Shadow Zone

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Shadow Zone
Studio album from Static-X


October 7, 2003

Label (s) Warner Bros. Records

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Alternative metal , nu metal

Title (number)


running time




Josh Abraham, Tom Whalley, Ulrich Wild

Studio (s)

Summer 2003

Shadow Zone Beneath ... Between ... Beyond
Single releases
2003 The Only
2004 So

Shadow Zone is the third studio album of American alternative metal - band Static-X .

History of origin

After the tour of Static-X's second album Machine was completed, co-founder Ken Jay left the band. Static-X were without a drummer, but still wanted to record a new album. As a temporary replacement, studio drummer Josh Freese joined the band to record an album with them. After completing the recording, Nick Oshiro took over the post of drummer. The first single The Only was a later soundtrack contribution to the game Need for Speed: Underground . In 2004 the second single So was released. There were also music videos for both singles. Shadow Zone itself was released worldwide on October 7, 2003. It is their first album that does not contain any swear words and therefore does not have a Parental Advisory sticker on the cover. It was also the first Static X album that made it into the German charts and placed 79th. In the USA, around 302,000 copies have been sold to date.


Conny Schiffbauer from Rock Hard said that the musical path that has now been taken has changed in favor of Static-X. It is also the musically most diversified album of their career to date. They awarded eight out of ten possible points. Frank Gaspari from , however, said that some songs had embarrassing similarities to Static-X's role models. It only awarded two stars out of five.

Chart placements

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2003 Shadow Zone DE79 (1 week)
- - - US20 (6 weeks)

Track list

  1. Destroy All (Static / Iron) - 2:18
  2. Control It (Static / Jay) - 3:05
  3. New Pain (Static / Iron) - 2:57
  4. Shadow Zone (Static) - 3:05
  5. Dead World (Static / Iron) - 2:47
  6. Monster (Static / Iron) - 2:14
  7. The Only (Static / Eisen / Jay) - 2:51
  8. Kill Your Idols (Static / Iron) - 4:01
  9. All In Wait (Static / Jay) - 4:01
  10. Otsegolectric (Static / Iron) - 2:39
  11. So (Static) - 3:40
  12. Transmission (instrumental piece) - 1:38
  13. Invincible (Static / Jay) - 4:05
  14. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment (originally by Ramones ; bonus track on the Japan edition of the album) - 2:03

Individual evidence

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