Tattoo Reveals Identity of Static-X’s Mystery Singer Xer0

When iconic Static-X frontman Wayne Static passed away in 2014, fans had every reason to believe that the band was dead, too. But then the group’s surviving original members — guitarist Koichi Fukuda, bassist Tony Campos and drummer Ken Jay – re-formed the group and hit the road with a masked singer going only by the stage name XerO. The reconstituted unit has a new studio album, Project Regeneration, set for release on May 29th, which will feature posthumous lead vocals by Static on virtually every song, uses stems from unreleased and unfinished tracks the producers of the album uncovered during the process.

Throughout the whole saga, Xer0’s identity has remained a secret, although he has been heavily rumored to be Edsel Dope of Static-X’s nu-metal contemporaries Dope. Now that rumor has finally been confirmed incontrovertibly by tattoo evidence — coincidentally, the same way in which Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella was outed in 2014. Danish heavy-music ‘zine Metal a Day did the investigatory honors, noting a neck tattoo on XerO matching Dope’s. See the proof — along with Static-X’s upcoming live dates — below.

Static-X tour dates:
With Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope:

10/09 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, GER – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, GER – Backstage

With DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black:
11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55