Dino Cazares: “I built up my picking hand speed by hanging weights off my wrist”

Dino Cazares
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After the arrival of Fear Factory’s ninth studio album in 2015, Genexus, six years would follow before the arrival of album number 10. 

But the wait finally ends in June 2021, with the release of Aggression Continuum. The six-year lag was due obviously in part to Covid rearing its ugly head, but also because of a breakdown in communication between singer Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares. 

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.