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