Static-X Are Reuniting For A New Album And Tour In Tribute To Deceased Frontman Wayne Static
When Static-X frontman Wayne Static died in 2014, the general consensus was that the band was done for.
But apparently, disco metal is far from dead, as Static-X’s classic line-up — featuring bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukada, and drummer Ken Jay — have announced that they are reuniting for a new album, titled Project Regeneration, that features the last recorded work of Wayne Static.
Not only that, but the band has announced a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip.
To cover vocal duties, the band has approached a list of singers including David Draiman of Disturbed, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Edsel Dope of Dope, Dez Fafara of Devildriver and Coal Chamber, and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory.
In a statement released today, Campos said, “Wayne had fans everywhere, so why not do a memorial show for him everywhere. So we’re gonna play a killer, old-school set that features a majority of the Wisconsin Death Trip record, along with all the other old-school Static-X favorites that you all love.
We plan on having a very interactive show with huge LED walls, big sound and lots of production. We wanna make sure that the 20th-anniversary of ‘Wisconsin Death Trip‘ reunion tour happens all over the U.S. Once we get that unlocked, we can focus on the rest of the world…”
Added Koichi, “I am so excited to play Static-X songs live again. I can’t wait to play songs like Bled For Days, Push It, and I’m With Stupid Again.”
This tour will be funded by preorders of the album, so fans who want to see Static-X hit their town should pre-order Project Regeneration here. In the meantime, check out a YouTube teaser by the band below.
A Danish metal magazine has matched tattoos on Static-X’s Xer0 with a known metal vocalist.
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.