Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Bell spoke candidly about exactly why the Shockwave tour was canceled, as well as upcoming Fear Factory dates for the rest of the year. He also talked about his friendship with guitarist Dino Cazares and the band’s new record ‘The Industrialist.’ If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Burton C. Bell below:
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is an iconic video, with Nirvana playing a pep rally that turns into chaos. The song ended up being Nirvana's biggest hit and propelled the album 'Nevermind' to the top of the charts. One thing you may not know, however, is that one of the kids in the video was Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell.
Fear Factory have always been a force to be reckoned with in the world of industrial rock. Like most long-lasting bands, they have faced several obstacles throughout their tenure in the rock world. One obstacle that threatened to be the demise of the band was when it was announced that they would be returning from their break-up in 2002 without founding member and guitarist Dino Cazares. Overcoming that obstacle, though, it didn't take long for Cazares to return to the lineup with lead singer Burton Bell and release 2010's 'Mechanize.'
More bands have been added to the lineup for the Gathering of the Juggalos 2012, which will be held Aug. 8-12 at Cave-in-Rock, Ill. P.O.D., Static-X, Mushroomhead and Hed PE are among the groups playing the festival. They join previously announced acts Fear Factory and Soulfly at this year’s event.
The Shockwave tour, which was set to kick off on Friday, July 6, featuring Voivod, Fear Factory, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Havok, Last Chance to Reason and the Browning, has been canceled just two days before the launch.
Fear Factory are about to drop their latest cyber metal opus 'The Industrialist' on Tuesday, June 5. Vocalist Burton C. Bell recently spoke to Johnny Thrash of 106.3 The Buzz about the fact that the band elected to program the drums, as opposed to using a live skinsman, revealing that the decision expedited the recording process. He also delved deep into the concept behind the album, shedding a little light on exactly who 'The Industrialist' is. Strap yourselves in, metal fans, as you are about to enter a 'Terminator'-like world of sentient automatons, which essentially translates to machines with sensory perception.
New York got a treat over the weekend as Fear Factory played a packed show this past Sunday, May 13, at Gramercy Theater with special guests Shadows Fall, as well as the Browning, Legacy of Disorder and the Devastated, as part of the ‘Noise in the Machine Tour.’
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