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).

The Lucid (Sponge, Ex-Megadeth, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Maggot Wind”

The Lucid, the new project featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory), have premiered a new song titled “Maggot Wind.” This track is from the band’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on October 15.

“The Lucid” Track Listing:

01. “Maggot Wind”
02. “Deaths Of Despair”
03. “Spoiler Head”
04. “Hair”
05. “Maskronaut”
06. “Damned”
07. “Breech Boy”
08. “Pigs And Sons”
09. “Parade Of Spit”

Ellefson said the following about the new album:

“It’s been a real blast making a record with these guys and I must say that it’s refreshing to explore some new musical avenues….to step out a bit from what each of us have done stylistically in our own careers. There was an effortless synergy that came with creating these songs together which is always amazing when working with new people. I’m looking forward to everyone checking it out!”

Ex-Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson To Launch New Project The Lucid

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is planning to launch a new project called The Lucid on September 8. According to Blabbermouth, that band also features vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge), guitarist Drew Fortier (ex-Bang Tango), and drummer Mike Heller (Fear Factory). This news comes after Ellefson was fired from Megadeth following accusations of underage grooming and sexual misconduct. Those allegations stemmed from leaked footage that shows him masturbating during a video chat with a young woman. The bassist previously denied the accusations, saying the girl was not underage, and he is now seeking legal action against the leaker of the video.

Watch Soulfly Cover Fear Factory’s “Replica” With Dino Cazares On Guitar

As previously reported, Soulfly are currently touring with Dino Cazares on guitar. As a result, the band have been performing a cover of Fear Factory’s “Replica,” along with the intro to “Body Hammer,” during their recent shows. You can see footage of that from the group’s August 26 concert at Red Flag in St Louis, MO below:

Watch Footage From Soulfly’s First Show With Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares

Last night (August 20), Soulfly kicked off their U.S. tour at Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM. The show served as the band’s first with guest guitarist Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), who was recruited following the group’s acrimonious split with Marc Rizzo.

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]

Watch Footage Of Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Rehearsing With Soulfly

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be playing guitar for Soulfly on their upcoming tour. You can see footage of him rehearsing with the band below. Cazares took the temporary role in the group after they parted ways with guitarist Marc Rizzo.

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.

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares To Play Guitar For Soulfly On Upcoming U.S. Tour

Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares will be playing guitar for Soulfly on their upcoming U.S. tour. That trek is scheduled to kick off later this month.

Cazares commented:

“The first time I met Max in 1991, I knew we were going to be long-time friends. I was standing at the bar, he grabbed my arm and yelled ‘Papa Capado.’ I was like ‘who the F@#% are you? He said “I’m Max‘ and from there we just hit it off.

That same night I played him the Fear Factory demo tape on his cassette Walkman in his hotel room while we were attending a music convention in Los Angeles. He liked it so much that he wouldn’t give it back, so I had to wrestle him and take it out of his walkman, haha. It was my only copy.

Max told Monte Conner, the A&R director from Roadrunner Records, that we had a new demo that he needed to check out, so our manager at the time sent our demo to Monte after many labels turned us down. The rest is history.

Over the past 30 years, I’ve guested on a few of Max’s projects and jumped on stage whenever and wherever I could. Now it’s a great honor to be doing this tour alongside Max as the second guitarist. It’s going to be amazing for all the fans to see the two of us playing a selection of Soulfly songs and a few familiar extras.

Much respect to Max and his family – thank you for always making me feel at home with the Soulfly Tribe.

Let’s Do This!!!!
Um Dois Três Quatro”

Max Cavalera added:

“I’m very excited to be sharing the stage with Dino. He is a true OG riff master, It’s going to sound heavier than Soulfly has ever sounded before! Dino‘s legendary Fear Factory crunch guitar sound mixed with Soulfly is going to sound insane.”

Tour Dates:

With Niviane:

08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
08/21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
08/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
08/24 Wichita, KS – Wave Outdoors
08/25 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
08/26 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/27 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/28 Pipestem, WV – Pipestem Event Center (‘Metal In The Mountains‘)
08/29 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
08/30 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
08/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/02 Providence, RI – Alchemy
09/03 Providence, RI – Alchemy

With Suicide Puppets:

09/04 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/05 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
09/06 West Chicago, IL – WC Social Club
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
09/08 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall
09/09 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
09/11 Orlando, FL – Warlando Festival (Soulfly only)
09/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
09/14 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/15 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
09/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/17 Tyler, TX – Country River Club
09/18 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
09/19 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill

Soulfly only:

09/21 Tucson, AZ – Encore
09/22 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/23 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
09/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky

With Incite, Go Ahead & Die, and Healing Magic:

09/25 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater