Society 1 Tapped As Support For Upcoming Static-X Tour

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Industrial rock band Society 1 will join Static-X on the road in the new year.

The band has been tapped as one of many well-known bands that will serve as support on Static-X’s upcoming “Rise of the Machine North American Tour 2022.” The announcement was made in a press release distributed Wednesday.

The band’s time on the tour is scheduled to run from the tour’s launch, Feb. 21 in Portland, OR to Feb. 27 in Sacramento, CA. The group’s scheduled run on the tour is noted below.

Tour Dates:

02/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
02/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
02/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
02/24 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
02/25 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert Hall
02/26 – Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
02/27 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades

Also on the bill for the tour are the likes of Dope, Fear Factory, and Mushroomhead. Twizted is also scheduled to join the tour on specific dates.

The “Rise of the Machine North American Tour 2022” is to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Static-X’s Gold-certified album, Machine. The band is expected to re-issue that album soon after the tour’s launch as part of that anniversary celebration.

Society 1 front man Matt Zane said in a prepared statement, he is looking forward to joining the tour.

“I’ve known and toured with most of these guys in these amazing bands for 20-plus years,” said Zane. “It’s unreal we’re all getting together in 2022 and still doing it. Really looking forward to getting back out there in support of the new album that [late bassist] DV [Karloff] and I wrote together.”

Speaking of Karloff, he passed in May of this year. He was 48 years old. Karloff joined the band in 2003 and left in 2018, just after the release of Society 1’s then latest album, Rise From The Dead (2017). No cause of death has been announced since that time.

According to comments from Zane, Society 1’s current lineup will pay tribute to Karloff throughout the band’s upcoming tour. It is just part of the way in which the band plans to pay tribute to Karloff, too. The band has released a tribute to Karloff through its official YouTube channel.

The tribute, which runs just over an hour, features interviews with the likes of Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Raymond Herrera (ex-Fear Factory), and Skum Love among many others.

More information on Society 1’s upcoming run on the “Rise of the Machine North American Tour 2022” and the band’s upcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://society1band.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/society1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/society1music

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2020’s New Hard Rock, Metal Albums Prove The Grammys Got It Wrong Again

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Whatever committee or person makes the decision on who gets nominations and awards at the annual Grammy Awards ceremony needs a swift kick in the pants.  That is because that person or those people has/have never given much real respect to the hard rock and metal community.  This year’s list of nominees is the latest supporting proof for that argument.  Despite what certain parties might have audiences believe, 2020 produced a lot of albums that are far more worthy of awards.  Among those oh-so-notable new albums that have been released this far are new offerings from Lamb of God, Sons of Apollo, U.D.O., Sevendust, and even Firewind.  All of the noted albums are featured in this year’s Phil’s Picks Top 10 New Hard Rock & Metal Albums.  Between thrash metal, groove metal, pure hard rock and even electronic rock, this list proves how much great material was released this year that is far more deserving of awards than the acts that were nominated (maybe save for Body Count’s song).

As with every other list from Phil’s Picks, this list features the Top 10 new albums in the noted category and five additional honorable mention titles for a total of 15 albums.  Without any further ado, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks 2020 Top 10 New Hard Rock & Metal Albums.

PHIL’S PICKS 2020 TOP 10 NEW HARD ROCK & METAL ALBUMS

  1. Sons of Apollo – MMXX
  2. U.D.O. – We Are One
  3. Sevendust – Blood & Stone
  4. Lamb of God – Lamb of God
  5. Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life
  6. Testament – Titans of Creation
  7. Static X – Project: Re-Generation
  8. Firewind – Firewind
  9. Julien K – Harmonic Disruptor
  10. Master Boot Record – Floppy Disc Overdrive
  11. Clint Lowery – God Bless The Renegades
  12. Annihilator – Ballistic, Sadistic
  13. David Reece – Cacophony of Souls
  14. Biff Byford – School of Hard Knocks
  15. Warbringer – Weapons of Tomorrow

Next up from Phil’s Picks is one last musical category, the year’s top new overall albums.  Stay tuned for that, and then it’ll be on to the DVD and BD categories. 

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Static-X Debuts ‘Dead Souls’ Video

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Static-X debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Dead Souls.’  The song is the fourth single from the band’s recently released album ProjectRegeneration Volume 1.  Its debut follows the debut of the album’s other singles ‘Bring You Down,’ ‘All These Years,’ and ‘Hollow.’

