The Identity Of Static-X’s Mystery Singer ‘Xer0’ Has Been Revealed Thanks To A Tattoo


If you’ve remained skeptical of the rumors that Dope vocalist/guitarist Edsel Dope is the man behind the Wayne Static mask on Static-X‘s ongoing “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary touring, there’s now some hard evidence to support it. have shared the below photos, which find the current Static-X frontman ‘Xer0‘ sporting the exact same neck tattoo as Edsel Dope.

It would seem that Static-X took some lessons from Slipknot‘s past mistakes when it came to keeping Edsel‘s identity under wraps for this long. To that end they employed long sleeve shirts to presumably hide Edsel‘s more obvious arm tattoos. Initial live performances with the band also saw Edsel perform as ‘Xer0‘ with his neck covered, perhaps to prevent this very discovery.

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Given that Dope have joined the band on the road for nearly ever stop of Static-X‘s touring this year; and the band’s hints that the singer was a friend of Wayne‘s who had toured with him in the past, you can pretty much close the case.

Static-X will be releasing a new album titled “Project Regeneration” on May 29th. For that outing the group’s ‘classic’ era lineup of Tony Campos, Ken Jay and Koichi Fukuda reunited and built new songs around previously unreleased songs tracked by the band’s late frontman/guitarist Wayne Static.

The band’s current live dates run as follows:

With Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope:

10/09 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, GER – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, GER – Backstage

With DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
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
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

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
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

[via MetalSucks]

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