FEAR FACTORY: The Industrialist Video Premieres At Metal Injection

Metal Injection has premiered the full length version of Fear Factory’s video for the song “The Industrialist” at THIS LOCATION.

The video, directed/edited by James Zahn, utilizes live footage of the band against a visual backdrop that pulls topical subjects from the story written by Burton C. Bell that served as inspiration for the band’s latest album. Released on June 5, the concept-driven The Industrialist was released on CD, vinyl, and digibook; the later includes the entire Bell story and illustrations by the vocalist. Limited copies of the digibook remain available at select retailers.

Fear Factory has been touring non-stop with only 16 shows on US soil since the release of The Industrialist. Making stops in Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and next week set to embark on their second European trek (a 41-city endeavor with support coming from Devin Townsend), Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares, bassist Matt DeVries, and drummer Mike Heller are one well-tuned performance machine. Their set currently consists of selections from The Industrialist, 2010’s Mechanize, and classics from the Fear Factory vault. Cazares notes, “We are beyond pumped to bring this new leg of the World Industrialist tour cycle overseas with a mighty package. We have added a few classics which have not been in our set list for some time. We are ready to unleash the new Machine’s of Hate unto all.”

A part of “The Industrialist” video was revealed earlier this year leading up to the release of the album. Over half a million views of the excerpt has been logged to date. Now with the full video, the visual door to the concepts presented on the album are available for music fans to experience. Bell says, “We allowed James to take his time to create the video so that he could match his expertise with the conceptual imagery that was written in ‘The Industrialist.’ Being that he has been a long-time fan of Fear Factory, he understood the nature of the FF-machine; the concepts, imagery, and history. I believe he achieved a new era for Fear Factory video concepts.”

As a long-time fan of Fear Factory, director James Zahn knew his work on “The Industrialist” would be enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the band. “Growing up listening to Fear Factory and being captivated with the heavy industrial scene of the 1990s, the one thing that always stuck with me was the accompanying visual aspect.” He continues by affirming, “those videos that featured stock footage intercut with live performance clips were such a staple of the time and helped in editing ‘The Industrialist.’ Broken technology working alongside machinery in the midst of social change served as inspiration.”

Fear Factory has confirmed the first of many shows expected for 2013; a home town show at Key Club in Los Angeles on January 26. Tickets are on sale now HERE. Prong, Thrown Into Exile, and Scrap Metal will open the show. It will be the band’s first performance in Los Angeles in over two years.

Fear Factory tour dates for the remainder of 2012 are:

  • 10/27/2012 Rock City – Nottingham, England
  • 10/28/2012 Quarterhouse – Folkestone, England
  • 10/29/2012 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France
  • 10/30/2012 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Suralzette, Luxembourg
  • 10/31/2012 Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
  • 11/02/2012 Alborg Metal Festival – Alborg, Denmark
  • 11/04/2012 Betong – Oslo, Norway
  • 11/06/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
  • 11/07/2012 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland
  • 11/08/2012 Pakkahuone – Tampere, Finland
  • 11/11/2012 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 11/12/2012 C Club – Berlin, Germany
  • 11/13/2012 Essigfabrik – Koln, Germany
  • 11/14/2012 Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 11/16/2012 Barbey Club – Bordeaux, France
  • 11/17/2012 Plateruena – Durango, Spain
  • 11/18/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal
  • 11/19/2012 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 11/20/2012 Fanatic – Seville, Spain
  • 11/22/2012 Penelope – Madrid, Spain
  • 11/23/2012 Rock City – Valencia, Spain
  • 11/24/2012 Le Rockstore – Montpellier, France
  • 11/25/2012 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy
  • 11/26/2012 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland
  • 11/28/2012 Backstage Halle/Werk Arena – Munchen, Germany
  • 11/29/2012 Arena – Vienna, Austria
  • 11/30/2012 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 12/01/2012 Boogaloo – Zagreb, Croatia
  • 12/02/2012 A38 – Budapest, Hungary
  • 12/04/2012 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland
  • 12/05/2012 Eskulap – Poznan, Poland
  • 12/06/2012 Republic Roxy – Prague, Czech
  • 12/08/2012 Christmas Metal Festival – Geiselwind, Germany
  • 12/09/2012 Metal Fest – Klokgebouw, Holland
  • 12/10/2012 Bataclan – Paris, France
  • 12/11/2012 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
  • 12/13/2012 Wulfrum Hall – Wolverhampton, England
  • 12/14/2012 ABC – Glasgow, Scotland
  • 12/15/2012 Ritz – Manchester, England
  • 12/16/2012 Academy – Bristol, England
  • 12/17/2012 Mo’ Club – Southhampton, England
  • 12/18/2012 London KoKo – London, England