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

CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: White Zombie – “Astro Creep: 2000” Turns 25

For many, the nineties would prove to be the end of heavy metal as we knew it. Bands who rose to greatness in the preceding decade suddenly found themselves either retreading old ground, out of their depth trying to explore new territories, or simply grinding to an unceremonious halt. Within just a couple of years, denim, leather and even the term “heavy metal” itself, were out. 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

ALBUM REVIEW: ColdClaw – Anti-Martyr: Decades to Suffer

While much of the press materials that came along with ColdClaw‘s Anti-Martyr: Decades to Suffer (Ritual Sound Records) drive the point home about this California act dealing in Black Metal and Crust, I found that description a bit lacking. Yes, there’s gnarly black metal guitar licks all over the album but I’m detecting trace bits of Melodic Death Metal, Hardcore and perhaps some Thrash as well. Continue reading

Spineshank’s Debut Album “Strictly Diesel” To See First Ever Vinyl Release

Late 1990s Industrial influenced Nu Metal band Spineshank will release their debut album Strictly Diesel on limited edition colored vinyl for the first time this June 7th via MusicOnVinyl. The band was discovered by Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and released four albums for Roadrunner, selling well over half a million records before disbanding. Pre-orders will go live at the links below soon. 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

Born Of Osiris – The Simulation

Along with the likes of After The Burial and Veil of Maya, Born Of Osiris spearheaded a wave of bands who looked to take Death/Metalcore into new realms with a healthy dose of electronics and progressive elements added to the mix. To this day their debut EP, The New Reign is a genre classic. The Simulation is their latest offering and comes off the back of a real return to form that was Soul Sphere (all Sumerian). 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

October 12th 2018 New Music Releases

Check out all of today’s new releases in the music world you need to know about, from your friends at Ghost Cult! Continue reading