Fear Factory Announce Cancellation of Shockwave Tour Dates

Fear Factory have announced they won't be taking part in this summer's Shockwave Tour, which is slated to start tomorrow, July 6, in Seattle.

“We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour," announced the band in an official statement, which does not provide a reason for the cancellation. "We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headlining dates in August.”

The band's new album, The Industrialist, was released June 5 via Candlelight Records. Revolver, which gave it four out of five stars, praised the album's “same pulsating, angry urgency of old…nicely counterbalanced by some incredibly deft melodies.” Buy it on iTunes.

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.

For more about the band, visit fearfactory.com or the band's Facebook page.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.