Prematurely of their headlining Rise of the Machines tour with particular visitors Dope, Worry Manufacturing unit and extra, Static-X have simply unveiled an all-new masks and outfit for the nameless frontman identified solely by the pseudonym Xer0.
To showcase the newest evolution of Xer0, Static-X partnered with Eddie Yang of Deity Artistic, a notable costume designer and prop maker whose work has been featured in large identify motion pictures corresponding to Avatar, Iron Man, Robocop, The Superb Spider-Man, Terminator: Salvation, Man of Metal and extra.
Yang, alongside artistic director Edsel Dope (who simply dropped a brand new Dope album, Blood Cash Half Zer0, right now – Feb. 24) and Ed McDonough of ECCO Studios, have supplied Xer0, the figurehead paying tribute to the late Wayne Static onstage with StaticX, with a well-timed replace.
View extra photographs of Xer0 beneath.
About attending to work with Static-X, Yang enthuses, “I’ve at all times been a steel fan and have listened to Static-X since their first launch Wisconsin Dying Journey. I’m honored to contribute to Wayne’s legacy and to work with the band on their unimaginable imaginative and prescient for evolving Static-X and Xer0 into one thing that’s really distinctive. This undertaking lastly mixed my ardour for character design and steel music into one large check-off the bucket record!”
“Eddie is a genius,” provides Xer0, “We wished to evolve the Xer0 character right into a extra cybernetic/robotic determine for the Rise Of The Machine Tour and Eddie completely fucking killed it!!!!!!!”
Bassist Tony Campos states, “Eddie took the masks to a stage that we by no means imagined doable, and we’re so stoked with the end result.”
Not solely does Static-X’s tour kick off tomorrow (Feb. 25), the group, additionally comprised of the surviving Wisconsin Dying Journey lineup with the blessing of Wayne’s household, not too long ago introduced the Mission: Regeneration Vol. 2 album. The report follows Vol. 1, which got here out in 2020, and options the ultimate recordings of Wayne Static’s authentic vocals amid the 13 tracks, one being a canopy of 9 Inch Nails’ “Horrible Lie.
See the music video for that cowl right here and search for the album to be launched on Nov. 3 later this yr.
After a giant yr in 2022, which included a summer time tour supporting Rob Zombie and Mudvayne and openers Powerman 5000, Static-X are hitting the highway once more onerous with North American dates from Feb. 25 via April 15 on the books. Head right here to see all of the upcoming stops and, for tickets, go to this location.
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