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Identity Of Static-X’s New Frontman Revealed Via His Tattoos

A Danish metal magazine has matched tattoos on Static-X’s Xer0 with a known metal vocalist.

When nu-metal powerhouse Static‑X first revealed their masked touring vocalist Xer0 — a man wearing what appeared to be a dead skin mask of deceased frontman Wayne Static, which many found unnerving and inappropriate — plenty of people wondered who the band had enlisted into the fold. There were many guesses, but no proof — until now. A Danish metal magazine has matched up tattoos on both Xer0 and another metal frontman, and confirmed the masked singer’s identity.

As Metal A Day confirmed, and as many have guessed, Static-X’s new frontman is Edsel Dope of nu-metal act Dope. The magazine noticed a tattoo on the neck of both Xer0 and dope that were the same:

Edsel And Xer0 Neck Tattoos 680X317

Composite photo via MetalSucks.

This is, of course, unsurprising to most people, because Static‑X and Dope have always been close as bands. They’ve toured together repeatedly, and both imbue their music with a sense of modern, industrialized griminess. Most of all, if any singer could do a solid vocal impression of Wayne Static’s growl, it would be Edsel Dope.

READ THIS: Static‑X want to honor the fun, difficult, morbid man who was Wayne Static

That said, you won’t hear much of Edsel on Static-X’s new record, Project Regeneration, as the band have announced that the album will feature newly-discovered vocal tracks of Wayne Static on almost every song. Listen to a teaser of the first single, Hollow, below:

Static-X’s Project Regeneration will be out May 29, 2020. Catch the band live at one of the following dates:


w/ Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope:

07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
13 Munich, Germany – Backstage 


w/ DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
17 Destin, FL – Club LA


02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater 

READ THIS: Watch Static-X’s epic return with new vocalists

Posted on October 9th 2019, 4:40p.m.
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