When it comes to metal and beer, Romeoville, Illinois's Metal Monkey Brewing are no strangers to the game. The two-time veterans of the Decibel Beer & Metal Festival are excited to announce Evil Disco Hell, a collaboration with STATIC-X.
Evil Disco Hell is a helles-style lager, a light-but-full-bodied lager craft lager that will be hitting the Chicago market in early December.
"Having seen the band on the original 'Wisconsin Death Trip' tour, we were excited to work with the band on crafting a beer for the 20-year anniversary," says Dan Camp, brewer and owner of Metal Monkey. "Working with a band is a big deal to us, because at the end of the day we're fans ourselves. But if we can bring a new experience to other fans out there, we think it's a ton of fun. Not only can you enjoy the music, but you can enjoy a tasty beverage that the band was integral in making, so it gives fans a bit more insight as to what else these guys are into."
He continues: "Tony [Campos, STATIC-X bassist] contacted us early into their tour knowing our love and passion for both craft beer and metal, so we've traded ideas back and forth for the past few months to come up with Evil Disco Hell."
STATIC-X will release a new album titled "Project Regeneration", featuring the last recordings of the band's late frontman Wayne Static, on May 29, 2020. The rest of the group's original lineup — bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda — will also be featured on the album and in the music videos, including the promotional clip for the single "Hollow", which was released earier in the month. The teaser, which was directed by STATIC-X's touring vocalist Xer0 and co-directed by Matt Zane, also features a snippet of the band's hit song "Push It", re-recorded in 2019 with Xer0.
While the identity of STATIC-X's touring singer has not been officially revealed, strong rumors suggest that DOPE frontman Edsel Dope is the one performing with Jay, Fukuda and Campos and appearing in all of STATIC-X's promotional videos.