Hip Hop legend DMC has released an official music video for his new song “Noise Revolution”, which features Wayne Static. The video is primarily stylized performance footage mixed with a young child getting pumped up and eventually singing along to the song. On a scale of “This is pure and utter garbage” to “Holy crap, this is so awesome!”, this song lands very firmly at a “Meh…I’ll forget about this pretty quickly” level.
Industrial metal band Static-X has announced that they will be embarking on a short US tour this December with support coming from The Defiled and Madlife. It is the first tour since vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static had to undergo hernia surgery late last year.
Static comments, “It’s been almost a year but I am finally 100% recovered from my surgery I had in November 2012. For those of you who do not know I developed a hernia during the Static-X tour last Fall. I kept the tour going despite my medical situation because I do not like to cancel shows, but my health finally got to the point where I could not perform anymore and I had to cancel the final two weeks of the tour.
“I am very excited to get back out and perform for all of you! I have made a couple of line up changes in my band and we are ready to bring all of you the Evil Disco you have come to expect from my live show, whether it be Static-X or my solo band. On guitar I have Ashes, who has been a staple in my band since 2011, on Bass I have Andy, who made his debut with me at the tail end of the Static-X tour in 2012, and on drums I am bringing back former old school Static-X drummer (2007-2009) Bevan Davies.
“We will be performing a ton of everyone’s favorite Static-X songs along with a few songs from my solo cd Pighammer. It’s a really fun set list and we’re ready to kick everyone’s ass and have a good time. Let’s do some shots!”
Tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Chicago-based industrial metal band Beauty In The Suffering has released a lyric video for the track “The Crazies (The Zombie Song)”. The song is also available for free download through Bandcamp, which is below. A full length debut album is in the works.
Listening to the music, it sounds like old-school Rob Zombie mixed with a bit of Static-X. Give it a listen and see if you hear what I’m hearing or if I’m just completely insane. READ MORE
Industrial metal legends Ministry are gearing up to release their 13th studio album From Beer To Eternity, which will hit shelves on September 6th. Fans may remember that frontman Al Jourgensen previously stated that there would not be another Ministry record. However, Jourgensen recently said, “I had no choice.”
The 11-track album was recorded last December at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet in El Paso, Texas. Jourgensen produced the album, composed the music, and wrote the lyrics for each track. The sessions included drummer Aaron Rossi, bassist Tony Campos (Static-X), guitarist Sin Quirin, and guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died of a heart failure three days after the 18 tracks were roughly finished. Scaccia was performing with his band Rigor Mortis in Dallas, Texas.
Head on below for more information about the album as well as a video courtesy of Noisecreep that highlights the Seven Deadly Sins theme that will grace the cover art and promotional materials (be warned, the video is NSFW due to nudity). READ MORE
In an interview with The Gauntlet, Wayne Static has announced that Static-X is officially over once again. The group had reformed last year for the “Noise Revolution Tour” after the band’s hiatus in 2009 but the tour was cut short due to Static developing a hernia that required medical procedures.
Static explains, “I ended up developing this really bad hernia throughout the tour. And it kept getting worse and worse. It was from touring. I’m getting older and I guess I was pushing myself too hard; we were doing six shows in a row and all that kind of thing. I had a hernia belt on and I was shoving crap in there, trying to keep my guts from pushing out on stage. It was just getting worse and worse and worse, and it just got to the point where I couldn’t do it anymore, so I had to cancel the tour. And then I asked Tony if we could take a break on the deal. Obviously, if I’m not working, how am I supposed to pay him? I don’t shit money; I am not made out of money. So he pretty much told me to fuck off. He’s, like, ‘Boohoohoo, you have a hernia. Sorry. Give me my money.’ I told him, ‘Dude, give me a few months off to recuperate, and then we’ll start up the deal again.’ ‘Cause I wanted to keep touring. But he wouldn’t do it. Apparently, he was really pissed off because I said in some interviews that Static-X were never, like, all gret buddies and friends and all that kind of stuff, and we never hung out. So he told me, like, ‘Since you said we’re not friends, then why should I help you out?’ I’m, like, ‘Who gives a fuck? It’s business, dude.’ And that’s the truth — we weren’t friends; we never hung out. And there’s nothing wrong with that; there’s a lot of bands like that.”
