Static X Announces Reformation With Original Lineup

Static-X is back! Featuring the band’s original lineup introduced on their 1999 platinum-selling debut full-length album, Wisconsin Death Trip, bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay have joined forces once again to release a new album, “Project Regeneration.”

The album, set for release in spring 2019, will be released in conjunction with a world tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip. The band plans to perform the majority of their debut album at each show. Headline dates will serve as memorial events to honor late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away on November 1st, 2014. More information on the world tour and other dates will be coming soon.

The band has cultivated a treasure chest of vocal performances and musical compositions left behind by Wayne. Along with the help of Static-X’s long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing their seventh studio album, which will feature between 12 and 15 brand new Static-X tracks.

“With the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip quickly approaching, it feels like the right time to pay our respects to the band, to Wayne, and to all the fans who have been with us right from the start,” says bassist Tony Campos. “We had a lot of material to work with… several demos that Wayne left behind, as well as some really great isolated vocal performances from some nearly finished songs. Together, we have been writing and crafting something very special!”

Check out a new teaser featuring clips from a brand new music video, as well as five new Static-X tracks – “Road To Hell”, “Something Of My Own”, “Terminator Oscillator”, “Hollow” and “Disco Otsego” – along with a personal message from bassist Tony Campos about the inspiration behind Project Regeneration:

For the unfinished tracks, the band is inviting several of their friends to lend their voices for the completion of this very personal project.

“We have confirmed interest from our friends David Draiman, Ivan Moody, Al Jorgensen, Dez Fafara, Edsel Dope, Burton C Bell, and a few others,” says Campos. “Unfortunately, due to everyone’s crazy schedules, it is a little early to know how things will shake out. We are more than confident that the album will have some incredible guest vocalists, but it should be noted that it is still too early to count anyone in 100%.”

The guest vocalist curation process is being led by none other than SiriusXM programming pioneer Jose Mangin, who is working alongside the band as one of the executive producers for Project Regeneration.

Static-X has created a pre-order campaign allowing fans who purchase Project Regeneration in advance to have their name appear in the liner notes of the new album. Additional special pre-order package options are also available, including Project Regeneration merch bundles and several old school Static-X merch items to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip. Pre-orders are available here.

“This is a celebration of Static-X, Wisconsin Death Trip, Wayne Static, and all of our fans,” adds Campos. “We are very excited about what we have created, so we wanted to involve the fans early, and in a campaign sort of way, so that they can participate with us and help to dictate some of the things that we do.”

“Reuniting with the guys has been an amazing experience,” says drummer Ken Jay. “It’s been so much fun sharing stories and working on new music together. Obviously, it is bittersweet because we all miss Wayne and we wish that he was here with us, doing what he did best… Evil Disco…”

“I am so excited to play Static-X songs live again,” says guitarist Koichi Fukuda. “The Static-X sound is so big and powerful live! I can’t wait to play songs like ‘Bled For Days’, ‘Push It’ and ‘I’m With Stupid’ again.”

Static-X plans to do multiple video updates and a series of Facebook Live chats over the next few months in order to keep the fans involved as the process continues to unfold.

“We feel very grateful that we have such a loyal fan base that misses the band, and misses Wayne, and I know that Wayne would appreciate all the heart and effort that we are putting into this,” says Tony Campos. “I’ve had some very heartfelt discussions with Wayne’s family about doing this. They were very touched by the amount of love and effort that we have put into this new album and they have given us their full support. Having the blessing of Wayne’s family means the world to us! I know in my heart that Wayne would be very proud!”

Stay tuned for more Project Regeneration and world tour details coming soon.

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Rig Time! Premiere New Video For “Deserve” From Latest Album “War”

Hardcore, sludge outfit Rig Time!, from La Crosse, Wisconsin premiere a new video for “Deserve”, taken from their latest effort “War”, which was released on October 20, 2017, by Innerstrength Records.

Check out now “Deserve” below.

