If you were in the mood for a hot and heavy metal show then the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO was the place to be Monday night. LA’s Static-X turned the famous South Broadway venue into one big, sticky mosh pit during the Noise Revolution Tour’s stop in Colorado—a perfect way to sweat out their previous night’s hangover before heading to Sin City.
With nearly 20-years on the books and an extensive catalog to choose from, Static-X has no excuse for a dull moment in their set—and there wasn’t one. From lights up to guitars down, Wayne Static and his current lineup – which I will admit, may have the best style in metal- laid down hit after hit from the Static arsenal including “I’m With Stupid”, “Love Dump” and of course— “Push It”.
9 Electric also deserves praise for a killer opening set. Bringing even more Hollywood swag to the mix, the SoCal electronic metal band was a perfect choice to support this tour—which is probably why their collaboration with Wayne Static on “Destroy As You Go” works so well. If you haven’t already, check out the track at: 9Electric.com. If you don’t get down on dance beats with your metal, don’t bother.
Noticeably missing from the bill were Prong and Davey Suicide. Prong dropped off the tour in mid-August due to ‘circumstances beyond their control’ and will continue on a headlining run in early September. According to numerous sources Davey Suicide and company were “given the night off” and sent straight to Vegas.
Industrial metal shows always run the risk of raising eyebrows for weird gimmicks and terrible support bands—but I’ll hand it to the surviving half of the Noise Revolution Tour for giving fans virtually nothing to complain about.
Static-X will pick up after a couple days off in LA and continue the Noise Revolution tour with Winds of Plague in September.
Tour dates can be found at Static-X.com
– Paige Montgomery, Alternative Revolt Magazine
Photos: Josh Lowe