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With their Gotizm/Atlantic debut, "LOST AT SEA," Los Angeles-based punk-metal quartet 2 CENTS are set to kick off a cross-country spring tour alongside Otep and Static X. Their album features the explosive opening track, "Wedding Dress," and the compelling "A Song For Darrell Abbott," the band's tribute to the late Pantera/Damageplan guitar great. 2 CENTS have played shows at high-security youth correctional facilities to clubs across the country.
Here are the latest Static-X, Otep and 2 Cents tour dates: More...
LiveDaily.com reports: Static-X lead-singer/guitarist Wayne Static is a true believer in giving fans what they want. So, during the initial tour dates behind his band's forthcoming album, "Cannibal," he and his band are playing only four new songs.
"We try to play a little bit off of every record," Static told LiveDaily. "I feel very strongly about that. That's why people come back to see us. We never forget the first stuff that we did. I think the bands that have the long touring careers are the ones that cover their whole career.
"People want to hear the old stuff, too. There are people who don't like our new stuff. There are people who only like our first album ['Wisconsin Death Trip']. If we play four or five songs off the first album, they'll always pay you $25 to come see us, so I'm fine with that. Like, 'Whatever you want. I don't care. Just keep going to shows,'" he added with a laugh.
Regardless, Static-X--which also includes guitarist Koichi Fukuda, drummer Nick Oshiro and bassist Tony Campos--will celebrate the release of "Cannibal" April 3. After a year and a half of sitting at home, Static-X will hit the road for an 11-week jaunt March 30. Details about the confirmed shows are listed below. Static said more dates will be announced at the group's MySpace page as they are confirmed.
"We're going to play everywhere," he said. "We've only been releasing dates just before they go on sale, just in case we need to make any adjustments to the schedule."
Static co-produced "Cannibal" with John Travis (Sugar Ray, Kid Rock), who also engineered and mixed.
"I've co-produced everything, whether my name has been on there or not," Static said. "It's always my baby. I'm the main songwriter. I always make sure I'm very, very involved in every step. This time, I decided to step up and make sure I was there for every minute of the recording process, and really get involved to the maximum degree."
"Cannibal" marks Fukuda's return to guitar. An original member of Static-X, Fukuda left the band then returned to write keyboard parts for 2005's "Start a War."
"We brought Kiochi in just because we thought it would be fun and I hadn't talked to him in a long time back then," Static said. "He was just on board to do some of the keyboards, and it turned out we needed a guitar player before the record was even done and he rejoined the band."
Fukuda's presence in the band for "Cannibal" opened the door for Static-X to feature guitar solos, which are prominent on the album.
"That was his main contribution," Static said. "I wanted to do it for years and years. You really have to have an amazing guitar player these days if you're going to put solos on your record. They have to be over the top."
Static explained "Cannibal" carries the feel of material found early in the band's 13-year career.
"It definitely harkens back to the older material in the simplicity and the heaviness of it and the vocal styling in a lot of ways. But it's definitely not a rehash of anything. It's definitely pushed in new directions. I really wanted to make this more of a metal record, more of a guitar record," Static said.
Static-X tour dates with Otep as support are as follows:
March 30 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy
March 31 - Las Vegas, NV - Desert Breeze Skate Park
April 1 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
April 3 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
April 4 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
April 5 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
April 6 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
April 7 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
April 9 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
April 10 - Abilene, TX - Cowboys
April 11 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
April 13 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
April 14 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
April 15 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 17 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyd's
April 18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
April 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
April 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
April 22 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
April 24 - Columbia, SC - Headliner's
April 25 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
April 27 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
April 28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 29 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 1 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
May 2 - New Haven, CT - Toad's
May 4 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 5 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 11 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
May 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave Bar
With only three weeks till the release of STATIC-X’s album on April 3, the band wants to give their fans another taste of “Cannibal”. ‘Destroyer’ is the second track off of the new album with the raw heavy sound that Wayne Static wanted to bring this time. “I focused on stripping away the excess as much as possible to write short, simple, catchy songs,” Static says. This back-to-basics style for “Cannibal” has a lot to do with Wayne taking over most of the producer duties. Static teamed with producer/engineer John Travis (Kid Rock, Buckcherry) to help create the new sound. “I had a vision for this record, which is why I wanted to produce it myself,” Static says.
