Merlin Alderslade of Metal Hammer TV conducted an interview with guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell of Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY at this year’s edition of the Download festival, which is being held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.
FEAR FACTORY‘s new album, “The Industrialist”, was released in North America on June 5 via Candlelight Records. The CD is a conceptual record based around a story written by Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel magazine. The artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album is available on three formats — standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.
“The Industrialist” again pairs FEAR FACTORY with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, SKINNY PUPPY, MACHINE HEAD), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY), the album is the second written by Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split.
“The Industrialist” track listing:
01. The Industrialist
03. New Messiah
04. God Eater
05. Depraved Mind Murder
06. Virus of Faith
07. Difference Engine
09. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* Available on deluxe digibook only
FEAR FACTORY recently enlisted Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of CHIMAIRA (where he played guitar) and most recently SIX FEET UNDER, joined FEAR FACTORY as the replacement for Byron Stroud (now with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).
FEAR FACTORY has tapped Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY, SYSTEM DIVIDE) as its new touring drummer.
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral