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

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