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GENE HOGLAN

July 30th, 2013
Gene Hoglan

GENE HOGLAN

Pictures and interview by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjala

Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan needs no introduction as every metalhead has to have at least an album or two that he has played on. The man is currently sitting behind the drum kit for Testament who recently visited the Tuska Open Air festival in Helsinki. We managed to meet the legend before the show and then we sat and listened when Gene Hoglan spoke.  Read the rest of this entry »

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FEAR FACTORY Brings The Industrialist To North American Venues

April 11th, 2013
Fear Factory @ Koko

Fear Factory @ Koko

FEAR FACTORY will embark on their first full headlining tour in support of 2012’s conceptual mega-album The Industrialist. Performances begin next week, with the tour set to visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada.  The tour represents the first live dates by the band on American soil in nearly a year. The World Industrialist tour will feature support from Hate Eternal and Kobra And The Lotus.

Speaking with Full Metal Jackie, vocalist Burton C. Bell describes The Industrialist as, “a very deliberate album and one that came about very naturally to us. There is something so tight about the album. Focus is the one thing that is on this record that doesn’t really appear on any of our other records. The focus of the music, the sounds, the aggression and the concept. Everything had its purpose and we knew exactly what we were doing and what we had to do.”

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FEAR FACTORY @ KoKo

January 17th, 2013

Fear Factory @ Koko, Camden

18th December 2012

Review by Caitlin Smith

Photos by Michelle Murphy

With the release of the new album The Industrialist this summer, Industrial metal titans, Fear Factory, return to London for the final show in their European tour.

Fear Factory @ Koko

Fear Factory @ Koko

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Fear Factory – Interview with Burton C. Bell

January 13th, 2013

Fear Factory Interview – Burton C. Bell

Interview by Caitlin Smith @ the Koko, 18th December 2012

 

With a band that’s been going as long and is as well known as Fear Factory, it’s hard to know what to ask without dragging up questions that have been covered a million times before. Armed with my painstakingly put together list of questions, I catch up with a tired looking vocalist, Burton C. Bell, on the last date of their 7 week tour for a quick chat on all things mechanical.

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FEAR FACTORY: “The Industrialist” Video Premiere At Metal Injection

October 25th, 2012

Metal Injection has premiered the full-length version of FEAR FACTORY’s video for the song “The Industrialist” at THIS LOCATION (and below):

The video, directed/edited by James Zahn, utilizes live footage of the band against a visual backdrop that pulls topical subjects from the story written by Burton C. Bell that served as inspiration for the band’s latest album. Released on June 5, the concept-driven The Industrialist was released on CD, vinyl, and digibook; the later includes the entire Bell story and illustrations by the vocalist. Limited copies of the digibook remain available at select retailers.

FEAR FACTORY has been touring non-stop with only 16 shows on US soil since the release of The Industrialist. Making stops in Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and next week set to embark on their second European trek (a 41-city endeavor with support coming from Devin Townsend), Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares, bassist Matt DeVries, and drummer Mike Heller are one well-tuned performance machine. Their set currently consists of selections from The Industrialist, 2010’s Mechanize, and classics from the FEAR FACTORY vault. Cazares notes, “We are beyond pumped to bring this new leg of the World Industrialist tour cycle overseas with a mighty package. We have added a few classics which have not been in our set list for some time. We are ready to unleash the new Machine’s of Hate unto all.”

A part of “The Industrialist” video was revealed earlier this year leading up to the release of the album. Over half a million views of the excerpt has been logged to date. Now with the full video, the visual door to the concepts presented on the album are available for music fans to experience. Bell says, “We allowed James to take his time to create the video so that he could match his expertise with the conceptual imagery that was written in ‘The Industrialist.’ Being that he has been a long-time fan of FEAR FACTORY, he understood the nature of the FF-machine; the concepts, imagery, and history. I believe he achieved a new era for FEAR FACTORY video concepts.”

As a long-time fan of FEAR FACTORY, director James Zahn knew his work on “The Industrialist” would be enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the band. “Growing up listening to FEAR FACTORY and being captivated with the heavy industrial scene of the 1990s, the one thing that always stuck with me was the accompanying visual aspect.” He continues by affirming, “those videos that featured stock footage intercut with live performance clips were such a staple of the time and helped in editing ‘The Industrialist.’ Broken technology working alongside machinery in the midst of social change served as inspiration.”

