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Fear Factory, 2015

The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, Fear Factory, will headline a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album Genexus, directly following their run with Coal Chamber this July/August. View tour dates inside. (more…)

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The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, Fear Factory, will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut.“We are beyond excited and honored to be touring with our great friends in Coal Chamber,” states the group. “It’s been years since both bands have shared the same stage together. It’s funny that it took us all these years to actually tour together but we are stoked that it’s finally happening!” View tour dates inside: (more…)

nailbomb_point-blankFor years, there had been widespread rumors and speculation about a reunion of the classic lineup of Sepultura—the Brazilian thrash and death metal band that was viewed as deities in the ’90s metal scene. However, with Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and original vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera putting those thoughts to rest repeatedly in the press, the closest to a Sepultura reunion fans probably will ever see is Max and his drummer/brother Igor in The Cavalera Conspiracy. So what we have had for years is the current—and still solid—Sepultura lineup with Derrick Green as vocalist and Max’s own band, his “baby,” Soulfly. But what this ugly split, and sometimes dispute, has done for over the past decade is allow Max to bring us some of the most exciting new bands, collaborations and side projects, some of which may have never have happened otherwise. (more…)

FF-mechanizeI still remember my introduction to the industrial extreme metal machine Fear Factory. I saw them open for Sepultura at the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore, Md., in 1994 alongside Fudge Tunnel and Clutch. At the time, they were touring in support of their debut album, Soul of a New Machine. I’ve been a big fan ever since.

After disbanding amidst a long feud between vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares—who even started a new band called Divine Heresy and released two albums—Fear Factory’s Mechanize is being promoted as the band’s “big comeback album.” Filling out the revamped 2010 lineup is legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Death, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel) and bassist Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad). Disgruntled former members, drummer Raymond Herrera and bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, have formed a new band named Arkae and a band name dispute over Fear Factory has since unfolded. During the hiatus, Bell formed Ascension of the Watchers and released an album called Numinosum on Al Jourgensen’s 13th Planet Records. Bell also toured as a live member of Ministry. (more…)

divine-heresy-bleedDivine Heresy is the new band of former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares. Cazares left the breakthrough, industrial-metal band years ago, actually forcing a brief break-up right as the band hit its peek after now legendary albums Soul of a New MachineDemanufacture and, to a lesser extent, Obsolete. Cazares has dabbled in other projects, most notably the Mexican murder-squad Brujeria, but he has yet to do anything as strong as his former band. (more…)