Dino Cazares has confirmed that he has found a new singer for FEAR FACTORY.
Although the guitarist has not yet revealed the new FEAR FACTORY vocalist’s identity, he did indicate that the musician in question has experience and is “kind of known” within the metal scene.
He said in an interview with Bucket List: “For those of you who don’t know, our singer quit after 30 years, so I’ve been looking for a new singer. And I’m first here to tell you that I have definitely nailed it down to one person. I’m not gonna reveal who that is yet — not yet. Once I’m done [playing with SOULFLY as a fill-in guitarist for the summer U.S tour], I’m gonna go back to L.A., back to the studio, and I’ll be writing some new new FEAR FACTORY songs with the new singer, because I’d like to introduce him with a new song.”
Asked about his previous comment that he was open to hiring a female vocalist for FEAR FACTORY, Dino said: “That was true. I auditioned a few women, yes. But it didn’t work out — not because they were female or anything like that. Because I wanted to pick whoever was best for the position, and it turned out to be a guy.”
Dino also addressed his statement from a few months ago that he wanted to give an “unknown guy a shot” at fronting FEAR FACTORY. He said: “Well, it wasn’t like I was only looking for somebody that nobody knew. I was looking for all different [types of singers]. Sure, if the guy turned out to be, or the girl turned out to be, someone that nobody knew and I gave ’em that shot, yeah, great. I was open to all of it, is what I’m saying. Male, female, whatever, known, unknown — I was open to all of that. And it turned out to be somebody who is kind of known, I guess. Kind of known. He does have experience.”