Before there was modern metal, “djent”, electro-metal and whatnot, there was Fear Factory. Starting off in the early 90s as just one of many extreme death metal bands of that time, their reinvention into the world’s biggest “cyber-metal” band is the stuff of legend. Taking cues from industrial acts like Ministry and Godflesh, Fear Factory developed the quintessential “industrial metal” sound through their now classic records ‘Demanufacture’ and ‘Obsolete’ in the 90s. After a rocky road of line-up changes, hiatuses, and great as well as not-so-great albums in the 2000s, Fear Factory are battle-bruised and back for more, with the core team of vocalist Burton C Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares. Following two strong albums in the form of 2010’s ‘Mechanize’ and 2012’s ‘The Industrialist’, the band are coming full-circle with their release ‘Genexus’, which came out on August 7th via Nuclear Blast.
Currently on US tour with Coal Chamber, Metal Wani’s writer William Richards had an indepth chat with Fear Factory founding member and guitarist Dino Cazares. He discusses new album “Genexus”, how the band used drummer Mike Heller and Programmed drums to create a hybrid, his opinion on Gene Hoglan‘s comment on “The Industralist”, why bands don’t admit to use technology to avoid backlash, his in-depth explanation on “rip off comments” with Jamey Jasta & how people misinterpreted his opinion, why Burton Bell & Dino are used to line-up changes, possible Fear Factory remix album in future, plan to resume Divine Heresy, touring activities, why it’s difficult for new bands to survive and much more.
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