Category: static-x

Apr 29, 2024

Evil Disco The Movie Trailer Screencaps

Hello hello, and welcome to another update. Sorry for being MIA, I wasn’t feeling well the past few days. Today we’re jumping right into it with updates to EDF Photo (got to remind you about Evil Disco The Movie after all!).

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Evil Disco The Movie

  • 23 photos have been added to the Evil Disco gallery on EDF Photo. Edsel isn’t shown too much in this trailer, but hey … this is a momentous movie, and he’s in it. We’re covering it, for sure.
  • Is this the first time you’ve heard about the movie Evil Disco? Let’s give you a quick recap of what we know. Evil Disco is billed as a chronicle of the rise, fall and regeneration of metal legends Static-X. Not only will we hear from the band in their own words, but a veritable who’s who of metal superstars. The trailer features Dino from Fear Factory, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, Dave Navarro, and of course… Edsel Dope. That’s enough star power to make any metal fan excited to see this movie, in my opinion. There’s no release date as of yet, but we’re keeping our eyes peeled here.
  • I’ve provided the link above so you can go right to Static-X ‘s official Youtube channel to check out the trailer for yourself. Be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already so you never miss a video from the band!
  • Interested in my thoughts on this movie? I’ve given my initial reaction to the trailer right here. I’m still really excited to see this movie. As a longtime Static-X fan, I’ve always hoped there would one day be a documentary where they get to tell their story themselves. Edsel featuring in the movie is just a bonus!

What do YOU think? Are you excited for the movie Evil Disco? Will you be seeing it when it comes out?

Apr 19, 2024

Dope on tour HYPE: Celebrate the Best!

Dope is on tour starting the 26th of April! That’s right, the third leg of the Machine Killer Tour carves a path through the Pacific Northwest, Canada and the Midwest! We’re super excited here at and we think this incredible tour is reason to celebrate! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Machine Killer Tour, here’s a bit of a breakdown:

  • Static-X and Sevendust headline, Dope and Lines of Loyalty are supporting.
  • This is a North American tour, and there have been two legs of this tour so far! (See my review of the Atlanta stop here)
  • There are chances to meet Dope in various VIP packages that are on sale now! Click here for info and how to purchase.

I’ve been shouting about this tour for what seems like actual ages, and honestly? If I haven’t convinced you that you should see this show by now, I don’t know what to tell you! I think the footage I captured at the Atlanta stop speaks for itself, really. I was pretty close to the stage and captured some great stuff. Mind you, I wasn’t filming the entire time: I was kind of focused on enjoying the moment! There’s a lot of awesome creators that have filmed full length Dope sets, and if you like I’ll highlight these creators in a future post. For now, let’s take a look at what I filmed at the Tabernacle:


Dope @ the Tabernacle in Atlanta. Filmed by If you have a chance to see the #machinekillertour in a city near you: DO IT. It’s incredible. #edseldope #dopetheband #dope #dopearmy #thetabernacle #atlanta #atlantageorgia #atl

♬ original sound –

Edsel pretty much sounds identical to the record when you see him live. It’s pretty wild! I did buy a VIP package as well and that was also freaking rad. If you can swing it, and they’re available at the show you want to attend, definitely consider it! Edsel is very sweet and gracious.

Curious? See for yourself!

What do you say? Have I intrigued you? Looking to purchase your own tickets to the Machine Killer Tour? Everyone should see Dope on tour at least once. Click here for how to purchase your tickets! I’m seriously so excited for you if you get to go!

Mar 31, 2024

Edsel Dope fan (listings) and More: Fanlisting Portal Opens!

As promised, I’ve got something fun for you today. Today marks the grand opening of the Fanlisting Portal! You might recall that awhile back I built the Edsel Dope and Dope fanlistings. (Imagine not having a place that you can declare that you are an Edsel Dope fan…) At the time, I launched them with a post right here. Well, I knew I was also applying for the Static-X and Wayne Static fanlistings. Ended up getting both, and since then I’ve completed our little fanlisting network. I kept quiet about fanlistings for a bit, in an effort to launch all four together (as I should have done in the first place, really). So now all four are officially launching today! Our fanlistings are connected to The Fanlistings Network, which is a directory for fanlistings.

Fanlistings? What are fanlistings?

What is a fanlisting, you ask? Here’s the description by The Fanlistings Network website: A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) – they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject. – The Fanlistings Network

So basically, a fanlisting is just a way for you to support a subject! There’s a big disclaimer about fanlistings that is worth mentioning, however: a fanlisting does not denote official recognition by a subject. No connection to any of the subjects of these fanlistings is claimed or implied.’s fanlistings are made by a fan, for fans!

