The new touring lineup of the industrial metal band STATIC-X
will consist of the following musicians:Wayne Static
- Guitar, VocalsSean Davidson
- GuitarBrent Ashley
Speaking to Loudwire
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
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.