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

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