Static-X will release Project Regeneration, featuring the last recordings of the band’s late front man Wayne Static, in 2019.
The group’s original lineup – bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay, and guitarist Koichi Fukuda – will be featured on the album and in the videos.
It should come to no surprise that director Matt Zane (John 5, Wednesday 13, Zakk Wylde, DOPE) was contacted to assist in creating the new videos, considering he directed the final three videos for Wayne Static before his passing.
Check out the teaser
for Project Regeneration
Static-X bassist Tony Campos, “Matt did an amazing job with the video. He put in a lot of love and effort into it, and the end results show it. A great pleasure working with him, and look forward to future collaborations.”
“I received the call to co-direct as well as be the Director of Photography and couldn’t believe it was happening until we were on set. It was very surreal. I hadn’t seen the rest of the band in years. Being able to work with them and share old stories from back in the day was so cool. My band Society 1 and Static X used to cross paths touring as far back as the late 90’s. Even before that we were all on the local scene in Hollywood,” says Zane.
Zane unearthed out-takes of Wayne for the video. “I really wanted to actually get Wayne in there visually so it was the four of them back together again, not only musically but visually. I had to find out-takes from previous videos Wayne and I did, then go through a process called rotoscoping in order to place him in the new videos. Extremely detailed and long process but completely worth the effort.”
As you can witness from the teaser, the result is the feeling that the original band is together one more time. “It was amazing getting to work with the band and it felt as if I was able to get to work with Wayne one more time. To be able to come in and pay my respects and help Wayne finish his final offerings for all the fans was an incredible experience.”