According to a new report by Metal Injection, Fear Factory’s long-awaited new album, and final release with vocalistBurton C. Bell, is due out sometime this spring. According to guitarist Dino Cazares joined Death Angel’s Ted Aguilar for an interview and said the new album should be out within the next “two or three months”. A single from the album is also expected soon. Dino recently shared some riffs off of the album via a playthrough/teaser.
Ascension Of The Watchers released their new album earlier this fall, Apocrypha, out now via Dissonance Productions. The band just shared a new mini-documentary, created with Revolver, which you can see below. The band features pioneering vocalist Burton C. Bell (ex-Fear Factory), John Bechdel, and Jayce Lewis. Check out our interview with Bell here. Continue reading
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.
As reported by Blabbermouth.net, drummer Mike Heller (Malignancy) has confirmed to New Breed TV that the band’s 2012 album The Industrialist, will be released to digital services in a new version where the drum-machine used on the original recording will be replaced by Heller’s live drums. No word as to whether the current Kickstarter by Fear Factory for their new album Regenerate will also fund this endeavor. Interestingly The Industrialist is the only Fear Factory album not on streaming services. Heller commented:
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.
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.
Following the back and forth in the press between himself and Fear Factory co-founder Dino Cazares, Burton C. Bell announced his departure from the band after thirty-plus years. Bell posted a statement to his official website which you can read below. Bell is releasing his new album with his band Ascension of The Watchers soon on October 9th, 2020. We have an interview coming up soon with Burton, so be on the lookout for that. We’ll continue to monitor this story as it develops.UPDATE read Dino Cazares’ response here: Continue reading
All three of Geezer Butler’s 1990s solo albums apart from Black Sabbath reunions are getting reissued. Plastic Planet (1995), Black Science (1997), and Ohmwork (2005) will be avaialble on vinyl for the first time ever, with both CD and LP using newly updated cover artwork and all will be available via BMG on October 30. Plastic Planet featured Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell, with its incendiary single “Drive Boy Shooting,” and is considered a highlight of that time. In an upcoming interview with Ghost Cult, Bell remarked that he would “jump at the chance” to make another GZR album. That interview is coming soon. Purchase the albums at the link below.
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
Dune, the classic sci-fi and fantasy property is coming back strong IN 2020 with a new version out this December. The first full trailer just dropped and it features a familiar song to Pink Floyd fans! The final track of Dark Side of The Moon, their all-time progressive rock classic, “Eclipse” can be heard in the trailer, with its especially prophetic lyrics about the human condition drawing a direct parallel to the deeper context of the book the film was based on. Those unfamiliar with Dune should delve into the book, the subject of many prog and metal albums, and an inspiration for Star Wars too! Dune is directed byDenis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth and stars an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya Coleman, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. Dune is scheduled to be released in the United States in IMAX and 3D on December 18, 2020, by Warner Bros. Pictures. Watch the trailer now!Continue reading