Archive for industrial metal

Finnish Industrial Metal Unit KING SATAN – Release “Psygnosis” Music Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music videos, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Finnish Industrial Metal/EBM Group KING SATAN have released the official video for new single “Psygnosis.” The video was directed, written and produced by the band’s mastermind/vocalist Aleister Von Satan himself. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pq_HgY5puE or below:

The single will be included on the band’s upcoming debut album, which will be released later in 2016 on Saturnal Records.

KING SATAN is an industrial metal / EBM band from Tampere, Finland, founded in 2015 by Aleister Von Satan (a.k.a. fra. Zetekh, also mastermind of occult Black Metal band Saturnian Mist). KING SATAN combines influences from a wide range of Extreme Metal, Electro-Industrial and even Hard Rock. Musically, the band is about complete defiance – not only towards the boundaries and conventions of Metal and Electro Music but also the status quo of spiritual life and mental status of modern world. Nothing is sacred and no stone shall be left unturned.

Spotify link for Psygnosis:

https://open.spotify.com/track/02oJ9B8FlRerROfTLIiBic

iTunes link for Psygnosis:

https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/02-psygnosis/id1121561300?i=1121561334&l=fi

BAND BIO:

KING SATAN‘s first promo titled We are King Satan and we Fuck the World (2015) was recorded in autumn 2015 and released in December 2015 together with a music video single from the demo titled Enter Black Fire (2015). The video was directed by ALEISTER VON SATAN himself. The CD edition of the demo sold out fast and KING SATAN were going through a period of finding an established line-up for the sake of performing live, which meant that  a lot of people came and went before the line-up was settled. DJ SHEMHAMFORASH (a.k.a. fra. Ptahaz, also known from Saturnian Mist) was already in the band during the time of the first demo and handled guitars, synths and DJ responsibilities live, while B.B. KILL found himself as a guitarist and KATE BOSS as a bassist and a dancer.

Due to the success of the demo KING SATAN started working almost immediately on the debut full-length album in March 2016 and the first live shows were confirmed quickly. The first live appearance will take place August 2016 at the SAARIHELVETTI FESTIVAL, Tampere, Finland, where the band will share the stage with such names as Turmion Kätilöt and Shining, while the second show will take a place at the extravagant GOTHIC FEST in SOFIA at Sofia, Bulgaria on October 29, 2016.


Source: ClawHammer PR

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* For more KING SATAN:

www.kingsatan.net/

www.saturnalrecords.com/

www.facebook.com/kingsatan616

twitter.com/kingsatan616

twitter.com/saturnalrecords

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE KING SATAN.

Stone.

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

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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

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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

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FEAR FACTORY.

LONG LIVE SOILWORK.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

FEAR OF DOMINATION – Unleashes A New Wicked Album

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on January 21, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The fourth studio album of Fear of Domination is titled Atlas and it will be released on March 11. It is the darkest and heaviest masterpiece FoD has ever done.

The Finnish shock Industrial Metal band Fear of Domination will give a totally new definition to “spring break” by unleashing its fourth studio album Atlas,on March 11. The vocalist and the lyricist of the band Saku Solin describes Atlas as the darkest and the heaviest album the band has ever done.

Solin describes, that Atlas is about the moment, when all the light in the world has faded, and a human being is left to wander with his crushing burden.

“The question is, is the burden self-created, imagined or concrete. We’ve all had a bit of an emotion-filled year. I think we have efficiently packed primitive rage, desperation and misery here. It wasn’t a conscious decision. This is how we felt, and fuck, we did what had to be done.”

The string instruments are crunching lower than before and the composer and keyboardist of the band Lasse Raelahti has created a harmony of chaos and beauty with his synthesizer. Fans were given the first taste of blood, when the band released the music video single El Toro in the autumn.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0u7gIKH4zM)

The lyrics of the album are also more straight and brutal than before.The vocal producer Helena Haaparanta whipped everything out of the singer. Solin reveals from the album, that the rasp and growl vocals can change quickly to “freakishly annoyingly poppish” singing.

“We have always loved to create some contrast. Even though the lyrics are about the collapse of the mind and the world, suddenly there can be an opera-kind-of part or then it could be from E-Types disco song.”

The drums and the basses were recorded in D-studio, the guitars in the apartment of the lead guitarist and composer Johannes Niemi and the vocals in another studio in city of Kerava. The producers Alex Azzali and Nicholas Barker mixed and mastered the album in Italy. The cover art is created by Timo Kokko.

