Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Says His Car Was Hit By A Bullet Earlier Today

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares’ car was hit by a bullet earlier today (January 21). He said the following about that:

“Bullet hole in my windshield today, Los Angles Police Department asked me if I have any enemy’s I said “yes” and named 3 people. Let’s see where this investigation goes. LAPD said it looks like a 45 caliber, it’s a big bullet.”

He also added the following while responding to a fan:

“The bar that’s part of the frame that holds the dashon the inside stopped it from going all the way through.”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Guests On New Front Line Assembly Song “Stifle”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares is featured on a new Front Line Assembly song titled “Stifle.“ That track is from Front Line Assembly’s new album “Mechanical Soul,“ which was released today (January 15).

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Etc.) Seeking Vocalist For New Project

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy, etc.) is currently seeking a singer for a new project that he is working on. The guitarist said the following in a since deleted tweet:

“Looking for a singer for a new project in the style of @FearFactory and Divine Heresy if u feel u got what it takes send video to dinonewproject@gmail.com”

[via The PRP]

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Working On Industrial Project With Die Krupps & Leæther Strip, Collaborating With Jamey Jasta, Etc.

While answering a fan on Twitter, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares offered an update on all his various projects. In addition to working on a solo album, he is also working on a new Asesino album, as well as an industrial project with Die Krupps & Leæther Strip. Furthermore, he is also collaborating with Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) and producing a band called Darksun.

As for Fear Factory, there is unfortunately “no news”:

[via The PRP]

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares On Upcoming Solo Album: “I’m Gonna Be Making A Fucking Metal Record”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by Heavy New York at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California and talked a bit about his upcoming solo album. He said he is “about halfway done” writing it, and that it will be “a fucking metal record.”

Cazares said the following

“Once I get done with the writing, I do wanna get a drummer and, of course, a bass player and, of course, a singer. But I like to write the music and have stuff ready to go before I actually pick the musicians who I want to come in and maybe collaborate a little bit later on or add a little bit of their flavor. It depends on who I get.”

He also talked about its musical direction:

“I don’t really like to stray from what I normally do. People know me as being a heavy artist, people know me for my right hand. I’m not exactly the kind of guy who’s gonna go out and try to do a rock album or a hip-hop album or nothing like that. I like to do what I do. Metal’s in my heart and speed riffing is my thing, and that’s what I love to do…. I’m not saying it’s gonna be the ‘same ol’, same ‘ol.’ Of course I’m gonna try to take it to somewhere different, but people are gonna know what to expect from me, and I’m okay with that.”

He also added the following, when asked if he is taking different approach than he has in other projects:

“When I was doing DIVINE HERESY, I was, like, ‘Okay…’ ‘Cause FEAR FACTORY is its own thing. So when I was out of FEAR FACTORY back in 2002 doing DIVINE HERESY, I’m, like, ‘Okay, what could I do to make this go somewhere different than FEAR FACTORY?’ You know, but some of the elements are still there. When I was doing DIVINE HERESY, the tempos were heavier, it was more modern, there was guitar solos, so there was a lot of different stuff I was doing that I don’t normally do in FEAR FACTORY. So every project I do, I try to get into a different mindset. Especially with ASESINO, it’s more extreme, it’s all pretty much death metal in Spanish, so that’s definitely further away from FEAR FACTORY. So, in particular, if I’m working on a solo record, I can do a combination of all that and some new stuff. But I am who I am and people know me for my particular style, so that’s what I’m gonna do… I’m not gonna go out and try to make a hip-hop record or make a fucking country record — nothing like that. No, definitely not. I’m gonna be making a fucking metal record, and that’s what it is.”

[via Blabbermouth]