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Fear Factory Posts New Album "The Industrialist" Trailer

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Fear Factory has released a special trailer that is a visual preview into the story behind the forthcoming new album, "The Industrialist." Check out the clip below.

Set for release June 5th, "The Industrialist" is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split. 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)

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Now, just waiting to find out who the new Drummer will be...

# Apr 17, 2012 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

More please!!!!!!
New drummer...Lars?
Bring back Ray damn it.

# Apr 17, 2012 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

you tube /watch?v=ddQjDei2zbY

It's the next logical step...

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

^^^LOL, nice.
I know Gene did a fantastic job of drumming. I'll admit my ignorance when it comes to drumming but is Rays style difficult to learn or emulate?
It would seem to be a LOT of footwork with spot on timing with triggers.
I can think of a million excellent drummers.
Fotis.
Kollias.
Barker.
Too many to mention but none of them really have that robot feel to them.
My vote goes for....

youtube /watch?v=emLQfugaRtU&feature=fvwrel

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

OOps...the Vader one :)

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ The farce is strong with that one. hehe

"Is Ray's style difficult to learn or emulate?"

Yes and no.
No, in the sense that his playing is pretty one dimensional. Except for Archetype, Ray didn't really do much with his hands. The skill was primarily in his feet. He does have some quick hands, but the start-stop syncopated rhythms were not done very often with his upper body. That said...
Yes, because few people have put in the time and training into their footwork to be that precise. Not just anyone can jump in there and do what Ray did. I've got some quick feet, myself. I can pull off ABRB 'My fears have become my phobias', no problem. But I still stumble with Ray's performance on 'Slave Labor'. The precision is impressive.
Also, it's not so much about the triggers as it is nailing the timing. Ray can and has done it without them. Triggers mainly help by smoothing out the tone, volume, and character of the sound. While have a consistent sound gives an impression of better accuracy, if the player is sloppy, 'Angel of Death' will still sound more like 'Hot for Teacher'.

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

That's very interesting, thanks. :)
All these years all I've heard is people (Kerry King in particular) rip on Ray for his triggers. I always thought Ray brought a whole new technique to the genre. Yeah a lot of people think it's too robotic but I always thought that was one of FF's biggest strengths.
I wish Ray would come back but it sounds like he's finding much success with his gaming company. So...I'm happy for him. I hope Christian finds a decent band to play with, he's a fantastic bassist. I heard he's playing with some group (can't remember the name) and I was like...um....you're way too good for that. Oh well.

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Drum_Junkie writes:

Yeah, KK is KK. lol. I read an article with Ray about the recording for Archetype, and Ray purposely avoided using triggers in the studio to prove that he could do it. FF uses the triggers to provide the industrial sound and fit with the theme/image of the band.

IMO, where drummers use triggers to 'cheat' is where they set the sensitivity such that lighter strokes will trigger the sound module. This allows them to go faster and let the trigger provide the volume. If a drummer has one leg stronger than the other, the volume of the strokes will still sound the same with triggers. This also means that you can't play the bass drums with any sense of dynamics. Still, it doesn't do much to hide a sloppy player with a poor sense of timing.

And I second your well wishes to Ray and Christian.

# Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Groghunter writes:

as far as who will tour, the drummer i heard rumors about (it may just be wishful thinking) is that it might be Tim Yeung, which sounds like a pretty good choice to me. Having watched him play live, up close (about 10ft away, side of the stage, so i could see his feet) he's pretty impressively accurate.

# Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Drum_Junkie writes:

Tim is a bad-ass. With his history of being a drummer for hire and his past work with Divine Heresy, it seems like a good possibility. I saw him with DH, and he was machinegun like. He might need to brush up on his FF, though. At the show I saw, they played 'Demanufacture' and he missed a change in the middle section. Almost killed the whole song.
Still a good drummer and a contender for FF.
We'll see what the future holds.

# Apr 19, 2012 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BrianMN writes:

Drum roll........new drummer is Mike Heller.....WHO????

# Apr 19, 2012 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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