Watch Burton C. Bell Sing Fear Factory’s “Replica” With Australian Musicians

Ex-Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell recently performed the band’s song “Replica” with the house band at Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney, Australia following a DJ set on June 16. You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Premiere “Recode” Music Video

Fear Factory have premiered a new video for their new song “Recode.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which was officially released today (June 18). That record will be the group’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell. Guitarist Dino Cazares commented:

“The day has finally come for all to finally enjoy the New Fear Factory album, ‘Aggression Continuum‘. It’s been a long journey to get to this date and I can’t say enough of how proud I am of the album. Thanks to everyone involved in making it possible for this record to come out. This is all for you, the amazing FF Family!! Machines of Hate!”

Dino Cazares Says Fear Factory Are “Talking About” Doing A World Tour With Static-X

During an interview with Overdrive, Dino Cazares revealed that Fear Factory and Static-X are “talking about” doing a world tour together. He said the following about that:

“We’re hoping we get to do a world tour and Tony [Campos] can do ‘double duty’ for each show. We’re hoping to work things out and take this package tour around the world. At the moment, we’re talking about it, so no promises just yet, but it’s definitely something that I think the fans would really want to see. It would be a dream to make this happen. If Tony couldn’t do it and was tied up with Static-X, then we would have a cool fill-in. I spoke to Matt DeVries [Chimaira], and hopefully he’ll be able to fill in. Matt toured with us before in the past during ‘The Industrialist’ era. He’s a really great guy.”

Dino Cazares Says Fear Factory’s New Singer Won’t Be Announced For “For A While”

During a recent interview with Kaaos TV, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares offered an update on the band’s search for a new singer. According to him, “no announcement is going to be made for a while.”

Cazares said the following:

“We have a lot of people who sent in video submissions, and I wanna thank them all for that. The love that we were getting from people who wanted to fill Burt’s shoes was enormous. But I can tell you this: no announcement is going to be made for a while. We wanna get along with the person; we wanna see if we have the right chemistry.

[There are] some really good talented [candidates] — male and female. And my decision will not be based off gender at all whatsoever. Gender does not play a role in my decision. So if it’s a female and she can do the job, great. If it’s a male, they can do the job and they’re ready to commit, they’re ready to go on tour, on the road, and they can handle it, great.”

He continued when asked if he is looking for a singer who will sound like Burton C. Bell:

“Whoever we pick has to know the style. And they have to be able to do both. No, they don’t have to sound like Burt. Some people might want that. Some people might want them to be identical — kind of like what JOURNEY did. That guy [Arnel Pineda] — that guy sounds identical [to Steve Perry]… I think that in the JOURNEY sense, the original [singer] was better years ago. But that doesn’t mean he’s better now, because he’s aged and his voice has changed. Whereas if you get a new, young replacement that sounds identical from way back when the original sounded really good way back, then it can be a plus. I mean, look at Todd La Torre with QUEENSRŸCHE; that guy sounds amazing. He does sound like Geoff Tate, but he also has other elements — fresher elements — that he brings to the band. So it can work. ‘Cause as you know, we have different eras to FEAR FACTORY. Some people love the ‘Demanufacture’ / ‘Obsolete’ era, and some people like the later era. And if you noticed, over the years, obviously, [Burt’s] voice changed. So, what era do you want the guy to sound like? So, my decision will based off the guy who can do all the different eras.”

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s final album with Bell, “Aggression Continuum,” will be released on June 18.

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Premiere New Song “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”

Fear Factory have premiered a new song titled “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which will be released on June 18. That effort will be the group’s last record to feature former frontman Burton C. Bell. Guitarist Dino Cazares commented:

“I can’t wait for everyone to hear this high octane ripping song, it’s based on a character called the Nightrider from one of my all-time favorite movies ‘Mad Max‘. Born with a steering wheel in his hand and lead in his foot, he is the Nightrider, the Fuel Injected Suicide Machine. Remember him when you look at the night sky.”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Shares “Disruptor” Guitar Playthrough

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has shared a playthrough video for the band’s latest single “Disruptor.“ The track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which will be released on June 18. That effort will be the group’s last record to feature former frontman Burton C. Bell.

Dino Cazares Explains How He Gained Control Of The Fear Factory Trademark

It was previously revealed that Dino Cazares had gained full control of the Fear Factory trademark. Now, during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, the guitarist explained how he pulled that off.

Cazares said the following:

“If I wanted this record to come out, if I wanted Fear Factory to live on, there was an urgency that I had to fight to get it. I don’t mean fight Burt, I mean fight the courts to get it – fight Raymond [Herrera] and Christian [Olde Wolbers] to get it.

