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

Cypress Hill to Host Livestream Q and A for the 20th Anniversary of their “Skull and Bones” Album

Cypress Hill will celebrate its 2000 album, the epic Rap and Metal double album Skull and Bones (Columbia) today with a livestream Q & A from the band. The album, best known for their huge hit singles ‘Rap Superstar’ and ‘Rock Superstar’, is one of the groups ‘ best and features guest turns from Everlast, Eminem, N.O.R.E., Christian Olde Wolbers (now formerly of) and Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, and Chino Moreno of Deftones. The band will live on Facebook and YouTube with host Rob Markman to spin the record and take your questions t the links below.  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

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

Watch Jamey Jasta And Friends Cover Fear Factory

Jasta, the solo band from Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta are on tour in Europe this summer. His band includes guests Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Howard Jones of Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage, and Kirk Windstein of Crowbar/Kingdom of Sorrow. Watch fan-filmed footage of them covering Fear Factory classic ‘Replica’ at Brutal Assult Festival. Continue reading

Fear Factory Book Dates With Soilwork, Will Play Demanufacture In Full Nightly


Fear Factory has announced a headline run of USA  tour dates with direct support coming from Nuclear Blast label mates Soilwork. Better still, Fear Factory will play their ground-breaking 1995 album Demanufacture (Roadrunner) in full, on each date of the tour. They will also play their other hits as they continue to support 2015s Genexus album. Demanufacture was a landmark of 90s metal, with many hallmark features that have been emulated ever since across several sub-genres. All confirmed tour dates are below, with more TBA.

Guitarist and co-founder of Fear Factory Dino Cazares remarked:

“To me this album sounds not one day older today than it did in 1995,” stated guitarist Dino Cazares, “It’s a metal classic for the ages and I’m excited that we are finally going to be able to perform it live in its entirety + songs from Genexus. Play fearlessly.”


Fear Factory, photo credit by Stephanie Cabral

Fear Factory, photo credit by Stephanie Cabral

Fear Factory “Demanufacture Anniversary Tour”, with Soilwork

Mar 22: Sunshine Theater- Albuquerque, NM

Mar 24: Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music- San Antonio, TX

Mar 25: Trees – Dallas, TX

Mar 26: Scout Bar- Houston, TX

Apr 02: Rock Shop- Fayetteville, NC

Apr 03: Norva- Norfolk, VA

Apr 05: Rams Head- Baltimore, MD

Apr 06: Gramercy- New York, NY

Apr 09: Palladium- Worcester, MA

Apr 12: Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 14: Agora -Cleveland, OH

Apr 15: Machine Shop – Flint, MI

Apr 19: Concord- Chicago, IL

Apr 20: Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI

Apr 21: The Rave- Milwaukee, WI

Apr 24: Summit- Denver, CO

Apr 27: Hitt Event Center- Idaho Falls, ID

May 07: Fonda – Los Angeles, CA

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


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.

Fear Factory Releasing Genexus On August 7th

Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada

Photo Credit: Kevin Estrada

Los Angeles industrial tinged extreme metallers Fear Factory will be issuing their ninth studio release Genexus on August 7, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The The record was co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with founding guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head).

Commented founding guitarist Dino Cazares:

“The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement, We really feel this is a very special Fear Factory album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic Fear Factory vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.

“Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!

“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can’t wait for everybody to hear it.”

The band will be hitting the road with Coal Chamber in support of the record.

Jul 24: Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ (with Devil You Know)
Jul 25: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM (with Devil You Know)
Jul 26: Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (with Devil You Know)
Jul 28: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX (with Jasta)
Jul 29: Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX (with Jasta)
Jul 30: Granada – Lawrence, KS (with Jasta)
Jul 31: Pop’s – Sauget, IL (with Jasta)
Aug 01: Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH (with Jasta)
Aug 02: Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN (with Jasta)
Aug 03: The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC (with Jasta)
Aug 04: Music Farm – Columbia, SC (with Jasta)
Aug 06: Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL (with Jasta)
Aug 08: Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY (with Jasta)
Aug 10: London Music Hall – London, ON (with Jasta)
Aug 11: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (with Jasta)
Aug 12: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY (with Jasta)
Aug 15: Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA (with Devil You Know)
Aug 16: Agora – Cleveland, OH (with Devil You Know)
Aug 18: Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE (with Devil You Know)
Aug 19: The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (with Devil You Know)
Aug 20: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT (with Devil You Know)
Aug 21: Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV (with Devil You Know)
Aug 22: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (with Devil You Know)