Fear Factory


Fear Factory rocks the house. I like the way the mix electronic sounds with heavy but clean guitars.

>>By Parf   (Thursday, 24 Oct 2002 21:59)

i love fearf factory they are by far the best metal band out there and the kick major ass no body else i have ever heard sound like them and thats why they are the shit

>>By edgecrusher   (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 03:31)

I have been a fan for years! and they fucken rock! make sure you watch out for burtons new band the watchers!

>>By Burtonsgirl   (Thursday, 12 Dec 2002 01:13)

does anyone know where i can find their guitar tabs?

>>By matt   (Thursday, 19 Dec 2002 05:00)

fear factory are the best fucking band ever, and where would the likes of korn and all that shit be without them? its time they had the recogniton they deserve. (((ff)))

>>By rob   (Thursday, 16 Jan 2003 15:05)

I've been a fan since Digimortal, and they just KICK ASS!!! Demanufacture is one of the greatest metal albums ever!!! Wonder when/if the new album is coming out?

>>By Smasher/Devourer   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 14:01)

Fear Factory are the best band ever! Ever since i heard Digimortal i was hooked. The new album comes out April 22nd but the title is yet to be named.

>>By Resurrection   (Saturday, 1 Feb 2003 17:59)

I Love Fear Factory, they play the best metal all over the world.
I hope they will put together again.

>>By S.O.I.A.   (Sunday, 2 Feb 2003 11:49)

fear factory definitely kicks ass. demanufacture and obsolete are the best of their kind.
but digimortal sucks.

>>By slatanist   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 12:17)

I got hooked after hearing their song Zero Signal which was featured on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack

>>By Thomas from CA   (Wednesday, 12 Feb 2003 15:58)

I'm a big fan of fear factory since their soul of a new machine. Do you know what genre of music will this new album be Resurrection??? Tell me that it won't be new metal like digimortal...

>>By Krugmeister   (Monday, 24 Feb 2003 17:39)

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Fear Factory rules...i think that they will changed so much that we'll be very SHOCKED!!!!

>>By Peter C. Hell   (Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003 23:47)



>>By Peter C. Hell   (Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003 23:49)

fear factory were the best fucking metal band ever! they still are i just feel sorry for all those week ass pussy linkin park and koRn fan's who never got the chance to hear or see a true metal band, cus if i won't for (((f.f))) there would be no such thing as korn or linkin park

>>By BiOdROid   (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 16:32)

Fear Factory is the best metal band there is and i don't think that there will ever be a better one. when i first heard Zero signal
i was so in to Fear Factory i listen to there music every day.
there are so many bands completely faking Fear Factory and
they get all the credit. that is so unfair!!!!!!!!

>>By DEATH EAGLE   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2003 23:23)

Listen ive been a fan since soul of a new machine and im happy that they managed to do all that they have without feeling the need to become the sellout rock bands every1 else seems to love it sucks that they spilt but just watch for KUSH and The Watchers and it should be all good to go

>>By FF 4 Life   (Monday, 21 Apr 2003 09:04)

fear factory has been around for awhile , but they have the most wicked double bass I have ever heard.But I think chimaira has taken there spot, I mean I love them both alot
(not in A gay way ) but Ones better than the other and I think we all know who that is...

>>By RosSatan   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 02:41)

i cant believe fear factory have broken up! i know its old news but it still hurts! they were the best band ever. it wont be the same without Dino but its their decision and whatever they do next will really rock! i have every fear factory except 'burn' its SO hard to get hold off! someone outbidded me for it on ebay!! bastards. keep listening guys

>>By Skar (Daniel) but Skar sounds better!   (Friday, 16 May 2003 16:10)


>>By DEMANUFACTURE   (Friday, 16 May 2003 17:24)

they are ok, but a little too hard core for me. i wish they would talk about wonderlands and flowers and warm fuzzy afternoon naps instead.

>>By john mayer   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 22:02)

Ive known about Fear Factory since Demanufacture and haved loved them all the way, they ARE the best metal band ever, and my fav band ever, and prolly always will be!!! The weird thing is, is that ive seen little things making me think that they might be getting back together, not just for the new album 'HATEFILES', but even after that, the official website says 'coming soon...' and on the roadrunner records site it says that they are a trio now, even though Dino has left, they still might be making albums as Fear Factory. It would be sooo fuckin kool if they got back together or at least their other bands are at least bringing the same fear factory style, heaviness and bloody radness along with em!!!

>>By [DigimortaL]   (Thursday, 12 Jun 2003 16:01)

without there music i would have disappeared into the darkness of depression along time ago,they are the way ,they were my salvation. this band is loved by the fans of true heavy metal..{{{FF}}}

>>By demanufacture   (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 12:43)

Fear Factory is one of my favorite bands...even when they broke up I kept on supporting the band, hoping they'd come together again...because I knew and hoped that this wasn't The End of Fear Factory. And I was right....Fear Factory is back!!!!!! They rule this world!!!!!