Fear of Domination is ready for the live-shows of the spring and is more insane than ever. The band is famous for their theatrical and half-crazy shows filled with energy. The year 2016 started with sold out MeriRock in January and will continue with three-day tour of MetalOrgy.

”We are looking forward to the gigs! We are able to use some new ideas and of course, to play the new songs. There are a couple of new ones, that I am sure will rock the hell out of the crowd”, Solin smiles.

Fear of Domination was found in 2006. The third album Distorted Delusions was published in 2014.

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For more info on FOD:

www.fod.fi

https://www.facebook.com/FearOfDomination?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/fod_finland

Source:

Inverse Records - logo - #2015IRMO

www.inverse.fi

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE FEAR OF DOMINATION.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – August 9th… From QUEEN To SYMPHONY X

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , on August 9, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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On August 9th, 1986 – The iconic QUEEN performed (approximately) a two-hour set at Knebworth Stadium in Britain. It is QUEEN’s 658th and (unfortunately) final concert performance. The opening bands were: STATUS QUO and BIG COUNTRY.

Iron Maiden - Classic Band Logo - RWB - #33MMGMSAS31

On August 12th, 2012 – The sensational IRON MAIDEN performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, in  Irvine, California, USA. MAIDEN RULES!

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

On August 9th, 2015FEAR FACTORY has hit #1, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart, with their new studio album: Genexus.

Symphony X - Underworld - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #06193333

On August 9th, 2015SYMPHONY X have debuted with their newly released studio album, Underworld, ranked at #90, on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Right on!

Mudvayne - Lost And Found - promo album cover pic - 2005 - #93MMMNSA77

On August 9th, 2015MUDVAYNE have their third studio album, Lost And Found, ranked at #100, on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums chart. This album was released back in the Spring of 2005. Whoa.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

STAHLMANN – Will Release Their 4th Album “CO2” On August 28th (EU) And September 18th (US), via AFM Records

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on July 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Germany’s Stahlmann will release their new album “CO2” via AFM Records, on August 28th!

Stahlmann - video shoot - Plasma - #0002 - 2015 - MOLHG

Check out some hot pics (above & below) from the video shoot for the first single “Plasma” (out on July 24th).

You can pre order the single on Itunes: http://smarturl.it/Plasma_iTunes

Stahlmann - video shoot - Plasma - 2015 - #001MOSLG

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Source:

AFM Records - logo - white background - 2015 - #MOGNALS

http://www.afm-records.de/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE STAHLMANN.

Stone.

COAL CHAMBER – to visit hmv to sign copies of their new album ‘Rivals’

Posted in gothic, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on May 13, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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COAL CHAMBER SIGNINGS

Coal Chamber to visit hmv to celebrate the release of their new album ‘Rivals’.

When & Where?

Wed 27th May – 5:00pm – hmv Exeter

Fri 29th May – 5:00pm – hmv Wolverhampton

Sat 30th May – 5:00pm – Fopp Manchester

Coal Chamber - Rivals - promo cover pic - 2015

Coal Chamber release their eagerly anticipated fourth album ‘Rivals’. Produced by Mark Lewis (Chimaira, Trivium), ‘Rivals’ is the band’s first record in thirteen years. Frontman Dez Fafara says of the record: “Rivals is solid through and through, there’s maturity and growth in the music while still maintaining the true Coal Chamber sound and delivering track after track of killer tunes! We had a great time working together on this record and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!”

Coal Chamber bring their tour to the UK in May beginning in the Copper Rooms, Warwick on 22nd and ending at Manchester’s Ritz on 30th.

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Source: HMV Retail Limited

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COAL CHAMBER.

Stone.

AUTHOR & PUNISHER – Live Rituals To Commence Next Week In Tulsa, OK

Posted in drone metal, industrial metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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In just one week, AUTHOR & PUNISHER – one Tristan Shone – will embark upon a 19-date North American trek supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Fittingly dubbed the Technicians Of Distortion Tour, the long-anticipated journey will commence July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional support will be provided by WARBEAST.

Comments Shone of the upcoming adventure: “I knew I had to step it up when Phil asked me to join this tour…the result is my most ambitious live undertaking. I have worked myself to a bloody pulp soldering, rewiring, building, to make things stronger, louder and more devastating.  I also am bringing a small team along with me as well to help with live video streaming, cameras etc.  This will for sure be a raucous affair not to be missed….”

