Fan-filmed video of STATIC-X‘s complete July 30 efficiency at Xfinity Heart in Mansfield, Massachusetts because the help act for ROB ZOMBIE and MUDVAYNE on the “Freaks On Parade” tour could be seen under.
01. Bled For Days
02. Wisconsin Dying Journey
03. Sweat Of The Bud
04. Love Dump
06. I am With Silly
07. Push It
This previous January, STATIC-X postponed its “Rise Of The Machine” North American tour that includes FEAR FACTORY, DOPE, MUSHROOMHEAD and TWIZTID. The trek, produced by Reside Nation, was rescheduled because of the improve within the unfold of COVID-19 and its continued impact on journey restrictions, public well being, and fan security. The 42-date trek will now kick off February 25, 2023, in San Francisco, California and wrap up April 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
The Twentieth-anniversary launch of “Machine” — made accessible on February 18, 2022 — options newly remastered audio by Ulrich Wild and contains all 12 tracks from the unique launch, in addition to three new bonus tracks: “Wisconsin Dying Journey (Reside 2019 Regeneration That includes Wayne Static)” , “Sweat Of The Bud (Reside 2019 Xer0)” and “I am With Silly (Reside 2019 Regeneration That includes Wayne Static)”. Initially launched in 2001, “Machine” would in the end transform the final album recorded by the 4 authentic members of STATIC-X. The entire lead vocals and guitars on “Machine” have been carried out by Wayne Static, whereas bass, backing vocals, drums, and programming contributions got here from founding members Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda. The limited-edition launch can have packaging that includes absolutely reimagined art work and might be accessible in a number of configurations, together with a number of shade vinyl sequenced on two discs, with an etching of the STATIC-X Shock image on aspect D.
STATIC-X‘s newest album “Challenge Regeneration Vol. 1”, got here out in July 2020. The primary of two volumes, it options 12 model new tracks, containing lots of the last vocal performances and musical compositions of late STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static, together with the unique “Wisconsin Dying Journey” lineup of bassist Campos, Jay, and guitarist Fukuda. Each volumes are being labored on by longtime STATIC-X producer Ulrich Wild.
In whole, “Challenge Regeneration” volumes one and two will encompass greater than 20 model new or beforehand unreleased STATIC-X songs and can characteristic all the remaining works left behind by Wayne Static, together with the unique “Wisconsin Dying Journey” band lineup. The person albums are anticipated to comprise artistic packaging parts that may enable followers to marry the 2 volumes collectively.
Whereas the identification of STATIC-X‘s touring singer — who goes by the title Xer0 — has not been formally revealed, robust rumors counsel that DOPE frontman Edsel Dope is performing alongside Campos, Jay and Fukuda.
Campos mentioned STATIC-X‘s comeback throughout an look on “The SDR Present”. Talking about how the concept of Xer0 carrying a masks within the likeness of Static happened, Tony mentioned: “Once we have been making an attempt to determine how we have been gonna do that stay, the very first thing that got here up was the hologram factor, and that obtained shot down fairly fast.
“The factor in regards to the band for us was the vitality and the vibe that all of us obtained from the interplay the 4 of us had on stage, and also you simply do not get that with a hologram. In order that obtained chucked out the window fairly shortly. So we found out it needed to be anyone. As soon as we discovered Xer0 and noticed and heard that he might do the job, we have been, like, ‘Cool. How will we current this in a cool means that does not make it about…?’ ‘Trigger we did not wanna come out and, like, ‘Hey, here is STATIC-X with their new singer.’ That is not what we have been making an attempt to do. It was about remembering Wayne and remembering the great occasions we had again within the early days and remembering the enjoyable all of us had collectively 20 years in the past touring on ‘Wisconsin Dying Journey’. And so we actually needed to maintain the concentrate on that and never on the brand new singer. So the concept of a masks got here.”
Campos continued: “Initially, we got here up with a helmet that appeared just like the robotic from the ‘Push It’ video and even shot some video footage of Xer0 carrying that, and it appeared nice. Logistically, it wasn’t gonna work, although, ‘trigger you are blind within the factor. And so, what are you gonna do? Have anyone stroll him out to the entrance of the stage, ensure that he would not fall off the stage? So we have been, like, ‘Okay, what else can we do?’ And so we considered all these completely different merchandise gadgets that we had, with skulls, with Wayne‘s hair and beard, and thought, ‘Effectively, let’s attempt one thing like that.’ So we gave the concept to a pal of ours who designs masks for the SLIPKNOT guys, John 5, numerous different individuals, and he or she got here again with that Xer0 masks. After which as soon as we put the hair up, we have been, like, ‘Oh, yeah. Dude, that is it.’ And so we went with that.”
Requested if STATIC-X remains to be preserving Xer0‘s identification a secret though “everybody is aware of” who he’s, Tony mentioned: “Yeah, however I nonetheless prefer to hold that distinction, ‘trigger, once more, I am making an attempt to maintain the main focus [on remembering Wayne].”
Based on Campos, Xer0 wasn’t the one singer who was within the combine for the STATIC-X frontman job. “I had just a few concepts in my head, however he was the primary to return up and really exhibit that he might do the job,” Tony defined. “So I used to be, like, ‘I do not suppose I have to look any additional.’ [Laughs]”
Campos went on to say that he “knew there could be some negativity” on the Web as soon as STATIC-X had introduced its comeback. “It was positively a speaking level, for positive,” he mentioned. “However I believe as soon as individuals heard our story and heard that Wayne’s household had given us their blessing to do what we have been doing, after which as soon as they really noticed it, I believe that was the massive turning level. As soon as individuals got here out and skilled the present and noticed what we have been doing, I believe it made most of these individuals flip round.”
Static died after mixing Xanax and different highly effective pharmaceuticals with alcohol, in line with the coroner’s report. The 48-year-old, whose actual title was Wayne Richard Wells, was discovered lifeless in his Landers, California house on November 1, 2014.
Static based STATIC-X in 1994 and achieved industrial success with “Wisconsin Dying Journey”, which included the rock radio hit “Push It”.
The group issued 5 extra studio albums earlier than disbanding completely in June 2013. Static had been pursuing a solo profession on the time of his demise.