Soundwave-bound industrial metallers Fear Factory have revealed that a follow-up to their 2012 album, The Industrialist, is tentatively slated for release in early 2015. Guitarist Dino Cazares says the band are currently completing their writing process, and will hit the studio next month to begin tracking the album.
“We’re doing pre-production right now and we’ll be in the studio next month to track the album,” Cazares explained to SiriusXM’s director of programming, Jose Mangin, earlier this week (via Blabbermouth). “We have a lot of songs written and we’re finishing the writing, which we’re almost done with,” he continued.
Back in May 2013, Cazares told Songfacts that Fear Factory would begin work on a new album after they finish touring The Industrialist, eyeing an early 2014 release, which was later pushed back to spring 2014, before Bell said in a March 2014 interview that he would like to have a new album out by August.
Asked about the sound of the new album, Cazares said, “Well, each one of our records are so different from each other. You know, it still sounds like Fear Factory. There’s still the killer guitar picking, the killer drum beats, Burt’s [C. Bell] beautiful vocals on the top of it, you know, that’s all still very much intact, but you always have to try and experiment and push your music to different places, you know what I mean?”
Cazares said the album would “land somewhere between” their seminal 1995 album, Demanufacture, and 1998’s Obsolete. The band’s last album, The Industrialist, received lukewarm reviews from fans and critics alike. Many listeners took issue with the band’s use of programmed drums instead of a live drummer.
Fellow Soundwave 2015 lineup act Marilyn Manson also recently confirmed that a new album is forthcoming. The shock rocker took to Twitter to confirm that the follow-up to his well-received 2012 LP, Born Villain, “is prepared for landing”, as he continues work on the latest season of Sons of Anarchy.
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