AUTHOR & PUNISHER mercilessly manipulate the principal conventions of doom, industrial and heavy bass music relying on cold steel and soulless machinery to sonically replicate the despondency of life. Described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” this one-man project utilizes primarily custom designed and fabricated machines and speakers, devices that draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation and robotics and focus upon the eroticism of interaction with machine. Through his maniacal audio decomposition, Shone paints an often disturbing soundtrack of a world gone rotten.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - tour promo flyer - Summer 2013

AUTHOR & PUNISHER – Technicians of Distortion Tour 2013
w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast
7/31/2013 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
8/02/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
8/03/2013 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
8/04/2013 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/05/2013 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN*
8/06/2013 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
8/07/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8/09/2013 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
8/10/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
8/11/2013 The Monkey House – Winooski, VT*
8/13/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/15/2013 Radio, Somerville, MA*
8/16/2013 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
8/17/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
8/18/2013 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
8/20/2013 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage – Atlanta, GA
8/22/2013 Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA
8/25/2013 The Complex – Glendale, CA*
 AUTHOR & PUNISHER only

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AUTHOR & PUNISHER’s latest long player, Women & Children, was unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings last month and continues to raise the eyebrows of fans and critics alike for its cold, mechanical, inexplicably cathartic audio menace.

Women & Children is currently available via Seventh Rule Recordings. Order your copy at http://shop.seventhrule.com.

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CRITICAL PRAISE:

“…heavy and disturbing like a nightmare you suddenly wake from but aren’t quite sure you fully escaped…” – Metal Injection

“Shone’s apocalyptic noise blends elements of industrial, doom, and dubstep, and contorts that mass into some chilling, unrecognizable form…” – Stereogum

 “…a remarkably bleak and sinister record that explores the depressive and psychedelic in entirely new ways.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on AUTHOR & PUNISHER:

Facebook: Author & Punisher

http://www.authorandpunisher.com

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LONG LIVE AUTHOR & PUNISHER.

Stone.

DEVICE – Debut S/T Album Releases Tomorrow; April & May Tour Dates Posted!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, industrial metal, industrial rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Device - Promo Album Cover - debut

DEVICE – The debut and S/T album from DEVICE will be released tomorrow, April 9th, via Warner Bros. Records. Led by the legendary David Draiman (Disturbed) on vocals, this is an Industrial album that is highly anticipated throughout the Heavy Rock world. Check out the track listing for DEVICE below, as well as the band’s April/May tour dates!

Also, check out below the special guests on this DEVICE debut! Whoa!! I’m buying this CD tomorrow! Metal be thy name!

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DEVICE – TRACK LISTING:

01. You Think You Know

02. Penance

03. Vilify

04. Close My Eyes Forever (Ozzy Osbourne & Lita Ford cover) (feat. Lzzy Hale)

05. Out Of Line (feat. Serj Tankian, Geezer Butler)

06. Hunted

07. Opinion (feat. Tom Morello)

08. War Of Lies

09. Haze (feat. M. Shadows)

10. Through It All (feat. Glenn Hughes)

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APRIL/MAY 2013 TOUR DATES:

10-Apr – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen*

12-Apr – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*

13-Apr -Orlando, FL – Tinker Field – WJRR Earth Day Birth Day

14-Apr – Ft. Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival

16-Apr – Destin, FL – Club LA**

17-Apr -Huntsville, AL -Sammy T’s**

20-Apr – Tyler, TX – Click’s**

21-Apr – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre – KFMX Show

23-Apr – Dallas, TX – Trees**

25-Apr – Houston, TX – Scout Bar**

26-Apr – Beaumont, TX – The Gig**

28-Apr – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville Festival

30-Apr – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues**

01-May – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas**

03-May – Atlanta, GA –Centerstage*

04-May – Rockingham, NC -Carolina Rebellion Festival

10-May – Boone, IA – Lazerfest 2013

11- May – Kansas City, MO – Rockfest

18-May – Camden, NJ – MMRBQ Festival

19-May – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

24-May – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

*with Gemini Syndrome

**with Gemini Syndrome and Nonpoint

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For more info on DEVICE, click on the link below!

facebook: Device

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LONG LIVE DEVICE.

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.

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.

MINISTRY: Full Album Streaming Via Metal Injection Through The Weekend

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

As we approach the official street date for the thirteenth album from Industrial Metal purveyors MINISTRY this Monday, March 26th, fans worldwide can stream all eleven tracks of the mutinous album via Metal Injection all weekend RIGHT HERE.

Following a dozen full-length releases over the past thirty years, and recently ending a four-year hiatus, from deep in the heart of Hell Paso Texas, Al Jourgensen’s MINISTRY rises against the political machine one more time with the release of Relapse, the album boasting some of the band’s heaviest and fastest material in years, fueled by Jourgensen’s disgust at the world that surrounds us.

