STATIC-X: Portsmouth Signing Session Announced

Los Angeles-based metal band STATIC-X will take part in a signing session on "Record Store Day " (April 18) at Bull Moose in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The details are as follows:

Saturday, April 18
5:00 p.m.
Bull Moose
82-86 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 422-9525

"Cult of Static", the new 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.

As previously reported, STATIC-X has tapped drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE, DARK NEW DAY, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) to fill in for Nick Oshiro on the group's upcoming tour. Hunt also appears in STATIC-X's new video, "Stingwray", which can be viewed below.

Oshiro is reportedly "taking a break" from STATIC-X, but has not officially left the band.

The Best Buy-exclusive version of "Cult of Static" features two bonus tracks"W.F.O." and a cover of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Looks That Kill".

"Stingwray" was inspired by frontman Wayne Static's wife, former adult film star Tera Wray, and the Corvette Stingray she drives. Elsehwere on the CD, the cybernetic stomp of "Hypure" and "You Am I" bludgeon, bruise and break with precise grooves, while the staccato riffs on "Terminal" crush through an unmistakable guitar tone. Guitarist Koichi Fukuda blazes through incendiary solos, while Tony Campos bolts down demonic bass lines and Nick Oshiro pounds out deadly rhythms. Wayne Static riffs pure violence and screams out his soul.

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