The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, have signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Formed in Los Angeles, CA 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.
“Evolution and change are key elements in the non-stop growth of FEAR FACTORY,” commented guitarist Dino Cazares. “With that said, I am proud to be back working alongside the first man to believe in what we were doing back in 1990. He took a chance and signed us, and the rest is history. Monte Conner, once the main A&R man at Roadrunner Records, has now once again come back into the FEAR FACTORY family with his new home – Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We can’t wait to deliver an epic new album to kick off this new era.”
“FEAR FACTORY are truly one of the groundbreaking metal bands of our time,” adds Conner. “On their 1992 debut Soul Of A New Machine, Burton C. Bell introduced the world to the alternating heavy and melodic dual vocal approach that would go on to become a staple in metal to this very day. The following year, they were the first metal band to enter the industrial/dance remix world with the pioneering Fear Is The Mindkiller EP. And look at the countless metal bands who have since imitated the unique machine gun style rhythm section, created when Dino Cazares‘ staccato riffs locked in perfectly with the syncopated kick drums. I am excited to be reunited with this legendary band, and I am certain their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be another FEAR FACTORY classic.”
FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell.
A tentative Winter 2015 release is expected.
FEAR FACTORY‘s newest album, The Industrialist, debuted at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, Mechanize, was released on February 2010 and landed at No. 72.
FEAR FACTORY is:
Burton C. Bell – vocals
Dino Cazares – guitars
Matt DeVries – bass
Mike Heller – drums
FEAR FACTORY will be headlining the Extreme Stage at Knotfest Festival on October 25th in San Bernardino, CA and playing at the Soundwave Festival in Australia in 2015, as well as shows in Chicago, IL, China, India!. Be sure to check out the tour page section for the upcoming dates!