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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.   I'm with Stupid
  7.   This Is Not
  8.   Wisconsin Death Trip
  9.   Cold
  10.   I'm the One
  11.   Love Dump
  12.   Destroyer
  13.   So
  14.   I Am
  15.   Permanence
  16.   Control It
  17.   Monster
  18.   Get to the Gone
  19.   Behind the Wall of Sleep
  20.   Black and White
  21.   Terminal
  22.   Skinnyman
  23.   Hypure
  24.   I Want to F****** Break It
  25.   Otsegolation
  26.   Behemoth
  27.   The Trance Is the Motion
  28.   Kill Your Idols
  29.   Chemical Logic
  30.   Lunatic
  31.   Stem
  32.   Night Terrors
  33.   Push It/Bled for Days
  34.   So Real
  35.   Skinned
  36.   Grind 2 Halt
  37.   Sweat of the Bud
  38.   Beneath, Between, Beyond
  39.   W.F.O.
  40.   Tera-Fied
  41.   Stingwray
  42.   Just in Case
  43.   New Pain
  44.   Isolaytore
  45.   Chroma-Matic
  46.   Set It Off
  47.   Fix
  48.   Cannibal
  49.   Start a War
  50.   Breathe
  51.   Transmission
  52.   Destroy All
  53.   Machine
  54.   Burn to Burn
  55.   ...In a Bag
  56.   Otsego Undead
  57.   Nocturnally
  58.   Looks That Kill
  59.   Forty Ways
  60.   Cuts You Up
  61.   Team Hate
  62.   My Damnation
  63.   Otsegolectric
  64.   Burning Inside
  65.   Crash
  66.   Shadow Zone
  67.   Head
  68.   Anything But This
  69.   Z28
  70.   You Am I
  71.   Shit in a Bag
  72.   Electric Pulse
  73.   Goat
  74.   No Submission
  75.   Pieces
  76.   Dead World
  77.   S.O.M.
  78.   Light It Up
  79.   The Enemy
  80.   Invincible
  81.   Structural Defect
  82.   December
  83.   Sh** In A Bag
  84.   I Want To Fucking Break It
  85.   Ostegolectric
  86.   Reptile
  87.   Bonus Material
  88.   Brainfog
  89.   Otsego Amigo
  90.   Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
  91.   Deliver Me
  92.   X-Posed
  93.   All in Wait
  94.   Speedway
  95.   Down
  96.   [Untitled Track]
  97.   A Dios Alma Perdida
  98.   Ostego Undead
  99.   X Love Dump
  100.   Bien Venidos