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Static-X

Static-X's roots trace to the Midwest, where vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static grew up in Michigan and drummer Ken Jay inIllinois. They ended up in Chicago separately, but were introduced at the record store where Jay worked by Smashing Pumpkinsvocalist Billy Corgan. Static and Jay decided to head west to California and start up a new band. Shortly after their arrival,Osaka-native Koichi Fukada responded to the duo's ad and became their new guitarist, as well as programmer. Bassist TonyCampos, the only true Californian, was the final piece of the puzzle. Static X's music combined aggressive ...read more

Static-X's roots trace to the Midwest, where vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static grew up in Michigan and drummer Ken Jay inIllinois. They ended up in Chicago separately, but were introduced at the record store where Jay worked by Smashing Pumpkinsvocalist Billy Corgan. Static and Jay decided to head west to California and start up a new band. Shortly after their arrival,Osaka-native Koichi Fukada responded to the duo's ad and became their new guitarist, as well as programmer. Bassist TonyCampos, the only true Californian, was the final piece of the puzzle. Static X's music combined aggressive metal and thrash withindustrial overtones and techno pulse. Signed to Warner Brothers in February 1998, Static X debuted with Wisconsin Death Tripa year later, and the album was eventually certified gold. Departing guitarist Fukada was replaced with Tripp Eisen (ex-Dope) for2001's Machine, and drummer Jay left after the 2003 album Shadow Zone. If that wasn't enough, personal issues forced Eisento leave the band in 2004. Still, Static-X was undeterred. Static tapped Fukada to rejoin on guitar and programming, andtouring drummer Nick Oshiro took over full-time. In June 2005, a rejunvenated Static-X returned to recording with Start a War.Tripp was arrested for having sex with minors, and therefore was promptly fired. Fukada returned, and the group releasedCannibal in 2007.RIP Wayne Static, 1965-2014. « hide

Similar Bands: Rob Zombie, Powerman 5000, Wayne Static, Spineshank, Fear Factory

LPs
Cult Of Static
2009

2.6
209 Votes
Cannibal
2007

3.2
308 Votes
Start a War
2005

3.2
341 Votes
Shadow Zone
2003

3.2
389 Votes
Machine
2001

3.2
375 Votes
Wisconsin Death Trip
1999

3.7
531 Votes
Live Albums
Cannibal Killers Live
2008

3.6
21 Votes
Compilations
Beneath... Between... Beyond
2004

2.9
103 Votes

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