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FEAR FACTORY – To Kick Off US Demanufacture Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Fear Factory - Demanufacture - tour promo flyer - 2016 - #MO099099ILMF

In less than two weeks, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, will kick off their US headlining tour which will see the band perform its classic second album Demanufacture in its entirety. The trek will commence on March 21st and run through May 7th with support provided by Swedish Metal unit, Soilwork.

“To me, this album sounds not one day older today than it did in 1995,” stated guitarist Dino Cazares, “It’s a metal classic for the ages and I’m excited that we are finally going to be able to perform it live in its entirety and songs from Genexus. Play fearlessly.”

Adds vocalist Burton C. Bell, “I am looking forward to the upcoming tour where FEAR FACTORY will be performing Demanufacture in full for the first time since we released it in 1995. We have some good friends joining us for everyone’s enjoyment. Please come and support the bands that tour hard, and play harder!”

Fear Factory - Logo!

FEAR FACTORY w/ Soilwork:
3/21/2016 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM (No Soilwork)
3/22/2016 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM (No Soilwork)
3/24/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/25/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/26/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
3/28/2016 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
3/29/2016 Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
3/30/2016 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
4/01/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/02/2016 Rock Shop – Fayetteville, NC
4/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
4/05/2016 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/06/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
4/08/2016 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/09/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/10/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/12/2016 Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA
4/14/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/1/52016 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/16/2016 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/17/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
4/19/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
4/20/2016 Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI
4/21/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/22/2016 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
4/23/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
4/24/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/26/2016 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/27/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID
4/29/2016 Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
4/30/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/01/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/03/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/05/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/06/2016 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/07/2016 Fonda – Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Fear Factory - Genexus - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #062415FFSCN

FEAR FACTORY‘s latest offering, Genexus, was released worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album charted in several countries around the globe, coming in at #13 on the World Top 40 Chart, and once again solidifying the band’s stature as an international force! In addition, Genexus has surpassed the band’s last two releases, Mechanize (2010) and The Industrialist (2012), in terms of first-week sales and chart numbers in the United States.

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Genexus – world chart positions include:
Australia #15
Austria #25
Belgium #35
Canada #36
Czech Republic #42
Finland #25
France #55
Germany #17
Ireland #7 (Top 20 Indie)
Netherlands #34
Sweden #12 (Rock/Metal)
Switzerland #18
UK #31
USA #37
World #13

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Genexus was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus et al). Artwork was once again handled by artist Anthony Clarkson. Drums on Genexus were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of Metal and have become an immense influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between Death Metal, Grindcore, Thrash, and Industrial on landmark releases like Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture, and the gold-selling release, Obsolete.

Fear Factory - Demanufacture - tour promo flyer - 2016 - #MO099099ILMF

Source: Earsplit PR

For more info:

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

http://www.twitter.com/fear_factory

http://www.nuclearblast.com

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LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

LONG LIVE SOILWORK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Let’s Ponder The Concept Of ‘The Industrialist’

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FEAR FACTORY – By now, every loyal Fear Factory fan has (hopefully) purchased and listened to The Industrialist (at least) 500 times by now. Maybe more. Released back on June 2nd, via Candlelight Records, The Industrialist is a concept album that has what may be interpreted as a complex storyline, due in part to its philosophical thoughts that the lyrics provoke. I’ve (once again) been thoroughly entertained by the legendary Industrial Metal sound of Fear Factory on their eighth studio album. The concept has been equally fun for me as well, albeit a bit scary though!

Stone notes: When I refer to “machine” in the following lines, it is referenced towards the Industrialist and automaton(characters) that are the focal points of this impressive and chilling album: The Industrialist.

Man creates machine. Machine becomes a “free-thinker” by developing memories and emotions. Machine senses a “longing for existence” through said inherited memories and emotions. Machine rebels against its creator; which is man. The longtime controversial topic of man versus machine is once again realized and materialized through song, courtesy of the dynamic Industrial Metal super-duo of Burton C. Bell (vocalist, lyricist, producer) and Dino Cazares (multi-instrumentalist, producer).

