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Footage of Burton C. Bell with Delain at The Whisky

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:36 PM (PST)

Head to Blabbermouth here to check out some cool footage of legendary industrial-metal vocalist Burton C. Bell rocking out on their collab “Where Is The Blood” with the bad asses in Delain at the Whisky A Go Go. Burton has done plenty of cool guest spots over the years from Ministry to Soulfly, but the one with Delain remains a favorite of many. The article also confirms that the Fear Factory break up rumor is unfounded, thankfully. And here is the original collab below, if you’ve never heard that.

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Metal Riot’s Matt Slater hit up The Chance in Poughkeepsie, a favorite venue of this site, to shoot the powerful grooves and heavy barrage of Coal Chamber, Fear Factory and Jasta. Check out the shots BELOW.

I know you have probably heard the excellent new Coal Chamber album Rivals – read our interview with Dez on the album HERE – but you need to hear the great new Genexus record from Fear Factory, a step back up from the mixed bag of The Industrialist ( after the excellent Mechanize). And of course Jasta never, ever lets us down. He’s the biggest “as die hard as they come” type in the scene, something we could use more of in a new era of worse a.d.d. poseurs than ever before. It’s rad to see Jasta in a historically Hatebreed friendly venue like The Chance, especially hot on the heels of a massive Summer Breeze appearance. Inclusion is good, as this mix genre tour reminds, but also can’t fake dedication is something that all these bands prove makes metal even more rewarding for fans and musicians.

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Fear Factory

L.A. metallers Fear Factory are preparing to hit the road in Europe later this month.

The band will be touring in support of the 20th anniversary of their sophomore album Demanufacture.

Vocalist Burton Bell and Dino Cazares commented on the tour:

“If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring ‘Demanufacture’ for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said ‘YA RIGHT! GET FUCKED!’ The years have flown by in colourful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December. We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made ‘Demanufacture’ a legendary success.”

Check out the tour dates here.

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Fear Factory’s “Soul Hacker” lyric video released

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 12:26 PM (PST)

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As a long time Fear Factory devotee I get a weird mix of excitement and worry when they release something. I’ve honestly liked all their records and think even Transgression gets a bad rap, just needing a better mix (“540 000 Degrees Fahrenheit” is a dope song, c’mon). Mechanize was the best thing they have done since the mostly decent Archetype or the classic line up days, but while it was a very good record song-wise, The Industrialist  didn’t have the human machine drumming a Hoglan or the true FF thronesman Raymond Herrera made such a special part of the band’s sound. Even when The Industrialist sounded cool I just couldn’t get over it as a longtime Herrera fan.

Well, the new song features drummer Mike Heller who is a solid player. The new song “Soul Hacker” feels a bit like a return to the underrated Digimortal sound, really choppy and groovy  with some borderline Nu moments but  nothing too embarrassing. Burton C. Bell really excels on this kind of stuff where he has some room to really flex his vocal styles. The single is from pending record Genexus (a coincidence the title is similar to the new Terminator reboot?), and while I don’t think it’s gonna be the next Demanufacture I am definitely going to be picking up a physical copy again this time. Stoked Tony Campos (Static-X, Prong) is in the band now too, though this cover art is their worst.

Check the new tune out out BELOW.

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Fear Factory in the studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM (PST)

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As we count down to Thanksgiving there is more to be thankful for than just Keira Knightley’s recent fantastic non-photoshopped topless photo that should bring about world peace. Yes, Fear Factory are entering the studio again. One of my all time fave bands, I support the current line-up (though like most people the classic line-up is my favorite). It will be cool to hear human drums on a FF album again, as The Industrialist had great songs but the human machine percussion element was missed. I get that they wanted to embrace the mechanical concepts in different ways and they have always had industrial elements to some degree, but it’s always been cool that they had drummers who seemed like robots.

