Ascension of the Watchers (Fear Factory) to Release a New Album This Fall

Atmospheric synth-driven Gothic metal band Ascension of the Watchers, featuring Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell, will release their second full-length album Apocrypha globally on October 9, via Dissonance Productions. The recording will be available on cd, two limited vinyl formats, and through all major digital outlets. Formed in 2002 in rural Pennsylvania with a friend and musical confidant John Bechdel, the band created their 2004 debut, Ascension of The Watchers independently released – Iconoclast, printed only on cd and vinyl to a limited number.Now in 2020, renowned UK solo artist Jayce Lewis and Burton brought in the essential camaraderie, talents and studio that perfectly suited the recording of Apocrypha. Continue reading

Fear Factory Released The Genre Smashing Album “Demanufacture” 25 Years Ago!

Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading

Fear Factory Drops Clues About 2020 Release and New Name

Thanks to social media posts, some well-placed sources, and a newly published report over at MetalInsider.net, we may finally get new music from Fear Factory in 2020. However, it may not be under the Fear Factory moniker as we know it. Dino Cazares has been posting to social media a lot lately, hinting at a new album while stating, Fear Factory is not coming back. Confused? Us too! MetalSucks reported on the ongoing lawsuit and continuing issues between Dino, Burton C. Bell, and former members/name and IP owners Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde-Wohlbers (Powerflo). You can read about that here. Dino has been tagging his numerous recent posts with #fearcampaign and monolith. ‘Fear Campaign’ is, of course, a FF song and Monolith is the name vocalist Bell said previously is the definitive title of the new album in a post earlier this year, in a story broken by Ghost Cult. Recently our site interviewed drummer Mike Heller’s band Malignancy and they basically said Mike can’t tour or finish their new album because he is booked solid for Fear Factory in 2020. Hopefully, we get some new music from these guys in some way, shape or form in 2020. Continue reading

Burton C. Bell Announces New Fear Factory Album – “Monolith”

 

The new Fear Factory album is due later in 2019 and is called Monolith via Nuclear Blast. In a new interview between frontman Burton C. Bell and SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin just posted from this past November’s inaugural Headbangers Con in Portland, Oregon. Bell said “Fear Factory, we have a new record. It’s done. It’s delivered to the label. And we’ve got some technical difficulties, and once that’s finished, the record’s gonna come out. It’s gonna be called ‘Monolith’. It’s a great record.” The new Fear Factory album will be their first since 2015’s Genexus. We’ll have more details as they are announced. Continue reading

Fear Factory Has Completed Their Next Album For Release In 2019

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

Devildriver – Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1

You may or may not cringe when people say “everything’s been done before” depending on your taste in music. Fans can be a jaded lot, and there is so much noise to cut through to find new sounds to rock out to, it’s understandable to hesitance to think outside your typical playlists. Devildriver in their career have been nothing, but resilient, consistent, and heavy. Their cover of ‘Sail’ by AWOLNATION proved they could get out of their comfort zone, and impress. So here we are, on the ledge looking over the chasm at the release Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1 (Napalm Records), an album that could easily divide their die-hard fanbase. Continue reading

DevilDriver Shares Details And Teaser For Outlaw Country Album

Long in the making, Devildriver will release their outlaw country covers album on July 6th via Napalm Records. Outlaws Til The End features twelve tracks, and many guests including HANK III, John Carter Cash, Randy Blythe, Lee Ving, Wednesday 13 and more. Watch the first teaser for the album, below.  Continue reading

Ministry Enlist Burton C. Bell, Joey Jordison, And More For His North American Tour

Ministry‘s AmeriKKKant North American tour will be kicking off next month, and he’s just announced some very special guests who will be joining him on the road. Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Future Is Here: Dino Cazares of Fear Factory

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The fascination behind science fiction and all of the connections with the world around them has been something that attracted the interests of the members of Fear Factory. For over two decades, the Los Angeles based industrial metallers have created some groundbreaking music fusing aggressive guitar riffing with aggressive and melodic vocals switching off. Continue reading

Fear Factory Launch Trailer For Genexus, Album Pre-Orders Now Live

Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada

Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada

Fear Factory, who have previously announced new album Genexus is releasing from Nuclear Blast Entertainment on August 7th, have released an album trailer today. The trailer includes a snippet of a new single, ‘Protomech’. Watch it at this link or below:

Fear Factory Genexus album cover 2015

Genexus track listing

1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date


Limited Digipak Bonus Tracks:

11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)

12, Enhanced Reality

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Pre-order Genexus digitally or in various bundles from http://nblast.de/FFGenexus.