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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fear Factory: 2010 the year of Fear

2010 marks the return of the kings of industrial Heavy Metal: Fear Factory. Even though Fear Factory has been an active band during the last few years, once guitarist Dino Cazares left the band in 2002 due to indifference's with vocalist Burton C. Bell, the Factory was missing its riffmanufacturer and the fans knew that something was not right.

At the time when Cazares left the band, it was uncertain if Fear Factory would continue its legacy. After a short hiatus Burton C. Bell decided to continue Fear Factory with drummer Raymond Herrera and bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, who took over guitar duties. As a result, Fear Factory hired Byron Stroud (formerly from Strapping Young Lad) as bassist.

Fast forward to April 2009 when Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares rejoined forces and decided to work on a new Fear Factory album. Bell decided to fire Herrera and Olde Wolbers because of personal differences. Fans where shocked at first, but once Bell hired master skins man Gene Hoglan, the excitement for the new Fear Factory took over the Heavy Metal community.

Released on February 9th of this year, Mechanized is a hard hitting extremely powerful album. As Bell mentioned during his interview on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin, "it's definitely Fear Factory at its finest, and as Dino coined the term: its the future of a classic."

I personally haven't stopped listening to Mechanized and what I like the most is it's fresh heaviness. The entire album takes you into an uncertain destination, the Fear Factory destination. Ladies and gentleman prepare for mechanization with Fear Factory 2010!

Here is the "Mechanize" track list:
01. Mechanize
02. Industrial Discipline
03. Fear Campaign
04. Powershifter
05. Christploitation
06. Oxidizer
07. Controlled Demolition
08. Designing The Enemy
09. Metallic Division
10. Final Exit

Catch Fear Factory on the "Fear Campaign" tour:

North America:
FEAR FACTORY with Prong, Silent Civilian, Thy Will Be Done
5/21 – Club Sound @ In the Venue, Salt Lake City UT
5/22 – Marquis Theatre, Denver CO
5/24 – Pop’s, Sauget IL
5/26 – The Machine Shop, Flint MI
5/27 – The Intersection, Grand Rapids MI
5/28 – Headliner’s Music Hall, Louisville KY
5/29 – The Rave, Milwaukee WI (live webcast!)
5/30 – Al Rosa Villa, Columbus OH (in store: Magnolia Thunderpussy, address below)
6/01 – The Norva, Norfolk VA
6/02 – Jesters’ Pub, Fayetteville NC
6/03 – Jaxx, W. Springfield VA
6/04 – The Palladium, Worcester MA
6/05 – Webster Theater, Hartford CT
6/06 – Trocadero, Philadelphia (in store: Digital Ferret, address below)

FEAR FACTORY with All That Remains, Silent Civilian, Thy Will Be Done
6/08 – Higher Ground, S. Burlington VT
6/09 – Port City Music Hall, Portland ME
6/10 – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (in store: Vintage Vinyl, address below)
6/11 – Northern Lights, Clifton Park NY
6/12 – The Town Ballroom, Buffalo NY

FEAR FACTORY with Silent Civilian, Thy Will Be Done
6/15 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale PA

FEAR FACTORY with 36 Crazyfists, After the Burial, Divine Heresy, Baptized in Blood
7/07 – House of Blues, W. Hollywood CA
7/09 – Roseland Theatre, Portland OR
7/10 – Studio Seven, Seattle WA
7/11 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
7/13 – Flames Central, Calgary AB
7/14 – The Starlite Room, Edmonton AB
7/15 – Riddell Centre, Regina SK
7/16 – The Garrick Centre, Winnipeg MB
7/17 – The Rock, Maplewood MN
7/19 – People’s Court, Des Moines IA
7/20 – Metro, Chicago IL
7/21 – Harpo’s, Detroit MI
7/23 – Opera House, Toronto ON
7/24 – Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau/Heavy MTL Festival (no tour package)
7/25 – Fillmore NY @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
7/26 – Recher Theatre, Towson MD
7/27 – Crocodile Rock, Allentown PA

Jun 18 2010 HELLFEST - France, FR
Jun 19 2010 Festival - Koupit, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jun 20 2010 ROCKHAUL - Luxembourg, LU
Jun 22 2010 LAUSANNE LES DOCKS - Switzerland, CH
Jun 23 2010 WINTERTHUR SALSZHAUS - Switzerland, CH
Jun 24 2010 WEIN SZENE - Austria, AT
Jun 25 2010 GOD’S OF METAL - Italy, IT
Jun 26 2010 GRASSPOP - Belgium, BE
Jun 28 2010 GAV CLUB - St. Petersburg, Russia, RU
Jun 29 2010 B1 MAXIMUM - Moscow, Russia, RU
Jul 2 2010 WITH FULL FORCE - Germany, DE
Jul 3 2010 FORTA ROCK - Holland, NL
Jul 4 2010 DEVILSIDE FESTIVAL - Germany, DE
Jul 31 2010 SONISPHERE - United Kingdom
Aug 2 2010 ACADEMY - Dublin,Ireland
Aug 3 2010 SPRING AND AIRBRAKE - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Aug 4 2010 CORPORATION - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aug 7 2010 WACKEN - Germany
Aug 9 2010 WARSZAWA PROGRESJA - Poland
Aug 10 2010 KRAKOW LOCH NESS - Poland
Aug 12 2010 BRUTAL ASSAULT - Czech Republic
Aug 14 2010 BLOODSTOCK - United Kingdom

For the latest on Fear Factory, follow them on twitter: www.twitter.com/Fear_Factory


By:JoSchuftan (www.twitter.com/joschuftan)