Check out the new track from STATIC-X below:
Static-X have posted a third video featuring studio footage of the making of their upcoming album, 'Cannibal'. The album is due out April 30th. You can check out the video in Windows media format and Quicktime format.
If you missed the first two parts, you can check them out here:
The title track from the album, which hits stores on April 3rd, can be streamed here.
The second song, "Destroyer" from Static-X's upcoming album Cannibal, to be released on the 3rd of April, is now available in all digital music stores, iTunes included. To get your very own copy, go crazy here. Also now available is the streaming second clip of the band making Cannibal. You can check it out in Windows Media Player or Quicktime.
Static-X have just announced tour dates in March and April in support of their upcoming album Cannibal. Here are the tour dates:
Mar 30 Galaxy - Santa Ana, California
Mar 31 Extreme Thing - Las Vegas, Nevada
Apr 1 House Of Blues - San Diego, California
Apr 3 Rialto - Tuscon, Arizona
Apr 4 Marquee - Tempe, Arizona
Apr 5 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Apr 6 Dos Amigos - Odessa, Texas
Apr 7 Jakes - Lubbock, Texas
Apr 9 Cowboys - Abeline, Texas
Apr 11 Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, Texas
Apr 13 Scout Bar - Houston, Texas
Apr 14 Concrete Street - Corpus Christi, Texas
Apr 15 White Rabbit - San Antonio, Texas
You can currently order the title track from Cannibal at iTunes. A new song from the album will also be available on iTunes tomorrow as well.
Static-X will be performing live in Las Vegas on October 26th as part of the Saw III release party at Rain. You can view the official Saw III trailer online here and go here for the Saw III soundtrack site.
The current reigning champ of all of the horror film franchises – Saw – will have the third and most psychologically intense installment of the series – Saw III hit theaters on October 27th. Fans of the series will be excited to hear that the Saw III Soundtrack (Artists' Addiction Records) will feature twenty tracks from of some of the hardest, bone crushing rock bands on the planet including: Blue October, Slayer, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Ministry, and many others. Brand new exclusive tracks from Static X "No Submission," and Drowning Pool "No More," are stand out songs on the Saw III Soundtrack.
Saw III (Twisted Pictures & Lionsgate) stars Shawnee Smith and Tobin Bell. Jigsaw has disappeared. With his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff (Angus Macfayden) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.
Saw star Shawnee Smith makes a cameo singing backup vocals on Hydrovibe's track "Killer Inside" on the Saw III Soundtrack.
"I've am a huge fan of this band Hydrovibe!," commented Shawnee. "Heather St. Marie has a breathtakingly beautiful voice as powerful as my character in the Saw films: Amanda. I'm thrilled our female fan base has a movie and a soundtrack to sink our patent leather stilettos into."
Here is the final track listing for the Saw III soundtrack (as well as a couple of audio streams): More...
Asesino will be coming to BB King's Blues Club in New York City on July 31st. Asesino feature Tony Campos of Static-X/Brujeria and Dino Cazares of Brujeria/ex-Fear Factory.
During a recent interview with "The Metal Show", heard live on 92.3 FM WXRK in Cleveland, SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya slammed STATIC-X while discussing their performance during a tour with SLAYER, PANTERA, MORBID ANGEL and others. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
The Metal Show: It's not like the SLAYER fans are very giving when it comes to anybody but you guys playing.
Tom Araya: "Well, they kind of are, especially if you're good. You know…they'll give into you."
The Metal Show: I don't know, man. I saw you guys here on the tour with PANTERA and STATIC-X where STATIC-X got booed right off the stage while people were chanting "SLAYER!"
Tom Araya: "Dude, come on. You're talking about STATIC-X. (laughing a lot) One night…it's pretty understandable why they got booed (Laughs)."
The Metal Show: Very nice, man, I’m sure they are thrilled to hear that.
Tom Araya: "I'm sure they will be! (Laughs)."
