On a short message posted on his personal Facebook page, Fear Factory's guitarist Dino Cazares has revealed that the band is working on a new album, which should be out in late April. The upcoming album will be the follow-up to 2010's Mechanize.
Dino Cazares announced: "Yes, there is another FF CD in the works and it should be out late April".
Fear Factory are forced to cancel their US mini-tour set to kick off this week.
Fear Factory's management (more precisely Scott Koenig of King Artist Management) explained that the reason for the last-minute postponement concerns a "family emergency" of one of the band members. The band's manager went on to say that the shows are "currently being rescheduled for early April." The rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
Affected shows include:
Dec. 29 - Tempe, AZ - The Club House
Dec. 30 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Dec. 31 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club
Jan. 01 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee Theater
Jan. 02 - Amarillo, TX - Club Khaos
Jan. 04 - Farmington, NM - Top Deck
US stoner metal band High On Fire is happy to announce that they will be touring Europe this December, together with industrial metal masters
Tour dates are as follows:
December 4, 2010 - Gruenspan - Hamburg, GER
December 5, 2010 - 013 - Tilburg, HOL
December 6, 2010 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, LUX
December 7, 2010 - Trix - Antwerp, BEL
December 8, 2010 - Garage - Saarbrucken, GER
December 9, 2010 - Arena - Vienna, AUS
December 11, 2010 - Komplex 457 - Zurich, SWI
December 12, 2010 - Estragon - Bologna, ITA
December 13, 2010 - Essigfabrik - Cologne, GER
December 14, 2010 - Le Trianon - Paris, FRA
December 15, 2010 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
December 16, 2010 - QMU - Glasgow, SCO
"Powershifter", the new video from US metallers Fear Factory, can now be watched at this location.
The video clip is actually a fully fan-filmed labor of love captured in London earlier this year. In fact, for 23-year-old video blogger Myles Dyer, the chance to film the band on and off stage for four shows was a dream come true.
Myles states: "To think that years ago I would be sitting at home watching their DVD's over and over again, dreaming that one day I could see them live! And not only that," he goes on to say on his website, "I got to meet them and... got the go on tour with them... become actual friends with the guys... words will never explain how I feel!"
TheRaveLive.com presents a free live webcast from Fear Factory on Saturday, May 29th. The free live broadcast will begin at 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT / 5:30pm PT / 12:30am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Prong, Silent Civilian, and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Fear Campaign Tour.
There will be a re-broadcast on Saturday, June 5 at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT / 11:00pm GMT.
The live webcast will feature up to seven camera angles and near-CD-quality sound via the website http://www.theravelive.com, which has streamed many live concerts, including bands like Shinedown, Underoath, Cannibal Corpse, Rusted Root, Nonpoint, and more.
TheRaveLive.com is a service of TheRave.com, the official website of The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI USA. The Rave/Eagles Club is a 180,000 square foot entertainment complex with six concert halls in one building, four of which are wired for simultanteous live broadcasts with anywhere from three to eight camera angles. Over 2000 bands performed at The Rave/Eagles Club in 2009.
First dates have been confirmed for Fear Factory's previously announced US headling comeback tour in Spring, dubbed Fear Campaign Tour 2010. Taking the tour banner a little too literally, "support" will come from the following godawful acts: Winds Of Plague, Dirge Within, and Periphery. Yikes! For what it's worth, Divine Heresy is also said to play on select dates.
So far the following shows have been announced:
Mar. 22 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
Mar. 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Mar. 24 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
Mar. 26 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Mar. 27 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Mar. 28 - Houston, TX - The Channel
Mar. 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
"Fear Campaign", the new video from US metallers Fear Factory, has been made available online. The video was directed by the team of Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci for Boston-based, Emmy nominated Killswitch Productions. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles with additional photographic elements and all post production completed in Boston.
"Fear Campaign" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Mechanize, which will be released on February 5 in Europe via AFM Records and on February 9 in the US via Candlelight Records.
