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FEAR FACTORY: Brings The Industrialist To North American Venues

Fear Factory will embark on their first full headlining tour in support of 2012’s conceptual mega-album The Industrialist. Performances begin next week, with the tour set to visit 38 cities throughout the US and Canada. The tour represents the first live dates by the band on American soil in nearly a year. The World Industrialist tour will feature support from Hate Eternal and Kobra And The Lotus.

Speaking with Full Metal Jackie, vocalist Burton C. Bell describes The Industrialist as, “a very deliberate album and one that came about very naturally to us. There is something so tight about the album. Focus is the one thing that is on this record that doesn’t really appear on any of our other records. The focus of the music, the sounds, the aggression and the concept. Everything had its purpose and we knew exactly what we were doing and what we had to do.”

The Industrialist wraps itself around a tale written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. While the “story” was spelt out more expansively in the deluxe book edition of the album (which also featured two additional songs), the plot is rooted both in forward-thinking science fiction and contemporary events. Prior to its June 5, 2012 release, excitement was already building for the album – the second from the reunited nucleus of Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares. “There isn’t a record that I’m looking forward to more than The Industrialist,” said Revolver editor Brandon Geist. “North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new Fear Factory,” added Sirius/XM Metal Director Jose Mangin. “Recharger,” the album’s lead single premiered on April 24 and within 24 hours had over 100,000 listens.

Produced by Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly), and mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Machine Head), The Industrialist features additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy) and artwork by Anthony Clarkson (Devin Townsend). It is Fear Factory at its most confident and passionate; the band bringing every sonic weapon in its arsenal to the fore. Revisiting and refining the sweeping melodies and unforgettable songwriting that will forever distinguish Fear Factory from all others, the sound and creative storyline of The Industrialist immediately carved itself a spot on the short list of Best Metal Albums of 2012. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 40 for its initial release week. The record maintained the Top position on CMJ’s Hard Rock chart for three consecutive weeks. It was a resident of the Top 10 for eight weeks and ended 2012 on their Top Year chart at position seven.

The World Industrialist Tour will find Fear Factory performing fan favorites plus select songs from The Industrialist and 2010’s Mechanize. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and all venue box offices. The video for “The Industrialist,” directed by James Zahn, can be viewed HERE. A special tour video by Dino Cazares can be viewed HERE.

Fear Factory – World Industrialist Tour

  • w/ Hate Eternal, Kobra And The Lotus
  • 4/14/2013 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
  • 4/15/2013 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
  • 4/17/2013 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
  • 4/18/2013 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
  • 4/19/2013 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
  • 4/20/2013 Club Fever – South Bend, IN
  • 4/21/2013 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY
  • 4/22/2013 Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
  • 4/24/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 4/26/2013 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH
  • 4/27/2013 The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
  • 4/28/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
  • 4/29/2013 The Junkyard – Nashua, NH
  • 5/01/2013 The Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT
  • 5/02/2013 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • 5/03/2013 Revolution – Amityville, NY
  • 5/04/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
  • 5/05/2013 Sound Stage Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
  • 5/07/2013 NV Nightclub – Knoxville, TN
  • 5/08/2013 Amos South End – Charlotte, NC
  • 5/09/2013 Brewsters Roc Bar – Jacksonville, FL
  • 5/10/2013 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • 5/11/2013 The Haven Lounge – Winter Park, FL
  • 5/12/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
  • 5/14/2013 Trees – Dallas, TX
  • 5/15/2013 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
  • 5/16/2013 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
  • 5/17/2013 The Station – Broussard, LA
  • 5/18/2013 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
  • 5/19/2013 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
  • 5/21/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
  • 5/22/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
  • 5/28/2013 Club 9one9 – Victoria, BC
  • 5/30/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
  • 5/31/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
  • 6/04/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco CA
  • 6/06/2013 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
  • 6/07/2013 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
  • 6/08/2013 The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA

Fear Factory will return to Europe in August; the band set to appear at this year’s installments of Wacken Open Air, Dynamo, and Summer Breeze, among others. The band recently announced their addition to the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise sent to leave Miami on January 27, 2014.

