FEAR FACTORY’s new album, The Industrialist, is set for North American release on June 5th (Europe on June 1st). In the brief clip below, frontman Burton C. Bell comments on the new album:
The Industrialist is a conceptual record based around a story written by vocalist Burton C. Bell. The album’s artwork (below) was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band.
Bell notes, “The protagonist (The Industrialist) is the incarnation of all industries in the form of an automaton. The mechanical, technological, and scientific advances through the industrial age led to the creation of The Industrialist. In the story, the automaton becomes sentient as it collects memories with each passing day. Through observation and learning, it gains the will to exist. What was meant to help man, will eventually be man’s demise.”
The Industrialist again pairs Fear Factory with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, MACHINE HEAD), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY), the album is the second written by Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven year split.
Cazares says, “Collaborating with Burton again on the new album was like magic. Everything just fell into place naturally. It felt good to recapture the true sound of Fear Factory, taking it back to where it all started while raising it to new levels.”
Regarding Fulber Cazares notes, “Rhys has been our secret member. He is the one producer who has been able to understand what we have been trying to accomplish from the beginning and has opened our eyes to new things without sacrificing our original sound. His production and keyboard talents has made Fear Factory stand out amongst the many bands of our genre.”
The Industrialist follows the 2010 release of Mechanize. Widely regarded, the album was the first release from Fear Factory in six years. Mechanize debuted on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart week of release and topped CMJ’s Loud Rock radio chart as programmers embraced the band’s triumphant return.
The Industrialist tracklisting:
‘Depraved Mind Murder’
‘Virus Of Faith’
‘Religion Is Flawed Because Man Is Flawed’
‘Blush Response (Difference Engine)’ *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only)
Fear Factory recently unveiled the official trailer for The Industrialist. Check it out below:
Source : Bravewords.com