Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Death Metal, Industrial
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Fear Factory

Bursting onto the metal scene in the early 90's, Fear Factory's fusion of death metal and industrial influences has since proven to be enormously influential in the metal world since the band's inception, with Soul Of A New Machine still a landmark release. They peaked popularity-wise with '98's Obsolete, and also garnered acclaim for their interesting take on Gary Numan's "Cars", which they covered a year later. But the band's followup album, 2001's Digimortal, received only mixed reviews, and by this time personal issues between the band members (which have plagued the band ever since) started to arise, resulting in various breakups, reformations with either guitarist Dino Cazares or vocalist Burton Bell in charge, and squabblings with the original rhythm section of Christian Wolbers and Raymond Herrera (who were either fired, quit, or simply moved on from at some point), all of which have hindered the band over the last couple of decades. Yet they still manage to come together and record every five years or so, with Bell and Cazares able to at least patch things up professionally enough to work together (their 2021 effort will feature Bell, but he's been out of the band for some time).

Recent album: Aggression Continuum, released on June 18, 2021.

Current Members

Dino Cazares

guitars (Asesino, ex-Brujeria, Divine Heresy)

Mike Heller

drums (Raven)

Former Members/Guests

Burton C. Bell

vocals (ex-Geezer)

Christian Olde Wolbers

guitars (Arkaea, ex-Devin Townsend, ex-Vio-lence)

Andrew Shives

bass

Byron Stroud

bass (3 Inches Of Blood, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend, Zimmers Hole)

Tony Campos

bass (Asesino, ex-Ministry, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Static-X)

Raymond Herrera

drums (Arkaea, ex-Asesino, ex-Brujeria)

Gene Hoglan

drums (Dark Angel, Daemon, ex-Death, Dethklok, Mechanism, ex-Memorain, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Phantasm, ex-Strapping Young Lad, Testament, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend, guest for Viking, Zimmers Hole)



Discography



Soul Of A New Machine  
1992 Roadrunner
  1. Martyr
  2. Leechmaster
  3. Scapegoat
  4. Crisis
  5. Crash test
  6. Flesh hold
  7. Lifeblind
  8. Scumgrief
  9. Natividad
  10. Big god / raped souls
  11. Arise above opression
  12. Self immolation
  13. Suffer age
  14. W.O.E.
  15. Desecrate
  16. Escape confusion
  17. Manipulation
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Raymond Herrera
1992 Readers' Album #10




Fear Is The Mindkiller  EP
1993 Roadrunner
  1. Martyr (Suffer Bastard Mix)
  2. Self Immolation (Vein Tap Mix)
  3. Scapegoat (Pigfuck Mix)
  4. Scumgrief (Deep Dub Trauma Mix)
  5. Self Immolation (Liquid Sky Mix)
  6. Self Immolation (LP Version)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Raymond Herrera



Demanufacture  
1995 Roadrunner
  1. Demanufacture
  2. Self Bias Resistor
  3. Zero Signal
  4. Replica
  5. New Breed
  6. Dog Day Sunrise
  7. Body Hammer
  8. Flashpoint
  9. H-K (Hunter-Killer)
  10. Pisschrist
  11. A Therapy For Pain
  12. Your Mistake (digipack bonus)
  13. Resistancia (digipack bonus)
  14. New Breed (Revolutionary Designed mix) (digipack bonus)
  15. Replica (Electric Sheep mix) (digipack bonus)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Raymond Herrera
1995 Readers' Album #1




Remanufacture (remixes)  
1997 Roadrunner
  1. Remanufacture
  2. National Panel Beating
  3. Genetic Blueprint
  4. Faithless
  5. Bionic Chronic
  6. Cloning Technology
  7. Burn
  8. T-1000
  9. Machines Of Hate
  10. 21st Century Jesus
  11. Bound For Forgiveness
  12. Refinery
  13. Remanufacture (Edited Version)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Raymond Herrera



Obsolete  
1998 Roadrunner
  1. Shock
  2. Edgecrusher
  3. Smasher/devourer
  4. Securitron (Police State 2000)
  5. Descent
  6. Hi-tech hate
  7. Freedom or fire
  8. Obsolete
  9. Resurrection
  10. Timelessness
  11. Cars (digipack bonus)
  12. O-O (Where Evil Dwells) (Japanese/digipack bonus)
  13. Soulwound (Japanese/digipack bonus)
  14. Messiah (digipack bonus)
  15. Concreto (digipack bonus)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Raymond Herrera
1998 Readers' Album #3