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The Lion’s Daughter Posts Live Drum Video

Modern blackened metal band The Lion’s Daughter just kicked off a string of dates with InAeona. The trek sees the bands traveling throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

The Lion’s Duaghter is touring in support of “Existence is Horror” and also just released a new drum playthrough video shot during the tour’s first night in St. Louis.

July 8 Chicago, IL @ Underground Lounge
July 9 Rock Island, IL @ TBA
July 10 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter
July 11 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia

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KATAKLYSM & SUFFOCATION UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN “CARNIVAL OF DEATH” TOUR‏

Joining forces for the 2014 edition of the co-headlining North American “Carnival Of Death” tour will be Canadian-based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM and native New York death metal veterans SUFFOCATION.  Wisconsin?s own JUNGLE ROT will be direct support; openers will be New York natives PYREXIA & INTERNAL BLEEDING. 2014 CARNIVAL OF DEATH w/ KATAKLYSM, SUFFOCATION, […]

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MORTA SKULD Release Remastered Debut Through PEACEVILLE

Maybe it’s my misguided Midwestern pride, or just the fact that their music still holds up today, but I’ve always been a fan of Wisconsin’s MORTA SKULD. While they certainly don’t seem out of place with the older bands such as OBITUARY or AUTOPSY, there’s always been something off-kilter in those old records that make […]

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Wartorn Kicking Off Run Of U.S. Shows

Wartorn today embarks on another mini-tour in support of the band’s Southern Lord-released “Iconic Nightmare” full-length.

The Wisconsin crustbrigade will start out with several headlining shows on the way to the 2013 installment of No Thanks Fest in Emory, Texas, set to perform alongside Thou, Barghest, Cleric, Sabbath Assembly and a rash of others.

See the band live on these dates:

11/20/2013 The Cold Shot – Appleton WI w/ Gouger, Deathwish
11/22/2013 The East Wing – Kansas City, MO w/ Vomit Assault
11/24/2013 No Thanks Fest – Emory TX
12/10/2013 The Unholy Hole – Ann Arbor, MI w/ Snafu, P.A.W.N

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GIGAN Kicks Off Ritualistic Projection Tour

Today, progressive tech metal giants, GIGAN, kick of their long-awaited Ritualistic Projection Tour. Scheduled to commence tonight in Appleton, Wisconsin, the brief but threatening expedition will crush seven metropolises and includes an in-store matinee performance at Reckless Records in Chicago. The journey marks GIGAN’s first roadside excursion in support of their titanic Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery […]

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GIGAN Kicks Off Ritualistic Projection Tour

Today, progressive tech metal giants, GIGAN, kick of their long-awaited Ritualistic Projection Tour. Scheduled to commence tonight in Appleton, Wisconsin, the brief but threatening expedition will crush seven metropolises and includes an in-store matinee performance at Reckless Records in Chicago. The journey marks GIGAN’s first roadside excursion in support of their titanic Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery […]

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Asking Alexandria Finalizes “From Death To Destiny” Tour Dates

The From Death To Destiny Tour trek kicks off at the end of the month, and the tour package features headliners Asking Alexandria along with support acts Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today, and Emmure.

The dates for the tour have now been finalized and will be as follows:

10/25-Dallas, TX @ Freaker’s Ball
10/26-Lubbock, TX @ Freak Fest
10/27-San Antonio, TX @ Lonestar Metalfest
10/29-Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30-Knoxville, TN @ Club NV
10/31-Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/01-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02-Lancaster, PA @ Reckless Fest II
11/03-Poughkeepsie, NY @ November Reign Fest
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/06-Washington, DC @ 930 Club
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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GIGAN: Ritualistic Projection Tour Draws Near

GIGAN will embark upon the Ritualistic Projection headlining trek later this month. Scheduled for departure on October 18th in Appleton, Wisconsin, the short but threatening expedition will squash seven metropolises and includes an in-store matinee performance at Reckless Records in Chicago with additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks. Notes Hersemann: “We are […]

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