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Fear Factory Reveals New Album "The Industrialist" Details

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Fear Factory today reveals cover and package details for the band's forthcoming new album, "The Industrialist." Set for North American release on June 5th, "The Industrialist" is a conceptual record based around a story written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel Magazine.

The album’s artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album will be available on three formats – standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl. Check out the artwork at this location.

Bell notes, “The protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”

"The Industrialist" again pairs Fear Factory with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy), 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. 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 Factpru, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to new levels.” Regarding Fulber Cazares notes, “Rhys has been our secret member/ 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 production and keyboard talents has made Fear Factory stand out amongst the many bands of our genre.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Industrialist
2. Recharger
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
8. Dissemble
9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only)

Fear Factory also has the following upcoming tour dates:

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 – Altanta, GA
5/09/2012 Ziggy’s - Winston-Salem, NC
5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub - Hamton Beach, NH
5/12/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
5/13/2012 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
5/15/2012 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH
5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
5/19/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/21/2012 Ace of Spade – Sacramento, CA
5/22/2012 Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
5/23/2012 Yost Theater - Santa Ana, CA

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1. metalmarquis writes:

Bring it on, Fear Factory!!! 'Mechanize' ruled for me when it first came out. 'The Industrialist' is gonna crush when it's next up on bat!!! Yeaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!

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2. billpower writes:

the tracklisting looks cool. the artwork looks exactly like the last 2 albums. very disappointed with the cover.

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