STATIC-X Frontman Says New CD Is 'The Most Metal Record We've Ever Made'

STATIC-X is breaking out of Hell's sub-basement to release their fifth studio album, "Cannibal", on April 3. The band will also kick off a headlining tour on March 30 in Santa Ana, CA.

Comprising 12 of the harshest, most stripped-down tracks STATIC-X have ever recorded, "Cannibal" finds frontman Wayne Static and Co. sounding leaner and meaner than they have in years — a change the vertical-haired guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter attributes to the back-to-basics approach they took to recording the album. "I think it's the most metal record we've ever made, and it's arguably the heaviest record we've ever made," Static explains. "But with this record, I had a good time just getting back to balls-out screaming and challenging myself vocally, as well as in the songwriting. I felt like I was back working on 'Wisconsin Death Trip', where I focused on stripping away the excess as much as possible to write short, simple, catchy songs."

STATIC-X's face-ripping "No Submission" gave fans their first taste of "Cannibal" when it landed on the soundtrack for "Saw III". The band has since released the title track "Cannibal" and "Destroyer" to iTunes for download. "Cannibal" marks the first time in the band's history that they have released back to back albums with the same lineup. Static remarks, "Even though we've got three-quarters of the original lineup today, we've been through a lot of changes to get back to this point." One other major change for the band was teaming up with a new producer, John Travis (KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY). This change took the band out of their comfort zone to create an album that make "Wisconsin Death Trip" sound like pop singles in comparison.

STATIC-X tour dates:

Mar. 30 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Mar. 31 - Desert Breeze Skate Park - Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 01 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Apr. 03 - Rialto Theater - Tucson, AZ
Apr. 04 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Apr. 05 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Apr. 06 - Dos Amigos - Odessa, TX
Apr. 07 - Jake's - Lubbock, TX
Apr. 09 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Apr. 10 - Cowboy's - Abilene, TX
Apr. 11 - Palladium Ballroom - Dallas, TX
Apr. 13 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
Apr. 14 - Concrete Street Pavilion - Corpus Christi, TX
Apr. 15 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
Apr. 17 - Floyd's Music Store - Tallahassee, FL
Apr. 18 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, FL
Apr. 20 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr. 21 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Apr. 22 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
Apr. 24 - Headliner's - Columbia, SC
Apr. 25 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
Apr. 27 - Norva Theatre - Norfolk, VA

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