STATIC-X has released the first single “HOLLOW,” while announcing that their long Awaited, 7th Studio Album PROJECT REGENERATION will consist of more than 20 tracks, which will appear over 2 volumes, to be released separately, with Volume 1 releasing May 29th, 2020.
The track was premiered by Jose Mangin on Liquid Metal on Feb 6th, while the official video was premiered on Billboard and is available HERE and the album preordered online HERE. Visit https://static-X.com for exclusive merchandise and limited edition pre-order products.
PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 will feature 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions of Wayne Static, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip lineup of bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay, and guitarist Koichi Fukuda.
Both volumes are being mixed by longtime STATIC-X producer Ulrich Wild.
Tony explains about the decision:
“The last thing that we wanted to do was make the fans wait any longer. We also didn’t want to abandon the remaining material, because it is very close to being complete and we know that the fans are going to want to be able to hear and experience all of it. We also recognize that all of this music is part of the same body of work, which marks this very important chapter of STATIC-X, so it is only logical to release all of the music under the same banner, PROJECT REGENERATION.”
The vocals for the song HOLLOW were originally recorded in 2005 for the STATIC-X album Start A War, but Wayne and I never felt like the music on the original HOLLOW demo was fully realized. That is why it didn’t appear on Start A War or any STATIC-X album that followed. The vocals sounded great, but some of the musical compositions from that time period felt a bit experimental. The band was going through a lot of changes at that time and, in retrospect, it felt like we’d strayed away from that authentic STATIC-X sound that really defined us.”
Ken Jay adds,
“When we began working on PROJECT REGENERATION our producers advised us to ignore any of the old demo music, so we opted for the original band to re-enter the studio with nothing more than Wayne’s isolated vocal tracks and to just be ourselves, to be STATIC-X, and to make Evil Disco. The vocals sound really great and I think that Wayne would be extremely happy with what we’ve done with the music and to know that these tracks have finally realized their full potential.”
In total, PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 & 2 will consist of more than 20 brand new / unreleased Static-X songs and will feature all of the remaining works left behind by Wayne Static, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip band lineup. The individual albums are expected to contain creative packaging elements that will allow fans to marry the 2 volumes together.
STATIC-X is including the names of all fans who pre order PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 in the liner notes of the album art.
The cut-off date for names to appear in the liner notes is March 1, 2020.
Koichi Fukuda adds:
“This is a very unique album. Usually when someone passes away and leaves unfinished material behind, the end result will still sound incomplete. That is not the case with this. We have really taken the necessary steps and committed the time and resources for this to become a legitimate Static-X album.”
The band recently wrapped up a world tour comprised of nearly 100 primarily sold out dates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling debut album Wisconsin Death Trip. The shows also served as a traveling memorial for the bands late front-man Wayne Static who passed away in 2014.
STATIC-X has also announced a limited number of shows for 2020.
03/12 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
03/14 @ Hell & Heaven Fest – Mexico City, Mexico
07/10 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
07/11 @ INKcarceration – Mansfield, OH
07/31 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/04 @ Durer Kert w/Life of Agony – Budapest, Hungary
08/06 @ Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, Czech Republic
08/07 @ Schlachthof w/Life of Agony – Wiesbaden, Germany
08/08 @ Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, Belgium
08/09 @ Into The Grave – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
08/11 @ Melkweg w/Life of Agony – Amsterdam, Netherlands
08/12 @ Essigfabrik w/Life of Agony – Cologne, Germany
08/13 @ Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
08/14 @ Reload Festival – Sulingen, Germany
08/15 @ Astra w/Life of Agony – Berlin, Germany
09/19 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Appomattox Park, VA
09/25 @ Podzemka – Novosibirsk, Russia
09/27 @ Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, Russia
09/29 @ Zvezda – Samara, Russia
10/01 @ Arena Hall – Krasnodar, Russia
10/03 @ Glavclub – Moscow, Russia
10/04 @ Cosmonavt – St. Pete, Russia