The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, will release their 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, entitled Genexus, on August 7th worldwide. Genexus was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by artist Anthony Clarkson. Drums on Genexus were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).
“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.
“This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”
Genexus track list:
1. Autonomous Combat System
4. Soul Hacker
7. Church Of Execution
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
LIMITED DIGIPAK BONUS TRACKS:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality
FEAR FACTORY will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut. Additional headlining FEAR FACTORY shows to be announced shortly.
COAL CHAMBER, FEAR FACTORY, JASTA*, DEVIL YOU KNOW**, SAINT RIDLEY, MADLIFE
07/24/15 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ**
07/25/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM**
07/26/15 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX**
07/28/15 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX*
07/29/15 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX*
07/30/15 Granada – Lawrence, KS*
07/31/15 Pop’s – Sauget, IL*
08/01/15 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH*
08/02/15 Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN*
08/03/15 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
08/04/15 Music Farm – Columbia, SC*
08/06/15 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL*
08/08/15 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY*
08/10/15 London Music Hall – London, ON*
08/11/15 Irving Plaza – New York, NY*
08/12/15 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY*
08/15/15 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA**
08/16/15 Agora – Cleveland, OH**
08/18/15 Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE**
08/19/15 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO**
08/20/15 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT**
08/21/15 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV**
08/22/15 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA**
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture, and the gold-selling release, Obsolete.
FEAR FACTORY’s latest album, The Industrialist, debuted at position No. 38 on the American Billboard Top 200 chart in 2012. The band’s 2010 release, Mechanize, debuted at No. 72 on the American Billboard Top 200.
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