STATIC-X recently wrapped up the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour / Memorial to Wayne Static! Our very own Alex Macias, was on hand for the San Francisco stop and shares experience below. Continue reading
In wake of the recent news that DevilDriver front man Dez Fafaras wife, Anastasia Fafara, has been diagnosed with cancer, Devildriver has been forced to withdraw from the tour, so that Dez may remain home to care for her and his family. Continue reading
As teased late last year, STATIC-X will head out on their highly-anticipated Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary tour this summer, which will also serve as a memorial tribute to late vocalist Wayne Static. The tour will feature co-headliners and metal giants DevilDriver, and will also feature support from heavy mainstays Dope. The tour will begin in Tempe, AZ on June 18 and will visit over a month’s-worth of cities, coming to an end in Las Vegas, NV on July 27. Continue reading
“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 via http://www.static-x.org.
“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!
Taipan a new International Metal project from Russia, composed from the best traditions of thrash-metal is pleased to announce the release of the video “Straight From The Underground” . Taipan unites the leading musicians from all over the world. Guest members include: Aaron Rossi (Ministry, Ankla); Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static-X) Michael Black (Black Oil, Stone Faced) Sergey Lazar (Arkona) Sergey Tabachnikov (Nobody One) Chris Poland (Megadeth) Diana van Giersbergen (Xandria), Cristian Machado ( Ill Nino) and Andrey Nova (Crimson Blue). Design of the project, Taipan, was made by Jan Yrlund, who is famous for his work with Manowar, Korpiklaani, and other great bands.known for his work with Manowar, Korpiklaani and other great bands.
“(Taipan) lyrics are based on the darkest parts of human souls, confrontation, and social tension.”
The power International project, Taipan, will be releasing the new music video “Straight From The Underground” on June 8th, 2015. “Straight From The Underground” and Taipan’s upcoming self-titled album, was produced by Circulation Media, Dead Sea Records and Logan Mader (Producing music for Butcher Babies, Soulfly, Five Finger Death Punch and more) will serve as guest producer on three songs for Taipan.
To honor the underground scene, the video hosts live footage of local Southern California Bands. Special guests Aaron Rossi, Tony Campos and Michael Black make appearances in “Straight From The Underground”