You can hear the interview in its entirety at Pitriff.com (Real Player required). This specific exchange can be heard about 9 minutes, 3 seconds into the conversation.
ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), entered Undercity Studios in Los Angeles on January 10 to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Corridos De Muerte", tentatively due this summer. The yet "Untitled", Album is being produced by Cazares with Logan Mader (ex-MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY) engineering. 13 tracks of "pure hatred, death and perverted sickness" are being recorded for the effort, which will feature the following lineup:
Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) - Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Tony Campos (STATIC-X) - Vocals/Bass
Emlio Marquez (SADISTIC INTENT) - Drums
Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) - Lead Guitar
Roy Mayorga (ex-SOULFLY) will be cotributing sound design to the CD.
In other news, Dino Cazares will be signing for Ibanez guitars at the NAMM convention on Friday, January 20 at the Anaihem Convention Center in Anaheim, California beginning at 1:00 p.m. Also appearing will be Jason Bittner (drums) and Paul Romanko (bass) of SHADOWS FALL and Mike D'Antonio (bass) of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Ibanez will also be displaying a prototype RG eight-string guitar similiar to the ones that MESHUGGAH and Dino use.
Tony Campos will be signing for Fernandez guitars at the NAMM convention on Saturday, January 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim California beginning at 2:00pm
And ElectroVoice With Static-X At 3:00pm.
A total of 30 metal, rock and punk writers at Sweden's Close–Up magazine have voted in the magazine's annual critics' album-of-the-year poll. The final results were as follows:
01. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "Mezmerize"
02. OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
03. NINE INCH NAILS – "With Teeth"
04. THE MARS VOLTA – "Frances the Mute"
05. MUNICIPAL WASTE – "Hazardous Mutation"
06. TURBONEGRO – "Party Animals"
07. NILE – "Annihilation of the Wicked"
08. HELLACOPTERS – "Rock & Roll Is Dead"
09. NEVERMORE – "This Godless Endeavor"
10. BLINDSIDE – "The Great Depression"
11. CANDLEMASS – "Candlemass"
12. DARK FUNERAL – "Attera Totus Sanctus"
13. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "Lullabies to Paralyze"
14. ANNIHILATION TIME – "II"
15. BIG BUSINESS – "Head for the Shallow"
16. STATIC–X – "Start a War"
17. CROWBAR – "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden"
18. HYPOCRISY – "Virus"
19. PORCUPINE TREE – "Deadwing"
20. DOZER – "Through the Eyes of Heathens"
For more information on Close-Up, visit www.closeupmagazine.net.
You can now check out the premiere of Static-X's brand new video for "Dirthouse" online at Yahoo.
Static-X is currently on tour with Ill Nino and Opiate For the Masses. You can get the latest tour dates in the tour section of Static-X's site.
MTV.com is reporting that former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen was released from a California state prison last week, a little more than six months after his arrest on a single crimes-against-children count.
Eisen's freedom could end up being short-lived, depending on what next week brings. He's due to stand before a judge in New Jersey on October 7 for arraignment on charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, luring and endangering the welfare of a child.
Eisen, whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador, was arrested in Orange County, California in late February for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl a few weeks earlier in New Jersey. The 39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police.
On February 10, Eisen was arrested on one felony count of crimes against children. Authorities from the Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department found the 39-year-old musician sleeping in a parked car with an underage female with whom he'd just had sexual intercourse, according to Bergen, New Jersey's The Record. Eisen was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bail several hours later.
Steve Meister, Eisen's defense counsel for his California criminal case, told MTV.com that the guitarist accepted the terms of a plea bargain on June 24. "He acknowledged his responsibility," Meister said, and pleaded guilty to two felony counts of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor. He was sentenced to a term of one year, but because he'd been in custody since late February, "[Eisen] had substantial custody credits" and wound up "serving just a couple of months."
Meister told MTV.com that because Eisen pleaded guilty to felonies that weren't "as serious," he was only required to serve half of his one-year sentence. Eisen "made a mistake, he owned up to it, and he paid his penance," the attorney said.
According to Meister, the plea deal followed soon after "a preliminary hearing that substantially weakened the [prosecution's] case, but ultimately, we were not going to have the defenses available to us that we wanted, and so it became clear that we had to try to resolve it by way of a plea instead of a trial.
