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Tony Campos performing with Soulfly on September 2, 2012
|Birth name||Antonio Campos|
|Also known as||Maldito X|
|Born||March 9, 1973|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Genres||industrial metal, alternative metal, groove metal, death metal, nu metal, thrash metal, grindcore, cowpunk, industrial rock, industrial dance, crossover thrash, heavy metal, hard rock, speed metal, extreme metal, alternative country, metalcore|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Reprise|
|Associated acts||Fear Factory, Ministry, Static-X, Soulfly, Prong, Possessed, Agony, Brujeria, Dia de los Muertos, Asesino, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Attika 7, Cavalera Conspiracy|
Antonio Campos (born March 8, 1973) is an American musician. He is the current bass player for the industrial metal bands Fear Factory, Ministry, Static-X, and the vocalist and bassist for Asesino. He is a former bassist for metal bands Prong, Soulfly, and Possessed.
Campos was part of the original Static-X lineup, playing bass and singing backing vocals on all of the group's studio albums. Along with Wayne Static, he was one of the legal owners of the Static-X name, even though he did not participate in the band's temporary reunion from 2012–2013.
In 2001, Campos broke his collarbone in a motorcycle accident, leaving him unable to play in the ongoing "Extreme Steel Tour". Campos continued to sing backing vocals on the tour, and Marty O'Brien took over bass duties.
In 2002, Campos became part of Mexican American metal group Asesino. His stage name, "Maldito X", is Spanish for "Damned X".In the same year, he played bass with the Colombian band Agony during the Rock al Parque.
Campos has played bass for Ministry in three stints (2007-2008, 2011-2012, 2014–2016) following the death of Paul Raven.He has joined Ministry again for their US tour with Death Grips in Autumn 2017.
From 2011-2012, he was a member of death metal band Possessed. He also played with Possessed in 2013 at The Oakland Metro.
He also joined Soulfly in 2011 as their bassist.
In May 2015, Campos announced his departure from Soulfly, and that he would be joining Fear Factory as their bassist.
On October 23, 2018, Campos announced that he and the other two surviving original members – guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay – had reformed Static-X, who were planning to release a new album and tour in 2019 in memory of Wayne Static.
Campos has cited Blasko, Cliff Burton, Dan Lilker, Jeff Hanneman, and Kerry King as influences.
Campos tunes to ADGCF when playing in Asesino. In Static-X, he played with several tunings: CFBbEbG and BbFBbEbAb during Shadow Zone and forward.
|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"|
|2015||Taipan||Straight from the Underground||"Straight from the Underground"|