>>By Just myself   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003 13:55)

FEAR FACTORY Complete Work On 'Archetype', Look Forward To 'Grand Re-Opening' - Jan. 8, 2004

FEAR FACTORY's latest CD, "Archetype", was mastered on Tuesday (January 6) at Masterdisk in New York City with Howie Weinberg. An April 20 release through Liquid 8 Records (parent company of D3 Entertainment) is expected.

"Archetype" was recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY) and was mixed in Vancouver with Greg Reely (MACHINE HEAD, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEVILDRIVER).

"When you look up the definition of the word 'archetype,' it's the actual model from which everything else is copied," vocalist Burton C. Bell stated in the band's new official biography. "FEAR FACTORY is that in my opinion, and 'Archetype' is a defining moment for us. Listen to this record, and you'll know exactly where all these other bands came from."

Regarding the band's brief split in early 2002 before reforming with a new lineup minus founding guitarist Dino Cazares, Bell said, "Say your car is making an annoying sound you know it will eventually break down, and you've got to fix it. This machine was experiencing the same type of malfunction. One part was not working properly with the rest of the machine. Because of that, the machine ran down and needed repair. I left the band so that change would happen and because of my actions, it happened for the better. We look at our time apart as FEAR FACTORY closing down temporarily for renovations. The release of 'Archetype' is the announcement of our grand re-opening."

With the departure of Dino Cazares and the crucial position of lead guitarist now vacant, a logical replacement was immediately found within the band in bassist Christian Olde Wolbers. "Christian has been a member of FEAR FACTORY for a long time," said Burton. "He initially was a guitarist, but switched to bass. He's a very important part of the machine that knows the inner workings and philosophy of the band. Realizing that Christian understands what needed to happen, Raymond and I knew that he should play guitar." Enter new bassist Byron Stroud, formerly of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD. "We've been friends with Byron for years and have toured with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD," Burton explains. "Byron comes from an intense band with very complex parts to its songs, and we needed someone who understands that type of playing. We all like Byron, so we asked him to audition and it worked out."

With the new machine ready to shift into high gear, FEAR FACTORY found a home at Minnesota-based Liquid 8 Records, which boasts an artist roster encompassing diverse musical genres. "People at Liquid 8 are very supportive and hyped on the idea of working with a band like FEAR FACTORY," said Burton. "That's important, because we need people to believe in our music and when you love something it's easier to work. We're all very comfortable with Liquid 8 and everyone is happy."

The follow-up to 2001's critically panned "Digimortal", "Archetype" maintains the signature sound of classic FEAR FACTORY without re-treading the past. "It's new in the fact that it's fresh, but when you hear the record, you'll recognize it as a FEAR FACTORY record — in both attitude and music style," Burton offered. "All the key elements are still in place. From the very beginning, the essence of FEAR FACTORY was always Raymond's drumming. We know that if you just follow Raymond, that's a FEAR FACTORY riff. With me still being inspired to do both heavy and melodic vocal parts, that's very much the sound of FEAR FACTORY. We still choose to write songs outside the realm of what gets played on the radio, but it's not just about being heavy it's about writing real songs. Our fans want to hear new material that sounds like FEAR FACTORY and we've written great songs with a brutal, passionate sound. We're saying to our fans, 'Here, check these out!'

Discussing the songs from which "Archetype" is built, Burton offered that FEAR FACTORY has always been a story. "I've written our lyrics all these years, so technically FEAR FACTORY's music is the story of my life. Our songs reveal how events and people have affected me and how I observe different aspects of the world. This record is no different. 'Archetype' is very contemporary in how it reflects what's been happening to the band in the past two years and what's gone on in the world itself."

"'Slave Labor', the lead track, is just brutal and the lyrics reflect how I see much of the 'music business' in general. One of my favorite songs, 'Cyber Waste', is a very hardcore, heavy song about people in online chat rooms who just talk shit when they really don't know anything. 'Corporate Cloning' is about all these companies trying to create something that's just not real and 'Human Shield' is taken straight from the headlines. When we invaded Iraq, people were going over there as human shields trying to stop this war. But there are human shields on this side, too. Then the title song, 'Archetype', defines what FEAR FACTORY is, completely. It has classic FEAR FACTORY parts, and the heavy /melodic vocals, but without being forced or contrived. Modern life is what this whole album is about. The music, the delivery, the forethought and lyrics that say something important it's all there."

With "Archetype" set for release in the spring of 2004, Burton, Christian, Raymond and Byron are excited about the future and the rebirth of FEAR FACTORY. "We're confirmed for a small tour in Australia in February," said Burton. "Then when the record comes out, we'll schedule something for the States. Years ago, FEAR FACTORY presented a style that was fresh. People went, 'Whoa, that's interesting. I guess you really can do that there are no boundaries. You can take it anywhere.' I get excited talking about it. I can't wait to see what's next for the band."

>>By justin tate   (Friday, 9 Jan 2004 22:38)

Archetype is quite good.

>>By Undertone   (Monday, 5 Jul 2004 16:58)

yes archetype is good (:

>>By theli#1   (Monday, 5 Jul 2004 23:13)

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