Edsel Dope: “The Last Thing That I’m Ever Interested In Seeing Is Edsel Dope Being The Vocalist Of Static-X”

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Dope’s Edsel Dope discussed the all but confirmed “rumors” suggesting that he is Static-X’s mysterious frontman “Xer0.” He says “the last thing that [he is] ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X.”

Dope said the following:

“This is a fun question, and I can answer it for you like this. I would say that I’m certainly involved with Static-X. I produced the record and I’m in the process of producing another one for them right now. I kind of like to consider myself to be the creative director for Static-X, because there was a big void left by Wayne [Static], and somebody sort of needed to step in that has that sort of capability.

But as far as who’s singing for Static-X under the mask, I think that it’s important for me or for us to say that the goal was that for there always to only ever be one living, breathing singer of Static-X, and that’s Wayne Static. And as long as we don’t put another face to Static-X, then Wayne will always be the face of Static-X, and I think that that is ultimately the goal.”

He also added:

“The idea was to create an entity, for lack of better words, a masked entity that could allow Static-X to live on and to go out and perform while keeping the focus on the three guys that helped start the band with Wayne and somebody there to represent Wayne as opposed to replace Wayne. So, I’m definitely involved with Static-X. They’re my friends, and I’m here for them. But the last thing that I’m ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X. That’s not something I’d be interested in being. So, Edsel Dope is not the singer of Static-X.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Static-X Announce Summer Headlining Shows

Static-X have booked some headlining shows around their upcoming tour with Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, and Powerman 5000. Here’s the dates:

07/18 Wichita, KS – Temple Live (feat. GFM)
07/19 Ft. Smith, AR – Temple Live (feat. GFM)
07/22 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (feat. GFM)
08/09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (feat. The Dead Rabbitts)
08/15 Tucson, AZ – Encore (feat. The Dead Rabbitts)
08/17 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Dive Bar (feat. The Dead Rabbitts)

Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Static-X, & Powerman 5000 Announce U.S. Tour

Rob Zombie and Mudvayne have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Static-X and Powerman 5000 will open.

Tour Dates:

07/20 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/21 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Centre
07/23 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/24 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/26 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/27 Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/29 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
07/30 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/31 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts
08/02 Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
08/03 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/05 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/06 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
08/10 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/12 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/13 Las Vegas, NV – Michelob ULTRA Arena
08/14 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/16 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/18 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/20 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
08/21 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Static-X Cancel 2022 European Tour

Static-X have cancelled their upcoming European tour. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the ongoing situation in Europe and Russia, Static-X is canceling all of our summer and fall overseas touring plans for 2022. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2023 when we will officially be celebrating the 20th anniversary of machine with you all around the world.”

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

Static-X have postponed their “Rise Of The Machine” tour with Fear Factory and Dope. The trek will now take place in 2023 with Mushroomhead, Twiztid, Society 1, and Cultus Black set to appear on select dates.

2023 Tour Dates:

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

Static-X commented:

“Static-X postpone Rise of The Machine North American Tour feat. Fear Factory, + DOPE +, Mushroomhead & Twiztid til 2023 to ensure that ALL shows will play.

Tour package and previously announced cities remain fully intact, while 4 additional cities have been added.

On the surface, we are incredibly disappointed to share this news with our fans. However, considering how infrequently Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope have each toured over the last 10 years, we felt that the priority was to ensure that ALL of these 20th anniversary shows are ultimately able to play.

With all of the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the extreme rise in current cases, as well as the quarantine mandates for those who test positive, we believe that attempting to play these dates in the coming weeks would likely result in a number of last-minute cancelations and lead to a much greater level of disappointment.

The good news is that we were able to keep the entire touring lineup intact. Static-X, Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead, & Twiztid will each perform in their previously scheduled cities, and due to the excitement around the tour and exceptional ticket sales, we also added four additional cities to the tour.

Further, we highly value having an up close and personal meet and greet experience with our fans. We take extreme joy in shaking hands, giving hugs, taking photos, and we look forward to doing all of this without having to socially distance, wear masks etc. We are certain that by pushing things back, these experiences will be significantly more enjoyable and memorable for all of us.

In addition, Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope are all scheduled to complete new albums in 2022, which will lead to each band having brand new music to share with the fans, as we lead into these newly rescheduled tour dates.

As we stated previously, we are so excited to finally get back out on the road and hang out with you all. 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. We appreciate our friends in Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twizted making themselves available to share in all of this nostalgic insanity next year. We can’t wait to celebrate 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.

All previously sold tickets and meet and greets will be honored and more information on tickets, meet & greets and other VIP experiences for the Rise Of The Machine tour can be found at: Static-X.com.”

Static-X Premiere “Terminator Oscillator” Music Video

Static-X have premiered a new video for their song “Terminator Oscillator.“ The Godzilla-inspired clip was co-directed by Edsel Dope and Matt Zane. The track appears on the band’s latest album “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1.“ The group commented:

“We wanted to do something outside of what you would generally expect to see from a metal band music video. The video really captures the quirky, sci-fi spirit of STATIC-X and is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen from bands in our genre.”

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

Dino Cazares Says Fear Factory Are “Talking About” Doing A World Tour With Static-X

During an interview with Overdrive, Dino Cazares revealed that Fear Factory and Static-X are “talking about” doing a world tour together. He said the following about that:

“We’re hoping we get to do a world tour and Tony [Campos] can do ‘double duty’ for each show. We’re hoping to work things out and take this package tour around the world. At the moment, we’re talking about it, so no promises just yet, but it’s definitely something that I think the fans would really want to see. It would be a dream to make this happen. If Tony couldn’t do it and was tied up with Static-X, then we would have a cool fill-in. I spoke to Matt DeVries [Chimaira], and hopefully he’ll be able to fill in. Matt toured with us before in the past during ‘The Industrialist’ era. He’s a really great guy.”

Static-X Guitarist Koichi Fukuda Is Promoting Far-Right Conspiracy Theories On Social Media

It looks like Static-X’s Koichi Fukuda is a Trump supporter, who has been sharing far-right conspiracy theories related to the treasonous insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. MetalSucks have shared some screenshots from the guitarist’s Facebook, which you can see below. It’s also worth noting that Koichi has sinced joined Parler.