The band’s ‘Dead Souls’ video features a blindfolded woman in a forest setting seemingly controlling a masked figure in a city, who ends up capturing a man and bringing him to the forest for the apparent mystic.  The mystic ends up binding the man’s hands and leads him away as the video ends.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Dead Souls’ is an example of the change that Wayne Static displayed in his vocal performance style before his death as well as the approach to songwriting taken by Static’s band mates — Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda since Static’s passing.  Ministry founder/front man Al Jourgensen provided a guest vocal performance for the song.

Campos discussed Jourgensen’s appearance on the song in a recent interview.

“This song has become one of my favorite tracks on the record,” said Campos.  “We had no intention on doing a video for it initially, but it came out so good, we had to do it.  I’m so grateful to Al Jourgensen for singing on the track with Wayne.  Ministry was a big influence on us, and I know Wayne would’ve been just as stoked as I am to have Al sing on one of our records.  I think the video fits the song really well.  It’s dark, creepy, with just a touch of humor.”

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Debuts ‘Bring You Down’ Video

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Static-X debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Bring You Down‘ Wednesday.  The song is the third single from the band’s new album Project Regeneration Volume 1.  It was preceded by the release of the singles ‘All These Years‘ and ‘Hollow.’

Much as with the video for ‘Hollow,’ this song’s video features the band performing its new single in a stage setting, but this time, instead of having a skull with a mowhawk on a stand and the silhouette of front man Xero filling in for the band’s late front man Wayne Static, Xero is there with a giant “X” superimposed over his silhouette.  Meanwhile footage of Static is incorporated into the video as audio of the late, great front man plays along with the song.

The song’s musical arrangement is classic Static-X while its lyrical theme will engage listeners in its own right.  The song’s lyrical theme comes across as being rather introspective as Static addresses a relationship that had apparently gone bad.  What situation is being addressed through the song’s lyrics is anyone’s guess.

More information on Static-X’s new album and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Debuts Full Album Teaser Video For New LP

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Static-X is giving audiences one more preview of its long-awaited album Project Regeneration Volume 1.

The band debuted a full album trailer Thursday for the album, which is Static-X’s first new album in more than 11 years.  The trailer takes listeners through the course of the 12-song record, giving audiences a preview of each song along with video snippets.

Project Regeneration Volume 1 will be available at midnight through Static-X’s official website and available to stream and download here.

Original band member Ken Jay recently had the following to say about Project Regeneration Volume 1, which features the last recorded vocals from the band’s late original front man — and band namesake — Wayne Static.

“While hearing Wayne’s voice again provided some incredibly emotional
moments for us all, the feeling I’ve ultimately gotten from being in this
band and from making music together is FUN…I hope that everyone who listens to this album feels the same way,” he said.

Fellow founding member Tony Campos expanded on his band mates comments.

“I’m really excited to finally get the record out to the fans,” said Campos.  “I know
they’ve been waiting a long time for this, but I’m hoping once they
get it, they’ll hear the love, sweat, and tears we put into it, and feel
like we’ve done right by them, Wayne’s family, and Wayne’s
memory.”

Project Regeneration Volume 1 is the first of two new albums from Static-X this year.  The second volume will release later this year.  The current record features not only Static’s final vocal performances, but new lyrics and vocal performances from current front man Xero.

Project Regeneration Volume 1‘s track listing is noted below.

 

 

Track List:
1. Regeneration
2.Hollow (Project Regeneration)
3. Worth Dyin For
4. Terminator Oscillator
5. All These Years
6. Accelerate
7. Bring You Down (Project Regeneration)
8. My Destruction
9. Something of My Own (Project Regeneration)
10. Otsego Placebo
11. Follow
12. Dead Souls

 

 

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Opens 2020’s Second Half With One More Of The Year’s Top New Hard Rock & Metal Albums

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More than 11 years have passed since industrial metal band Static-X released its last album, Cult of Static.  Fans’ wait for new material from the band will come to its end Friday with the release of Static-X’s new album Project Regeneration Volume 1.  The 12-song record takes previously unused vocals from the band’s late front man Wayne Static and crosses them with new musical arrangements from the band’s original lineup of Tony Campos (bass), Ken Jay (drums) and Koichi Fukuda (guitar) to make the final product.

That mix of new musical arrangements and unused lyrical content combines for a record that is sure to appeal to longtime fans and those less familiar with the band’s catalog alike.  Each item will be discussed here.  Also of note is the sequencing of those arrangements and lyrical themes.  This will also be discussed as part of this examination of Project Regeneration Volume 1.  When it is considered along with the album’s overall content, the whole of the record becomes a presentation that is without argument, a work that kicks off the second half of 2020 on a high note for the hard rock and metal community.