“The Industrialist checks in at 200 proof.” – Decibel

“The Industrialist adds some explosive new ammunition to the band’s cache.” – The PRP

“The comeback continues for Fear Factory with a solid follow-up to Mechanize” – Lambgoat


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

FEAR FACTORY: Announce August Headlining Dates

Legendary metal manipulators Fear Factory are pleased to announce a U.S. headlining tour next month. Set to commence on August 1 in Fresno, California, the next segment of the The World Industrialist Tour 2012 will pummel its way across the country and includes a stop at this year’s Juggalo Gathering in Cave In Rock, Illinois alongside Soulfly, Static X, DMX, Onyx, and George Clinton among others. Additional dates will be announced in the coming days. Comments guitarist Dino Cazares: “We are really looking forward to getting back on tour to play classic Fear Factory songs and new songs from The Industrialist!”

This will mark the Fear Factory’s first official trek in support of The Industrialist, unleashed to North American fans June 5 via Candlelight Records. The second album written by Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split, The Industrialist debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 chart at position 38 and maintained the #1 spot on the CMJ charts for three consecutive weeks. Commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” while Metal Underground opined: “Burton C. Bell’s vocal harmonies, the group’s dynamics, Dino’s guitar play and, of course, the tightness of the rhythm section — featuring newcomer Matt DeVries of Chimaira fame on bass — was created with such superb craftsmanship that the album is in constant rotation in my brain, leading to play after play in the physical world, ” The Industrialist continues to floor fans and critics internationally.

Fear Factory – The World Industrialist Tour 2012:

  • 8/01/2012 The Starline – Fresno, CA
  • 8/02/2012 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
  • 8/03/2012 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
  • 8/05/2012 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
  • 8/07/2012 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
  • 8/09/2012 Juggalo Gathering – Cave In Rock, IL
  • 8/10/2012 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN
  • 8/11/2012 WIIL Rock Fest – Twin Lakes, WI
  • 8/12/2012 Emerald Theatre – Mt. Clemens, MI
  • 8/14/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 8/15/2012 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
  • 8/16/2012 Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 8/17/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA
  • 8/18/2012 Coliseo Roberto Clelemente – San Juan, PR
  • 8/19/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY

FEAR FACTORY: Announce Tour Cancellation

Due to reasons well beyond the band’s control, Fear Factory will not be taking part in this Summer’s Shockwave Tour, slated to commence July 6 in Seattle.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this Summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headline dates in August.”

Fear Factory recently unleashed their latest full-length, The Industrialist, Stateside on June 5 via Candlelight Records. Commended by Revolver in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” called “…a well-orchestrated montage of universal agitation and despair,” by Alarm, and crowned “…their most aggressive offering to date,” by Exclaim, 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.


FEAR FACTORY: Announce AOL Listening Party

Today, and throughout the week, AOL Music will stream The Industrialist, the forthcoming new full-length from legendary futuristic metal sorcerers Fear Factory. Slated for North American release June 5, 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. Recently commended by Revolver Magazine in a 4/5 review for offering up “the same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies,” The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a short story written by Bell. The record again pairs Fear Factory with producer Rhys Fulber and was mixed by Greg Reely (Paradise Lost/Skinny Puppy/Machine Head), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (Gojira/Divine Heresy).

Hear The Industrialist in full at THIS LOCATION.

Currently ravaging stages across Europe, Fear Factory will return for another North American run of dates this summer headlining this year’s inaugural Shockwave Festival! Set to kick off July 6, the tour – which includes Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame – will steamroll its way through over two dozen cities across North America. Tickets are on sale NOW at THIS LOCATION.

Fear Factory – SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL TOUR 2012: w/ Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged In Flame

  • 7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA [TICKETS]
  • 7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC [TICKETS]
  • 7/09/2012 The Republik – Calgary, AB [TICKETS]
  • 7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB [TICKETS]
  • 7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN [TICKETS]
  • 7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS]
  • 7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON [TICKETS]
  • 7/15/2012 The Armouries – Windsor, ON [TICKETS]
  • 7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC [TICKETS]
  • 7/18/2012 Le National – Montreal, QC [TICKETS]
  • 7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA [TICKETS]
  • 7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, NY [TICKETS]
  • 7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA [TICKETS]
  • 7/26/2012 Empire – West Springfield, VA [TICKETS]
  • 7/27/2012 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH [TICKETS]
  • 7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL [TICKETS]
  • 7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL [TICKETS]
  • 7/31/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [TICKETS] ***
  • 8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ [TICKETS]
  • 8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ [TICKETS]
  • 8/04/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA [TICKETS]
  • *** – New Date Added