Yesterday Nuclear Blast Entertainment shared on Twitter that they have signed Fear Factory. The California metal outfit are currently in pre-production for their first record with the label and will be entering the studio in October. Producer Rhys Fulber will be behind the board while Andy Sneap will handle mixing duties, the album will be released in 2015.
Guitarist Dino Cazares spoke with SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal where he discussed the sound of the new record:
“Well, each one of our records are so different from each other–you know, it still sounds like Fear Factory, there’s still the killer guitar picking, the killer drum beats, Burt’s beautiful vocals on the top of it, you know, that’s all still very much intact, but you always have to try and experiment and push your music to different places, you know what I mean? From Soul of a New Machine to Demanufacture is a big jump, and Demanufacture is obviously so different. I would have to say this record would land somewhere between Demanufacture and Obsolete…Somewhere in the middle. No techno, none of that stuff, it’s just pure. Some of the songs are just heavy and groovy, and then you’ve got some of the blistering, fucking cold, mechanical riffs like Demanufacture.”
The interview also touched on the current Divine Heresy situation with Cazares confirming that the band is still together with Travis Neal on vocals but that Tommy Vext and Tim Yeung are not involved. He said of the matter:
“I mean, all that stuff is pretty comical–I believe it was just some media who just thought something else and they were misled into believing something else. That had nothing to do with me.
This has nothing to do with me by the way, just so you know that. The only reason I’m even mentioning this stuff is because the media likes to throw my name in there, because they’re being misled into believing something else.”