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Static-X

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The Only Static-X 02:51
Cold Static-X 03:42
Push It Static-X 02:34
Cold Static-X 03:41
Love Dump Static-X 04:19
Skinnyman Static-X 03:40
Wisconsin Death Trip Static-X 03:09
Black and White Static-X 03:51
I'm With Stupid Static-X 03:24
Destroyer Static-X 02:45

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Control It
New Pain
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Biography

One of the most thunderous
acts to emerge from the late 1990s nu-metal scene, Static-X mixed doom-laden
industrial ambience, speed metal barrages and electronic, techno storms into a
sound they dubbed “evil disco”. Front man Wayne Static took up the guitar at
the age of seven and was playing in bands by 12. He moved to Chicago in his
early 20s and played with a pre-Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan in Deep Blue
Dream. Static and drummer Ken Jay headed to California and teamed up with bass
player Tony Campos and guitarist Koichi Fukuda and began molding a sound that combined
Pantera, Sisters of Mercy, and The Prodigy. They enjoyed a big breakthrough
when they landed a spot on Ozzfest in 1999, and their debut album Wisconsin
Death Trip
, grew into a cult classic that reached platinum status. 2001’s Machine
reached number 11 in the US charts and the band played the Extreme Steel tour
with their heroes Pantera. They toured steadily throughout the first decade of
the 21st century, releasing four more albums (Shadow Zone, Start
a War
, Cannibal, and Cult of Static) that all hit the top 40.
The band splintered due to personal issues in 2009, and Static died in 2014
aged 48. A 2018 tribute album, Project Regeneration Volume 1, contained
previously unreleased recordings by Static, and guest appearances from Ivan
Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, Al Jourgensen of Ministry and David Draiman
of Disturbed.