FEAR FACTORY: “Genexus” Due In August

Friday, 22nd May 2015

Los Angeles-based cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY have set Genexus as the title of their ninth studio album, due on August 7 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The follow-up to 2012’s “The Industrialist” was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD).

Says Cazares: “The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement.

“We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.

“Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!

“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can’t wait for everybody to hear it.”

Speaking about what FEAR FACTORY is trying to accomplish with its forthcoming album, the band’s first since signing with Nuclear Blast, Cazares said: “It’s still just to be who we are. We are ‘cyber metal,’ whatever you wanna call it, but it’s still a lot of the killer riffs, killer double bass, Burt’s beautiful, melodic vocals. Conceptually, it’s always still futuristic, man-versus-machine type of thing, but, you know, we thought we’re gonna keep it real, keep it what we are and who we are.”

Asked about how it feels to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of FEAR FACTORY’s classic Demanufacture album in 2015 with only two members of the band’s classic lineup remaining in the group, Dino said: “The two main members are in the band right now. The soul of the machine is still intact, and that’s me and Burton. And I don’t think anything has changed, really.”

He continued: “Every album we do always has to have something a little different. From the beginning, from the first album, Soul Of A New Machine, it was very death metal inspired, [with] a little bit of industrial. The second album, Demanufacture, the classic album… Every record changes. Obsolete was a big difference, you know what I mean?! But my right hand is still there, the passion is still there, Burt’s killer melodic vocals are still there. So I think that’s all.