New Static-X album coming Nov. 3, cover of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Terrible Lie’ available now

After the successful celebration of the 20th anniversary of its seminal sophomore album “Machine” and a major North American tour supporting Rob Zombie in 2022, Static-X will release its eighth studio album, “Project Regeneration: Vol. 2,” on Nov. 3, 2023.

The new album is a collection of 13 new songs. It contains the final vocal performances and musical compositions of founding vocalist Wayne Static, along with the original “Wisconsin Death Trip” lineup featuring Tony Campos (bass), Koichi Fukuda (guitars) and Ken Jay (drums). The new album was produced by the band’s current vocalist/guitarist Xer0 and mixed/mastered by long-time collaborator Ulrich Wild. It is available for pre-order here in various configurations, including limited color vinyl, limited shirts and hoodies.

The first single from “Project Regeneration: Vol. 2″ is a cover of the classic Nine Inch Nails “Terrible Lie.” The reimagined version features vocals recorded by Wayne Static, along with a musical interpretation created by the original lineup and Xer0. Wayne’s vocals were discovered as part of a series damaged audio tapes that the band uncovered a few years back. A music video for the single – which features Wayne Static projected behind the band – is now available and can be seen below. The video was directed by the album’s executive producer and longtime friend Edsel Dope and co-directed by Matt Zane. Fans who pre-order the album in advance will have all singles available to them digitally as they are released, starting with “Terrible Lie.”

All of the music associated with “Project Regeneration: Vol. 2” is the result of collaborations between the four founding members and their new vocalist/guitarist/producer Xer0. No additional guests appear on the album, and there were no outside contributions to the songwriting, musical compositions or performances.

“I am so happy that the recording for ‘Project Regeneration: Vol. 2’ is finally finished, and the album is currently being mixed by our long-time producer Ulrich Wild,” Campos said. “The only thing left is for the vinyl manufacturing to be completed. I am proud to say that between ‘Project Regeneration: Vol. 1’ and ‘Project Regeneration: Vol. 2,’ we have been able to bring the fans 25 brand-new Static-X songs, most of which feature Wayne Static on lead vocals. Nobody would have imagined that any of this could even be possible a few short years ago.”

Wayne’s mother, father and three siblings remain involved with the band’s work to this day and have attended several shows since the band’s reformation in 2019.

“We all miss Wayne very much and we are so proud of the way that the band has chosen to honor him through the completion of his final works,” Wayne’s younger sister Aimee said. “They continue to place an emphasis on his presence within their live shows and it’s been incredible to see the fans continue to connect with the band’s music and with Wayne’s memory. We fully support the journey that Static-X is currently on, and we know that Wayne would be incredibly grateful for all of the hard work that Tony, Ken, Koichi and Xer0 have done over the past few years.”

“We are so grateful to Wayne’s family for giving us their blessings and trusting us to complete Wayne’s final works,” Xer0 said. “This has been an incredibly challenging task, to say the least, and it has all been done with an immense amount of love and respect. I am also grateful to all of the Static-X fans around the world for all of the love and support they have shown towards me.”

“Due to this being a two-part album and the fans having already been treated to 13 original songs from ‘Vol. 1,’ we thought it would be fun to share the NIN cover, as we announce the completion of ‘Vol 2,'” Jay said. “‘Terrible Lie’ is just a taste of what is to come, and we can’t wait for fans to heart the rest of this album.”

Static-X will tour in 2023, headlining the Rise of the Machine Tour with Fear Factory alongside Dope, Mushroomhead and Twiztid. The 42-date trek kicks off Feb. 25 in San Francisco, California, and wraps up April 15 in Los Angeles, California. Dates have been selling out across the country, with select markets upgrading to larger venues to meet the demand for the tour.

Static-X also recently revealed plans for a tour of Australia and an appearance at the Blue Ridge Rock Fest this year. Remaining tickets for the Rise of the Machine Tour and information on all tour dates can be found at:

Tour dates:

Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland (Low Ticket Warning)
Feb 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox^ (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 01 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater (Sold Out)^
Mar 02 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory^
Mar 03 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse^
Mar 05 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren* (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater (Sold Out) *^
Mar 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*^
Mar 10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Sold Out)*
Mar 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater (Sold Out)*
Mar 12 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Mar 15 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live*^ (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 16 – Charlotte, NC – Underground (Sold Out)*
Mar 17 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (Sold Out)*
Mar 18 – Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A. (Sold Out)*
Mar 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (Sold Out)*
Mar 21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live* (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 22 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s*
Mar 23 – Montreal, QC – MTelus (Upgraded Venue) *^
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (Upgraded Venue) *^
Mar 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out)*
Mar 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (Sold Out)#
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian#
Mar 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts#
Mar 30 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs# (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 31– Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde*
Apr 01 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*^
Apr 02 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center*
Apr 04 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection*\
Apr 05 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall#\
Apr 06 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue#
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues# (Low Ticket Warning)\
Apr 08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore# (Low Ticket Warning)\
Apr 09 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater#
Apr 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit (Sold Out)#
Apr 13 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues#
Apr 14 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues#
Apr 15 – Los Angeles, Ca – Belasco Theater (Sold Out)#

* Featuring special guest Mushroomhead
# Featuring special guest Twiztid
^ Not a Live Nation date

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