Cult of Static is the sixth studio album by industrial metal band Static-X. It was released on March 17, 2009. The album's first single "Stingwray" was released and made available on the band's MySpace page on February 17, 2009. The album's title is a reference to the die-hard fans who have supported the band for so long. This would be Static-X's last studio album for eleven years, as well as the last to feature drummer Nick Oshiro and founding member and vocalist Wayne Static when he was alive, though the latter's posthumously released work will be included on the band's next album Project Regeneration. Cult of Static also marked the only time that Static-X did not work with Ulrich Wild, who produced, engineered or mixed the band's previous five albums.
Though "Lunatic" was the first single for the album, the song had been released on the Marvel's Punisher: War Zonesoundtrack. The song was based partially on a warrior, similar to the Punisher character, and was re-recorded for the album to feature a guitar solo by Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine. The album was produced by John Travis, who also produced Static-X's previous album Cannibal.
Cult of Static continued the band's use of guitar solos and the songs feature more samples and electronic sounds than the previous album, Cannibal. "Stingwray" is available on iTunes and on Static-X's Myspace.
The album debuted at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week, making it the band's highest charting album since 2001's Machine and the album received mostly positive reviews from music critics.