The album strikes out with the no-holds-barred album opening track “Ghouldiggers” aimed directly at the pitfalls of the industry he has survived over the years, from there segueing directly into one of the heaviest MINISTRY anthems in years with the crushing “Double Tap” attack. Jourgensen has rallied with the Occupy Wall Street movement over the past year and recently released the riotous video for the raging “99 Percenters,” speaking out for the majority of the world’s oppressed populations against corporate corruption. View MINISTRY‘s newly unleashed “99 Percenters” video RIGHT HERE.

Cited as the driving force behind a cross-section of Metal genres from Industrial Nine Inch Nails to Thrash artists Static X and Nu Metal’s Korn, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and receiving six Grammy Nominations for Best Metal Performance, multi-platinum selling artist Jourgensen returns with his greatest achievement to date with Relapse. The album will see worldwide release via Jourgensen’s own Thirteenth Planet Records and AFM Records in conjunction with DisManic via E1 Distribution this “Metal Monday,” March 26th, 2012.

Following the release of Relapse, MINISTRY will perform five major North American concerts this June — Denver, Los Angeles, New York and two shows in Chicago — as part of the DeFibRiLlaTouR 2012 World Tour. The band’s touring lineup includes Al Jourgensen (Frontman/vox/guitars), Mike Scaccia (Ministry/Rigor Mortis) guitars, Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis) bass, John Bechdel (Ministry/Killing Joke/Fear Factory) keyboards, Aaron Rossi (Ministry/RevCo) drums and Sin Quirin (Ministry/RevCo) guitars. Soulfly bassist Tony Campos will not performing due to scheduling conflicts. Tickets for these first five shows are on sale now; check out the official MINISTRY Facebook for more info on tickets and VIP packages HERE.

MINISTRY 2012 DeFibRilLaTouR US Dates:

6/17/2012 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

6/21/2012 @ Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

6/23/2012 @ Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

6/28/2012 @ The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

6/29/2012 @ The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on MINISTRY, click on the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/Ministry

http://www.thirteenthplanet.com

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE MINISTRY.

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.

MINISTRY – Signs Worldwide Deal With AFM Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, industrial rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

AFM Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Industrial veterans MINISTRY, one of the most innovative and legendary bands of our time. AFM will release MINISTRY‘s highly anticipated comeback album Relapse in March. Prior to the album, MINISTRY will release a digital single, entitled “99%” on December 23rd, 2011 via the band’s iTunes store.

Currently, MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen is finalizing the last mixes on the new material. Commented Jourgensen on the signing: “Our 13th Planet Record releases have been distributed in Europe via AFM through our partner Soulfood Music in Germany for several years now, and we have established a solid business relationship, so it made perfect sense to take the next step and have AFM Records come on board and be involved with the new Ministry release for worldwide and digital distribution. I’m pretty psyched about the collaboration, based on the response and enthusiasm I’ve received from AFM so far…”

Stay tuned for further info on the upcoming album, tour updates and more on MINISTRY heavily throughout 2012.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on MINISTRY, click on the links below:

http://www.thirteenthplanet.com/ministry

http://www.myspace.com/ministrymusic

http://www.afm-records.de

LONG LIVE MINISTRY.

Stone.

CHRIS VRENNA LEAVES MARILYN MANSON – To Focus On Production And New Projects

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

2012 TWEAKER RECORD ON DECK

Los Angeles, Nov. 22 – Chris Vrenna, the Grammy-award winning musician and producer who was most recently the drummer/keyboardist for Marilyn Manson, has left the band to focus on his growing film and video game scoring, production career and DJ outings as well as work on the forthcoming 2012 Tweaker release.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work I did with Manson and look forward to the release of Born Villain.  I wish my brothers well but with the recording largely completed I felt it was time to return to other facets of my career which involves production work, film scoring, and future musical collaborations,” explained Vrenna.

Vrenna rose to prominence in the early ’90s as a full-time member of Nine Inch Nails, having been a permanent member of Trent Reznor’s band since Nine Inch Nails’ inception and for the following eight years.  His production and programming credits include the aforementioned Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Guns’n’Roses and most recently work on Evanescence’s self-titled 2011 album.  Vrenna is also a sought after remixer working on tracks by U2, Nelly Furtado, Rammstein, and Slipknot.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

* For more info, click on the links below:

http://facebook.com/chrisvrennaofficial

http://www.facebook.com/tweakermusic

LONG LIVE CHRIS VRENNA.

LONG LIVE MARILYN MANSON.

Stone.

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