Machine Head have been looking for a bassist for a little while now, and even had some big names like Christian Olde Wolbers formerly of Fear Factory try out. Now they're getting down to the wire.
This is kind of a monster tour. Fear Factory haven't been touring much since recently releasing The Industrialist (at least I think they haven't. And seeing Hate Eternal live is like constantly running into a wall of sound and happily running into it again, basically..it's fantastic. These two bands are teaming up for a tour that kicks off in about 10 days, and they're going all over North America. I highly recommend checking it out… (more…)
In the wake of bassist Adam Duce leaving Machine Head, they're looking to fill up the low end once more. (more…)
The first video from the new Fear Factory, off the CD Mechanize, in stores 2/9/10
From FF 2.0's album, Mechanize
The world premiere of the video for the title track of Fear Factory's new album, The Industrialist (available for purchase at this [link] ). The video blends live performance footage from the band with imagery featured within the artwork of the album.
Watch all MI's interviews from the Golden Gods here:http://met.al/1a4 - We chat with Burton C. Bell, frontman of Fear Factory on the black carpet of the Golden Gods, talking about the reformation of his band, getting Gene Hoglan behind the drums and partying at the Golden Gods.
Watch all our interviews from the Golden Gods here:http://bit.ly/JJ788e Fear Factory discuss their new album, "The Industrialist," their continually awesome cover art and how they relay their vision to artists. We also get a word from new bassist Matt DeVries.
You're in luck. Devy and Fear Factory are wrapping up a European tour, and the one thing both bands do very well, especially while sharing a bus…is fart. Devy decided to convince everybody to record their farts and composed his next great opus. Here is what Devy had to say on the matter: (more…)
I was wondering what type of crowd the metal bands would draw at this year's Gathering, and I am not disappointed. Here is a photo snapped of the crowd seeing the industrial metal icons and. well… it's very round. One girl definitely wants to party. Another girl seems to have misplaced her top. Needless to say, jugalettes love Fear Factory. Here is some performance footage: (more…)
Can You Spot FEAR FACTORY Frontman Burton C. Bell In NIRVANA's Classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Video?
Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell is a dedicated music fan, and has been forever. I can speak to this first hand, having attended the first 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, where his band was playing, the man was attending just as many bands as the rest of us. He was there for the music.
Burton's been around the scene for a long time, and in a recent interview, he talked about how he was one of the extras in the now legendary Nirvana video "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Here's what he said: (more…)
We got a bit excited about a new summer festival trying to establish itself, the Shockwave Festival. It was to feature Fear Factory and Voivod co-headlining with some awesome support acts, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browining and Forged To Flame, but it seems that is no more. A few weeks ago, four of the support bands announced they couldn't make the trek due to reasons beyond their control. Last week, Voivod announced they were dropping off, then Misery Index, then Cattle Decap and then finally Fear Factory, leaving the tour promoters with no choice but to officially announce the cancellation. Here is the official statement from the tour organizers: (more…)
In case you missed it yesterday, we told you that Soulfly and Fear Factory would be performing at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. According to Roadrunner Records website, the label seems pretty happy that Soulfly is the first RR band to perform for the 'notoriously volatile juggalo audience'. In the article, Roadrunner included this quote from Max: (more…)
Pro-Shot Videos of LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM, BEHEMOTH, FEAR FACTORY, GOJIRA, CHILDREN OF BODOM at Graspop Festival
It's hard, but we are going to try to return to business as usual after today's events, but let's attempt to. Last weekend was the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, and as with many European festivals, they do pro-shot coverage of all the bands to air on the big screens for people all the way in the back. Then the footage leaks onto Youtube. Then, I collect everything in a handy post for you. So, let's get this started.
First off, here's Lamb of God in happier times, inviting Obituary drummer Donald Tardy onstage to do "Redneck"
More after the jump… (more…)
Two ICP stories in just as many days? What is going on? I'm quite confused and concerned. Last week, I got an email from a publicist announcing a bunch of new Soulfly dates, with one of those being at Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos in August. I was pretty shocked, and I knew Soulfly wouldn't be the only good band announced. I just had a gut feeling. Now, Fear Factory has also been confirmed. Money is money, and it's interesting that the promoters of the Juggafest are taking such an interest in metal this year, when the most extreme act to play the usually hip-hop-loaded event in previous years was Gwar. Will there be more metal band announcements in the coming weeks? We'll keep you posted.