He continues, “So that’s pretty much the end of it. Tony wouldn’t give me the break. I had to go have my surgery and take my time off, and he wouldn’t give me the break, so the deal lapsed, the deal’s done, Static-X is done. The end. No more Static-X.”
Static-X has cancelled all remaining tour dates on the Evil Disco tour. The band performed on Oct. 6th at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI but needs to cancel the remaining dates due to singer/guitarist Wayne Static’s need for medical procedures “…to remedy problems that have been hampering his performance.” Emmure and Ill Nino will be continuing the tour as scheduled.
Static states, “I’m so sorry to all my fans but I cant give you the 1000% you deserve from Static-X every night right now. Evil disco will continue in 2013. Just wait until you see whats next!!!”
Wayne Static is no stranger to extreme. Static-X has been punishing listeners ever since their debut release Wisconsin Death Trip (review) and Pighammer is required listening for any horror fan. And now the enigmatic and iconic singer has put together a list of his Top 10 Sci-Fi/Horror films for Bloody-Disgusting! Check out the full list below.
Industrial metal band Static-X has announced the 2nd leg of their Noise Revolution Tour 2012, which will featured direct support from Prong as well as Davey Suicide and 9 Electric. Tour dates can be found below.
Wayne Static comments, “I’m very excited to have Prong join the tour. Over the years Prong has had a huge influence on many musicians, including myself, and I am honored to share the stage with them.”
Prong’s Tommy Victor states, “STATIC X has been carrying the torch for no-nonsense, hard hitting music for many years and it’s an honor to tour with them. They’ve put out great records again and again and I’ve witnessed their live show so many times and never been disappointed. It’s going to be fun to see them every night tearing it up with those killer riffs, great beats and raucous hooks! Prong officially thanks Wayne and company for this opportunity!” READ MORE
Static-X has risen from the beyond and will be hitting the road this summer! The first leg of tour dates can be seen below. Tour support will come from Davey Suicide and 9 Electric. The tour will kick off at the Ink Life Tattoo Convention in El Paso, Texas. More dates will be announced over the next weeks.
Original bassist Tony Campos will not be joining the tour and a replacement has not yet been named. Campos comments, “I’m proud of my years with Static X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors.”
Wayne Static comments, “I had a great time over the past few years doing my Pighammer album and solo tours, but it’s time to get Static-X back on the road. I can’t wait to tear it up with some old school Evil Disco!” READ MORE
With rumors of Static-X taking an indefinite hiatus, fans are eager to hear Wayne Static‘s solo project Pighammer. After the jump, you can check out the first video from the solo album entitled Assassins Of Youth.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m a huge Static-X fan. They’ve been pretty damn consistent in sound and releases and their music is always a lot of fun. Plus, if you’re a horror fan in the slightest, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ve heard their music in at least two or three films. I mean, let’s look at a few of the bigs ones: Bride of Chucky, Scream 3, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake), Saw III, and more. If you haven’t seen these movies, then what are you doing on this site? Shame on you!
BD Music has scored an exclusive interview with photographer/director/artist/all around awesome guy Chad Michael Ward. The interview goes over his artistic history, what it was like to work with some of todays hottest bands, and who some of his biggest inspirations are. While you’re checking out the interview, make sure to check out Ward’s Top 10 Horror WTF Moments. WARNING: Images after the jump are NSFW.
Music video director, short film creator, photographer and artist Chad Michael Ward has given Bloody-Disgusting his Top 10 Horror WTF Moments! WARNING: The list contains a bunch of spoilers, so keep that in mind. Ward has directed videos for Aiden, Derek Sherinian feat. Billy Idol and Slash, D’Amato and has done work with Marilyn Manson, Soil, Trust Company, Static-X and others. His work captures horror and grotesque scenarios in truly beautiful and arresting ways. Just check out my personal favorite, ‘The Hierophant’, to see a perfect example of this (image is NSFW).
I’m gonna take you on a dark journey. Back to when bubblegum pop ruled every radio and TV station. Back when metal started becoming super awful and mainstream. This journey goes back 12 years ago, the year was 1999. Fortunately, if you looked hard enough you could find yourself a somewhat decent metal band. That year one of my favorite industrial metal albums came out. It was Static-X’s “Wisconsin Death Trip”.