A message from Burton and Dino posted to the Bloodstock festival, which is one of the dates the band were supposed to be playing this summer, reads as follows:
"I am writing to each and every one of you to relay important information regarding the Fear Factory concerts between June 21, through August 15. We regretfully are informing you that we are postponing these dates in Europe, to schedule for later dates.
These particular dates are being postponed in order that we as Fear Factory may finalize the writing and recording of our new music. We are aware that this album will be a very important recording for each of us in Fear Factory. That this album has to be sonically incredible for each and every one of you who are sincerely interested in listening to this latest creation. In order for Fear Factory to create the album of our career, we must focus and work diligently to engineer our rhythms of mechanical death. We feel that rushing to release this recording will not be beneficial to the craft of our manufacturing.
According to an interview conducted by Speed Freaks with Fear Factory members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums), they claim that Dino Cazares and Burt C. Bell reformed as "Fear Factory" without even communicating with them.
The part of the interview goes as follows:
Raymond: We're actually still in Fear Factory. There's a big legal battle going on right now. Essentially, what's happened is Dino and Burt have become friends again and they decided to start a new band, and furthermore, they decided to call it Fear Factory. They never communicated with us about it, and they're acting like there was never any contract, but there's four members that are Fear Factory Incorporated - which is the four of us - so it's almost like them two against us two, so it's kind of a stalemate. Moving forward, I don't know what's gonna happen with the trademark, so to speak. It's kind of a weird situation, but it's not a situation that we created that was weird.
Fear Factory have had a complete line-up change including the original members Dino Cazares (guitar) rejoining along side Burton C. Bell (vocals) as well as bassist Byron Stroud and Gene Hoglan to play drums. The band will also play some festivals this summer.
Metal Hammer conducted an exclusive interview with Burton and Dino to talk about their friendship, why Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers aren't included in the band any more, and their plans for a new album.
Fear Factory members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) are proud to announce the debut album of their new group, Arkaea. The band also features one of metal's hungriest young singers, Jon Howard (Threat Signal).
Arkaea has just finished up preproduction and are scheduled to enter the studio to begin recording.
The band's yet untitled album is due out fall 2008 on Koch Records and plans for touring are under way in support of the record.
You can preview new music at http://www.myspace.com/arkaeamusic.
"After a five-year hiatus, Dino Cazares (co-founding member of the revolutionary band Fear Factory. And guitarist for Asesino, ex-Brujeria, ex-Body Bag and guest musician for Soulfly) has triumphantly returned with a new group that is quickly going to force the entire genre to take notice.
This new juggernaut is Divine Heresy whose members feature Cazares handling guitar and bass duties, Tim Yeung (Hate Eternal, Vital Remains) on drums and newcomer Tommy Vext on vocals. This band will redefine the true meaning of extreme with their Century Media Records debut offering "Bleed The Fifth", which is set for an August release. (The record will be released on Century Media in North America with Roadrunner having the rights to all other territories).
Fear Factory is currently working on another remix album, tentatively due later in the year.
A first taste of the upcoming CD - a remixed version of the song 'Supernova' (from the 2005 CD "Transgression") - can be heard on the band's MySpace Page.
"Recently the 13th Planet compound was visited by aliens from Amen and Fear Factory Casey Chaos (Amen) and Burton Bell (FF) hooked up with Uncle Al in the studio last week for some jammin'!!!" Burton C Bell is going to appear as a guest vocalist on Ministry's upcoming final record "Last Sucker". A final tour is set to follow and then Al Jourgensen will focus on running his label and recording the long overdue Buck Satan record.
In related news, 13th Planet has recently released a remix album of the Revolting Cocks' "Cocked And Loaded", titled "Cocktail Mixxx". The tracks have been remixed by Luc Van Acker, Clayton Worbeck and Phildo Owen. The tracklisting of the album is as follows: