LIFE OF AGONY will team up with STATIC-X for a short European co-headlining tour in August 2020.
"The Agony & The X-Stasy" trek will kick off on August 4 in Budapest, Hungary and end of August 15 in Berlin, Germany.
Aug. 04 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
Aug. 07 - Heidelberg, Germany - Halle 2
Aug. 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Aug. 12 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
Aug. 15 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
LIFE OF AGONY's latest concept record, "The Sound Of Scars", was released on October 11 via Napalm. The disc acts as a "chapter two" to LIFE OF AGONY's iconic debut, "River Runs Red", which came out in 1993.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the greatest metal records of all time," "River Runs Red" was an emotional concept album that focused on a troubled teenager's inability to cope with what seemed to be the worst week of his life. The album connected to a broken generation in a visceral way through its cathartic message and hard-hitting approach, and the band developed a cult-following in the process.
Bassist Alan Robert said: "'The Sound Of Scars' feels like such a monumental moment in LIFE OF AGONY's story. On one hand, we've come full circle, continuing the concept of our 1993 debut 'River Runs Red', and on the other hand, we've reached new heights with the raw power of the sound and songwriting. We really cannot wait for fans to sink their teeth into this beast and take this emotional journey with us. This record is a monster."
STATIC-X's current trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to STATIC-X's frontman Wayne Static, who died five years ago.
While the identity of STATIC-X's touring singer has not been officially revealed, strong rumors suggest that DOPE frontman Edsel Dope is performing alongside bassist Tony Campos, drummer Ken Jay and guitarist Koichi Fukuda.
As previously reported, STATIC-X will release a new album titled "Project Regeneration", featuring the last recordings of Static, on May 29, 2020. The rest of the group's original lineup will also be featured on the album and in the music videos, including the promotional clip for the single "Hollow", which was released in October. The teaser, which was directed by Xer0 and co-directed by Matt Zane, also features a snippet of the band's hit song "Push It", re-recorded in 2019 with Xer0.
Originally scheduled for release in spring of 2019, the new STATIC-X album was first intended to feature several guests vocalists, along with the original "Wisconsin Death Trip" band lineup of Campos, Jay and Fukuda.
During the recording sessions for "Project Regeneration", one of STATIC-X's producers uncovered several additional unreleased and unfinished tracks, many of which contained isolated vocal performances by Static. Because of this incredible find, the new STATIC-X album will now feature lead vocals by Wayne on virtually every song.
Static died in November 2014 after mixing Xanax and other powerful prescription drugs with alcohol, according to the coroner's report. The 48-year-old, whose real name was Wayne Richard Wells, was found dead in his Landers, California home.
Static founded STATIC-X in 1994 and achieved commercial success with "Wisconsin Death Trip", which included the rock radio hit "Push It".