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

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