Dino Cazares Issues New Statement Regarding The Controversy Surrounding Fear Factory’s Crowdfunding Campaign

Dino Cazares has issued a new statement regarding the controversy surrounding the crowdfunding campaign he launched for Fear Factory’s upcoming album. You can read that below. This news comes after Burton C. Bell recently distanced himself from the campaign.

Cazares said the following:

“Despite what you may have heard about the Fear Factory gofundme page It is not a scam or created to pay anyone’s personal legal fees.

A lot of people have jumped on the negative band wagon that some of you fail to see the truth.

I’ve taken some of the most harshest criticism about me ,some coming from members of the band some from ex members of the band and from fans.

I dont understand why all this senseless drama because at the end of the day we all want the same thing and that is to enjoy a bad ass Fear Factory récord ,that is going to benefit us all.

I’m going to tell you the truth about this album.

3 years ago in 2017 we finished a album that was given to the record company complete with artwork. This record may have never seen the light of day because of all the legal issues that were surrounding the rights to the Fear Factory name.

After I regained my full rights to the name I decided to take this 3 year old album and make some much needed improvements.

Thanx to all the donations that we’ve received so far we are able to hire the same production crew that we’ve had on Genexus.

All I want to do is make this record the best record it could be with some amazing people working on it. It deserves a killer production to make this a classic FF album. I’m so exited for everyone to hear it because it really sounds amazing.
It’s that simple. That is all I wanted to do.

Despite all the shit I’m getting I still love you all and I’m not mad at anyone. Please help us reach our goal.

–Dino Cazares“

Burton C. Bell Says He Is Not Involved With Fear Factory’s GoFundMe Campaign

As previously reported, Fear Factory recently launched a GoFundMe campaign for their new album. However, vocalist Burton C. Bell has now issued a statement saying he is not involved in the campaign.

Bell said the following:

“Let me be clear I am not part of, nor am I benefiting, from any GoFundMe Campaign.”

A fan then asked guitarist Dino Cazares about Bell’s comments and he responded with the following:

“He sang on the record he’s finished his parts. The donations is for live drums ,mixing and mastering plus keyboards the production team and performers need to get paid for there work. Burton definitely benefits from a great sounding record.”

Cazares has since posted another statement regarding the campaign as well:

“This is to address some of the controversy regarding the FEAR FACTORY GoFundMe page. It is not a scam. All donations go toward covering newly incurred production costs and not anyone’s personal legal fees.

On the previous version of the album recording, which was completed in 2017, it had programmed drums. I decided to not make that mistake again and had Mike Heller perform live drums on the record. I later realized I needed to re-track guitars and bass to fit better with the live drums. I also decided to add new keyboards from Rhys Fulber, Damien Rainaud, Igor Khoroshev, Giuseppe Bassi and Max Karon.

Damien Rainaud took over production duties for all this, and Andy Sneap is also handling the mixing and mastering. They all did an amazing job on ‘Genexus‘, and I decided to bring them back for the new album. Burton‘s lead vocals, which were also recorded in full in 2017, will remain on the new version of the album.

FEAR FACTORY has exceeded its limit in borrowing money from the record company to complete the new version of the album. For this reason, and this reason only, a decision was made to ask for outside donations.

Fear Factory would like to thank everyone for there continued support.”

Dino Cazares Offers More Info On Fear Factory’s Return

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has shared some more details regarding Fear Factory’s new music via Twitter. In addition to Cazares, the material will feature vocalist Burton C. Bell and drummer Mike Heller. Tony Campos will not be involved due to his commitments to Static-X, so Cazares will also be handling bass duties. The band are also expected to use the same production team that they used for “Genexus.” “Some new characters” will also take part as well. Cazares went on to say that he still needs some financial assistance to complete the music.

[via The PRP]

Fear Factory Planning To Release New Music In 2021

It looks like Fear Factory are planning to release new music in 2021. Guitarist Dino Cazares recently confirmed the news in the below post:

“Today 9/2 is my 54th Birthday. I’ve been through a lot of shit these past 4 years. FF Lawsuits (I won) Bankruptcy Lawsuit (I won) Huge Legal Debt (need help) Divorce (not easy) W/help from my family and friends Im thriving & surviving. New FF music in 2021 and Asesino. This photo taken by @stephaniedcabral says it all. Thank you for all the birthday wishes. -If you wish to help join my Patreon page

[via The PRP]

Dino Cazares On The Possibility Of Fear Factory Returning To Active Duty: “I Can’t Say Yes Or No, But I’m Gonna Be Very Positive And I Hope In The Near Future That Things Will Change”

During a recent appearance on Nuclear Blast’s “Saturday Night Lockdown” with Francesco Paoli (Fleshgod Apocalypse), Dino Cazares addressed the status of Fear Factory once again. The guitarist said the band have been inactive due to lawsuits, but he is still hoping “that things will change.”

