Static-X Announce “Rise Of The Machine” North American Tour With Fear Factory, Dope, Etc.

Static-X have announced the dates for their “Rise Of The Machine” tour with Fear Factory and Dope. All three bands will be celebrating anniversaries on that run with Static-X set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Machine,” Fear Factory set to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and Dope set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Life.“ Mushroomhead and Twiztid will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
02/24 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/25 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
02/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
02/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

With Mushroomhead:

03/01 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
03/02 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
03/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Whiskey Nights
03/04 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/05 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
03/06 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/08 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
03/09 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
03/10 Charlotte, NC – Underground
03/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/12 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
03/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/15 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/16 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03/17 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
03/19 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

With Twiztid:

03/22 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
03/23 Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A.
03/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
03/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
03/26 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
03/28 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
03/29 Denver, CO – The Summit
03/31 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/01 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/02 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Static-X commented:

“We are so excited to finally get back out on the road. We plan to play most of the songs off of both ‘Machine‘ and ‘Wisconsin Death Trip‘, as well a number of nice surprises that are being incorporated into the set list. It is going to be awesome to have Fear Factory, Dope, & Mushroomhead back out on the road with us to share in all of this nostalgic insanity.

All in all, this package is going to be one for the ages and we can’t wait to get out there and celebrate 20 years of our ‘Machine‘ record, while we continue to remember all of the good times that we had with Wayne and to share it live and loud with all of our fans night after night.”

Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares continued:

“I’m beyond excited to finally turn the Fear Factory machine back on and start crushing stages alongside our longtime friends in Static-X.”

Dope‘s Edsel Dope added:

“We are honored to be part of this tour. Static-X, Fear Factory, & Dope toured together back in 1999. It was the first time that we all met, and it laid the foundation for all of the tours that Dope and Static have done together. I can’t wait to get back out there and get crazy with all the fans!”

In other news, Static-X will also be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Machine“ on February 18. The effort has been remastered by Ulrich Wild and it will feature three bonus tracks: “I’m With Stupid” (Live 2019 Regeneration), “Wisconsin Death Trip” (Live 2019 Regeneration), and “Sweat Of The Bud” (Live 2019 Xer0).

Static-X, Life Of Agony, & Dope Announce August 2022 European Dates

Static-X, Life Of Agony, and Dope have booked some European shows for August 2022. Here’s the dates:

08/06 Berlin, GER – Astra
08/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
08/16 Alkmaar, NET – Victorie
08/17 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik

Watch Static-X And Dope Perform In Ringle, WI Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Yesterday (July 18), Static-X and Dope performed as part of a three-day mini-festival at the Q&Z Expo Center in Ringle, WI amid the coronavirus pandemic. You can see footage of that below. Tickets for the event were limited and the bands encouraged fans to wear masks and engage in social distancing. This news comes after the organizers of the festival received backlash for its original name, “Herd Immunity Fest.” That moniker was ultimately changed, but a number of artists, including Nonpoint, Royal Bliss, Kaleido and Blacktop Mojo, decided to cancel their performances.

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We are excited to return to the stage this weekend for what will be our first show since March. Obviously, over the last few months a lot has changed in the world, so it is of the utmost importance that we EACH do our part to make this as safe as possible for everyone. While your community leaders have deemed this to be a safe and acceptable gathering, we would still like to personally ask for each and every one of you to go the extra mile to help everyone remain safe… We are asking everyone to MASK UP & BACK UP. DISTANCING: The promoter has advised that the OUTDOOR site is huge. It can accommodate 10,000 people, but they have capped ticket sales at 2,000. This was a huge factor for us agreeing to play. This means that there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out and be safe. There are strictly enforcing a NO MOSHING rule and we are in full support of this for obvious reasons. We are asking that everyone please be respectful of everyone else’s personal space. We ask that you are conscious of this while watching the show, standing in lines for food, drinks and bathrooms, etc. WEAR A MASK! This is a simple request and it will help to ensure your safety, the safety of those around you, and also those at home. Wearing a mask demonstrates that you respect yourself, and it also demonstrates that you respect others. We will all be wearing masks and we ask that you all do the same. Please wash your hands, try not to touch your face and use hand sanitizer. We have been informed that hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the site. We all want live shows to return and for things to get back to “NORMAL”. We want to reiterate that this upcoming show does not fall under the definition of what any of us would consider to be “NORMAL”. This is a baby step and in many ways this is also a test. We want you to remember that most places in America are not yet able to have this type of concert experience. Let’s all go above and beyond, in order to help ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, as well as everyone at home. #MASKUP & #BACKUP! Sincerely, Static-X #StaticX

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Dope Frontman Edsel Dope Fires Back At Former Static-X Guitarist Tripp Eisen: “Fuck You!!!! You Two Time Convicted Sex Offender Piece Of Shit!”

