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Fear Factory Announces New Bassist Matt DeVries

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Fear Factory has today confirmed Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of Chimaira and most recently Six Feet Under, joins the band replacing Byron Stroud.

The announcement comes as the band continues work on an upcoming new album, planned for release early Summer. The album is currently being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely while artwork for the album’s packaging is nearly complete.

DeVries comments: “I have been asked by Dino and Burton to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of Fear Factory since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band. We have shared the stage many times together and now I’m beyond stoked to be on the same stage playing together. Thank you to all my fans worldwide for sticking by me and I will be seeing you all on the road very soon.”

Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell note: “We are very excited to have Matt playing bass for Fear Factory We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and he’s a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”

Specific details with regards to Fear Facotry’s new album are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

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1. BrokenFace writes:

You gotta be f***in kidding me this guy guys been in 3 different bands in the last 2 months.
An why did he leave 6feet??. Give it a month n he will be out of FF

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Burton has, for the record, stated that he runs FF as a business. That being said, total band talent aside, I totally expect him to boot the bassist when he's "not pulling his weight" or some sh** like that.

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