static recently penned a guest blog for Headbanger's Blog about his misadventures on this year's Ozzfest. You can read it at this location. More...

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BMTH Added To Select Australian Gigantour Shows

UK metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON have been added to the following three dates on Australia's Gigantour featuring MEGADETH, STATIC-X, DEVILDRIVER and LACUNA COIL:

13 - Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
15 - Sydney, Australia - Luna Park Big Top
18 - Brisbane, Australia - Riverstage

Vocalist Oli Sykes commented about the dates: "We can't wait to get out to the Australia. We've done loads of touring this year, going to new places and meeting new people and it's been great. I actually used to live in Australia, but haven't been back for years. To be able to return to tour with Megadeth is a dream come true."

Bring Me The Horizon's debut album, Count Your Blessings, was released in North America on August 14 via Earache Records.

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Static-X To Appear On Rockline

STATIC-X will perform live on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, September 3.

The show airs at 8:30 p.m. PT/ 11:30 p.m. ET and fans are encouraged to call in at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

STATIC-X will team up with SHADOWS FALL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and DIVINE HERESY for a U.S. tour this fall.

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