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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, 4:40pm
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