STATIC-X Releases Music Video For ‘Stay Alive’ From The Upcoming Album “Project Regeneration: Vol. 2”

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On the heels of the excitement about the recent announcement of the upcoming fall co-headline tour, industrial music icons Static-X are releasing a music video for the first original track from the upcoming album “Project Regeneration: Vol. 2.”

The song ‘Stay Alive’ is one of the last original compositions Wayne Static was working on before his passing in 2014. The song’s lyrics echo Wayne’s state of mind during this tragic time, as he professes himself to be a “professional addict” and screams the words: “I just need you to survive – Cut you up to stay alive.” The track features Wayne Static on lead vocals, along with the original Wisconsin Death Trip lineup of Tony Campos, Koichi Fukuda and Ken Jay. The video was directed by Static-X producer/creative director Edsel Dope and co-directed by Matt Zane. Outtakes from the Wayne Static ‘Assassins of Youth’ video were added to help fully portray Wayne’s disturbing vision for the song. According to the bands former sound engineer Eddie Ortel: Wayne was working on this track the night that he passed away.”

“We knew that if we were going to release this song, we wouldn’t be able to tip toe around this tragic subject,” says Tony Campos. “The first draft of the video was really hard for all of us to watch, so we ended up removing many of the more graphic scenes. As dark as this piece of art may be, it is also a very honest representation of where Wayne was at during this controversial time. My hope is that when people see this, that they understand the cautionary tale that Wayne’s life ultimately became and can avoid some of those pitfalls.”

“We always want to remember Wayne as the intelligent, funny, Star Trek loving, rock star,” adds Aimee Pittman – Wayne’s younger sister. “It makes his family sad and angry to see Wayne depicting himself in a way that we understand to be a realistic portrayal of his life and the choices that ultimately ended it. If one person watching this video can benefit or make better choices related to drugs and alcohol, then we are grateful for the reminder.”

“Project Regeneration: Vol. 2.” is available for pre-order HERE.

A tour reunion that is over two decades in the making will return this fall. In 1999, metal legends Sevendust, Static-X, and Dope were each exploding onto the scene, while pairing up to create one of the most memorable tours of the year. Fast forward to 2023 and this incredible tour package is primed to deliver a super-charged evening of unforgettable music for newfound and lifelong fans of this resurging genre.

The Machine Killer Tour co-headlined by Static-X and Sevendust is named after the GOLD certified sophomore album Machine by Static-X and their recently acclaimed Rise Of The Machine tour, along with the upcoming fourteenth studio album from Sevendust, “Truth Killer”. The 21-city tour will kick off on October 6th in Houston, TX before wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA on November 1. More information on tickets and VIP packages can be found HERE.

“Machine Killer” U.S. Tour Dates

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