Fear Factory Biography (Wikipedia)
Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989. Throughout the band's career, they have released nine full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, and industrial metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s.
Fear Factory went on hold in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but resumed activity a year later without founding member Dino Cazares, adding bassist Byron Stroud, and previous bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist.
In April 2009, a new lineup was announced. Cazares returned as lead and rhythm guitarist, and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud reprised their respective roles, and this lineup recorded the band's seventh studio album titled Mechanize (2010). Former members Wolbers and Raymond Herrera—both of whom were playing in Arkaea—disputed the legitimacy of the new lineup, and a legal battle from both parties had begun. Despite this, Fear Factory has since released two more albums: The Industrialist (2012) and Genexus (2015).
Fear Factory Tracks