Static-X has announced the release date for its long-awaited album, Project: Regeneration Volume 1.
The record is scheduled for release May 29. It features 12 brand new songs from the band, which themselves feature the final vocal recordings of the band’s late front man Wayne Static. Pre-orders for the album are open now.
In anticipation of the record’s release, the band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Hollow’ Feb. 6 through Liquid Metal. The video for the album’s lead single ‘Hollow‘ premiered on Feb. 7 through Billboard.
The song features an arrangement that is everything that fans of Static-x have come to expect from the band. The song’s lyrics will engage audiences just as much as its musical content.
Band founding member Tony Campos explained the placement of the vocal track on ‘Hollow’ in a recent interview.
“The vocals for the song ‘Hollow’ were were originally recorded in 2005 for the Static-X album Start A War, but Wayne and I never felt like the music on the original ‘Hollow’ demo was fully realized,” he said. “That is why it didn’t appear on Start A War or any Static-X album that followed. The vocals sounded great, but some of the musical compositions from that time period felt a bit experimental. The band was going through a lot of changes at that time and, in retrospect, it felt like we’d strayed away from that authentic Static-X sound that really defined us.”
Fellow band member Ken Jay expanded on Campos’ comments.
“When we began working on Project: Regeneration, our producers advised us to ignore any of the old demo music, so we opted for the original band to re-enter the studio with nothing more than Wayne’s isolated vocal tracks and to just be ourselves, to be Static-X, and to make Evil Disco,” he said. “The vocals sound really great, and I think that Wayne would be extremely happy with what we’ve done with the music, and to know that these tracks have finally realized their full potential.”
Project: Regeneration Volume 1 is the first of two volume of new music from Static-X. Work is underway on the second volume of songs. The two volumes together will feature more than 20 songs.
As audiences wait for the release of Project: Regeneration Volume 1, they can hear some of that new music live. The band is scheduled to perform live March 12 and 14 at Brick By Brick and Hell & Heaven Fest respectively.
Brick By Brick is at San Diego, CA; the Hell & Heaven Fest is in Mexico City, Mexico. Dates in Flint, MI and Mansfield, OH follow in July 10 and 11.
Following its upcoming North American dates, Static-X will take its live show overseas to Europe starting July 31 at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany. The band’s European tour is scheduled to run through Oct. 4 in St. Pete, Russia.
The band’s current schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.
03/12 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
03/14 @ Hell & Heaven Fest – Mexico City, Mexico
07/10 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/11 @ INKcarceration – Mansfield, OH
07/31 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/04 @ Durer Kert w/Life of Agony – Budapest, Hungary
08/06 @ Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, Czech Republic
08/07 @ Schlachthof w/Life of Agony – Wiesbaden, Germany
08/08 @ Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
08/09 @ Into The Grave – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
08/11 @ Melkweg w/Life of Agony – Amsterdam, Netherlands
08/12 @ Essigfabrik w/Life of Agony – Cologne, Germany
08/13 @ Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, Germany
08/15 @ Astra w/Life of Agony – Berlin, Germany
09/19 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Appomattox Park, VA
09/25 @ Podzemka – Novosibirsk, Russia
09/27 @ Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
09/29 @ Zvezda – Samara, Russia
10/01 @ Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
10/03 @ Glavclub – Moscow, Russia
10/04 @ Cosmonavt – St. Pete, Russia
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