Let’s go over the sites in the Fanlisting Portal:

No Regrets: the Edsel Dope fanlisting

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Well… I mean we ARE Edsel Dope fan for a reason…

Blood Money: the Dope fanlisting

I was very pleased to get this fanlisting. Dope is my favourite band, so having this fanlisting really means a lot to me.

Machine: the Static-X fanlisting

Fan of the almighty Static-X? Why not join their fanlisting?

Keep Disco Evil: the Wayne Static fanlisting

Wayne’s fanlisting also serves as a mini tribute site!

I hope you enjoy our network of fanlistings, and I’d appreciate you joining if you’re a fan!

Mar 23, 2024

Edsel Dope in Evil Disco movie – CONFIRMED!

Edsel Dope is confirmed to be in the upcoming Static-X movie “Evil Disco”! The trailer for the film was released today, which is the 25 year anniversary of the band’s iconic classic “Wisconsin Death Trip”. Edsel is shown in the trailer as one of the individuals giving commentary. No surprise there – Edsel has worked with Static-X as their producer and creative director for years.  He’s also been on the record many times stating that Wayne Static was a long time friend.

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My thoughts on the trailer:

I saw the notification on my phone and when I tell you I almost screamed in public… wow. What a huge piece of news for our Saturday!

I’ve seen a few documentaries about Static-X and Wayne in particular (100% of them being on Youtube). They leave me a bit conflicted, I’m not gonna lie. On one hand, I love that people are still interested in telling the story of Static-X. While yes, most people know me for being an eternal Dope hype woman, Static-X is a band that means just as much to me. On the other… I believe much of the reporting on the band (and Wayne) is opinion and not fact. As a fan of Static-X, I’ve always wanted to hear their story in their own words. It seems like we’ll get that, and then some. Very intriguing, that’s for sure.

Along with Edsel, it looks like we’ll also be hearing from Dave Navarro, Dino from Fear Factory, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, and of course Ken, Tony and Koichi from Static-X. This movie looks like it is absolutely packed with superstars.

Would you like to see the trailer? Click here and you’ll be brought right to it. As always, if you aren’t subbed to Static-X already: like, subscribe and hit the notification bell so you never miss a video.

Jan 26, 2024

Static-X Project Regeneration Vol 2 OUT NOW!

Static-X Project Regeneration Vol 2 has been released! That’s right, the day we’ve been waiting for is FINALLY here! We don’t normally cover Static-X here but I would be remiss if I didn’t at least say something about this release. And as we all know, Edsel has long worked with Static-X as their creative director and has helmed many of their videos!

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I’m not joking, they way I jumped up when I got the notification that the album was available! I’ve listened to every song track by track several times. What’s my verdict?’s Review: Static-X Project Regeneration Vol 2

It’s… amazing.

Like a lot of fans, I listened to the album teaser on repeat. I can safely say the album itself 100% lived up to the teaser. In the past I’ve listened to albums where there’s at least one or two songs that are obviously filler. (Sometimes more) Not only is there absolutely no filler on Project Regeneration Vol 2, every song totally rocks. It’s not often that I say this, and I don’t say it lightly: there is not one bad song on this album. Standouts for me are Black Star, Kamikaze, Take Control, and Disco Otsego. When I got to From Heaven… I might have been ugly crying, Kim Kardashian style. (But since there’s no picture to prove it, might as well have not happened!)

Project Regeneration Vol 2 sees Ulrich Wild return to mix and master, along with Tony, Ken, and Koichi. As a result, we have a cohesive and satisfying record that fits perfectly in the band’s discography. Project Regeneration Vol 2 pays tribute to Wayne’s memory while further keeping Evil Disco alive and well!

Static-X Project Regeneration Vol 2 is available for purchase from Static-X’s official website. You can also stream it on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Youtube Music!

Jan 10, 2024

Otsego Placebo, directed by Edsel Dope, is LIVE!

Static-X has just dropped the video for “Otsego Placebo”, directed by Edsel Dope, and it is phenomenal. Somehow, Edsel has managed to capture what being at a Static-X show is like. It’s a kind of energy that just electrifies you. This video did not disappoint, that’s for sure. Have you seen it yet?

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In the video, you can see Edsel’s work as creative director for the band. I find a lot of people don’t know what being a creative director is: we hear the term frequently, but no one ever explains what the job entails. In its most basic sense, a creative director is responsible for creating and delivering a stylistic vision for their client. They are also responsible for media outreach and executing a cohesive brand strategy. I of course cannot comment on Edsel’s exact day to day as creative director for Static-X, but the aesthetics for stage shows would definitely be under the umbrella of his job.

