Static-X is an American industrial metal/nu metal/evil disco band formed in 1994 by singer/rhythm guitarist Wayne Static and drummer Ken Jay, eventually bringing in Tony Campos as the bassist, and Koichi Fukuda as the lead guitarist.
Founded during the rise of nu metal, their music can be best described as electronic music with significant metal and nu metal influences, though they would later ditch the nu metal aspects of their music.
The band had a hiatus on 2010, after which Static reformed the band in 2011 as the only member of it. It would break up in 2014, after Static died from multiple prescription drug toxicity.
The band would reform in 2018, with the original members from their first album, along with a new singer wearing a death mask of Static himself, and plan on releasing material not used in previous albums.
- Tony Campos bass, backing vocals (19942010, 2018present)
- Koichi Fukuda lead guitar, keyboards, programming (19942000, 20052010, 2018present)
- Ken Jay drums (19942003, 2018present)
- Xer0 lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2019present)
- Wayne Static lead vocals, rhythm guitar (19942010, 20122013; died 2014); keyboards, programming (20002005)
- Tripp Eisen lead guitar (20002005)
- Nick Oshiro drums (20032009)
- Brent Ashley bass, backing vocals (2012)
- Andy Cole bass, backing vocals (20122013)
- Diego Ibarra lead guitar (20122013)
- Sean Davidson drums (20122013)
- Will Hunt drums (2009)
- Bevan Davies drums (2009)
- Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
- Machine (2001)
- Shadow Zone (2003)
- Start a War (2005)
- Cannibal (2007)
- Cult of Static (2009)
- Project Regeneration Volume 1 (2020)
"Tropes for Days":
Wayne Static is the main founding member of Static-X and was it's longest running member until his untimely death in 2014. While Static-X is his most famous project, it is far from his first: his first band was Deep Blue Dream in 1987, with Ken Jay, Eric Harris and Billy Corgan, but that project was short-lived after a relocation to California.