I find The Industrialist to perhaps be a warning of what could one day become. Mankind may not have automatons walking around and tending to our every single need at this moment in 2012; yet computers do have an automaton quality about them. Granted, computers can only perform tasks that they are programmed to do and mankind still controls the technological wheel that drives every application we depend on.

(Left) Burton C. Bell, (Right) Dino Cazares

As I write this post on my MacBook Pro, I realize this computer will only do what I “tell it to do” by the click of a mouse or strike of a key. However, the science fiction side of my brain does make me ponder: could there one day be a computer application that will inherit true human emotions and memories? I’m not talking about archival memories, nor synthetic emotions here… I’m questioning the scary thought of a computer app becoming a free thinking entity!

The more I ponder this sci-fi aspect of computer technology, the more difficult it becomes (for me) to comprehend. A topic like this may very well be grouped in with those sensitive subjects such as politics, religion and (gasp) sex. Are we (mankind) supposed to question our rapid ascent of technology? When the topic of Armageddon is raised, the usual suspects of nuclear war, UFO’s, climate change, spontaneous natural disasters, the burning out of our sun, disease, famine and meteor showers are discussed. What about man-made machines like robotics or computers being the culprit(s) of a terrifying Armageddon?

As I read and listen to the lyrics of The Industrialist, it does take me back to the iconic box office franchise known as The Terminator and 2004’s I, Robot. This Fear Factory album has also reminded me of the song Metal Gods, from the 1980 Judas Priest album classic: British Steel. One stirring lyrical line from Metal Gods sums it up best, when delving into the sic-fi aspect of machine versus man: “From techno seeds we first planted, Evolved a mind of its own”.

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For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below!

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.twitter.com/Fear_Factory

http://www.youtube.com/FearFactoryMusic

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

TRUTH CORRODED – To Support FEAR FACTORY On Their Upcoming Australian Tour

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on September 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

TRUTH CORRODED is pleased to announce that the band will be supporting the mighty FEAR FACTORY on the band’s upcoming INDUSTRIALIST Australian Tour in late September.

For us, the opportunity to perform alongside FEAR FACTORY has been a long time coming“, comments TRUTH CORRODED vocalist Jason North. ” Dino and Burton actually saw us play our third ever show at a VIP event they attended while the band were touring Australia over a decade ago. It’s awesome to have them invite us to play the whole Australian tour and to finally get the chance to share the stage together”.

It’s been a very active year for TRUTH CORRODED who toured Europe earlier this year with MALEVOLENT CREATION, KRISIUN and VITAL REMAINS, building on previous supports alongside bands such as LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, BEHEMOTH, SEPULTURA, IN FLAMES and CHIMAIRA among many others both in Australia and abroad. The tour support will see the band round out an incredible year before TRUTH CORRODED turn their attention to writing and recording the follow-up toWorship The Bled.

INDUSTRIALIST AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SEPT 26 – Brisbane, AU @ Hi Fi
SEPT 27 –  Sydney, AU @ Hi Fi
SEPT 28 – Melbourne, AU @ Hi Fi
SEPT 29 – Adelaide, South Australia @ Adelaide Uni Bar

For more information on TRUTH CORRODED visit www.truthcorroded.com

The band’s latest album Worship The Bled is available now through Truth Inc. Records (www.truthincrecords.com) and at leading independent and JB Hifi music retailers.

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

LONG LIVE TRUTH CORRODED.

