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