Industrial metal legends Static-X have announced that they will be reuniting with original members to embark on a world tour throughout 2019, as well as release a new album titled Project Regeneration, which will feature the last recordings of vocalist Wayne Static who passed away in 2014.
Original bassist Tony Campos made the announcement, stating that the album will contain between 12-15 new songs, and are currently reaching out to vocalists from Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Ministry, DevilDriver and Fear Factory to help complete the record. His official statement is as follows:
"With the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip coming right around the corner, it feels like the right time to pay our respects — to the band, to Wayne and to all the fans that supported us right from the start. With the help of longtime Static-X producer Ulrich Wild, the original band lineup of myself, Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay are in the process of completing a brand new Static-X record, Project Regeneration. The album will feature the final vocal performances and musical compositions from Wayne Static. For the unfinished tracks, we're inviting our friends to lend us their vocal talents to help us complete this very personal project. With the assistance of SiriusXM's Jose Mangin, we are in the process of reaching out to David Draiman from Disturbed, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punc, Al Jourgensen from Ministry, Dez Fafara from Coal Chamber and DevilDriver, Edsel from the band Dope, Burton C. Bell from Fear Factory, as well as a handful of others, to see if they can take some time off their busy schedules to help contribute to this project.
"In the end, we expect this album to be between 12 and 15 brand new Static-X tracks. It's the original lineup back together for all the right reasons."
This is very exciting and surprising news, given that we had assumed Static-X was done for good. Bring on 2019!
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