"The [California accuser's] credibility was very shaky," explained Meister. "She told people she was anywhere from 14 to 19. She told a cop one age, a detective another, [Eisen] another. She met him at an 18-and-older club, so she either had a fake ID or lied to the bouncers. We weakened the prosecution's case, but really, [Eisen] had a reasonable, good-faith belief that she was an adult."
RollingStone.com is reporting that former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen has pled guilty to having oral sex with a minor and will serve one year in California State prison on that charge.
On June 24 Eisen accepted a plea bargain in California for "having oral sex with a person younger than fourteen years old and more than ten years younger than him," stemming from a February arrest, according to Orange County Superior Court manager Gai Spickard. A date for his incarceration has yet to be set. At the time of his arrest, the guitarist posted $100,000 bail and fled the state — only to be discovered when arrested for another sex-related offense, in New Jersey, just two weeks later.
On October 7, Eisen, born Tod Rex Salvador, will face another series of sex-related charges when arraigned before a trial judge in New Jersey. A local woman claimed that her fourteen-year-old daughter had sex with Eisen, who was posing as his own impersonator, leading to the guitarist's indictment by a grand jury in June on charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, enticing a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.
Static-X have lined up the track "Dirthouse" as the next single from their latest release "Start A War". The song will hit radio on October 25th.
STATIC-X will be hosting this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", airing Saturday night (July 30) at 10:00 p.m. EST.
STATIC-X's latest album, "Start a War" (Warner Bros. Records) has sold 81,000 copies in the United States since its June 14 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The follow-up to 2003's "Shadow Zone" was produced by Ulrich Wild and is the group's first release with new drummer Nick Oshiro. Early STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda — who recently officially rejoined the band — handled the programming and keyboard duties during the recording process.
Launch Radio Networks reports: The new STATIC-X album, "Start a War", features the recording debut of former SEETHER drummer Nick Oshiro, who joined the group on its tour in support of 2003's "Shadow Zone". STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static told Launch that Oshiro's abilities as a live drummer had an impact on the making of "Start a War" as well. "This is actually the first record where we didn't try to fix the drums in the computer or anything like that," he said. "We just recorded the drums with the band, playing live, and the drums are what they are. There's no samples, there's no straightening things out, and I think this record has a real, sort of live STATIC-X feel to it because of that."
"Start a War" arrived in stores on June 14.
STATIC-X has added a batch of new shows to its current tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. New dates include:
Jul. 24 - Rockford, IL - Forrest Hills Lounge
Aug. 04 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
Aug. 05 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 07 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
Aug. 08 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 09 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
Aug. 12 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Aug. 13 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
Aug. 14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Aug. 15 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
10 Years have added more dates to their summer trek in support of their new album, "The Autumn Effect", in stores August 2nd on Republic/Universal. Here they are:
6/17 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ball Room
6/18 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
6/19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
7/07 - Ft Walton Beach, FL - The Swamp (with Static-X)
7/13 - Knoxville, TN - Blue Cat
7/24 - Rockford, IL - Forest Hills Lodge (with Static-X)
7/26 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (with Static-X)
7/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Music Mill (with Static-X)
7/31 - Buffalo, NY - Edge Fest
The band will be supporting Static-X from June 21st through to July 2nd as well.
Wayne Staic has send out an explanation and apology for missing most of their scheduled Kansas City show:
"Myself and the band sincerely apologize for not being able to play our full set Saturday at Rockfest in Kansas City. Honestly, I can't believe we actually made it onto the stage at all. We spent most of the night with a broken trailer at a truck stop. When it was clear that we would not make it in time for our scheduled performance, Crossfade was nice enough to switch set times with us and go on early. The radio station also did the best they could to push back all the set times so we could play. Ultimately, by the time our excellent crew got all the gear on stage we only had time to play four songs. As far as our scheduled signing, it is my understanding that we missed our time slot and could not get rescheduled. Our current tour schedule is booked through mid August, but this Fall I hope to get back to K.C. and make it up to everyone who spent their money to come see us."