As previously reported, ex-Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, who previously served prison time for sexually assaulting two underage girls in 2005, recently issued a press release accusing the band of “patently deceptive songwriting credits” on their new album “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1.” Now, Dope frontman Edsel Dope, who is believed to be current Static-X singer Xer0, has fired back at Eisen.

Dope said the following:

“Fuck You!!!!

You 2 time CONVICTED sex offender piece of shit!

Keep my name out of your talentless mouth!

I fired you 20 years ago, because you are an egotistical, low talent idiot and Static X fired you more than 15 years ago because you were a 40 Year old creep, who was arrested for having sexual relations with multiple 14 year old fan girls. DEPLORABLE!

You have not progressed in the least bit. Not even after spending 2 separate stints in jail.

You are an antagonist, who paints himself as a victim.

BOO HOO & FUCK YOU!

Meanwhile, You’ve never even apologized to our metal community for betraying all of our trust, by preying on young, impressionable fan girls for your own selfish perversions.

And now, you are trying to attach your name to an incredibly well orchestrated memorial / tribute that you had ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to do with.

GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!

For your information.

Wayne and I had a very pointed discussion about you, while on tour together in 2014, so I know EXACTLY how he felt about you. WAYNE FUCKING HATED YOU & he had no interest in ever associating with you again…

You’ve been begging for people to pay attention to you and your new band for 3 years..

Attempting to tie yourself to virtually everything Static-X or Dope does.

Hash-tagging Dope, Static-X, and the Murderdolls in virtually every post..

After all of that, you have managed to gather roughly 1,000 followers in TOTAL….

LOLOLOLOLOLOL..

IT’S OVER dummy.

You will always be known as that 40 year old creepy guy with “LEE PRESS ON” dreads, who targeted underage fan girls for sex.

This is not my opinion.. This is a fact and it is public record.

Charges were filed against you in 2 separate states for kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated sexual assault, and luring to entice a minor through the Internet.”

You were ARRESTED & SENTENCED.. GAME OVER.

I hope that ICP and all the Jugalos across the world are reading this and remember who you are, what you did, and why you’ve ended up crying on the sidelines.

I’M SO DOWN WITH THE CLOWNS and I so hope the Jugalos are listening.

EDSEL DOPE

#14 year olds dude…“

Static-X And Dope Lose Nearly $200,000 Worth Of Gear In Warehouse Theft

Static-X and Dope have lost nearly $200,000 worth of gear in a theft at their shared warehouse space in Los Angeles, CA. The bands shared a list of all the stolen items.

The following was also said in a press release:

“Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X have filed a police report with the LAPD, siting that their warehouse space (which is also shared with the band Dope) was recently robbed of nearly 200K worth of touring equipment during the Corona Virus Lockdown.

The two bands were advised the two bands to take the story public, in order to help raise awareness with other small business owners and bands alike. Below is a form where you can enter an anonymous tip to help the LAPD find those who stole the gear.

“With most of us in locked down, and those who aren’t locked down, wearing masks in public, apparently it’s a great time to be a thief”. says Static-X drummer Ken Jay.

The band has released a statement on the robbery.

We want to encourage our community to keep a close eye on your property and on your facilities during this unprecedented time. We also ask for our fans to keep an eye out for the stolen items and maybe we can help the police find these people.

The band has publicized a list of stolen equipment here, complete with many of the serial numbers. The list includes: Multiple LED video panels, 2 drum kits, 40+ cymbals, various high end audio/video gear, microphones, racks, branded backdrops, etc.

“This is tough one to swallow ” says Edsel Dope. “Our bands are small businesses that have developed and refined our touring systems over years. The amount of time and effort that has gone into building out the tech and AV the production alone is hard to quantify. It’s a lot of money. We own all of our own gear and have built our touring business through years of hard work and continuous investment back into ourselves.”