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Announce August Headlining Dates For The World Industrialist Tour 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Metal manipulators FEAR FACTORY are pleased to announce a U.S. headlining tour next month. Set to commence on August 1 in Fresno, California, the next segment of the The World Industrialist Tour 2012 will pummel its way across the country and includes a stop at this year’s Juggalo Gathering in Cave In Rock, Illinois alongside Soulfly, Static X, DMX, Onyx, and George Clinton among others. Additional dates will be announced in the coming days. Comments guitarist Dino Cazares: “We are really looking forward to getting back on tour to play classic FEAR FACTORY songs and new songs from The Industrialist!”

This will mark the FEAR FACTORY’s first official trek in support of The Industrialist, unleashed to North American fans June 5 via Candlelight Records. The second album written by Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split., The Industrialist debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at position 38 and maintained the #1 spot on the CMJ charts for three consecutive weeks.

Commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” while Metal Underground opined: “Burton C. Bell’s vocal harmonies, the group’s dynamics, Dino’s guitar play and, of course, the tightness of the rhythm section — featuring newcomer Matt DeVries of Chimaira fame on bass — was created with such superb craftsmanship that the album is in constant rotation in my brain, leading to play after play in the physical world, ” The Industrialist continues to floor fans and critics internationally.

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FEAR FACTORY – The World Industrialist Tour 2012:

8/01/2012 The Starline – Fresno, CA

8/02/2012 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA

8/03/2012 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ

8/05/2012 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV

8/07/2012 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

8/09/2012 Juggalo Gathering – Cave In Rock, IL

8/10/2012 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN

8/11/2012 WIIL Rock Fest – Twin Lakes, WI

8/12/2012 Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI

8/14/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

8/15/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

8/16/2012 Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

8/17/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

8/18/2012 Coliseo Roberto Clelemente – San Juan, PR

8/19/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below!

http://www.fearfactory.com

https://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Announce Tour Cancellation

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Due to reasons well beyond the band’s control, FEAR FACTORY will not be taking part in this Summer’s Shockwave Tour, slated to commence July 6 in Seattle.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this Summer, but we will be back. Please look for FEAR FACTORY headlining dates in August.”

FEAR FACTORY recently unleashed their latest full-length, The Industrialist, Stateside on June 5 via Candlelight Records.  Commended by Revolver in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” called “…a well-orchestrated montage of universal agitation and despair,” by Alarm, and crowned “…their most aggressive offering to date,” by Exclaim, The Industrialist is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below!

http://www.fearfactory.com

https://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Announce AOL Listening Party For “The Industrialist”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

The Industrialist to drop today; band gears up for this Summer’s Shockwave Festival

Today, and throughout the week, AOL Music will stream The Industrialist, the forthcoming new full-length from legendary futuristic Metal sorcerers FEAR FACTORY. Slated for North American release June 5, The Industrialist is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split.

Recently commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a short story written by Bell. The record again pairs FEAR FACTORY with producer Rhys Fulber and was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy).

Hear The Industrialist in full at THIS LOCATION.

Currently ravaging stages across Europe, FEAR FACTORY will return for another North American run of dates this summer headlining this year’s inaugural Shockwave Festival! Set to kick off July 6, the tour – which includes VoivodCattle DecapitationMisery IndexRevocationHavokDirge WithinLast Chance To ReasonVildhjarta,The Browning and Forged In Flame – will steamroll its way through over two dozen cities across North America. Tickets are on sale NOW at THIS LOCATION.

FEAR FACTORY –  SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012:
w/ Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame

7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

7/09/2012 The Republik – Calgary, AB

7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN

7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON

7/15/2012 The Armouries – Windsor, ON

7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

7/18/2012 Le National – Montreal, QC

7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY

7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA

7/26/2012 Empire – West Springfield, VA

7/27/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH

7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL

7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL

7/31/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO ***

8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ

8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ

8/04/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
*** – New Date Added

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below!

http://www.fearfactory.com

https://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

  http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 – Official Lineup & Tour Dates Revealed; Featuring FEAR FACTORY and VOIVOD

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal festivals, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

This summer, one of the most diversified Metal tour packages will batter its way through North America! What will be a yearly event, the inaugural SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 is coming for you! Established to give Metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, the tour will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an eclectic lineup of artists including futuristic Metal conjurers FEAR FACTORY and sci-fi thrash legends VOIVOD as well as CATTLE DECAPITATION, MISERY INDEX, REVOCATION, HAVOK, DIRGE WITHIN, LAST CHANCE TO REASON, VILDHJARTA, THE BROWNING and FORGED IN FLAME.

