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

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