Pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal FEAR FACTORY will release their 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, entitled “Genexus”, on August 7th worldwide.
Until then, the band are whetting the appetite of eager fans by releasing the first trailer for the album.
Find out more about the new album and hear a snippet of new track ‘Protomech’, here:
“Genexus” was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by artist Anthony Clarkson. Drums on “Genexus” were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).
“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being.”
Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.
“This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”
“Genexus” track list:
1. Autonomous Combat System
4. Soul Hacker
7. Church Of Execution
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
LIMITED DIGIPACK BONUS TRACKS:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality
FEAR FACTORY will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut.
03.07. D Löbnitz – With Full Force
04.07. D Münster – Vainstream Rockfest
05.07. NL Utrecht – Tivolivredenburg
07.07. F Lille – Le Splendid
08.07. F Besancon – La Rodia
10.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Festival
11.07. CZ Ostrava – Barrak
12.07. SRB Novi Sad – Exit Festival
13.07. SK Bratislava – Randall
15.07. A Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
16.07. D Aglasterhausen – Substage
17.07. B Dour – Dour Festival
18.07. E Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
20.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays
Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception.
The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like “Soul Of A New Machine”, “Demanufacture”, and the gold-selling release, “Obsolete”