As we start to wind down for the year and reflect on the past 12 months, we thought it was important to remember that not everything abut 2014 has been about brilliant music or amazing gigs. As with every year, some of our favourite musicians who were with us back on 01 January will not be with us come the end of 31 December, and this week we wanted to take the time to remember a few of them, and their works.
Static-X was formed in 1994 from the ashes of Wayne Static and Ken Jay's former band, Deep Blue Dream. After searching for members in Chicago,United States, Static and Jay decided to go to Los Angeles to continue their search. There they met Tony Campos from the Mexican death metal band Asesino, and Koichi Fukuda, completing the band's original line-up. Static-X signed with Warner Brothers Records in early 1998.
The band's debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip, was released March 23, 1999. Read more on Last.fm
Static-X on Thrash Hits
October 3rd, 2011
04 Oct 2011
by Jon Kerr
During the 12 years since the release of Wisconsin Death Trip, Static-X have maintained a rigid one-album-every-two-years output and, despite following an industrial-by-numbers format, their following – the Cult of Static, as referenced on their sixth album – has barely Wayned (sorry) until the band’s went on hiatus in 2009. Which is how we come to Pighammer, the debut solo album from Static-X’s leading man, Wayne Static. [Read more →]
June 16th, 2009
May 13th, 2009
Thrash Hits-tipped London mob, The Defiled, are heading back on road again next month, this time in support of Static-X and the gravity-defying haircut of Wayne Static as the Californians fit a few European headline shows around their various festival appearances. It’ll be the first time The Defiled play outside the UK – if you don’t count a few shows on Guernsey, that is.
April 7th, 2009
A dozen new names have been announced for Download Festival 2009, stretching from the pants-crappingly exciting to the…err…pants-crappingly shitty. Oh.