Anyway, the band posted this update via social media:

Day 1 tracking live drums with Mike Heller . Rhys Fulber Producing, Mike Plotnikoff and Damien Rainaud engineering

Once more into the cyber metal brink, boys. Hopefully this and the new Terminator movie will kick ass.
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Fear Factory sign to Nuclear Blast, please use a real drummer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM (PST)

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FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected. The current line up of the band is expected to be on the release:

Burton C. Bell – Vocals
Dino Cazares – Guitars
Matt DeVries – Bass
Mike Heller – Drums

While I wish it was Christian and Raymond, like most fans, I like Matt and Mike. Though even Olde Wolbers just commented in a Blabbermouth Thread that: “The real line up would make too much sense.”

Click HERE for more.

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Get well soon Christian Olde Wolbers

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM (PST)

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Lambgoat posted an important news item on great dude Christian Olde Wolbers. He is such a huge talent and deserves to be rich and not dealing with this bullshit. Still annoyed that KUSH side project with Cypress and Deftones never came out, though. Whatever spectrum of the Fear Factory debate you fall on, this dude has contributed some great music to our lives, fans. Represent!

From Lambgoat:

Earlier this year guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers (Arkaea, ex-Fear Factory, Beowülf) was involved in a serious motorcycle crash. As a result of his inability to work and mounting medical bills, Wolbers has launched a GoFundMe.com campaign to raise money. Wolbers had the following to say:

“It’s been 6 months since my motorcycle accident on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.I was pinched by a car who swerved into me while he was texting and i was passing his vehicle, i didn’t go down but had some damage so while i was trying to exit the freeway i got cut off and slammed in the back of a pick up/camper truck on my motorcycle. I sustained some really severe injuries and am lucky to heal most of them (femur, 10 broken ribs, fractured spine, broken shoulders and multiple broken bones) without complications, except my ankle and foot that endured some heavy trauma. I have had 4 surgeries so far and next month hopefully will be my last surgery as they need to reattach my achilles. It’s a big surgery as they need to grab a donor muscle out of the inside of my leg to use for the achilles reattachment. Heavy stuff. I haven’t been able to walk and after my next surgery i am hoping to be able to start rehab in the fall and make my first steps early next year. fingers crossed.“I haven’t been able to work and then there’s the medical costs.

“So i am trying to raise some money to help with my next surgery and am offering guitar/bass lessons, or help with your music, arranging, writing, playing on your songs, talk about gear or just have a chat.. whatever, if you book the time the time is yours.

“The sessions will be on Skype, donations for the sessions can be made to paypal christianoldewolbers@gmail.com. I am located in the pacific time zone Los Angeles for skype sessions. So let me know, pm me what time you want to book.

“Thank you, i also have COW guitar picks i can mail out to people who help out and donate. i really appreciate it if you can forward this to your friends and spread the word. Thanks for your help!”

 

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Fear Factory brings The Industrialist to North America

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM (PST)

Fear Factory For the first time since releasing The Industrialist last year American metalheads Fear Factory (Candlelight Records) are now embarking on a headlining tour in North America. The tour will visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada.

Fear Factory will be supported on The World Industrialist Tour by Hate Eternal, Kobra and The Lotus.

The tour will start on April 14 in Colorado and run through until June 8 in California.

Check out tour dates and the official music video for ‘The Industrialist’ here.

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Fear Factory announce new summer tour dates

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM (PST)

Fear Factory Industrialist CoverIt hasn’t been long since industrial metal act Fear Factory dropped off this summer’s Shockwave tour, but now their back with another string of dates for August 2012.  They are said to have cancelled the Shockwave due to reasons beyond their control, so I can’t help but wonder what really happened.

You can click right here to see all the announced dates and venues.

Fear Factory released their most recent studio album The Industrialist on June 5, 2012 via Candlelight Records

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Fear Factory cancels Shockwave Tour dates

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 3:35 PM (PST)

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Industrial metal act Fear Factory have announced that due to reasons well beyond the band’s control, they will not be taking part in this Summer’s Shockwave Tour.

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 released their eighth studio album The Industrialist on June 5, 2012 via Candlelight Records.

Click here to stream the entire album.