With the countdown to the end of 2020 officially on, it did not take long for the year’s first great heard rock and metal album to see the light of day.  That album comes from veteran industrial metal band Static-X.  The album – Project Regeneration Volume 1 — is a strong new offering from the original Static-X lineup of Tony Campos, Ken Jay, and Koichi Fukuda.  That is proven in part through the album’s musical arrangements.  The arrangements in question do show some links back to Static-X’s early days, but also shows a certain amount of creative growth from the band in whole.  The most prominent point at which the album reaches back to its early days comes early in the album’s 39-minute run time in the form of its lead single ‘Hollow.’  That song’s overall stylistic approach, with its steady bass drum beat, guitars and percussive vocal delivery style from enigmatic front man “Xero” immediately lends itself to comparison to Static-X’s breakout hit single ‘Push It,’ featured in the band’s 1999 debut album Wisconsin Death Trip.  ‘Terminator Oscillator,’ which comes shortly after ‘Hollow,’ but still early in the album’s sequence, is an example of the latter statement.  It shows that noted growth from the band, as it relies more on keyboards and electronics than much of what the band has offered audiences in its past albums.  It and a number of other songs featured in the album, rely more on keyboards and electronics than works from the band’s past albums.  The noted songs lend themselves to comparisons to works from other industrial and electronic acts, such as Frontline Assembly, Ministry, and Juno Reactor.  That is just as evident late in the album’s run in ‘Otsego Placebo’ and in ‘My Destruction’ as anywhere else in the album.  The sampling is there right alongside the keyboards and the band’s more familiar metal guitar riffs.  Now given, the band did go through multiple lineup changes over its initial run, so naturally stylistic changes were to be expected.  This record on the other hand takes much of the stylistic approach used in Wisconsin Death Trip and builds on said approach.  Musically speaking, that approach makes Project Regeneration Volume 1 Static-X’s best album to date.  Of course the album’s musical content is just one part of what makes it so engaging.  The record’s lyrical themes add their own share of interest to its presentation, too.

The lyrical themes presented throughout Project Regeneration Volume I are important to discuss because of the amount of ground that they cover.  From the personal to the peculiar (in a good way), audiences are offered quite a bit that will keep them engaged throughout.  One of the most notable of the album’s more personal lyrical themes comes late in the album’s run in ‘Bring You Down.’  The song comes across as being rather introspective as Wayne Static addresses a relationship that had apparently gone bad.  What situation is being addressed through the song’s lyrics is anyone’s guess.  That is especially considering how long Static’s vocals had been sitting unused.  That aside, it is a deeply personal work that will engage listeners.  Static sings in the song’s lead verse, “You were the one to be true/To be down/I was/Out of the black/You brought me/Into the light now/Now take your little pills/Headlong to overkill/Resent me/’Cause I represent what you hate/Don’t wait.”   He continues in the song’s second verse, “Bring me up until you bring me down/Take me to hell/Bring me back/I can’t tell/In the black and bring it back/I don’t wanna wait/So I’m gonna say this right now/I feel my mind is going/My discontent showing/And now I know, I know/I’ve got to bring you down.”  Obviously that last line, “I know/I’ve got to bring you down” is not Static saying he has to bring someone down, but rather, he is speaking sarcastically in a manner of speaking.  Everyone who knows about Static-X’s history can’t help but wonder if this had any relation to the band’s breakup or to something else.  Again, regardless, this content is certain to engage listeners and generate its own share of discussion among listeners.  It is just one example of what makes the lyrical content featured in Project Regeneration Volume 1 noteworthy.

‘Terminator Oscillator’ is another example of the key examples of the importance of this album’s lyrical content.  This song’s lyrics were penned by current front man Xero instead of Wayne Static.  While the song’s musical arrangement would be a good fit on Fear Factory’s 1997 remix album Remanufacture, the song’s lyrics are unique and quite intense.  The song’s lead verse states, “I am the senseless/The vicious/The wicked/Annihilate/Calculate/Devastate/Terminate/Obliterate/Incinerate/I am the vicious/Exterminate/Violate/Devastate/Decapitate/Assassinate/Exhilarate/I am the wicked.”  Its second verse, reads, “Suffocate/Desecrate/Devastate/Terminate/Obliterate/Disintegrate/I am the vicious/Exterminate/Violate/Devastate/Decapitate/Assassinate/Accelerate/I am the wicked.”  The song adds in its finale, “I want it/I need it/I’m gonna hunt you down/I am the senseless/The vicious/The wicked.”  Knowing that an oscillator is something that swings back and forth in a set pattern, and that a terminator is something that ends the operation of something, maybe this has something to do in the bigger picture, then, with maybe someone who apparently who has two distinct mindsets that are one.  Of course that likely is not precisely on point.  Being that this is such metaphorical (and intense) lyrical content, it is just as certain to generate its own share of interest among audiences, showing even more why the album’s lyrical content is so important to the whole of its presentation.  It is just one more example of what makes the album’s lyrical content so important.  ‘Something of my Own’ is one more example of what make the album’s lyrical content so important.

