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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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Top Songs by

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

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