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Fear Factory Announces New Album "The Industrialist" Release Date

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Candlelight Records today confirms June 5th as the North American release date for Fear Factory's new album, "The Industrialist." Produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly), the album was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head). It features additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy/Five Finger Death Punch) and artwork by Anthony Clarkson (Devin Townsend).

"The Industrialist" is a conceptual album that brings to life a story scripted by vocalist Burton C. Bell. The album’s lyrics detail the plot of the original narrative while delivering Fear Factory’s massive signature sound. Bell reveals, “the album is a futuristic tale of an automaton, striving to survive by fighting for its existence within a desperate world. The lyrics tell the story while the music takes our industrial roots and blends them more perfectly than ever with our metal edge. And all without losing the sound that makes FEAR FACTORY a machine of sonic devastation. FEAR FACTORY fans of any era will not be disappointed.”

Clocking in at just under one hour, the album’s ten songs again unite Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares. It is the second album written by the duo, reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split. Cazares says, “collaborating with Burton again on the new album was like magic. Everything just fell into place naturally. It felt good to recapture the true sound of FEAR FACTORY, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to new levels.”

"The Industrialist" again pairs Fear Factory with long-time friend Rhys Fulber. Their collaborations together include five albums and two remixes, including the certified gold album Obsolete. “Rhys has been our secret member,” shares Cazares. “He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning and has opened our eyes to new things without sacrificing our original sound. His talents in production and keyboard/samples has made FEAR FACTORY stand out amongst the many bands of our genre.”

"The Industrialist" follows the 2010 release of "Mechanize." Widely regarded, the album was the first release from the band in six years and the first new material from the nucleus of Bell and Cazares since 2002. The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and continues to sell in early 2012. Sirus XM/Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin comments, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new FEAR FACTORY. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012.”

Revolver editor Brandon Geist adds, “in the ’90s, FEAR FACTORY’s founding duo of Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares changed the sound of metal, from the way that metal vocalists sing to the way that metal and electronic music can be fused together. With 2010’s reunion album, Mechanize, their partnership proved to be as lethal as ever. Though 2012 promises plenty of massive heavy-music releases, there isn’t a record that I’m looking forward to more than The Industrialist.”

Fear Factory recently announced the band's first tour dates since 2011. Joining the group for the tour that is set to kick off on May st1 is Boston’s Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The complete list of confirmed dates are:

5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/07/2012 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
5/12/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
5/13/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
5/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)

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1. OverkillExposure writes:

Another great title would've been "The Industrial Revolution!"

# Feb 29, 2012 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrokenFace writes:

Cant wait 4 this sh**, Im a new fan of these guys only got into them when mechanized came out, Love that album its like divine heresys older brother. ive been going through there back catalog and some of its f***in wicked.
N-P - Fear Factory - Edge crusher

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 5:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrokenFace writes:

And "The Industrial Revolution!" would have been a better title in my opinion. It suggests a uprising of the music

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Anon writes:

So we have a another concept album with Bell and Cazares and Obsolete's producer? I can't remember what got me into Fear Factory, but the first cd I bought was Remanufacture and I liked it (despite being remixes and me not knowing it at the time).

The Obsolete came out and blew my goddamn mind. Still in my top 10. I'm absolutely psyched about this one.

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 8:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. !NAILGUN! writes:

WHY IS THAT METALUNDERGROUND HAS SO MANY OUT OF DATE PHOTOS? SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY POST NEWS WITH A BAND PIC, IT'S ALWAYS SHOWING NON CURRENT BAND MEMEBERS. ANYWAYS...

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

I am looking forward to this release. Mechanize was awesome. Creating a concept album sames like the next step.

My only dissapointment with this band has been the rift between the various members and this revisionist history thats taking place trying to erase the memory of Ray Herrera. Note how there was no mention of drums at all in this article - not even Gene. I wish they would/could bridge the rift between them.

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 10:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Overlord writes:

:D

Wasn't even a Fear Factory fan until Mechanize, but this sounds worthy of 10$.


and @ #5

Because nobody cares... it's a non-issue.

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrianMN writes:

Mechanize is my second fav from them but I agree 110% with Drum J.
I love Gene but I'd really like to see Burton and Dino with Christian and Raymond again.
For a band who's sound is SOOO dependent on drums it's pretty weak for Dino to just ignore it.
Bring Ray back, so what if he called Dino a bitter old fat man. Ray's old and fat now too. Who cares.

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ From what I can remember the original beef was between Dino and Burton with Ray and Christian siding against Dino. If Bell and Cazares can kiss and make up, then Ray and Christian ought too as well. I know there's more to it, but still...

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianMN writes:

^^^It might just be a case of "too much water under the bridge" and neither side wants to bother anymore.
I dunno...I love the band but if you want a good laugh go watch the DVD from Archetype.
There's one part where Burton is talking about something being fine tuned like.....a skateboard wheel.
I was like.........?..........?.......? You're how old and your comparing things to skateboard wheels? LOLOLOLOL.

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Drum_Junkie writes:

You're probably right. I'll have to check out that DVD!
Skakeboard wheels...lol!

# Mar 1, 2012 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MetalJunkie writes:

Of course you guys would be in detroit the same day Meshuggah would be. =/

Pumped for the new album though!

# Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. KanadianKoRn writes:

Cant wait.

# Mar 12, 2012 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Drum_Junkie writes:

Oooooo. Tough choice MetalJunkie. Still, it's a good problem to have. They're not coming anywhere near me this time around.

# Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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