Dino Cazares Shares a Playthrough of New Fear Factory Music

Fear Factory, by Melina D Photography

According to a report by Metalsucks, Dino Cazares has posted a snippet of him playing new Fear Facotry riffs over on his Twitter account. Cazares has been posting a lot on Twitter to stay in touch with his fans, while he presses forward on the new Fear Factory album, tentatively titled Regenerate and due out in 2021 from Nuclear Blast Records. No word yet from the guitar legend how the progress goes on replacing Burton C. Bell, who announced his departure from the group after thirty years last month. 

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Dino Cazares Says “Fear Factory is Alive and Well”, Appears on Robb Flynn’s Podcast

Dino Cazares has responded to the news of Burton C. Bell quitting Fear Factory in a series of Tweets and an appearance on Robb Flynn’s (Machine Head) podcast, No Fkn Regrets Podcast for an exclusive. Dino reports that “FF is alive and well”, the record with Bell is still coming out, and he is presently looking for a new singer. On the Flynn podcast, Dino confirmed he found out Burton quit from social media, that the door is open for Burton to return – to a point, tentatively the release of the new Fear Factory album is March 2021 via Nuclear Blast, the album is being mixed now by Andy Sneap, a deep details about the legal issues of the last few years, (reconfirming things he recently told Metalsucks), his personal history getting started in bands, and key points in Fear Factory History. Despite the ugliness, it sounds like Dino is gonna be alright. The band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic second album, Demanufacture (Roadrunner) this year. We’ll keep following this story as it develops. 

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Fear Factory Launches a GoFundMe to Support New Album Due in 2021

Industrial Metal legends Fear Factory have announced their new album is in the works and will be released in 2021 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. They are trying to raise at least $25k USD for the process. Read the band’s message to fans to support the process of finishing a new album, taking into account the global downturn in 2021. The campaign is called “Fear Factory Regenerate.” Any extra monies collected over their goal will be used to create music videos for the album. 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

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

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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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