FEAR FACTORY will release their first new song in over five years, “Disruptor”, this Friday, April 16. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “Aggression Continuum”, which is set to arrive sometime this year via Nuclear Blast.
A short teaser for the “Disruptor” video — created by Finland’s Riivata Visuals — can be seen below. Also check out the “Aggression Continuum” cover art, designed by LIGHT THE TORCH guitarist Francesco Artusato.
Last September, singer Burton C. Bell issued a statement officially announcing his departure from FEAR FACTORY, saying that he “cannot align” himself with someone whom he does not trust or respect.
In October, Dino issued a statement in which he said that the door for Burton to come back to FEAR FACTORY wouldn’t “stay open forever.” He also revealed that Burton “lost his legal rights” to the FEAR FACTORY name “after a long court battle” with Herrera and Olde Wolbers. “I had the opportunity to do something right, and I felt that obtaining the name in full was the right thing to do for the both of us, so after nearly four years we can continue as FEAR FACTORY, to make more records and to tour,” he said. “That is why it is sad to hear that he decided to quit and, in my opinion, for whatever issues he has it seems like it could’ve been worked out.”
In explaining his reasons for starting a fundraising campaign, Cazares said that all donations will go toward covering newly incurred production costs involved with the making of the new FEAR FACTORY LP, including re-recording the drums, guitars, bass and keyboards, as well as production by Damien Rainaud and Cazares, and mixing and mastering by Andy Sneap. Burton’s original lead vocals, which were recorded in full in 2017, will remain on the new version of the album.
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral