FEAR FACTORY has released a special trailer that is a visual preview into the story behind their forthcoming NEW album, 'The Industrialist'. Set for release June 5, 'The Industrialist' is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. An audio snippet for the album’s lead single, “Recharger,” is now available below; the single is available via iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers beginning April 24.
As previously announced, 'The Industrialist' is a conceptual record based around a short fiction written by Bell; lyrics to the album’s ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel Magazine. The album will be available on three formats – standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl. Pre-orders for the album in all formats will be available shortly via Candlelight Records’ official web store.
Bell notes, “the protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”
'The Industrialist' follows the 2010 release of 'Mechanize'. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from FEAR FACTORY in six years. Mechanize debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and topped CMJ’s Loud Rock radio chart as programmers embraced the band’s triumphant return. Sirius XM and Headbangers Ball’s host Jose Mangin noted, “after Mechanize dominated 2010 as Liquid Metal’s Album Of The Year, North America is chompin’ at the bit to get an ear full of new Fear Factory. I have no doubt that FEAR FACTORY are going to kick our collective asses in 2012.”
Members of FEAR FACTORY are currently in Los Angeles rehearsing for upcoming performances in South America followed by their first U.S. tour since late 2010. Bell and Cazares presented members of Slipknot the “Comeback Of The Year” award last week at the 4th Annual Revolver Golden God Awards; an award they were nominated for in 2010. Xbox broadcast the program, including pre-ceremony black carpet interviews, to all game console owners; Revolver Magazine streamed the event live via their Facebook page. Rebroadcast information will be announced by Revolver Magazine shortly.
FEAR FACTORY’s first tour dates since 2011 kick off with four performances in South America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, before starting American dates in San Antonio on May 1. In support will be Shadows Fall, The Browning, The Devasted, and Legacy Of Disorder. The complete list of dates are:
- 5/01/2012: Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
- 5/02/2012: Trees – Dallas, TX
- 5/03/2012: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
- 5/05/2012: State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
- 5/06/2012: Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- 5/07/2012: Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
- 5/09/2012: Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
- 5/10/2012: Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
- 5/11/2012: Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
- 5/12/2012: Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
- 5/13/2012: Sonar – Baltimore, MD
- 5/15/2012: McGuffy's House Of Rock – Dayton, OH (NEW)
- 5/16/2012: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
- 5/17/2012: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (NEW)
- 5/20/2012: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
- 5/23/2012: Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA (NEW)