Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Shares “Disruptor” Guitar Playthrough

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has shared a playthrough video for the band’s latest single “Disruptor.“ The track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which will be released on June 18. That effort will be the group’s last record to feature former frontman Burton C. Bell.

Dino Cazares Explains How He Gained Control Of The Fear Factory Trademark

It was previously revealed that Dino Cazares had gained full control of the Fear Factory trademark. Now, during a recent interview with Metal Hammer, the guitarist explained how he pulled that off.

Cazares said the following:

“If I wanted this record to come out, if I wanted Fear Factory to live on, there was an urgency that I had to fight to get it. I don’t mean fight Burt, I mean fight the courts to get it – fight Raymond [Herrera] and Christian [Olde Wolbers] to get it.

When you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have to list all your assets – your computer is an asset, your car, your house, your businesses, your trademarks. If you fail to list anything there, they’ll take it from you.

That’s what happened to Burton [C. Bell]. They took the trademark from him because Raymond and Christian’s attorneys discovered that he never listed the Fear Factory trademark as an asset.

So boom, the court put it up for auction. People think I took it from Burt or sued Burt. But the court put the trademark up for auction, meaning anybody could bid for it – it’s like eBay. People bid on it, but I wasn’t gonna let it go.

Because Burt failed to list it in his bankruptcy, he was not able to own it again. And if I bought it, I couldn’t gift it to him, because the courts would think I was defrauding them and we were in collusion to give it right back to him.

So it was up for auction and I was trying to outbid the highest bidder – and those people were Raymond and Christian as well. It was intense. I was sweaty.”

He continued when asked if taking over the trademark impacted his relationship with Bell:

“I don’t really know, other than what he said, why he left. Because he never spoke to me about it. Again, he ran away. If you have an issue with me, just tell me. Why take it out there in the media? That’s just old school.”

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s final album with Bell, “Aggression Continuum,” will be released on June 18.

Dino Cazares Close To Choosing New Fear Factory Singer

As previously reported, Fear Factory’s new album “Aggression Continuum” (out June 18) will be their last to feature Burton C. Bell. It is still unclear who will be taking his place in the group, but Dino Cazares has told Temple Of Bleh that he is close to choosing a new singer.

Cazares said the following;

“We’re at the point where I’m gonna decide on a singer any day now. There’s multiple people that are really good — really good. Even some females that are really good. And making a decision is gonna be definitely tough. ‘Will the fans accept them? Will the fans not accept them?’ — that kind of thing. I worry about all those kinds of things, but at the same time, I’ve gotta be how I was in the beginning and not fear — not fear change. I necessarily don’t fear change, but I do take it into consideration how fans are gonna take it. I mean, I can’t base everything I do on what a fan might think, because then I’ll never get anything done. But it is definitely a big decision. And whoever I choose, I want them there to be for the long run, because I plan on making a few more records before I’m retired or gone or whatever. It’s definitely a big decision. And it’s some big shoes to fill.”

“I wanna get back to playing songs that we never got to play live. It’s no secret that Burt had some vocal issues when he sang live — he just couldn’t sing certain songs. It just happens. Like ‘Linchpin’, our biggest song, we could never play it. I wanna be able to find a singer that can sing that song and we can play it live every night. I wanna be able to give people the hits — the songs that they paid money to see.”

He also added:

“I was able to find a couple of very talented guys for DIVINE HERESY, who went on to do big things. Some of ’em went on to do big things and caused big things. [Chuckles] So I’m hoping that — well, I actually know that I’ve found some other really good talent. Now it’s just a fact of getting in a room with these guys. Before I make a decision, I want these guys to come down here, spend some time with us, see if I like them, see if we can get along, see if they’re gonna be too nervous on stage or singing in front of us. Blah blah blah blah blah. That kind of stuff.”

“I’m excited. I’m very excited about this. I can’t wait.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Fear Factory Premiere “Disruptor” Video

Fear Factory have shared an age-restricted video for their new song “Disruptor.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Aggression Continuum,” which will be released on June 18.

“Aggression Continuum” Track Listing:

01. “Recode”
02. “Disruptor”
03. “Aggression Continuum”
04. “Purity”
05. “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
06. “Collapse”
07. “Manufactured Hope”
08. “Cognitive Dissonance”
09. “Monolith”
10. “End Of Line”

“Aggression Continuum” will be the band’s last album to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell. Guitarist Dino Cazares said the following about the effort:

“This record is one of my proudest achievements and I’m really excited for it to finally be released. There were a lot of personal struggles, sacrifices, and legal issues involved with this record which almost didn’t see the light of day, but through passion determination, lots of hard work and not giving up the fight, it’s finally ready for the world to hear. I felt that I needed to prove myself once again as I always try and make each record better than the last. Listen, and understand! This album is pissed! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear and it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are hooked. You must fight to survive in the Aggression Continuum.”

Fear Factory To Release New Album “Aggression Continuum” In June

Fear Factory have announced that their new album “Aggression Continuum” will be released on June 18. The record will be the band’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell and its first single, “Disruptor,” will be released tomorrow (April 16).

“Aggression Continuum” Track Listing:

01. “Recode”
02. “Disruptor”
03. “Aggression Continuum”
04. “Purity”
05. “Fuel Injected Suicide Machine”
06. “Collapse”
07. “Manufactured Hope”
08. “Cognitive Dissonance”
09. “Monolith”
10. “End Of Line”

Fear Factory Share Teaser For New Song “Disruptor”

Fear Factory have shared a new teaser for their new song “Disruptor.“ The full track will be released on April 16 and it will serve as the first single from the band’s upcoming album “Aggression Continuum.” That effort will be the group’s last to feature ex-frontman Burton C. Bell.

Fear Factory To Release New Single This Month

Fear Factory are planning to release a new song on April 16. The track will serve as the first single from the band’s upcoming album. That record will be the band’s last to feature Burton C. Bell, who exited the group last year.

Fear Factory’s “Mechanize” & “The Industrialist” Are Now On Streaming Services

Fear Factory’s “Mechanize” and “The Industrialist” are officially back on streaming services. Dino Cazares recently confirmed the news on Twitter. However, since the guitarist doesn’t own the rights to “Archetype” and “Transgression,” those records are still unavailable to stream.