Candlelight Records has set a June 5 North American release date for FEAR FACTORY‘s new album, “The Industrialist“. Produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY), the CD was mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, SKINNY PUPPY, MACHINE HEAD). It features additional tracking by Logan Mader (GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) and artwork by Anthony Clarkson (DEVIN TOWNSEND).
“The Industrialist” is a conceptual album that brings to life a story scripted by vocalist Burton C. Bell. The album’s lyrics detail the plot of the original narrative while delivering FEAR FACTORY‘s massive signature sound.
Clocking in at just under one hour, the album’s ten songs again unite Bell with guitarist Dino Cazares. It is the second album written by the duo, reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split.
“The Industrialist” again pairs FEAR FACTORY with long-time friend Rhys Fulber. Their collaborations together include five albums and two remixes, including the gold-certified CD “Obsolete“.
“The Industrialist” follows the 2010 release of “Mechanize“. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from the band in six years and the first new material from the nucleus of Bell and Cazares since 2002. The effort debuted on Billboard‘s Top 100 album chart week of release and continues to sell in early 2012.
FEAR FACTORY recently announced their first tour dates since 2011. Joining them for the tour that is set to kick off on May 1 is Boston‘s SHADOWS FALL, Kansas City-based THE BROWNING, Riverside, California‘s THE DEVASTATED, and LEGACY OF DISORDER from New Zealand.
FEAR FACTORY recently enlisted Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of CHIMAIRA (where he played guitar) and most recently SIX FEET UNDER, joined FEAR FACTORY as the replacement for Byron Stroud (now with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).
FEAR FACTORY‘s most recent touring lineup featured Cazares and Bell alongside Stroud (who was credited on the last three FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, TESTAMENT).