Tony Campos

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Tony Campos
Soulfly, Tony Campos, 2012.jpg
Tony Campos performing with Soulfly on September 2, 2012
Background information
Birth name Antonio Campos
Also known as Maldito X
Born (1973-03-08) March 8, 1973 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
United States
Genres Industrial metal, deathgrind, alternative metal
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels Warner Bros., Reprise
Associated acts Fear Factory, Static-X, Asesino, Ministry, Otep, Prong, Soulfly, Possessed, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters

Tony Campos (born March 8, 1973 in Los Angeles, California)[1] is a Mexican American musician. He is the current bass guitarist for the industrial metal band Fear Factory, and the vocalist and bassist for Asesino. He is a former bass guitarist for metal bands Static-X, Ministry, Prong, Soulfly, and Possessed.

Career[edit]

Along with Wayne Static, Campos was the only other band member that had been a constant figure through the different Static-X lineup changes. Campos backed up with growling bowel vocals, and he sung the entire song "Anything But This" live. He performs vocals and bass for Asesino. He also joined Ministry after bassist Paul Raven died.[2]

In 2001, Campos suffered a motorcycle accident, resulting in a broken collarbone, which caused him to miss most of the ongoing Static-X tour. He was temporarily replaced with Marty O'Brien.[3] His stage name, "Maldito X", is Spanish for "Damned X".[4]

In 2011 he joined the death metal band, Possessed, until 2012. He played with Possessed in 2013 at The Oakland Metro. He also joined Soulfly in 2011 as the official bass player. In May 2015, Campos announced his departure from Soulfly, and that he would be joining Fear Factory as their bass player.

Influences[edit]

Campos has cited Blasko, Cliff Burton, Dan Lilker, Jeff Hanneman, and Kerry King as influences.[5][6]

Equipment[edit]

  • Zon Legacy 5-string with EMG MM5CS pickups
  • Neal Moser Custom Shop Scimitar (P-bass style) 4-string with EMG-P pickup, tuned BbFBbEb; Fernandes Tremor 5-strings with EMG-40DC pickups, tuned BbFBbEbAb.
  • SWR SM-900 head, SWR Goliath Senior 6x10 cab.
  • Tech 21 SansAmp PSA-1 preamp, Dunlop 105Q Bass Wah, Line 6 Bass POD
  • Fernandes five-string signature Tremor bass guitars with EMG-40HZ and MM5CS pickups.

Campos tunes to ADGCF when playing in Asesino. In Static-X, he plays with several tunings: CFBbEbG and BbFBbEbAb during Shadow Zone and forward.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

Static-X[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Static-X discography.

Asesino[edit]

Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters[edit]

Ministry[edit]

Soulfly[edit]

Prong[edit]

Attika 7[edit]

  • Blood of My Enemies (2012)

As guest member[edit]

Year Band Album Track(s)
2007 Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth "Rise of the Scorned" and "Closure"
2011 Otep Atavist "Drunk on the Blood of Saints" and "Remember to Forget"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne, Tripp, & Tony answer fanQ". Jess. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  2. ^ "MINISTRY, MESHUGGAH, HEMLOCK: Complete Tour Details Revealed". Road Runner Records. 2007-11-12. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Tony Campos: No "Static" with SWR!". SWR. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Asesino". BNR MEtal. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Previously Unreleased "Golden Gods" Interview With TONY CAMPOS (Soulfly, Prong, ex-Static X)!". YouTube.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  6. ^ "Interview with Tony Campos Bassist for Static-X". YouTube.com. 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Static-X's Tony Campos". Bass Player. 2005-08-01. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Tony Campos". Guitar Geek. 2005. Retrieved 2007-11-13.