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.
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares’ car was hit by a bullet earlier today (January 21). He said the following about that:
“Bullet hole in my windshield today, Los Angles Police Department asked me if I have any enemy’s I said “yes” and named 3 people. Let’s see where this investigation goes. LAPD said it looks like a 45 caliber, it’s a big bullet.”
He also added the following while responding to a fan:
“The bar that’s part of the frame that holds the dashon the inside stopped it from going all the way through.”
It looks like Fear Factory are planning to release their new album this spring. Dino Cazares confirmed the news during a recent appearance on Death Angel guitarist Ted Aguilar‘s “Alive & Streaming” series, saying that the effort should be out in the next “two or three months” and that its first single will be released “soon.” The record will be the band’s last to feature frontman Burton C. Bell, who exited the group last year.
Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares is featured on a new Front Line Assembly song titled “Stifle.“ That track is from Front Line Assembly’s new album “Mechanical Soul,“ which was released today (January 15).
As you are probably well aware of by now, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. earlier today (January 6) as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College votes to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to comment on the insurrection, which was spurred by Trump himself. You can find some of the various reactions below:
Paul Stanley (KISS):
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):
Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe):
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):
Robb Flynn (Machine Head):
Alex Skolnick (Testament):
Noodles (The Offspring):
Ice-T (Body Count):
Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink 182):
Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):
Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):
Fear Factory will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Demanufacture” by releasing a deluxe three-LP edition of the effort. In addition to the album, the set will also include bonus live tracks that were recorded at the 1996 Ozzfest in Phoenix, AZ and a poster. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they are expected to ship on April 30, 2021.
02. “Self Bias Resistor”
03. “Zero Signal”
02. “New Breed”
03. “Dog Day Sunrise”
01. “Body Hammer”
03 “H-K (Hunter-Killer)”
02. “A Therapy For Pain”
Side E (Ozzfest 1996):
02. “Zero Signal/Self Immolation”
03. “Self-Biased Resistor”
Side F (Ozzfest 1996):
01. “Deep Dub Traumamix”
Fear Factory have posted a teaser for one of the songs off their upcoming album. You can check that out below:
The band commented:
“A message to all the fans who contributed to the GoFundMe Campaign.
You did it! We called and you delivered! You helped us reach our goal in just a mere few weeks and now, we can deliver the album that Fear Factory fans have come to expect and all truly deserve! The album is almost done being mixed + mastered and is sounding absolutely KILLER!
We cannot thank you all, each and every single one of you enough for stepping up and helping be part of making this happen.
Enjoy this new unmixed/unmastered song teaser studio update.”
Fear Factory are planning to re-release their 2012 album “The Industrialist“ with real drums instead of a drum machine like the original version. Drummer Mike Heller told New Breed TV the following about that:
“‘The Industrialist‘, which never had real drums, is going to be — at least as far as drums go — re-recorded, I will be recording real drums on [it], and it will get a release alongside the original.”
During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Burton C. Bell further discussed his departure from Fear Factory. The vocalist said he is finished with the band and that he is “just moving forward with [his] life.”
Bell said the following:
“It’s been on my mind for a while. These lawsuits just drained me. The egos. The greed. Not just from band members, but from the attorneys involved. I just lost my love for it. I’ve been working [intensely] on The Watchers for the last two years. Working with people who I can trust and who I love, and with whom I have grown to find a niche musically definitely pushed me towards it.
There are a lot of surprises. I’ve had a lot of surprises for the last four years. With Fear Factory, it’s just constantly been like ‘What?!’ You can only take so much. I felt like 30 years was a good run. Those albums I’ve done with Fear Factory will always be out there. I’ll always be part of that. I just felt like it was time to move forward.”
He continued when asked about his 31 year legacy with the group:
“I’m proud of my legacy. We achieved great things. We made incredible music and left an indelible mark on the music industry and on fans around the globe. We’ve had peaks on top of mountains with our highs and we’ve plumbed the deepest trenches with our lows. There just comes a point where you have to move forward to do more great things with a different band…”
Bell also confirmed that his vocals will still appear on the new Fear Factory album:
“We recorded and delivered an album in 2017. It was written and demoed in late 2016 with Damien Rainaud. In 2017, we recorded. The artwork was finalized. We designed the new Fear Factory logo, as always. The album was delivered to Nuclear Blast, and accepted. We’ve just been waiting for all of these lawsuits to be over for it to come out. So, yeah, I’m supposed to be on it because I recorded all the songs!”
He also added that he has no plans to ever return to the band:
“I’m done. I haven’t spoken to Dino in three years. I haven’t spoken to Raymond and Christian in longer than that, and I have no intention to. I’m just moving forward with my life.”
This news comes after guitarist Dino Cazares recently said that “the door remains open for Burton should he wish to return, but the door won’t stay open forever.”
Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares has issued a new statement regarding Burton C. Bell’s recent departure from the band. According to the guitarist, “the door remains open for Burton should he wish to return, but the door won’t stay open forever”
Cazares said the following:
“The departure of the Dry Lung Vocal Martyr”
Last week Burton C Bell announced his decision to leave Fear Factory.
We were all saddened and surprised by the news, as it was not discussed with anyone within the Fear Factory camp, as he has not spoken to anyone for well over a year which has made communication difficult. With our upcoming new album penned for a 2021 release, it is sad that he has chosen to do this.
There has been a lot of speculation as to why this has happened, with many fans posting negativity and sometimes very hurtful personal comments on all our social media platforms, mainly directed at myself. There are however a lot of inaccuracy’s and inconstancies in Burton’s statement posted on his website, and as always, there are two sides to every story.
After a long court battle with the two ex-band members, Burton lost his legal rights to own the name Fear Factory. I had the opportunity to do something right and I felt that obtaining the name in full was the right thing to do for the both of us, so after nearly 4 years we can continue as Fear Factory, to make more records and to tour.
That is why It is sad to hear that he decided to quit and, in my opinion, for whatever issues he has it seems like it could’ve been worked out.
I respect his decision although I don’t understand it. I think sometimes people just need to make big changes in their lives. Even though I am getting blamed for his departure I’m not mad because I am a pretty secure and a strong individual.
I forgive all the lies, the negativity and the blame that has come from him and from some of the fans, because I don’t really know what he is going through and some people handle a great loss differently to others.
One thing that will be made clear though, and I will reiterate one more time is the GoFundMe campaign is solely being used to complete the album. As I type this, the mixing and mastering the album has started and we cannot wait for you, the fans to hear it.
And yes, even with Burton’s decision to quit Fear Factory, all of his vocals will remain on the album. For those of you who have already contributed to the GoFundMe, we thank you immensely!
Burton, I’m going to miss you and after a thirty-year legacy as the frontman for Fear Factory, I can only wish you all the best for all your current and future endeavours and I want to thank you for all of your years of service to Fear Factory.
For now, the door remains open for Burton should he wish to return, but the door won’t stay open forever.
Whatever happens, Fear Factory is here to stay
This news comes after Cazares previously discussed Bell’s departure on a recent episode of “No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn.”