Fear Factory Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Fear Factory have officially re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are planning to release their next album through the label.

Guitarist Dino Cazares commented:

“This is a new year and a new chapter for Fear Factory. We are off to a great start because we have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records and our A&R legend Monte Conner, who originally signed the band in 1992. It is a great feeling to be with a label that gets us and who has always had our backs, especially when we needed them the most. Prepare for the future of Fear Factory.”

Nuclear Blast A&R Monte Conner added:

“Working with Fear Factory right from the start of their amazing career has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my own career. I was thrilled to be reunited with them when I signed Fear Factory to Nuclear Blast in 2013, and to be able to continue that journey once again for round #3 feels incredibly satisfying. I have believed in Dino Cazares from day one, and I know he is going to deliver a killer new album with all the trademarks that have made and still make Fear Factory one of the most pioneering and unique sounding metal bands of all time.”

Fear Factory Guitarist Dino Cazares On Current Touring Industry: “People Don’t Understand The Cost That Goes Into Doing These Tours”

During an appearance on the “Vulgar Display Of Podcast,” Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares discussed the current state of the touring industry. The guitarist says “people really don’t understand the cost that goes into doing these tours.”

Cazares said the following about post-pandemic touring:

“So much has changed in those couple of years, because look how much the economy has gotten really, really over the top, with gas and even availability on certain things, even drivers; just getting a driver, it’s hard. People really don’t understand the cost that goes into doing these tours. Everything affects you, whether it’s venues taking a big cut of the merch sales to insane diesel and gas prices. A lot of people don’t realize that these buses take diesel, and diesel is more expensive than gas. So that adds up, when you’re spending eight hundred to a thousand dollars just to fill up a tank of a bus. People don’t realize the cost of all that. So it’s getting harder and harder.

It’s really kind of weird, because when we first booked the tour, the economy was much lower than now. And then we do these show contracts for ‘X’ amount of dollars, and all of a sudden we postpone the tour to a year or so later, and so much has changed. Now these contracts, it doesn’t match to where the economy is at now. A lot of people don’t realize that either, that a lot has changed so much. I wish we can go back and renegotiate our contracts, but it’s too late — can’t do it. It is what it is. We’re just not gonna be making the money that we would normally make to do that tour, but we’re still gonna do it; we’re committed to it. We can’t wait to get back on the road and just play in front of all those people.”

He also added:

“I’m not the only one that really talks about that. There have been other people — Devin Townsend‘s been talking a lot about it; Dark Funeral and a few other bands as well, talking about what it’s like out there. Of course a lot of people who follow me who are fans of the band, they don’t really understand what it is, how it is out there. But in a way, they should, because, obviously, gas prices affect everything. Food prices — food prices have gone insanely high. So people should be able to relate to it in that way. Speaking in the third person, if it’s hard for that person to pay rent or to buy food, imagine what it’s like for us to be out there touring. People have this misconception, just because you’re on the road, you’re making big bucks and you’re a rich guy. We are affected by it just as much as they are — as a matter of fact worse, ’cause we have more overhead.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Demoing Material For New Album

During a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares offered an update on the band’s next album. According to him, the group are currently demoing new material for the effort.

Cazares said the following:

“We started pre-production about a week ago. So right now we’re just demoing everything. And then we’ll be recording probably early next year. But then I’ve gotta go on tour… We’ve gotta go on tour starting in late February, and we’re gonna be on tour till at least June. So we probably be able to finish the production sometime until July, and then shortly after that hopefully get the record out as quickly as possible.”

He also commented on working with a new vocalist:

“You wanna take your time [working with the new singer]. You wanna make sure you find someone that best fits the job. It’s not anything new for me; I’ve started many other bands with other singers, and I’ve had to replace singers before. But not in a band like FEAR FACTORY. So, yeah, it’s definitely very challenging, and I’m definitely up for the challenge. I understand there’s probably gonna be some sort of backlash, but there’s a backlash with everything. So, yeah, I’m up for the challenge. I’m not planning on changing anything. I’m gonna pretty much keep what FEAR FACTORY is known for and try to honor the legacy of who we are.”

He continued when asked if musical chemistry, stage presence, and personality influenced his decision while choosing a new vocalist:

“All of the above, especially when you’re working with people that you don’t know. Especially someone like the singer, who I don’t know that well. When I hired him, I didn’t know him that well. Of course we’ve spent some time together and we got to know each other. You wanna make sure you’re not making a bad decision, ’cause this is gonna be something that’s gonna last a while. Plus, relationships are relationships. You can’t always control how things are gonna turn out. You try your best. And you put your right foot forward and you just keep moving.”

