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Fear Factory Narrowly Escapes Devastating Bus Fire

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Fear Factory narrowly escaped a fire this morning that quickly engulfed their tour bus while in route to London. The fire reportedly stemmed from a back wheel tire before spreading throughout the double-decker coach.

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares released the following comment: "We had just finished playing a sold out show in Sheffield and we were on our way to London. Everyone was asleep except for two of our crew. At about 3:30 a.m. the bus driver noticed smoke coming from the back right wheel. He stopped, jumped out and noticed a flame underneath the wheel well. He tried to extinguish it but the flames were too much. Everyone on the bus was woken up by one of our crew yelling 'Get everyone up and out of the bus.' Everyone grabbed their bags and ran off the bus. We stood on the side of the freeway going 'thank god we all made it out' until someone noticed our merchandise guy was still asleep on the bus. A good friend of ours ran back on the smoked-filled bus and got him out just minutes before the bus was completely in flames."

Cazares added: "Our eyes are burning and we were all coughing from the smoke. Some of us lost wallets, money, computers but that's not important compared to our lives. It only took about 20 to 30 minutes for the bus to be completely covered in flames. The fire trucks and the police finally arrived but it was too late to save anything on the bus. A coach bus picked us up and brought us safely to a nearby hotel. We found out only a short while ago that the trailer was saved where all our gear was. But the bus is just a metal frame on the side of the road."

Fear Factory is currently on tour in the UK continuing performances in support of their latest album, "Mechanize."

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Glad everyone made it out okay.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

This is the second tour bus incident with FF. NOT COOL.
After the absolute awesomeness that was Mechanize I will not let death take FF.
If Death wants to go up and kick Justin Bieber in the b****s be my guest.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

^ditto.....good luck to them..

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

Referring to bg, sorry

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jomama writes:

That is a scary story, so glad they all got out unharmed.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. PuckettJp2 writes:

thank god the guys of Fear Factory made it out ok \m/

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. xulbehemoth509 writes:

I'm happy to hear no one was injured. We don't need anymore metalheads to die, less your old! Lol

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ConspiresTo writes:

Man that was close! Pete Steele, Dio and Paul Gray is enough for 2010 thanks very much!

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. FullMetalSlug writes:

Damn im gald they made it out

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dmasa writes:

metal as f***

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Trendkill91 writes:

sh** man.

Glad there all ok.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. thegoosegoblin writes:

Man, I switched over to MU and the first thing I saw was their band photo and "Devastating Bus Fire" and I think for a second my heart skipped a beat. I'm glad they made it out alright though, and it sounds like they're just grateful to be alive. Good for them.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathfreak writes:

That could have ended badly.

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Demise writes:

wonder what went wrong with it

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. hobble writes:

WOW F**K We cant loose Fear Factory we just them back I am so happy they are all ok I have seen them twice this year

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. inhatredofme writes:

my guess is the combined weight of the band killed any suspension and the wheels were rubbing in the well and finally caught fire.

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. wilco writes:

damm good they made it out
scary exsperience

so it was a real fear factory for them
i know how they feel couple of months my wife put the kitchen on fire and not a lot of fire but lots of smoke a scary thing
at least i am happy the band made it out of the bus

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 4:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Grateful_Undead writes:

Dio is still around in our world, protecting the remaining defenders of the faith. Who knew he was a Fear Factory fan? lol

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 9:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. xDecapitation writes:

18 knows how it went down, glad they made it out alive, especially because of the pure awesomeness that is Mechanize.

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Necrovomit writes:

"until someone realized our merchandise guy was still asleep on the bus". but its good they got out and its a terrible incident. but i had to lol at that.

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metal-man writes:

yea bg1 i got you dog right here sh** face

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Jimmy J. writes:

Glad they are o.k. Buses can be replaced lifes can't be.

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Necrovomit writes:

@21 someones not a happy camper. you need a new tampon fella?

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. KissTheBlade writes:

Holy sh**! And on my birthday too! That would have been too much to bear. Cant wait for them to return DownUnder. Excellent band.

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 2:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal-man writes:

i wish that was blind greed bus .

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Natsquatch writes:

^
Somebody ban this jizz-stain already. It's just downright annoying.

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. pinto_beans writes:

metal-man: u mad?

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Necrovomit writes:

haters gonna hate

# Aug 7, 2010 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. WOLF7 writes:

..."We don't need no water let the m@therf***er burn, Burn m@therf***er, burn"

# Aug 8, 2010 @ 5:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. WOLF7 writes:

^ sorry about that. Couldn't help it

# Aug 8, 2010 @ 5:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. metal-man writes:

pinto-beans go do a dog.

# Aug 12, 2010 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Khork writes:

Self Immolation! \m/

# Aug 12, 2010 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. b.bristowe writes:

Fat Factory must have been cooking something with heavy grease.

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. xDecapitation writes:

33 you are a horrible person, some people jus... ok i lol'd.

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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