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Ex-Static-X Guitarist Tripp Eisen Says He’s Been Involved With Band’s New Album “Project Regeneration”


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Former Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (aka Tod Rex Salvador) has stated that he has some involvement in the band’s forthcoming album “Project Regeneration“. That group’s ‘classic’ era bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda having been creating that album using various previously unreleased song ideas and vocal recordings left behind by late Static-X frontman, Wayne Static.

Given the nature of where Static‘s recordings are originating from, it’s not a surprise that some of Eisen‘s input has made its way into the album. However, it appears he has also had more recent role in it as well. Speaking recently with Totally Driven Radio, Eisen revealed he was clued into the project early on:

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“I was tight with the guys for many years, so I knew every step of the way as it was going on. I’m privy to what’s going on, and I think it’s really cool. Obviously, we’ve all heard a lot of the music on their teaser, videos and stuff and what they sampled out for people to hear.

The cool thing about it is I love it — I love the music; it sounds great, ’cause you hear Wayne‘s voice and stuff. But something that’s kind of cool is there’s a lot of my material in this project — some of the old songs I wrote with Wayne, going back to that, and even a new song. So, [it’s] pretty cool.”

Eisen went on to state that he had been “working together” with the band’s surviving ‘classic’ lineup on the record, offering:

“I was in the mix working on the stuff, so it definitely has my input in it. It goes back, so it’s very emotional and it’s very personal, because it’s stuff that me and Wayne wrote together. Like the first three songs that you hear that were exposed to the world — ‘Road To Hell‘, ‘Something Of My Own‘ and ‘Hollow‘ — those are all three songs I co-wrote with Wayne. Actually, ‘Road To Hell‘ is a brand new song, so I was involved enough to work on some new music too with these guys. I’m proud to hear it, and it’s exciting that this stuff is coming out.”

Eisen‘s involvement with the album may put off some fans however as he went to prison for having sexual relations with a minor. In 2005 he was convicted of having oral sex with a fourteen-year-old girl, he was 39 at the time of his arrest. The charge was one of two he faced in early 2005 for incidents with two separate underage girls.

It was stated by the police that Eisen posed as his own impersonator online at the time to lure at least one of the girls (more on his original charges can be found here.) Though originally released in 2007, a parole violation landed him back in prison in 2008.

Speaking in 2017 about being fired from the band in the wake of his criminal activities, Eisen commented:

“…It was a difficult time in my life, but I’ve learned from it, and I feel I’ve grown. Horrible judgment. What happened to me was really bad judgment, terrible mistakes that I made, and I paid a price for ’em.”

These days he is in the midst of launching a band called Face Without Fear, who will have an EP out sometime this summer.

[via Blabbermouth]

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