I’ve taken a few choice caps that I think perfectly show off the energy and vibe of a Static-X live performance. And please watch the video for Otsego Placebo HERE on Static-X’s Youtube channel! If you have not already, give the video a big thumbs up and subscribe with notifications turned on. You don’t want to miss this and other videos from the band!

Jan 10, 2024

Edsel directed “Otsego Placebo” video to debut!

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BIG news! Static-X is dropping a video for the song Otsego Placebo on 10 January! Edsel is listed as having directed the video, so I’m absolutely covering this release! We don’t have a teaser with this one like we did for Dope’s Lovesong video, unfortunately. However, we do know from past videos Edsel has directed that he 110% knocks it out of the park every single time. Edsel has done an incredible job as Static-X’s creative director. I can’t wait to see this video. I’m super excited!

Click here to be taken to the video. If you’re reading this before it premieres, be sure to hit the notification bell as I’ve demonstrated above to make sure you’re notified when it debuts!

Nov 1, 2023

Wayne Static: A Fond Memorial

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On November 1st, 2014, the music world lost a legend. Or at least, that’s what I would be saying if we were talking about anyone else but the incomparable Wayne Static. Though Wayne may be physically gone from this world, his legacy and influence have far outlived him.

A Passion for Music

Wayne Richard Wells was born on November 4th, 1965 in Muskegon, MI to Richard and Darlene Wells. His love of music started early: as a youngster, he was enthralled by the larger than life personas of the band KISS. By the age of twelve, he had started his first band with a group of neighbourhood friends. It was these first exposures to music that shaped young Wayne and cemented his determination to make music his career. He would burst onto the world stage with Static-X in 1999 with the band’s debut album Wisconsin Death Trip, leaving a lasting impression on the music scene.

Wayne Static was never one to go with the crowd. His genre defining style set trends but never followed them. Wayne’s work with Static-X spanned six studio albums, producing hits like “Cold”, “I’m With Stupid” and “Push It”. His solo outing Pighammer further solidified Wayne’s reputation as the King of Evil Disco.

A Lasting Legacy

Wayne left this world far too soon aged 48. His impact on the music industry was immense, and his legacy continues to this day. Part of his last recordings with Static-X were released with the band’s Project Regeneration Vol I in 2020, with one reviewer writing: “Static-X were ahead of their time and perhaps a little underrated. Through this cathartic process, the album serves as a love letter to Static and their loyal fan base, a respectful tribute that both honors his legacy and adds an unexpected new chapter to their discography.”

Did Wayne have any idea he would one day become such an icon? It likely never crossed his mind. Wayne did everything he did for the pure love of his craft, and the deep love he possessed for his fans.

We loved you too, Wayne. We still do. You gave us everything you had.

Thank you. For all of it.

Sep 20, 2023

More Dope tour news!

The highly anticipated Machine Killer tour begins tomorrow! On the eve of what promises to be a tour not to miss, we got news. Big news. The Machine Killer Tour is running through the end of February of next year! That’s right – if you haven’t gotten the chance to see Dope opening for the almighty Static-X and Sevendust, you’ve got another shot to get in on the action! We love to see it. You can find info about the extended dates right here on Dope’s official site.

If this wasn’t your sign to get tickets now, I don’t know what more to tell you. I know I’ve got mine!

Along with this incredible announcement, we were treated to a new tour poster that showcases the additional dates. You can see it below – click the poster for full size!

Dope’s official Facebook also posted a short publicizing the extended dates – click here to view it.

Aug 31, 2023

EDF’s Static-X Merch Roundup

Hello everybody! We’re celebrating the Machine Killer Tour here at, so let’s continue with another Merch Roundup! Edsel is connected to Static-X as its producer and collaborator, so we’re getting them in on the Roundup just for fun.

What’s a Merch Roundup? A Merch Roundup consists of my top picks from a chosen band’s merch store. (Provided that band has some connection with Edsel Dope, of course.) And since the Machine Killer Tour is about to kick into high gear, we’re taking a look at Static-X’s merch. It was hard to narrow it down because everything was amazing, but these are my faves out of the bunch.

Disclaimer: No one is paying me for my opinions about Static-X’s merch, and I am not receiving any commissions if you buy something. This is purely my opinion, and my opinion cannot be bought. So with that out of the way, let’s get to it!


Have to say, this one caught my eye big time. This is going in my cart today. I love the colours, the artwork, everything.


Yes, we’ve already established you have way too many mugs in your cabinet. Make room for this one, your coffee deserves it.


You know, I’m not a hat person normally but I could be persuaded with this one. Comes in a choice of red or grey, in trucker style or snapback.


Gotta say, Static-X always kills it when it comes to artwork on their merch. This is pure perfection.

And that’s it! I hope my picks were helpful! The Machine Killer Tour promises to be amazing, and scoring awesome merch is just a bonus.