Fear Factory Release Instrumental Version Of “Aggression Continuum”

Fear Factory have released an instrumental version of their latest album “Aggression Continuum.” You can find that on the service of your choice HERE. As previously reported, the original version of the record was the band’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell.

Static-X Announce “Rise Of The Machine” North American Tour With Fear Factory, Dope, Etc.

Static-X have announced the dates for their “Rise Of The Machine” tour with Fear Factory and Dope. All three bands will be celebrating anniversaries on that run with Static-X set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Machine,” Fear Factory set to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and Dope set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Life.“ Mushroomhead and Twiztid will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/22 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
02/24 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
02/25 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
02/26 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
02/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

With Mushroomhead:

03/01 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
03/02 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
03/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Whiskey Nights
03/04 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/05 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
03/06 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/08 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
03/09 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
03/10 Charlotte, NC – Underground
03/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/12 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
03/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
03/15 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/16 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03/17 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
03/18 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
03/19 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection

With Twiztid:

03/22 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
03/23 Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A.
03/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
03/25 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
03/26 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/27 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
03/28 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
03/29 Denver, CO – The Summit
03/31 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/01 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
04/02 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/03 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Static-X commented:

“We are so excited to finally get back out on the road. We plan to play most of the songs off of both ‘Machine‘ and ‘Wisconsin Death Trip‘, as well a number of nice surprises that are being incorporated into the set list. It is going to be awesome to have Fear Factory, Dope, & Mushroomhead back out on the road with us to share in all of this nostalgic insanity.

All in all, this package is going to be one for the ages and we can’t wait to get out there and celebrate 20 years of our ‘Machine‘ record, while we continue to remember all of the good times that we had with Wayne and to share it live and loud with all of our fans night after night.”

Fear Factory‘s Dino Cazares continued:

“I’m beyond excited to finally turn the Fear Factory machine back on and start crushing stages alongside our longtime friends in Static-X.”

Dope‘s Edsel Dope added:

“We are honored to be part of this tour. Static-X, Fear Factory, & Dope toured together back in 1999. It was the first time that we all met, and it laid the foundation for all of the tours that Dope and Static have done together. I can’t wait to get back out there and get crazy with all the fans!”

In other news, Static-X will also be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Machine“ on February 18. The effort has been remastered by Ulrich Wild and it will feature three bonus tracks: “I’m With Stupid” (Live 2019 Regeneration), “Wisconsin Death Trip” (Live 2019 Regeneration), and “Sweat Of The Bud” (Live 2019 Xer0).

Dino Cazares Says He Has Officially Chosen A New Singer For Fear Factory

During a recent interview with Bucketlist TV, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares confirmed that he has finally chosen a replacement for the band’s ex-frontman Burton C. Bell. However, the guitarist has yet to reveal the identity of the mystery vocalist.

Cazares said the following:

“For those of you who don’t know, our singer quit after 30 years, so I’ve been looking for a new singer. And I’m first here to tell you that I have definitely nailed it down to one person. I’m not gonna reveal who that is yet — not yet. Once I’m done [playing with Soulfly as a fill-in guitarist for the summer U.S tour], I’m gonna go back to L.A., back to the studio, and I’ll be writing some new new Fear Factory songs with the new singer, because I’d like to introduce him with a new song.”

He also added the following when it was mentioned that he auditioned both male and female vocalists:

“That was true. I auditioned a few women, yes. But it didn’t work out — not because they were female or anything like that. Because I wanted to pick whoever was best for the position, and it turned out to be a guy.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory To Release Instrumental Version Of “Aggression Continuum” In September

Fear Factory have announced that they will be releasing an instrumental version of their latest album “Aggression Continuum” on September 17. As previously reported, the original version of that record was the band’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell.

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.