Digimortal  
2001 Roadrunner
  1. What Will Become?
  2. Damaged
  3. Digimortal
  4. No One
  5. Linchpin
  6. Invisible Wounds (Dark Bodies)
  7. Acres of Skin
  8. Back the Fuck Up
  9. Byte Block
  10. Hurt Conveyor
  11. (Memory Implants) Never End
  12. Dead Man Walking (digipack bonus)
  13. Strain Vs. Resistance (digipack bonus)
  14. Repentance (digipack bonus)
  15. Full Metal Contact (digipack bonus)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Raymond Herrera



Concrete  
2002 Roadrunner
  1. Big God/Raped Souls
  2. Arise Above Oppression
  3. Concrete
  4. Crisis
  5. Escape Confusion
  6. Sangre De NiƱos
  7. Soulwomb
  8. Echoes Of Innocence
  9. Dragged Down By The Weight Of Existence
  10. Deception
  11. Desecrate
  12. Suffer Age
  13. Anxiety
  14. Self Immolation
  15. Piss Christ
  16. Ulceration
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Raymond Herrera
2002 Readers' Album #74




Hatefiles  
2003 Roadrunner
  1. Terminate
  2. Frequency
  3. Demolition Racer
  4. Machine Debaser
  5. Invisible Wounds (The Suture mix)
  6. Resurrection (T.L.A. Big Rock mix)
  7. Edgecrusher (Urban Assault mix)
  8. Descent (Falling Deeper mix)
  9. Body Hammer (Colin Richardson mix)
  10. Zero Signal (Colin Richardson mix)
  11. Cars (Numanoid mix)
  12. Dark Bodies (demo)
  13. Replica (live)
  14. Cyberdyne
  15. Refueled
  16. Transgenic
  17. Manic Cure
  18. New Breed (Spoetnik mix)
2003 Readers' Album #84




Archetype  
2004 Liquid 8
  1. Slave labor
  2. Cyberwaste
  3. Act of God
  4. Drones
  5. Archetype
  6. Corporate cloning
  7. Bite the hand that bleeds
  8. Undercurrent
  9. Default judgement
  10. Bonescraper
  11. Human shields
  12. Ascension
  13. School
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Byron Stroud
  • Raymond Herrera
2004 Readers' Album #11




Transgression  
2005 Roadrunner
  1. 540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Transgression
  3. Spinal Compression
  4. Contagion
  5. Empty Vision
  6. Echo Of My Scream
  7. Supernova
  8. New Promise
  9. I Will Follow
  10. Millennium
  11. Moment Of Impact
  12. Empire
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Christian Olde Wolbers
  • Byron Stroud
  • Raymond Herrera
2005 Readers' Album #46




Mechanized  
2010 Candlelight
  1. Mechanize
  2. Industrial Discipline
  3. Fear Campaign
  4. Powershifter
  5. Christploitation
  6. Oxidizer
  7. Controlled Demolition
  8. Designing The Enemy
  9. Metallic Division
  10. Final Exit
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Byron Stroud
  • Gene Hoglan
2010 Readers' Album #13




The Industrialist  
2012 Candlelight
  1. The Industrialist
  2. Recharger
  3. New Messiah
  4. God Eater
  5. Depraved Mind Murder
  6. Virus of Faith
  7. Difference Engine
  8. Dissemble
  9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
  10. Human Augmentation
  11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) (bonus)
  12. Landfill (bonus)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Byron Stroud
  • Gene Hoglan
2012 Readers' Album #24




Genexus  
2015 Nuclear Blast
  1. Autonomous Combat System
  2. Anodized
  3. Dielectric
  4. Soul Hacker
  5. Protomech
  6. Genexus
  7. Church Of Execution
  8. Regenerate
  9. Battle For Utopia
  10. Expiration Date
  11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix) (bonus)
  12. Enhanced Reality (bonus)
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Mike Heller
2015 Readers' Album #21




Aggression Continuum  
2021 Nuclear Blast
  1. Recode
  2. Disruptor
  3. Aggression Continuum
  4. Purity
  5. Fuel Injected Suicide Machine
  6. Collapse
  7. Manufactured Hope
  8. Cognitive Dissonance
  9. Monolith
  10. End of Line
  • Burton C. Bell
  • Dino Cazares
  • Mike Heller




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