Static-X and Dope’s Gear Stolen at Height of The Coronavirus Quarantine

Terrible news as Static-X, on the verge of releasing their comeback album, have filed a police report with the LAPD, siting that their warehouse space (which is also shared with the band Dope) was recently robbed of nearly 200K worth of touring equipment during the Coronavirus lockdown. The two bands were advised to take the story public, in order to help raise awareness with other small business owners and bands alike. The band has publicized a list of stolen equipment, complete with many of the serial numbers. The list includes: Multiple LED video panels, 2 drum kits, 40+ cymbals, various high-end audio/video gear, microphones, racks, branded backdrops, etc. The two bands have also set up a tip center where you can share any info that may help in the investigation. Continue reading

Static-X – Devildriver – Dope – Wednesday 13 – Raven Black: Live at Starland Ballroom

Static-X was one of the best bands to come out of the mid-late 1990s. Sure, they sprung to life during the Nu-Metal craze where every band that wasn’t a traditional heavy metal or death metal was labeled “Nu”. However, Static-X had the DNA of great Industrial Metal bands, pure and simple. When Wayne Static died in 2014, it seemed like the band as an active entity would pass out of existence, although we’d always have the songs. Great songs stand the test of time, and that’s not just lip service, it’s an undeniable truth. So when the notion of the remaining living founding members of the band coming together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip (Warner Bros), it seemed like the right time. The creation of a new album of tracks featuring Wayne supported by the fans is just a bonus. This entire tour and album, both the idea of it and the execution of it witnessed on this night is a celebration and done with love and good intentions. Leave your cynicism at the door and prepare to throw down! Continue reading

Static-X and Devildriver Have Booked Another US Tour

Continuing their successful run of dates across the world, Static-X and Devildriver have booked additional US tour dates for 2019. Direct support will again come from Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black, as the tour hits cities they missed on the first go-around. Tickets are available now via individual venues and their websites. Additionally, North American meet & greets are available now. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Continue reading

Static-X Live at The Marquee Theater

Static-X kicked off their co-headline tour with Devildriver earlier this month in Tempe Arizona at the Marquee Theater. The tour also includes Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black in direct support. The tour is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Static-X’s Wisconsin Death Trip album, to keep the music and the memory of Wayne Static (RIP) alive, and to prepare audiences for new music from the band coming soon on the fully crowd-funded seventh studio album, entitled Project Regeneration. The album will feature 12 brand new tracks and contains several vocal performances and musical compositions by Wayne himself. Ghost Cult’s Isabel Uzcategui was at the kick-off show on this not and captures the band with their masked mystery singer covering Wayne’s classic parts upfront! Will have even more coverage of the tour soon, including a full show review and an interview with the band! Continue reading

Surviving Static-X Members Announce Project Regeneration Tour With DevilDriver and Dope

As we previously broke the news, the remaining members of Static-X have reunited to celebrate twnty years of the bands debut, Wisconsin Death Trip. They will pay tribute to late frontman Wayne Static, and release Project Regeneration. Along with the help of long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing their seventh studio album, due out this spring which will feature between 12 and 15 brand new Static-X tracks. Bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay reunited for this project, including a remake of their Industrial Metal classic ‘Push It’. The band has also just revealed their tour dates, co-headlining with Devildriver. Dope will open on all dates. Watch the tour teaser below. Continue reading

Ben Graves (Murderdolls, Dope) Dies Of Cancer

 

Rock drummer Ben Graves has passed away after an 11 month battle with cancer. He was 46. A very private person, Ben kept his struggles quiet over the last year, according  to a post to his Facebook account, made by his fiancee Lydia. A powerhouse drummer, especially live, Graves lived out his dream of being in successful bands and touring all over the world in his stints with The Murderdolls, Dope and Pretty Boy Floyd. Wednesday 13, who played with graves in The Murderdolls mourned his passing in a post you can read below. Continue reading

Rock And Shock Festival 2016: At The Worcester Palladium And DCU Center

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Droves of fans flocked to the annual host of all things rock, metal and horror as Rock And Shock 2016 invaded Worcester, Massachusetts last month. The annual event at The Palladium and the DCU Center for the convention is hosted annually by Massconcerts, and the entire weekend is wall to wall scary good fun! Continue reading

Dope – Blood Money Part 1

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Dope, now that’s a band I haven’t heard from in awhile. I didn’t think they would ever come back.” After a 7 year absence, I was beginning to think that. Boy, was I wrong. Picking up where they left off on the No Regrets album in 2009, Dope is back to set the world on fire with their highly anticipated 6th album Blood Money Part 1 (eOne music). Continue reading

Dope Releases Lyric Video For 1999,

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Dope, by Lisa Schuchmann

Dope have released a cool lyric video for their new single, ‘1999’. The track comes from their new album Blood Money: Part 1 due out this Friday, October 28th from eOne Music. You can watch the video below: Continue reading