FEAR FACTORY has confirmed the first of many shows expected for 2013; a home town show at Key Club in Los Angeles on January 26. Tickets are on sale now HERE. Prong, Thrown Into Exile, and Scrap Metal will open the show. It will be the band’s first performance in Los Angeles in over two years.
FEAR FACTORY tour dates for the remainder of 2012 are:

10/27/2012 Rock City – Nottingham, England

10/28/2012 Quarterhouse – Folkestone, England

10/29/2012 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France

10/30/2012 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Suralzette, Luxembourg

10/31/2012 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany

11/02/2012 Alborg Metal Festival – Alborg, Denmark

11/04/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway

11/06/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland

11/07/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland

11/08/2012 Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland

11/11/2012 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark

11/12/2012 C Club – Berlin, Germany

11/13/2012 Essigfabrik – Koln, Germany

11/14/2012 Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany

11/16/2012 Barbey Club – Bordeaux, France

11/17/2012 Plateruena – Durango, Spain

11/18/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal

11/19/2012 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal

11/20/2012 Fanatic – Seville, Spain

11/22/2012 Penelope – Madrid, Spain

11/23/2012 Rock City – Valencia, Spain

11/24/2012 Le Rockstore – Montpellier, France

11/25/2012 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy

11/26/2012 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland

11/28/2012 Backstage Halle/Werk Arena – Muchen, Germany

11/29/2012 Arena – Vienna, Austria

11/30/2012 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia

12/01/2012 Boogaloo – Zagreb, Croatia

12/02/2012 A38 – Budapest, Hungary

12/04/2012 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

12/05/2012 Eskulap – Poznan, Poland

12/06/2012 Republic Roxy – Prague, Czech

12/08/2012 Christmas Metal Festival – Geiselwind, Germany

12/09/2012 Metal Fest – Klokgebouw, Holland

12/10/2012 Bataclan – Paris, France

12/11/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

12/13/2012 Wulfrum Hall – Wolverhampton, England

12/14/2012 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland

12/15/2012 Ritz – Manchester, England

12/16/2012 Academy – Bristol, England

12/17/2012 Mo’ Club – Southhampton, England

12/18/2012 London KoKo – London, England

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SOULFLY & FEAR FACTORY @ Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 4th, 2012

Soulfly & Fear Factory 

@ Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Saturday August 18th 2012

Review & Photography by Fran Jaume



This was a concert full of non-stop adrenaline, brutal as hell, with a bitter sweet agony! This day was expected by many who wanted an insane dose of metal, with an extraordinary outburst from fans who have waited for this for a long time.
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FEAR FACTORY @ Camden Underworld

July 29th, 2012

Fear Factory @ Camden Underworld

Thursday 7th June 2011

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There were only two words I was singing today & that was FEAR FACTORY!!!!

I have LOVED this band for more years than i’d like to remember and was abit too excited by seeing them tonight and by the looks of the huge queue already forming by the door, it looked like I wasn’t the only one!
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FEAR FACTORY Announce August Headlining Dates

July 21st, 2012
Fear Factory - The Industrialist

Fear Factory – The Industrialist

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.

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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Burton C. Bell of FEAR FACTORY: “We were able to just focus on the music with this one…”

July 6th, 2012
Fear Factory - The Industrialist

Fear Factory – The Industrialist

At this point in his legendary music career, vocalist Burton C. Bell
of FEAR FACTORY has pretty much done it all. He has performed in front
of epic crowds, sold a million records, jammed on an album with a
member of BLACK SABBATH, and helped shaped the future of heavy metal
in a very special way. His band continues to push the envelope when
acts of lesser stature start to rest on their laurels. With countless
fans all over the world, Bell and Co. have never stopped trying to
challenge our own way of thinking.

The Metal Den’s Randy “Rocket” Cody recently conducted a phone
interview with Burton C. Bell. It’s part of his weekly podcast, THE
ROCKET REPORT, bringing the best in heavy music.

Here are a few excerpts from the discussion:

TMD: Burton C. Bell, how’s life treating you, brother?

Burton: Right now I’m on a road trip with the family. We’re driving to
Tennessee to see their great grandmother…

TMD: Were your parents supportive of your desire to build a Rock n
Roll career for yourself or were they against it like most parents?

Burton: (Laughs) Well, it definitely came as a surprise. When I
dropped out of art school in Washington DC… and then I decided to
move to L.A..

TMD: After you and Dino had the falling out or whatnot and you guys
spent 7 years apart… it seems like in interviews you guys are really
getting along. It that something that has fully healed by now?

Burton: Absolutely we get along better than we ever have… the
getting to know you process is over.

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FEAR FACTORY Announce Tour Cancellation

July 4th, 2012
Fear Factory - The Industrialist

Fear Factory – The Industrialist

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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FEAR FACTORY: new song “New Messiah” available for streaming

May 30th, 2012

After the first single „Recharger“, U.S. Industrial Metal pioneers FEAR FACTORY now unveil “New Messiah”, the second new track off the band’s upcoming album “The Industrialist”, which will be released this Friday (June 1st) in Europe.

