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Fear Factory Announce June Release Date for New Album, 'The Industrialist'

Industrial metal favorites Fear Factory have announced a June 5 release date for their upcoming new album, The Industrialist.

"The album is a futuristic tale of an automaton, striving to survive by fighting for its existence within a desperate world," said vocalist Burton C. Bell of the new album's theme. "The lyrics tell the story while the music takes our industrial roots and blends them more perfectly than ever with our metal edge. And all without losing the sound that makes Fear Factory a machine of sonic devastation. Fear Factory fans of any era will not be disappointed."

The follow-up to 2010's Mechanize was produced by longtime friend of the band Rhys Fulber, who guitarist Dino Cazares called the band's "secret member."

"He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning," said Cazares, "and has opened our eyes to new things without sacrificing our original sound. His talents in production and keyboard/samples has made Fear Factory stand out amongst the many bands of our genre."

The Industrialist will be released on Candlelight Records.

The band have also announced a string of tour dates kicking off on May 1, which can be found below.

Fear Factory 2012 Tour Dates

  • 5/01/2012 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
  • 5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX
  • 5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
  • 5/05/2012 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
  • 5/06/2012 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 5/07/2012 Masquerade, Atlanta, GA (NEW)
  • 5/09/2012 Ziggy’s – Winston-Salem, NC
  • 5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
  • 5/11/2012 Wally’s Pub – Hampton Beach, NH
  • 5/12/2012 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • 5/13/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
  • 5/15/2012 McGuffy's House Of Rock – Dayton, OH
  • 5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
  • 5/17/2012 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
  • 5/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
  • 5/23/2012 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.