The new touring lineup of the industrial metal band STATIC-X will consist of the following musicians:
Wayne Static – Guitar, Vocals
Sean Davidson – Drums
Ashes – Guitar
Brent Ashley – Bass
Speaking to Loudwire, Wayne stated about his new bandmates, “We all get along really good, actually. It’s kind of a different vibe behind the scenes. As far as onstage, though, it’s all business. We all have a great time as always and put on a great show. This tour in particular, we’re playing a lot of old stuff off of the first two records.”
Regarding his decision to resurrect STATIC-X, Wayne said, “I really just wanted to go back to old-school STATIC-X since the band has been gone for a few years. The last tour I was on I did a lot of my solo stuff, and I’m ready to get back to old-school STATIC-X stuff, which is actually new again.”
STATIC-X’s upcoming trek will mark the band’s first outing since they announced a hiatus in 2009.
Athough none of the other original members — Tony Campos (bass), Koichi Fukuda (guitar) and Nick Oshiro (drums) — will be joining Wayne on this tour, Tony is supportive of his former bandmate’s decision to reform the group, saying, “I’m proud of my years with STATIC-X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors.”
“Cult of Static”, the latest album from STATIC-X, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.
STATIC-X’s previous CD, “Cannibal”, opened with more than 30,000 copies back in April 2007 to land at No. 36. This represented a slight drop from the 35,000 tally registered by the band’s “Start A War” album, which came out in June 2005 and debuted at No. 29.