Ghost Cult continues our “End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. Today’s post brings released an “ORChestrated” version of his classic track “Goblin Death March” as a lyric video. The track is from his upcoming album “Fully ORChestrated” which remakes many of his classic tracks.
We caught up with music legend Burton C. Bell (ex Fear Factory) of Ascension of the Watchers for a new podcast, to chat all about his new album Apocrypha (Dissonance Productions). We chatted about the history of the band, the lead up to making this new album, Burton’s songwriting process, how he derives inspiration from film scores and soundtracks, his bandmates Jayce Lewis and John Bechdel (Ministry, Prong), the spiritual side to his lyrics and themes he writes from, the concept of “modern analog” and how it influenced the recording, memories of the late Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong), some thoughts on other projects like City of Fire and G/Z/R, and much more. Order the album here, and check out our chat.
Fear Factory in 2016 by Echoes in The Well Photography
According to a new interview with Burton C. Bell, Fear Factory has complete their next album, which would be their tenth, and first since 2015’s Genexus (Nuclear Blast). Bell discussing the upcoming new album for his other band Ascension of the Watchers, remarked about a new FF album: “Fear Factory has a record done. It’s delivered to the label. We’re just waiting for some legal technicalities [to be sorted out]. And the record’ll be out next year.” Bell may have referred to reports that the four original members of the band have engaging in legal battles and much fan speculation about the future of the band the last few years, stemming from the band reforming with only Bell and Dino Cazares in 2009. We’d love to see a new Fear Factory album, in any form in 2019, so we’ll keep following this story. Continue reading →