Static-X has announced that they have so much new material that the upcoming album called “Project Regeneration” will be released as a double album released in two separate parts. The first is scheduled to release on May 29th. No date has been announced for the second part as of yet.
The band wrote the tracks from previously unreleased vocal tracks from their late frontman/guitarist Wayne Static. Tony Campos, the band’s bassist, commented on the decision to release the album over two volumes by saying:
“Today is a very exciting day, as we are finely releasing the first Static-X single and video in more than 10 years. The band, our producers, and most importantly Wayne‘s family are incredibly happy with the way that the album is turning out and we know that Wayne is looking down on us all with a big smile, as we begin sharing his final works with the world.”
Ken Jay, the band’s drummer added:
“We have been working on allot of material over the last year and a half and while selecting the songs to move into the final mix phase, it became clear that there is just too much material and too little time for this to be a single album.”
Campos then added:
“The last thing that we wanted to do was make the fans wait any longer. We also didn’t want to abandon the remaining material, because it is very close to being complete and we know that the fans are going to want to be able to hear and experience all of it.
We also recognize that all of this music is part of the same body of work, which marks this very important chapter of Static-X, so it is only logical to release all of the music under the same banner, Project Regeneration.
The vocals for the song Hollow were originally recorded in 2005 for the Static-X album Start A War, but Wayne and I never felt like the music on the original Hollow demo was fully realized. That is why it didn’t appear on Start A War or any Static-X album that followed.
The vocals sounded great, but some of the musical compositions from that time period felt a bit experimental. The band was going through a lot of changes at that time and, in retrospect, it felt like we’d strayed away from that authentic Static-X sound that really defined us.
Ken Jay then added:
“When we began working on Project Regeneration our producers advised us to ignore any of the old demo music, so we opted for the original band to re-enter the studio with nothing more than Wayne‘s isolated vocal tracks and to just be ourselves, to be Static-X, and to make Evil Disco.
The vocals sound really great and I think that Wayne would be extremely happy with what we’ve done with the music and to know that these tracks have finally realized their full potential.
Right now we are finalizing the mixes for the first batch of songs, which will appear on Volume 1, while we continue to finish up the tracking for the rest of the music, which will appear on Volume 2. Volume 1 will be released at the end of May and the goal is to release Volume 2 as soon as possible.”
There are 20 new tracks featuring unreleased vocals of Wayne Static that will appear on both volumes. Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Static-X) produced and you can preorder the album at static-x.com.
The band can be seen live on the following tour dates:
03/12 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/14 Mexico City, MEX – Oceania Park
07/10 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/10-12 Mansfield, OH – Ohio State Reformatory (‘Inkcarceration Festival‘)
07/31 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/04 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert (feat. Life Of Agony)
08/06 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/07 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof (feat. Life Of Agony)
08/08 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/09 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/11 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg (feat. Life Of Agony)
08/12 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik (feat. Life Of Agony)
08/13 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Festival
08/14 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival
08/15 Berlin, GER – Astra Kulturhaus (feat. Life Of Agony)
09/25 Novosibirsk, RUS – Loft-Park Podzemka (feat. Dope)
08/27 Ketakeringburg, RUS – Teleclub (feat. Dope)
08/29 Samara, RUS – Zvezda Club (feat. Dope)
09/19 Appomattox, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
10/01 Krasnodar, RUS – Arena Hall (feat. Dope)
10/03 Moscow, RUS – GlavClub Green Concert (feat. Dope)
10/04 Saint Petersburg, RUS – Kosmonavt
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