“In the end, we recognize that there are far worse things happening around the world.

We want to send out positive vibes to everyone in this crazy time. Stay safe, protect yourself from ALL the threats, and take care of each other.

We will learn from this and take the necessary steps to rebuild during this down time, while allowing ourselves to be a cautionary tale for others.

Stay safe and see you soon!”

Static-X and + DOPE +

SEND AN ANONYMOUS TIP HERE: >>> https://static-x.org/pages/stolen-gear

Edsel Dope Comments On Dope Being Dissed By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Yesterday (October 14), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn slammed Dope after fans pointed out the similarities between Machine Head’s latest single “Do Or Die“ and Dope‘s “Die MF Die.“ Dope frontman Edsel Dope has since responded to Flynn, while also sharing some Spotify data to compare the streams between the two acts.

Edsel said the following:

“Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Then today, he took another shot at our band.
As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots.
Truth is, I like Machine Head.
Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question.

The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable.
Check it out..
Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355
Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667
Pretty fucking close brother.

Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify.
Slightly more for Dope, but I digress…

I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released.
I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb.
These are just the facts.

We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro!

In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq.

It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren’t even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!”

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Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Then today, he took another shot at our band. As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots. Truth is, I like Machine Head. Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question. The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable. Check it out.. Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355 Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667 Pretty fucking close brother. Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify. Slightly more for Dope, but I digress… I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released. I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb. These are just the facts. We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro! In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq. It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren't even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!

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Ex-Dope/Murderdolls, Etc. Drummer Ben Graves Dead At 46

Ex-Dope/Murderdolls/Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Ben Graves has sadly passed away today (May 9) at the age of 46. His death follows an 11 month cancer battle. R.I.P.

His fiancée Lydia issued the following statement:

“A message from Ben’s fiancé, Lydia.

This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans.

Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.

Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected.

It’s devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben’s LA friends, details to follow…

💔Lydia”

Dope To Release “Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998” In December

Dope will be commemorating their 20th anniversary by releasing a new set titled “Dope: The Early Years 1997 / 1998.” It will be available on December 1, and it will come with a 32-page story book full of previously unseen photos, and a personal story about the group by Edsel Dope, as well as 20 remastered tracks, and four previously unreleased songs. These are the original bedroom demos, which led to the band rising to the top of the New York club scene. Some versions will also come with a replica of the band’s first concert poster. You can find preorders HERE. Edsel Dope commented:

“I can’t believe that it’s been 20 years since I started this band back in 1997. I couldn’t be more excited to share this unique package, along with the true / uncensored story of how it all begin. This was something that only a small community of people in NYC were able to share with us, back in the day. To be able to bring this to our fans all across the world 20 years later is surreal for me.. I designed the entire package myself and I went to great lengths to create something that our Die Hard fans would greatly appreciate.”

Dope & (hed)p.e. Announce 2017 U.S. Tour, Ill Niño To Play Select Dates

Dope and (hed)p.e. have announced a fall tour together. Ill Niño will also appear on select dates.

Tour Dates:

10/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/06 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
10/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joes
10/08 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/09 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
10/10 Waterloo, IA – The Reverb / Spicoli’s
10/11 Madison, WI – The Annex
10/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/13 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/15 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
10/16 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
10/17 Niagara Falls, NY – Evening Star Concert Hall
10/18 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
10/19 Lawrence, MA – Claddagh (feat. Ill Niño)
10/20 Laconia, NH – Whiskey Barrel (feat. Ill Niño)
10/21 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (feat. Ill Niño)
10/22 Sayreville, NJ – The Starland Ballroom (feat. Ill Niño & 40 Below Summer)
10/23 Reading, PA – The Reverb (feat. Ill Niño)
10/24 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/25 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/26 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
10/27 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/28 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/30 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/31 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
11/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
11/02 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/03 Lawton, OK – Great Plains Coliseum
11/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
11/05 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
11/06 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
11/07 Las Vegas, NV – Adrenaline
11/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
11/09 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Ill Niño, 40 Below Summer, Dope & (hed)p.e. Announce “Halloween Homecoming” Show

Ill Niño, 40 Below Summer, Dope, and (hed)p.e. have announced that they will playing a show together at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on October 22. This date is expected to be a one-off.