Cazares said the following:

“At the moment, the last three years, unfortunately, FEAR FACTORY has been plagued with lawsuits, so it has been preventing the band from doing anything for the last three years.”

He continued when asked if the band will have a proper comeback:

“We’ll see. I can’t say yes or no, but I’m gonna be very positive and I hope in the near future that things will change.”

Cazares also discussed the recent rumors suggesting that Fear Factory were planning to do a “Soul Of A New Machine” tour:

“That was definitely a rumor. I was actually answering somebody on Twitter, ’cause somebody asked, ‘Hey, would you ever considering doing that?’ And I said, ‘Hey, do enough fans know about that record?’ ‘Cause people really didn’t discover us till ‘Demanufacture’; not a lot of people really know about ‘Soul Of A New Machine’. So the answer was on Twitter, ‘Hey, do enough people know about this record to play it in its entirety on tour?’ And for some reason, the media took it as FEAR FACTORY was discussing on doing ‘Soul Of A New Machine’. It kind of blew out of proportion, and that’s not what I meant.

There was a lot of people saying ‘yes,’ [to the idea of doing a ‘Soul Of A New Machine’ tour]. There were some people saying ‘no.’ They were saying ‘no’ to the fact that a lot of people didn’t know about that record and maybe the tour wouldn’t be as successful because a lot of people may not buy tickets ’cause they didn’t know about that record. That’s what they were saying ‘no’ to. They weren’t saying ‘no,’ not to do it; they were just saying ‘no’ — maybe it wouldn’t be as successful.”

He also added the following when asked how he has been spending his coronavirus downtime:

“Me being quarantined, I’ve been really lucky, ’cause my engineer lives next door, so I was able to go over there and write a lot of music.

I’ve been writing for everything — for ASESINO, for DIVINE HERESY and for possible FEAR FACTORY. So I’ve been writing and getting ready, getting prepared, so I’ll be ready and prepared and have stuff already written.

My band ASESINO, we haven’t put a record out since 2007. So now that I’ve got this time, I go over there and we’re almost done with the record. So pretty soon you’ll be seeing some new stuff from ASESINO.”

Cazares also revealed that he is still trying to choose a singer for a new project “in the style of Fear Factory and Divine Heresy”:

“I was overwhelmed [by the response] — I got over three hundred submissions of vocalists. And I’m still going through some of the videos… There’s a lot of good singers out there and there’s a lot of good people. So we’ll see who I choose.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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]

Dino Cazares Comments On Fear Factory Lawsuits

As previously reported, court documents recently surfaced and offered some more information on the lawsuits that have been plaguing Fear Factory over the years. Basically, Burton C. Bell was paying former members Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera a licensing fee to use the band’s trademarks, etc. and when they stopped receiving payments things got even more complicated. Dino Cazares has since addressed the situation on Twitter:

Interestingly, Fear Factory’s official account seemed to tease something in a since-deleted tweet that said “Fear Campaign #Monolith.” This led to rumors that seemed to suggest that the band are planning to release the album Bell previously mentioned, “Monolith,” under the name Fear Campaign. However, Cazares shot that down as well:

[via The PRP]

Dino Cazares: “There Is No New Fear Factory Album”

It looks like Fear Factory’s future is still up in the air. A fan recently asked Dino Cazares about the band’s new album on Twitter and he responded by saying “there is no new FF album.” This news comes after Cazares previously said he was unaware about Burton C. Bell’s claims that the group were getting ready to release a new record called “Monolith.” It is unknown what is going on, but as The PRP pointed out, there have been long-standing rumors that seem to suggest that the group were dealing with legal issues from former members. On top of that, a greatest hits album was released without the band’s knowledge in April and a number of albums have been removed from streaming services and digital retailers.

New Fear Factory Compilation “Linchpin” Released Without The Band’s Knowledge

Warner Music Group have apparently released a new Fear Factory compilation, titled “Linchpin,” without telling the band. Dino Cazares tweeted the following after a fan asked about it:

He then added that the group “had no input”:

Despite this, Cazares went on to say the company had “every right to do it”:

“Linchpin” Track Listing:

01. “Linchpin”
02. “Cars” (Gary Numan cover)
03. “Replica”
04. “Edgecrusher”
05. “Shock”
06. “Demanufacture”
07. “Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)”
08. “Self Bias Resistor”
09. “Resurrection”
10. “Scapegoat”
11. “Scumgrief”
12. “Zero Signal”
13. “Martyr”
14. “A Therapy For Pain”
15. “Crisis”
16. “Dark Bodies” (demo)
17. “Dead Man Walking”
18. “Full Metal Contact”
19. “Damaged”
20. “New Breed”
21. “Pisschrist”
22. “Soulwomb”
23. “Terminate”
24. “Body Hammer”
25. “What Will Become”

[via Metal Injection]