Documentary Tracks Rise Of Static-X

Hour-long film, debuting in March, follows rockers from beginnings in Chicago to last year's Ozzfest.

Static-X need some answers, and they're going to theaters to find them.

"Where the Hell Are We & What Day Is It? — This Is Static-X," a documentary on the Los Angeles rockers, will hit the big screen later this month in six major cities.

The one-hour film follows the band — vocalist/guitarist Wayne Static, drummer Ken Jay, bassist Tony Campos and new guitarist Tripp Eisen — from their modest Chicago beginnings to last summer's mainstage Ozzfest adventures.

"This Is Static-X," directed by brother-sister team Colin Gray and Megan Raney and produced by WOLO Entertainment, was compiled from more than 40 hours of footage and features band interviews, studio recording sessions and concert clips, according to the filmmakers.

After debuting on screens in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Chicago, "This Is Static-X" will be released on DVD and VHS on March 27.

Static-X are wrapping up their second album, the follow-up to 1999's gold-certified techno-metal Wisconsin Death Trip. Tentatively titled Machine, the new album was recorded in between lead guitarist Koichi Fukuda, who left in November, and former Dope axe man Eisen, who joined earlier this year (see "Static-X Finishing Album, Hire Dope Guitarist").

Ulrich Wild (Powerman 5000, Apartment 26) joined Static-X again as a producer. Machine is due in May, with a North American tour to follow.