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.”