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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.   Love Dump
  11.   I'm the One
  12.   Destroyer
  13.   So
  14.   Get to the Gone
  15.   Permanence
  16.   I Am
  17.   Control It
  18.   Monster
  19.   Behind the Wall of Sleep
  20.   Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
  21.   Black and White
  22.   Terminal
  23.   The Trance Is the Motion
  24.   Stingwray
  25.   Hypure
  26.   Tera-Fied
  27.   I Want to F****** Break It
  28.   Looks That Kill
  29.   Behemoth
  30.   Cuts You Up
  31.   Skinnyman
  32.   Electric Pulse
  33.   Night Terrors
  34.   Otsegolation
  35.   Machine
  36.   Burn to Burn
  37.   So Real
  38.   Stem
  39.   Sweat of the Bud
  40.   Chroma-Matic
  41.   Chemical Logic
  42.   Burning Inside
  43.   Cannibal
  44.   Goat
  45.   Otsego Amigo
  46.   The Enemy
  47.   Down
  48.   Fix
  49.   Beneath, Between, Beyond
  50.   You Am I
  51.   Lunatic
  52.   Set It Off
  53.   A Dios Alma Perdida
  54.   December
  55.   Light It Up
  56.   Z28
  57.   Grind 2 Halt
  58.   Shit in a Bag
  59.   Forty Ways
  60.   Team Hate
  61.   Brainfog
  62.   Start a War
  63.   Otsegolectric
  64.   All in Wait
  65.   Kill Your Idols
  66.   ...In a Bag
  67.   Otsego Undead
  68.   Ostego Undead
  69.   S.O.M.
  70.   Destroy All
  71.   I Want To Fucking Break It
  72.   W.F.O.
  73.   Skinned
  74.   Nocturnally
  75.   Isolaytore
  76.   Reptile
  77.   No Submission
  78.   Push It/Bled for Days
  79.   Invincible
  80.   Dead World
  81.   New Pain
  82.   Head
  83.   Sh** In A Bag
  84.   Ostegolectric
  85.   Bonus Material
  86.   My Damnation
  87.   Just in Case
  88.   Pieces
  89.   Breathe
  90.   Deliver Me
  91.   X-Posed
  92.   Transmission
  93.   Speedway
  94.   Anything But This
  95.   [Untitled Track]
  96.   Bien Venidos
  97.   Shadow Zone
  98.   X Love Dump
  99.   Structural Defect
  100.   Crash