When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have to list all your assets – your computer is an asset, your car, your house, your businesses, your trademarks. If you fail to list anything there, they’ll take it from you.

That’s what happened to Burton [C. Bell]. They took the trademark from him because Raymond and Christian’s attorneys discovered that he never listed the Fear Factory trademark as an asset.

So boom, the court put it up for auction. People think I took it from Burt or sued Burt. But the court put the trademark up for auction, meaning anybody could bid for it – it’s like eBay. People bid on it, but I wasn’t gonna let it go.

Because Burt failed to list it in his bankruptcy, he was not able to own it again. And if I bought it, I couldn’t gift it to him, because the courts would think I was defrauding them and we were in collusion to give it right back to him.

So it was up for auction and I was trying to outbid the highest bidder – and those people were Raymond and Christian as well. It was intense. I was sweaty.”

He continued when asked if taking over the trademark impacted his relationship with Bell:

“I don’t really know, other than what he said, why he left. Because he never spoke to me about it. Again, he ran away. If you have an issue with me, just tell me. Why take it out there in the media? That’s just old school.”

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s final album with Bell, “Aggression Continuum,” will be released on June 18.

Dino Cazares Close To Choosing New Fear Factory Singer

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s new album “Aggression Continuum” (out June 18) will be their last to feature Burton C. Bell. It is still unclear who will be taking his place in the group, but Dino Cazares has told Temple Of Bleh that he is close to choosing a new singer.

Cazares said the following;

“We’re at the point where I’m gonna decide on a singer any day now. There’s multiple people that are really good — really good. Even some females that are really good. And making a decision is gonna be definitely tough. ‘Will the fans accept them? Will the fans not accept them?’ — that kind of thing. I worry about all those kinds of things, but at the same time, I’ve gotta be how I was in the beginning and not fear — not fear change. I necessarily don’t fear change, but I do take it into consideration how fans are gonna take it. I mean, I can’t base everything I do on what a fan might think, because then I’ll never get anything done. But it is definitely a big decision. And whoever I choose, I want them there to be for the long run, because I plan on making a few more records before I’m retired or gone or whatever. It’s definitely a big decision. And it’s some big shoes to fill.”

“I wanna get back to playing songs that we never got to play live. It’s no secret that Burt had some vocal issues when he sang live — he just couldn’t sing certain songs. It just happens. Like ‘Linchpin’, our biggest song, we could never play it. I wanna be able to find a singer that can sing that song and we can play it live every night. I wanna be able to give people the hits — the songs that they paid money to see.”

He also added:

“I was able to find a couple of very talented guys for DIVINE HERESY, who went on to do big things. Some of ’em went on to do big things and caused big things. [Chuckles] So I’m hoping that — well, I actually know that I’ve found some other really good talent. Now it’s just a fact of getting in a room with these guys. Before I make a decision, I want these guys to come down here, spend some time with us, see if I like them, see if we can get along, see if they’re gonna be too nervous on stage or singing in front of us. Blah blah blah blah blah. That kind of stuff.”

“I’m excited. I’m very excited about this. I can’t wait.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Premiere “Disruptor” Video

Fear Factory have shared an age-restricted video for their new song “Disruptor.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which will be released on June 18.

“Aggression Continuum” Track Listing:

01. “Recode”
02. “Disruptor”
03. “Aggression Continuum”
04. “Purity”
05. “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
06. “Collapse”
07. “Manufactured Hope”
08. “Cognitive Dissonance”
09. “Monolith”
10. “End Of Line”

“Aggression Continuum” will be the band’s last album to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell. Guitarist Dino Cazares said the following about the effort:

“This record is one of my proudest achievements and I’m really excited for it to finally be released. There were a lot of personal struggles, sacrifices, and legal issues involved with this record which almost didn’t see the light of day, but through passion determination, lots of hard work and not giving up the fight, it’s finally ready for the world to hear. I felt that I needed to prove myself once again as I always try and make each record better than the last. Listen, and understand! This album is pissed! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are hooked. You must fight to survive in the Aggression Continuum.”

Fear Factory To Release New Album “Aggression Continuum” In June

Fear Factory have announced that their new album “Aggression Continuum” will be released on June 18. The record will be the band’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell and its first single, “Disruptor,” will be released tomorrow (April 16).

“Aggression Continuum” Track Listing:

01. “Recode”
02. “Disruptor”
03. “Aggression Continuum”
04. “Purity”
05. “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
06. “Collapse”
07. “Manufactured Hope”
08. “Cognitive Dissonance”
09. “Monolith”
10. “End Of Line”