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Static-X's roots trace to the Midwest, where vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static grew up in Michigan and drummer Ken Jay in Illinois. They ended up in Chicago separately and met at the record store where Jay worked, introduced to one another by Smashing Pumpkins vocalist Billy Corgan. Static and Jay decided to head west to California and start up a new band. Shortly after their arrival, Osaka native Koichi Fukada responded to the duo's ad and became their new guitarist, as well as programmer. Bassist Tony Campos, the only true Californian, was the final piece of the puzzle. Static-X's music combined aggressive metal and thrash with industrial overtones and techno pulse. Signed to Warner Brothers in February 1998, Static-X debuted with Wisconsin Death Trip a year later, and the album was eventually certified gold. Departing guitarist Fukada was replaced with Tripp Eisen (ex-Dope) for 2001's Machine, and drummer Jay left after the 2003 album Shadow Zone. If that weren't enough, personal issues forced Eisen to leave the band in 2004. Still, Static-X was undeterred. Static tapped Fukada to rejoin on guitar and programming, and touring drummer Nick Oshiro took over full-time. In June 2005, a rejuvenated Static-X returned to recording with Start a War. Cannibal arrived in 2007, charting inside Billboard's Top 40. The band toured and released a CD/DVD document, Cannibal Killers Live, then settled into the recording of their sixth studio album, Cult of Static. Released in March 2009, it debuted inside the Top 20. The band broke up not long after finishing a lengthy tour, with Wayne Static announcing a renewed focus on his Pighammer side project, with contributions from his wife, Tera Wray. In 2011, Pighammer appeared as a solo album under his own name. A year later, he reformed Static-X -- minus any of the original members. The lineup, which basically consisted of his solo backing band, mounted a tour, but broke up by 2013, and a year later, Wayne Static was dead at the age of 48. ~ Josh Loehr
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  1.   Song
  2.   Push It
  3.   Bled for Days
  4.   The Only
  5.   Dirthouse
  6.   This Is Not
  7.   I'm with Stupid
  8.   Wisconsin Death Trip
  9.   Cold
  10.   I'm the One
  11.   So
  12.   Love Dump
  13.   I Am
  14.   Permanence
  15.   Get to the Gone
  16.   Control It
  17.   Monster
  18.   Behind the Wall of Sleep
  19.   Destroyer
  20.   Terminal
  21.   S.O.M.
  22.   Stingwray
  23.   Electric Pulse
  24.   Black and White
  25.   Grind 2 Halt
  26.   I Want to F****** Break It
  27.   Tera-Fied
  28.   Fix
  29.   Isolaytore
  30.   Team Hate
  31.   Skinnyman
  32.   Start a War
  33.   ...In a Bag
  34.   W.F.O.
  35.   Hypure
  36.   Shadow Zone
  37.   Down
  38.   Z28
  39.   Skinned
  40.   Cuts You Up
  41.   Brainfog
  42.   My Damnation
  43.   The Enemy
  44.   Kill Your Idols
  45.   Otsegolation
  46.   Nocturnally
  47.   Cannibal
  48.   Chemical Logic
  49.   Chroma-Matic
  50.   Night Terrors
  51.   Set It Off
  52.   New Pain
  53.   Otsego Undead
  54.   The Trance Is the Motion
  55.   Stem
  56.   December
  57.   I Want To Fucking Break It
  58.   Light It Up
  59.   Behemoth
  60.   Forty Ways
  61.   No Submission
  62.   Otsego Amigo
  63.   Pieces
  64.   Push It/Bled for Days
  65.   Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
  66.   Crash
  67.   Breathe
  68.   Otsegolectric
  69.   Destroy All
  70.   Anything But This
  71.   A Dios Alma Perdida
  72.   Sweat of the Bud
  73.   Sh** In A Bag
  74.   Beneath, Between, Beyond
  75.   Ostegolectric
  76.   You Am I
  77.   Looks That Kill
  78.   Lunatic
  79.   Shit in a Bag
  80.   Reptile
  81.   Goat
  82.   Bonus Material
  83.   Just in Case
  84.   X-Posed
  85.   Invincible
  86.   Transmission
  87.   All in Wait
  88.   Dead World
  89.   Speedway
  90.   [Untitled Track]
  91.   Machine
  92.   Burn to Burn
  93.   Head
  94.   Ostego Undead
  95.   So Real
  96.   Burning Inside
  97.   Bien Venidos
  98.   Deliver Me
  99.   X Love Dump
  100.   Structural Defect