Static-X Downplay Tripp Eisen’s Involvement In New Album: “…He Is Attempting To Gain Credibility Through His PAST Association”


Static-X‘s current lineup of Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda have responded to comments recently made by former Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen regarding his alleged involvement in the band’s forthcoming album, “Project Regeneration“. The aforementioned trio have been working on the effort, building it around previously unreleased vocal recordings and song ideas which late Static-X frontman Wayne Static left behind. Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen will also guest on one of the tracks.

Eisen was a member of the band from 2001 through to 2005, when he was fired after being arrested and going to prison for having sex with minors. While comments made by Eisen in this recent interview found him mentioning that some of the past material he worked on with Wayne would appear on the effort, he went on to state “I was involved enough to work on some new music too with these guys.”

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Eisen himself also previously mentioned in a 2017 interview that he had recently been hanging out with the band’s bassist Tony Campos at the time. When asked by a fan if Eisen was actively involved in Static-X‘s forthcoming new album by a fan on Instagram recently, the band responded in the comments, offering:

“Listen! Let me make this very clear.

Wayne, Tony, Ken and Koichi are the ORIGINAL line up of the band and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary & memorializing our friend Wayne!!! The 3 of us and Wayne are the TOTAL focus of this album and this tour.

That guy was in static x for a couple years prior to HIS OWN personal troubles. His issues have NOTHING TO DO WITH US!!! … He was a co-writer on songs with Wayne & the band in the past. Some of those old songs ended up being tracks that Tony and the producers recovered some of Wayne’s unreleased, isolated vocals on.

Those isolated vocals have never been heard and they are very special and some of the final pieces of art that Wayne left behind.

Clearly, the guy you mentioned is promoting his new band by mentioning his PAST involvement with Static-X and he is attempting to gain credibility through his PAST association.

Tony, Koichi and ken entered the studio together, along with their touring vocalist “xer0” and they have been working diligently to craft some amazing music underneath Wayne’s unreleased vocal tracks.

Tony, Koichi, Kenny, and xer0 are the only people participating In the recording of this new album.

Aside from Wayne’s vocals and a couple guest vocalists, NOBODY ELSE is involved in the recording and production of his album.

Tony, Ken, Koichi and touring vocalist “Xer0” are the only people that have been in the studio recording and working with the bands original producer Ulrich Wild on this incredibly special new album.

End of story..”

The band are due to begin the first leg of their ‘Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour next week with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black opening. Dope frontman Edsel Dope is rumored to be the band’s touring vocalist, appearing as ‘Xer0‘ under a mask that resembles a necrotized version of Wayne Static. Dates for that first leg of the tour include:

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

[via Blabbermouth]

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