Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY have finished recording their new album, “The Industrialist”, to be released this year in Europe via AFM Records and in the U.S. through Candlelight. The CD was once again co-produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY). The mixing duties are being handled by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, SKINNY PUPPY) and FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares at a studio in Canada.
In a January 2011 interview with SkullsNBones.com, FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell stated about the band’s plans to go into the studio to record the follow-up to 2010’s “Mechanize”, “We wanna take our time doing it. Personally… ‘Mechanize’, don’t get me wrong, is a good record — I’m very proud of it — but it’s gotta be better than that. I’ve got plans where I’d like to do a full-on concept again — story, artwork. Just make it real cerebral.”
FEAR FACTORY‘s most recent touring lineup featured original FF members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud (who was credited on the last three FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, TESTAMENT).