Presented by Full Metal Jackie with further sponsorships by EVH, DDrums, Ampeg, Intune Guitar Pics, Indie Merch, Earsplit PR, Skateboard Marketing, Burning Angel, Yetibite, The PRP, Rockin Wellness, Dirtycheese Design & Development and Blank TV, the caravan of chaos will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

Artist Arena/fan club pre-sale tickets go ON SALE TODAY. Public tickets go on sale Saturday May 5 at 10:00am at THIS LOCATION.

Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 – with Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame:

7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB

7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN

7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON

7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC

7/18/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC

7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton, NY

7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA

7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA

7/26/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA

7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL

8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ

8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ

8/04/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

http://www.shockwavefest.com

http://www.facebook.com/shockwavefest

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.voivod.com

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Unleash Special Video Preview; “Recharger” Confirmed As Lead Single

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FEAR FACTORY has released a special trailer that is a visual preview into the story behind their forthcoming new album, The Industrialist. Set for release June 5, The Industrialist is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. An audio snippet for the album’s lead single, “Recharger,” is now available at the band’s official YouTube page; the single is available via iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers beginning April 24.

As previously announced, The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a short fiction written by Bell; lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel Magazine. The album will be available on three formats – standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl. Pre-orders for the album in all formats will be available shortly via Candlelight Records’ official webstore.

Bell notes, “the protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”

The Industrialist follows the 2010 release of Mechanize. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from FEAR FACTORY in six years. Mechanize debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and topped CMJ’s Loud Rock radio chart as programmers embraced the band’s triumphant return. Sirius XM and Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin noted, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new Fear Factory. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012.”

Members of FEAR FACTORY are currently in Los Angeles rehearsing for upcoming performances in South America followed by their first U.S. tour since late 2010. Bell and Cazares presented members of Slipknot the “Comeback Of The Year” award last week at the 4th Annual Revolver Golden God Awards; an award they were nominated for in 2010. Xbox broadcast the program, including pre-ceremony black carpet interviews, to all game console owners; Revolver Magazine streamed the event live via their Facebook page. Rebroadcast information will be announced by Revolver Magazine shortly.

The trailer for The Industrialist was digitally manipulated and chopped by James Zahn. To check out more of his work, visit http://www.therockfather.com.

Dates on FEAR FACTORY’s upcoming American tour are noted below:

5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL

5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5/07/2012 Masquerade – Altanta, GA

5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC

5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hamton Beach, NH

5/12/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

5/13/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH

5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

5/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

5/21/2012 Ace of Spade – Sacramento, CA

5/22/2012 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below:

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.youtube.com/FearFactoryMusic

http://www.twitter.com/Fear_Factory

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – The Industrialist Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Additional May Tour Days Confirmed

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FEAR FACTORY today reveals cover and package details for their forthcoming new album, The Industrialist. Set for North American release on June 5, The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a story written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel Magazine. The album’s artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album will be available on three formats – standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.

Bell notes, “the protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”

The Industrialist again pairs FEAR FACTORY with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy), the album is the second written by Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. Cazares says, “collaborating with Burton again on the new album was like magic. Everything just fell into place naturally. It felt good to recapture the true sound of FEAR FACTORY, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to new levels.”

Regarding Fulber Cazares notes, “Rhys has been our secret member,” shares Cazares. “He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning and has opened our eyes to new things without sacrificing our original sound. His production and keyboard talents has made FEAR FACTORY stand out amongst the many bands of our genre.”

The Industrialist follows the 2010 release of Mechanize. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from FEAR FACTORY in six years. Mechanize debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and topped CMJ’s Loud Rock radio chart as programmers embraced the band’s triumphant return. Sirus XM and Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin noted, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new FEAR FACTORY. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012.”

Album artwork for The Industrialist can be viewed HERE.

The Industrialist Track Listing:

01. The Industrialist

02. Recharger

03. New Messiah

04. God Eater

05. Depraved Mind Murder

06. Virus of Faith

07. Difference Engine

08. Dissemble

09. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed

10. Human Augmentation

11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *

12. Landfill *

* (available on deluxe digi-book only)

FEAR FACTORY’s first tour dates since 2011 kick off with four performances in South America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, before starting American dates in San Antonio on May 1. In support will be Shadows Fall, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The complete list of dates are:

5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL

5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5/07/2012 Masquerade – Altanta, GA

5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC

5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hamton Beach, NH

5/12/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

5/13/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH

5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

5/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

5/21/2012 Ace of Spade – Sacramento, CA

5/22/2012 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below:

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Announce American Tour Dates For 2012

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, industrial rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

FEAR FACTORY today confirms their first tour dates for 2012. Set to begin in San Antonio on May 1, the tour’s initial dates include stops in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Denver among others. Joining FEAR FACTORY for the tour is Boston’s Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The tour will precede the release of FEAR FACTORY’s new album titled The Industrialist.

FEAR FACTORY recently announced the addition of bass player Matt DeVries. The Ohio native previously noted, “I have been asked to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of FEAR FACTORY since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band.” Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell noted, “we are very excited to have Matt playing bass for FEAR FACTORY. We feel he is a great addition to our touring line-up. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”

With rehearsals for the tour expected to start soon, the members of FEAR FACTORY are finishing details on their forthcoming new album expected for release early summer. Greg Reely has now completed the album’s mix. All that remains is final artwork and packaging. Regarding the new material, Cazares and Bell affirm, “this album perfectly captures the true nature of FEAR FACTORY. The industrial/metal blend is a strong return to our original concept for FEAR FACTORY.”

The Industrialist follows 2010’s critically acclaimed Mechanize. Blabbermouth said, “this is the album fans have been waiting for…a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the ’90s.” Revolver Magazine called Mechanize, “one of the best albums of the band’s career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today as FEAR FACTORY did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine.” Decibel Magazine noted, “FEAR FACTORY are back and beyond intact.”

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Confirmed dates as of press time are:

5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX

5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL

5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC

5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH

5/12/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

5/13/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

5/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/fearfactory

http://candlelightrecordsusa.com

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

FEAR FACTORY – Announce New Bassist

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Band Continues Work On Forthcoming Album

FEAR FACTORY today confirms Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of Chimaira and most recently Six Feet Under, joins the band replacing Byron Stroud. The announcement comes as the band continues work on their upcoming new album, planned for release early Summer. The album is currently being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely while artwork for the album’s packaging is nearly complete.

DeVries comments: “I have been asked by Dino and Burton to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of FEAR FACTORY since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band. We have shared the stage many times together and now I’m beyond stoked to be on the same stage playing together. Thank you to all my fans worldwide for sticking by me and I will be seeing you all on the road very soon.”

Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell note: “We are very excited to have Matt playing bass for FEAR FACTORY. We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and he’s a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”

FEAR FACTORY’s new album will follow 2010’s highly regarded Mechanize. Said Blabbermouth of the record, “this is the album fans have been waiting for…a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the ‘90s.” Revolver Magazine called Mechanize, “one of the best albums of the band’s career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today as FEAR FACTORY did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine,” while Decibel Magazine added, “FEAR FACTORY are back and beyond intact.”

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on FEAR FACTORY, click on the link below:

http://www.fearfactory.com

http://www.youtube.com/FearFactoryMusic

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

Stone.

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