If you’ve been living under a rock you may not have known that Static-X are planning on making a new album called Project Regeneration which features the last ever vocal recordings of former frontman Wayne Static, prior to his passing in 2014. The OG lineup consisting of bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda are back in the mix too and were asking for donations/pledges from fans so the project can come to life AND they’ll be able to head out on a worldwide tour to not only celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip, but also let their fans pay their respects to Wayne as part of a memorial tribute for him. On Monday the band also announced that tour will be coming to Australia with Wednesday 13 and dope.
The guys have also given fans an update on the new album now and revealed some exciting news in the process on their Facebook page:
Thank you to EVERYONE who has participated in PROJECT REGNERATION thus far!!! The response has been UNBELIEVABLE! We wanted to take a moment to update everyone on where things are at with the new album..
WE HAVE AMAZING NEWS!!
-After announcing Project Regeneration to the world, we unexpectedly uncovered even more unreleased tracks left behind by Wayne..
-Because of this, the album will have fewer guest vocalists and more complete songs featuring lead vocals by Wayne Static…
-In the end, we couldn’t be more excited about the music that we are making together and we know that Wayne would be honored and proud.
-These extra tracks creates alot of unexpected work for us and for our producers. As a result, our timeline has been thrown off a little bit.
-We are focused on finishing 12 tracks for Project Regeneration.
-Waynes Lead Vocals will appear on more than half of the album..
-Waynes finger prints and those of the original WDT lineup are all over this record.
-We will be releasing several music/video clips in the coming weeks, so that we can begin to share our progress..
-We are very sorry for the delay and we want to thank everyone for your patience..
-We are in the process of finalizing a label partner, in order to ensure that “Project Regeneration” will be promoted and distributed worldwide, just like all previous Static-X albums..
-Unfortunately, until we finalize our label partner, we are unable to release a full song / single, but we promise that we will release one AS SOON AS POSSIBLE..
-While many people were excited by the music in the teaser, we want to clarify that those clips were “works in progress”..
-We have been working diligently to complete these works, while also preparing for the upcoming tour.
-Please note that ALL merchandise purchased from our webstore ships out immediately..
-The only items that have yet to ship are those associated with the “Pre Order” for Project Regeneration..
Thank you! Tony, Ken, Koichi, and of course Wayne…
We’ll see how this one pans out, but with more songs from Wayne, surely that’ll please even the biggest critics right? What do you reckon?
Static-X – Australian Tour
Aug 22nd. Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
Aug 23rd. Melbourne – Croxton Bandroom
Aug 24th. Sydney – Metro Theatre
Aug 26th. Adelaide – The Gov
Aug 27th. Perth – Rock Rover