On another note, Cazares also revealed that the band are currently “label-less”:

“We don’t have any record company. FEAR FACTORY doesn’t have any new record company right now. We haven’t signed any new deals. And we are in the process also of negotiating and evaluating different offers that we have. That’s another thing too. I didn’t realize that this year that our record contract had expired with Nuclear Blast. But they still have the obligation to promote this record, ‘Recoded’ [the recently released collection of remixes of the songs from ‘Aggression Continuum’]. But now, moving forward, we’re exploring our options and it’s looking really good. So hopefully we’ll get some sort of deal done and be able to get this music out to you as soon as possible.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Planning To Reveal New Vocalist In February

During an appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares offered an update on the band’s new singer. The guitarist says the group are planning to reveal the identity of the mystery musician in February.

Cazares said the following:

“Fear Factory singer and music will be coming just before the [group’s North American] tour with Static-X. End of February is the first show, so just before that we’ll be releasing the single and the singer. And then boom — right on the road.”

He went on to say that he has already been working with the singer for a year:

“It’s just a lot of developing. You know, Fear Factory is precious to a lot of people, and so I’ve gotta make sure that it’s right. I wanted to release some tracks a while ago with the singer, but then I had nothing behind it — no tour or anything like that — so the hype was gonna die down quick. So I wanna do it around a tour; that way you’ve got something to work. And I just didn’t wanna release his name too quick, because no one’s gonna care by the time I release a track a year later. So I want it all to be done together.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Share Video For New Remix Track “Disobey”

Fear Factory have premiered a new video for Zardonic’s remix of “Disruptor.” This version of the track is titled “Disobey” and it will appear on the band’s “Aggression Continuum” remix album, “Recoded,” which is set to be released on October 28.

“Recoded” Track Listing:

01. “Adapt Or Die” (Intro Narrative By Jake Stern, Sound FX By Zardonic)
02. “Hatred Will Prevail” (“Monolith” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
03. “Disobey” (“Disruptor” Remix By Zardonic)
04. “I Am the Nightrider” (“Fuel Injected Suicide Machine” Remix By Dualized/Zardonic)
05. “Path to Salvation” (“Purity” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
06. “Worthless” (“End of Line” Remix By Zardonic)
07. “Empires Fall” (“Collapse” Remix By Tyrant Of Death)
08. “System Assassin” (“Aggression Continuum” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
09. “Hypocrisy Of Faith” (“Manufactured Hope” Remix By Rob GEE)
10. “This Is My Life” (“Cognitive Dissonance” Remix By Zardonic)
11. “Recoded” (“Recode” Remix By Blush_Response)

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:

12. “Turbo Factory” (“End Of Line” Remix by Turboslash)
13. “Break Off” (“Disruptor” Remix by Rhys Fulber)

Dino Cazares Considers Sending Cease And Desist Letter Due To Similarities Between Fear Factory And Furnace Fest’s Logos

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has taken to social media to comment on the similarities between the band’s “Digimortal” logo and the logo for this year’s Furnace Fest in Birmingham, AL. He tweeted the following:

Furnace Fest partner Mike Ziemer has responded as well:

[via The PRP]

Dino Cazares On Waiting To Announce Fear Factory’s New Vocalist: “Some Things You Just Can’t Rush”

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares has commented on the lack of information regarding the band’s new vocalist. The guitarist says the group are waiting to make the announcement, because there are “some things you just can’t rush.”

Cazares said the following:

“SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T RUSH !

People make it seem like right after our vocalist quit in 2020 that FF immediately found a replacement, THAT IS NOT THE CASE !!!

It took over a year to find someone, and then when we did find that someone you have to work together to make sure your styles and ?ideas are compatible or that we just simply get along etc.. There’s a lot that goes into this.

FF is not going to just pick anyone without going through a trial period. It wouldn’t be good to find out a year from now to realize you don’t get along or that it’s just not working out.

It’s not smart to rush things and prematurely release new music cause in order for this to work it has to be done right.

It’s like you falling in love to fast, 6 months later you both get married ,then you move in together and realize you made a mistake by rushing into the relationship that ends in a divorce.

SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T RUSH”

Fear Factory To Release “Aggression Continuum” Remix Album “Recoded” In October

Fear Factory will be releasing a remixed version of their latest album, “Aggression Continuum,” on October 28. The effort is titled “Recoded” and fans can expect to hear its first single on September 2.

“Recoded” Track Listing:

01. “Adapt Or Die” (Intro Narrative By Jake Stern, Sound FX By Zardonic)
02. “Hatred Will Prevail” (“Monolith” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
03. “Disobey” (“Disruptor” Remix By Zardonic)
04. “I Am the Nightrider” (“Fuel Injected Suicide Machine” Remix By Dualized/Zardonic)
05. “Path to Salvation” (“Purity” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
06. “Worthless” (“End of Line” Remix By Zardonic)
07. “Empires Fall” (“Collapse” Remix By Tyrant Of Death)
08. “System Assassin” (“Aggression Continuum” Remix By Rhys Fulber)
09. “Hypocrisy Of Faith” (“Manufactured Hope” Remix By Rob GEE)
10. “This Is My Life” (“Cognitive Dissonance” Remix By Zardonic)
11. “Recoded” (“Recode” Remix By Blush_Response)

Vinyl Bonus Tracks:

12. “Turbo Factory” (“End Of Line” Remix by Turboslash)
13. “Break Off” (“Disruptor” Remix by Rhys Fulber)

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

Static-X have postponed their “Rise Of The Machine” tour with Fear Factory and Dope. The trek will now take place in 2023 with Mushroomhead, Twiztid, Society 1, and Cultus Black set to appear on select dates.

2023 Tour Dates:

02/25 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
02/27 Portland, OR – Roseland
02/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/03 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
03/04 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/05 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/07 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/08 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/11 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/12 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/14 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/15 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/16 Charlotte, NC – Underground (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/17 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/18 Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A. (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/21 Boston, MA – Big Night Live (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/22 New Haven, CT – Toad’s (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/23 Montreal, QC – Corona (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/24 Toronto, ON – Phoenix (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
03/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian (feat. Twiztid)
03/29 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (feat. Twiztid)
03/30 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs (feat. Twiztid)
03/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/01 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/02 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/04 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/05 St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall (feat. Twiztid)
04/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (feat. Twiztid)
04/07 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore (feat. Twiztid)
04/09 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (feat. Twiztid)
04/11 Denver, CO – The Summit (feat. Twiztid)
04/13 Las Vegas, NH – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/14 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/15 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater (feat. Twiztid)

Static-X commented:

“Static-X postpone Rise of The Machine North American Tour feat. Fear Factory, + DOPE +, Mushroomhead & Twiztid til 2023 to ensure that ALL shows will play.

Tour package and previously announced cities remain fully intact, while 4 additional cities have been added.

On the surface, we are incredibly disappointed to share this news with our fans. However, considering how infrequently Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope have each toured over the last 10 years, we felt that the priority was to ensure that ALL of these 20th anniversary shows are ultimately able to play.

With all of the uncertainty around travel restrictions, the extreme rise in current cases, as well as the quarantine mandates for those who test positive, we believe that attempting to play these dates in the coming weeks would likely result in a number of last-minute cancelations and lead to a much greater level of disappointment.

The good news is that we were able to keep the entire touring lineup intact. Static-X, Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead, & Twiztid will each perform in their previously scheduled cities, and due to the excitement around the tour and exceptional ticket sales, we also added four additional cities to the tour.

Further, we highly value having an up close and personal meet and greet experience with our fans. We take extreme joy in shaking hands, giving hugs, taking photos, and we look forward to doing all of this without having to socially distance, wear masks etc. We are certain that by pushing things back, these experiences will be significantly more enjoyable and memorable for all of us.

In addition, Static-X, Fear Factory, and Dope are all scheduled to complete new albums in 2022, which will lead to each band having brand new music to share with the fans, as we lead into these newly rescheduled tour dates.

As we stated previously, we are so excited to finally get back out on the road and hang out with you all. 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. We appreciate our friends in Fear Factory, Dope, Mushroomhead and Twizted making themselves available to share in all of this nostalgic insanity next year. We can’t wait to celebrate 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.

All previously sold tickets and meet and greets will be honored and more information on tickets, meet & greets and other VIP experiences for the Rise Of The Machine tour can be found at: Static-X.com.”