Static-X Joins Fear Factory In Studio, On The Road

After taking a bond forged in the clubs of Los Angeles to the stages of Ozzfest, Static-X and Fear Factory are spending even more quality time together as of late.

When Ozzfest '99 folded its tents last month, the two bands teamed up for a tour that launched just a few days later. In addition to that trek, the two have another collaborative effort that may soon turn up.

"We recorded a Ministry song, 'Burning Inside,' and Burton [Bell] from Fear Factory did some vocals with me on that," Static-X frontman Wayne Static told MTV News.

"We did that in the middle of Ozzfest when we were in Chicago," bassist Tony Campos added.

"That's going to be coming out on a movie soundtrack," Static said. "We've got a couple of movies interested." [RealAudio]

The song has yet to find a home, but

we'll keep you posted.

In addition to Fear Factory, the guys in Static-X will also be sharing the stage with Coal Chamber, Drain STH, Dope, and Verbena on select dates. The band's relentless touring (compounded with its new single, "Push It") seems to be paying off. Even though the group's debut album, "Wisconsin Death Trip," has been in stores for five months, a sales surge bumps it back onto the "Billboard 200" album chart next week (see "Mary J. Blige Comes On Strong, But Backstreet Stays At Number One").

If you want to catch Static-X on the road, here's where to look:

  • 8/27 - Kansas City, MO @ City Market (w/Fear Factory, Coal Chamber)
  • 8/28 - Omaha, NE @ The Ranch Bowl (w/Dope)
  • 8/29 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Colorado Music Hall (w/Fear Factory, Dope)
  • 8/30 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (w/Fear Factory, Dope)
  • 8/31 - Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8 (w/Fear Factory, Dope)
  • 9/2 - San Francisco, CA @

    Maritime Hall @ (w/Fear Factory, Dope)

  • 9/3 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre (w/Fear Factory, Dope)
  • 9/4 - Hollywood, CA @ Palace (w/Fear Factory, Dope)
  • 9/5 - Tempe, AZ @ Boston's (w/Dope)
  • 9/7 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad (w/Dope, Verbena)
  • 9/9 - Houston, TX @ Instant Karma (w/Dope, Loudmouth)
  • 9/11 - Austin, TX @ The Backroom (w/Dope)
  • 9/12 - New Orleans, LA @ Jimmy's (w/Drain STH, Dope)
  • 9/14 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa (w/Drain STH, Dope)
  • 9/15 - State College, PA @ The Crowbar (w/Drain STH, Dope)
  • 9/19 - Worcester, MA @ WAAF Loco Bazooka (w/Machine Head, System Of A Down)
  • 9/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero (w/Drain STH, Dope)
  • 9/22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/Drain STH, Dope)
  • 9/23 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill (w/Drain STH, Dope)

-- Robert Mancini