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