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Full Album Stream: Fear Factory – “The Industrialist”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM (PST)

Fear Factory Industrialist CoverIndustrial band Fear Factory are streaming their entire forthcoming album The Industrialist by way of Aol Music.  The Industrialist is due out June 5, 2012 on Candlelight Records and will be the band’s eighth studio album.

Click here to check out the album.

Vocalist Burton C. Bell has recently commented on the record’s concept:

“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.”

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New Music: Fear Factory – “New Messiah”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 3:00 AM (PST)

Fear Factory Industrialist CoverIndustrial metal legends Fear Factory are streaming another song from their upcoming album The Industrialist. The song is called “New Messiah” and can be found streaming right here. If you would like to check out the first song released from the album, called “Recharger,” click here.

The Industrialist is due out June 5, 2012 on Candlelight Records and is a being called a concept album. Vocalist Burton C. Bell has recently commented:

“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.”

To see a video trailer dealing with The Industrialist‘s album’s concept click here.

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Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 reveals line-up and tour dates

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 8:12 AM (PST)

This summer the inaugural Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 will be coming to North America. This festival will be a yearly event and is said to be one of the most diversified tour packages. It was established to give metal fans a lower cost festival option this season.

The official line-up and list of tour dates has been revealed. Bands that will be playing on the Shockwave Festival Tour 2012 include Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havoc, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame.

The tour will kick off on July 6th in Seattle, Washington and will run through August with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The festival is presented by Full Metal Jackie with several further sponsorships.

Click here to see a list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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New Music: Fear Factory – “Recharger”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 8:56 AM (PST)

Fear Factory Industrialist CoverIndustrial legends Fear Factory have finally released the full version of their new single “Recharger” taken from their upcoming album The Industrialist.  This is the first single from the album and oh man, it sounds like Fear Factory hasn’t missed a step.  To check out the song for yourself click here.

The Industrialist is due out June 5, 2012 on Candlelight Records and is a being called a concept album. Vocalist Burton C. Bell has recently commented:

“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.”

To see a video trailer dealing with The Industrialist‘s album’s concept click here.

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Fear Factory announces new drummer

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM (PST)

Fear Factory has confirmed that Mike Heller has replaced drummer Gene Hoglan who had stepped down due to “conflicting obligations.” It would appear that Dino Cazares enlisted the help of Sick Drummer Magazine to help find a replacement as is evidenced in the following article which was posted on their site:

Due to conflicting obligations, Gene Hoglan recently had to step down from the Fear Factory throne, leaving it open for replacement. Dino Cazares came to us a while ago and asked if Sick Drummer Magazine could help the band find the ideal guy, and we were more than happy to make several suggestions, some of which actually flew out and auditioned in person. There were many amazing players auditioned in person and via video submission, but it had to unfortunately come down to only one guy.

Dino, Burton C. Bell and Matt DeVries want to personally thank each and every guy who spent time learning the songs and to let you know this was one of the hardest decicions they have ever had to make, but in the end… Mike Heller was just the best fit for Fear Factory moving forward. Mike’s abilities on the kit, transcribing notation, his feel, power and precision, are some of the best they have ever seen and they are very excited to welcome him to the Fear Factory camp.

Here is what Mike Heller had to say about joining the band: “It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the new drummer for Fear Factory! It’s something I never would have dreamt of as a kid listening to “Soul of A New Machine” and “Demanufacture” over and over again in middle school. It’s also an incredible honor to be following in the footsteps of two of the most amazing and influential drummers in metal drumming history. I hope to continue their legacy, creating some of the most forward-thinking and innovative music available today.”

You may know Mike Heller for his work with Malignancy or more recently, System Divide. Regardless of what you know, Mike is one of the most talented drummers we know, as well as one of the best drum teachers in the industry. Mike himself studied at The Collective School of Music in NYC and has since instructed countless industry professionals and worked with them (on and off tour) to improve their technique, overcome muscle issues, gain control and a myriad of other characteristics of being a pro drummer. He is a super nice guy and an avid collector of drum gear! Aside from his regular playing, we can honestly say he is the most talented linear player we’ve ever seen and want to say congratulations and good luck!

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