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.”

Fear Factory Working On “Aggression Continuum” Remix Album

It looks like Fear Factory are working on an “Aggression Continuum“ remix album. Dino Cazares confirmed the news on Twitter:

[via The PRP]

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]