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Static-X’s New Album “Project Regeneration” Currently Set To Only Feature One Guest Vocalist


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While the band’s original vision had numerous guests padding out the new tracks on Static-X‘s forthcoming album “Project Regeneration“, the discovery of more previously unreleased recordings from the band’s late vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static earlier this year have made for a change of plans.

Originally the group (bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay) had planned to use a handful of vocal tracks and song ideas Static had left, enlisting their friends to help flesh out the rest of the album. Disturbed‘s David Draiman, Fear Factory‘s Burton C. Bell, Five Finger Death Punch‘s Ivan Moody and more were among those who were approached to participate.

In a recent interview with Sticks For Stones, Campos revealed that as it currently stands, only Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen will be guesting on the record. Speaking of the early outline for the record, he offered:

“It started with five demos that Wayne had done shortly before his passing that he had given to a producer friend of ours, who then gave them to me after Wayne had died. Only one of the songs had Wayne‘s vocals on them, and the rest were just rough demos. We started out with that, and then original and longtime producer, Ulrich Wild, turned me on to three songs that didn’t make the ‘Start A War‘.

So we kept Wayne‘s vocal performances, reworked the music, and so we had four songs with Wayne‘s vocals on them. And while looking for all our live backing tracks, we discovered an additional seven [or] eight songs that Wayne had demoed. And a lot of that stuff were just vocal performances; the tapes where he had recorded the music were never found. So we wrote new music for all that stuff. So now the majority of the songs on this record will feature Wayne‘s vocals.”

Regarding the initial plans to have various guest vocalists involved and how that has since changed, he stated:

“That was the initial idea. But since finding all this stuff with Wayne‘s vocals, the need to have guest vocalists come in really diminished. So as of right now, we only have one guest vocal performance on the record, that being Al Jourgensen.”

Static-X recently announced that the discovery of the additional Wayne Static recordings have caused a delay for the album itself, forcing them to go back to the drawing board on some of the tracks. The unforeseen development put them a bit behind schedule.

Static-X will be touring throughout the year, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their platinum certified debut album, “Wisconsin Death Trip“. They have enlisted a necrotic Wayne Static mask wearing guest vocalist by the name of ‘Xer0‘ (reportedly Dope‘s Edsel Dope) for that run. Here’s the dates:

With DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

With Wednesday 13 and Dope:

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Static-X:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

With SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope:

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

With Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope:

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

With DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

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