„The Industrialist“ will be available as CD, ltd. digipak, ltd. vinyl, ltd. special edition & digital download.

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New SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 Dates Announced

May 24th, 2012

Full Metal Jackie Launches Special Guitar Giveaway

Today the coordinators of SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 announce four new dates in the inaugural North American takeover : Calgary, Amityville, Columbus, and Joliet. See updated itinerary below.

Established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season, SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012 stands among one of the most diversified metal tour packages of the Summer! The trek will commence on July 6 in Seattle, Washington, and feature an assorted 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, 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. Tickets are on sale NOW at THIS LOCATION.

To celebrate the tour, Full Metal Jackie Radio will be hosting a special contest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Ibanez GRG Electric Black Knight Guitar and a Festival T-shirt. Runner ups will receive: A CD prize pack which will include CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Monolith Of Inhumanity, DIRGE WITHIN’s There Will Be Blood, HAVOK’s Time Is Up, THE BROWNING’s Burn This World and VILDHJARTA’s Måsstaden. Enter HERE. And don’t forget to check out the official tour trailer HERE.

Full Metal Jackie Presents: SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012
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 [TICKETS]
7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC [TICKETS]
7/09/2012 The Republik – Calgary, AB [TICKETS] ***
7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB [TICKETS]
7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN [TICKETS]
7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON [TICKETS]
7/15/2012 The Armouries – Windsor, ON [TICKETS]
7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC [TICKETS]
7/18/2012 Le National – Montreal, QC [TICKETS]
7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton, NY [TICKETS]
7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY [TICKETS]
7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA [TICKETS]
7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY [TICKETS] ***
7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA [TICKETS]
7/26/2012 Empire – West Springfield, VA [TICKETS]

7/27/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH [TICKETS] ***

7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL [TICKETS] ***
7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL [TICKETS]
8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ [TICKETS]
8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ [TICKETS]
8/04/2012 House Of BluesHollywood, CA [TICKETS]
*** – New Date Added

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

April 17th, 2012

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.

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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FEAR FACTORY: The Industrialist Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

March 29th, 2012

Additional May Tour Days Confirmed

Fear Factory -  The Industrialist

Fear Factory - The Industrialist

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:

1. The Industrialist

2. Recharger

3. New Messiah

4. God Eater

5. Depraved Mind Murder

6. Virus of Faith

7. Difference Engine

8. Dissemble

9. 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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FEAR FACTORY Album Release Date Confirmed; Additional Performances Added To May Tour

February 29th, 2012

Candlelight Records today confirms June 5 as the North American release date for FEAR FACTORY‘s new album, The Industrialist. Produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly), the album was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head). It features additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy/Five Finger Death Punch) and artwork by Anthony Clarkson (Devin Townsend).

 

The Industrialist is a conceptual album that brings to life a story scripted by vocalist Burton C. Bell. The album’s lyrics detail the plot of the original narrative while delivering FEAR FACTORY‘s massive signature sound. Bell reveals, “the album is a futuristic tale of an automaton, striving to survive by fighting for its existence within a desperate world. The lyrics tell the story while the music takes our industrial roots and blends them more perfectly than ever with our metal edge. And all without losing the sound that makes FEAR FACTORY a machine of sonic devastation. FEAR FACTORY fans of any era will not be disappointed.”

 

Clocking in at just under one hour, the album’s ten songs again unite Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares. It is the second album written by the duo, 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.”

The Industrialist again pairs FEAR FACTORY with long-time friend Rhys Fulber. Their collaborations together include five albums and two remixes, including the certified gold album Obsolete. “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 talents in production and keyboard/samples 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 the band in six years and the first new material from the nucleus of Bell and Cazares since 2002. The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and continues to sell in early 2012. Sirus XM/Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin comments, “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.”

 

Revolver editor Brandon Geist adds, “in the ’90s, FEAR FACTORY’s founding duo of Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares changed the sound of metal, from the way that metal vocalists sing to the way that metal and electronic music can be fused together. With 2010′s reunion album, Mechanize, their partnership proved to be as lethal as ever. Though 2012 promises plenty of massive heavy-music releases, there isn’t a record that I’m looking forward to more than The Industrialist.”

FEAR FACTORY recently announced their first tour dates since 2011. Joining them for the tour that is set to kick off on May 1 is Boston’s Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The complete list of confirmed 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, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
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

5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
5/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)

 

The Industrialist will be available as a standard jewel case CD and a limited edition deluxe digi book.

 

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