‘Something of My Own’ comes across as another personal commentary from Wayne Static, and is sure to keep listeners just as engaged as any of the album’s other songs.  Static, through his archived performance, sings in the song’s lead verse, “All my life a new beginning/All my life not understanding/All my life it’s you and me/And all my life we disagree/See through the dark/See through the light/See through the black and see through the white/And all night long/See through these shadows/All night long/You’re all that matters.”  He continues in the song’s chorus, “Leave me to burn/Out in the cold/Leave me to learn/Things on my own/I’ve been searching/Searching my soul/Looking for something of my own.”  He closes out the song in its second verse, singing, “Three years ago/I didn’t know her/Now she’s gone/I sit and wonder/What went wrong and couldn’t tell/And now I sit here/In my hell.”  It would seem that this has something to do with another relationship matter.  What’s interesting here is the power in the song’s musical arrangement.  The lyrics alone seem rather brooding, but the song’s musical arrangement makes the emotion anything but brooding.  Rather, it comes across as someone who is angry at one’s self for allowing a situation to reach the point at which it did.  It’s another interesting matter that will connect with a wide range of listeners even with its seemingly personal nature.  When it is considered along with the other noted lyrical themes and the rest of the album’s lyrical themes, audiences learn even more why the album’s lyrical content is just as important to its presentation as its musical content.  Music and lyrics taken into consideration together, they make for plenty of reason for audiences to take in this record.  They are just a portion of what makes the album worth hearing.  The album’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

Project Regeneration Volume 1’s sequencing is important to note because of the aesthetic impact that it has on the album’s presentation.  From start to end of this record, the sequencing ensures that its energy remains at its highest point, barely letting up at any point.  The arrangements’ styles change slightly from one to the next, but even as they change, the album’s energy does not let up.  This means audiences will remain just as entertained and engaged through the stability in the album’s energies as through its arrangements and lyrical content.  To that end, the album wins for its aesthetics as much as for its overall content.  All things considered, the album in whole proves itself a strong return for Static-X and gives plenty of hope for Project Regeneration Volume 2, which is scheduled for release later this year.  Its release date will be announced soon.

Static-X’s new album Project Regeneration Volume 1, is the first great hard rock/metal album from the second half of 2020.  That is proven in part through the album’s musical arrangements, which echo some of the hints of the band’s past works but also show a certain amount of evolution from the band members, ¾ of which are the band’s original members.  The album’s lyrical content generates its own engagement and entertainment through its personal and otherwise themes.  Those themes will generate plenty of discussion among listeners as a result of that engagement and entertainment.  The album’s sequencing rounds out the most important of its elements.  It ensures that while the arrangements’ stylistic approaches change slightly from one to the next, the album’s energy never lets up too much.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make Project Regeneration Volume 1 not only the first great hard rock/metal album of 2020’s second half, but one of the year’s top new hard rock/metal albums overall.

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Unveils Track Listing, New Cover Art For ‘Project: Regeneration Volume 1’

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Static-X fans are starting to get more of a picture of the band’s forthcoming album.

The band unveiled the artwork and track listing for its new album ProjectRegeneration Volume 1 Wednesday.  The album is scheduled for release July 10.  Its track listing, noted below, features the already released singles ‘Hollow (Project Regeneration)‘ and ‘All These Years‘ along with the likes of ‘My Destruction,’ ‘Follow’ and ‘Something of my Own (Project Regeneration).’

The album’s full track listing is noted below.

 

Track List:
1. Regeneration
2.Hollow (Project Regeneration)
3. Worth Dyin For
4. Terminator Oscillator
5.All These Years
6. Accelerate
7. Bring You Down (Project Regeneration)
8. My Destruction
9. Something of My Own (Project Regeneration)
10. Otsego Placebo
11. Follow
12. Dead Souls

 

The songs featured in the new record take previously unused vocals from the band’s late front man Wayne Static and cross them with new musical arrangements from the band’s original lineup of Tony Campos (bass), Ken Jay (drums) and Koichi Fukuda (guitar) to make the final products.

ProjectRegeneration 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.  Ulrich Wild (Taproot, Static-X, Slipknot) is working on both volumes.

Digital pre-orders are open for ProjectRegeneration Volume 1 through  iTunes and Amazon.  Audiences who pre-order the album now will receive instant grat downloads of ‘Hollow (Project Regeneration)’ and ‘All These Years.’  Pre-orders for physical copies of ProjectRegeneration Volume 1 are open now here.

