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

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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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