(born March 8
) is an American
musician, and the bass guitarist
for the industrial metal
. Tony was also the final bassist for Ministry
after their 2008 breakup.
Along with Wayne Static
, Tony is the only band member that has been a constant figure through the different Static-X lineup changes. Tony backs up with growling low vocals, and he sings the entire song "Anything But This" live. He also performs vocals/bass for Asesino
, a Brujeria
side project, and he recently joined Ministry
after bassist Paul Raven
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. His stage name, "Maldito X", is Spanish for "Damned X".
His influences include Cliff Burton, Dan Lilker, Rob Nicholson, Kerry King
- Moser custom P-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
In the past he used Fernandes five-string Tremor bass guitars tuned ADGCF when playing in Asesino. In Static-X, he plays with several tunings: CFBbEbG and BbFBbEbAb during Shadow Zone and forward.