The new cover art for ProjectRegeneration Volume 1 is a slight change from the album’s original artwork.  The only change made to the album’s artwork involves the presentation of the band’s name.  Where the original  artwork presented the band’s name in a semi-metallic blue tint, the new artwork changes the font style to a plain white set against a green and black background to help make the band’s name better stand out.  The altered font style also is the original font style used in the band’s past albums.  That adds to the sense of nostalgia and continuity for audiences.

In other Static-X news, the band is rescheduling its European summer tour dates as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  The band recently announced a new string of live North American dates, which are noted below.

 

Tour Dates:
09/12 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
09/18 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Appomattox Park, VA
11/23 @ Glavclub – Moscow, RU
11/24 @ Cosmonavt – Saint Petersburg, RU
11/26 @ Arena Hall – Krasnodar, RU
11/28 @ Zvezda – Samara, RU
11/30 @ Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, RU
12/02 @ Podzemka – Novosibirsk, RU
12/04 @ Palladium – Riga, LV
12/05 @ Helitehas – Tallinn, EE

 

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Debuts ‘All These Years’ Video

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Static-X is giving audiences another preview of its forthcoming album Project Regeneration Volume 1.

The band debuted the video for the album’s new single ‘All These Years‘ Thursday.  The video features a young Wayne Static in what is supposed to be his bedroom, seeing his future self on his television, which is the lead-in to the footage of the band, including current front man Xer0, performing the single.

Fans of vintage television, movies and music will appreciate the bedroom setting, with posters of Spock from Star TrekThe Original SeriesBatman and the famed poster of actress Farrah Fawcet in her swimsuit.  The young Wayne wears a Paul Stanley mask and is listening to music from KISS as his father comes into the room, reminding him to do his homework before he listens to music.

As Wayne leans over his notebook, trying to write about what he wants to be when he when he grows up, the video starts playing on his television, leading to the performance.

The video for ‘All These Years’ was co-directed by Xer0 and Matt Zane.

Drummer Ken Jay talked about the inspiration for the song’s video treatment in a recent interview.

“It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great,” he said. “These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through STATIC-X.”

Static-X debuted the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Hollow‘ Feb. 7.

Project Regeneration Volume 1 was originally scheduled for release May 29, but the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak has caused delays in the album’s manufacturing process, according to fellow band member Tony Campos.

“The album is 100% complete,” he said.  “We are just waiting for the manufacturing to resume.  We have been given word that all is finally in production, so we are excited to get this out to the fans.”

The album’s new physical release date is July 10 on CD and Aug. 14 on vinyl.

ProjectRegeneration 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.

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Touring Equipment Stolen From Static-X, Dope

The members of Dope and Static-X are asking for the public’s help finding some stolen gear.

The bands announced through a joint news release Monday, someone recently broke into a warehouse that the bands share and stole equipment belonging to both bands valued at a total of almost $200,000.  The equipment was material that the bands used for touring.

Static-X drummer Ken Jay expressed frustration over the crime when he talked about the incident.

“With most of us in lock down, and those who aren’t in lock down, wearing masks in public, apparently it’s a great time to be a thief,” he said.

Dope front man Edsel Dope said he was upset over the thefts, too.

“This is a tough one to swallow,” he said.  “Our bands are small businesses that have developed and refined our touring systems over the years.  The amount of time and effort that has gone into building out the tech and the AV, the production alone is hard to quantify.  It’s a lot of money.  We own all of our own gear, and have built our touring business through years of hard work and continuous investment back into ourselves.”

Anyone with information about the recent thefts can provide anonymous tips online at https://static-x.org/pages/stolen-gear.

 

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Static-X is scheduled to release its latest album ProjectRegeneration Volume 1 on May 20,2020.  The record will feature 12 brand new tracks crafted from previously unused vocals recorded by the band’s late front man Wayne Static.  The music for the record was composed by the original Static-X lineup of bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda.

The record’s lead single, its title track, is available to stream and download here.  The song’s companion video is streaming here.  Pre-orders for the album are available online here.

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.static-x.org

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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Static-X Announces Release Date For New LP, ‘Project: Regeneration Volume 1’; Debuts Album’s Lead Single, Video

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Static-X has announced the release date for its long-awaited album, ProjectRegeneration 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 ProjectRegeneration, 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.”

ProjectRegeneration 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 ProjectRegeneration 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.

 

 

Tour Dates:
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

 

 

More information on Static-X’s new album, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.static-x.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/staticx

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OfficialStaticX

 

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