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Fear Factory just released the trailer for their upcoming music video for “The Industrialist.” They even went through the trouble of recreating that green MPAA rating thing at the beginning. Why are people releasing trailers for music videos? I just don’t get it.
Anyway, the video seams to be the typical, run-of-the-mill low budget lyrics internet video. Edited with stock After Effects elements and shot on a Canon dSLR. I think it’s great that technology has advanced so much that you can give a professional music video from MTV a run for its money with a $1000 camera and your own personal computer, but it’s also created this trend of cliche videos which look and sound the same because everyone is using the same Video Copilot products.
But yeah, this is a metal site, not a video editing site, so just enjoy the video and don’t mind me…
Look what the cat dragged in! No, I don’t mean Fear Factory, my humble self!
I’m back and ready to post the shit out of all the news I’ve missed. Expect at least three new posts by the end of summer, and up to ten by the end of the year. In the meantime, enjoy this live performance of the first single from Fear Factory’s new album (can’t remember the name of the album, but it’s probably something about man versus machine), symbolically titled “Recharger.” God, I’m such an artist.
Matt DeVries (picture above on the left), who left Chimaira to join his former Chimaira bandmates Rob Arnold and Kevin Talley in Six Feet Under last year, left Six Feet Under. Former Brain Drill and Vile bassist Jeff Hughell (pictured above on the right) joined Six Feet Under shortly afterwards.
To make matters even more confusing, I will now give you some of the official announcements by the bands about their new bassists and I’ll black out the names so you’ll have absolutely no idea who is talking about whom.
“… is proud to announce our new member, bass player … He’s an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing … a few years back. We feel with the addition of …, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as … is now a true force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged.”
I wonder who said that.
“We are very excited to have … playing bass for … We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the … machine.”
Hmm, there’s a big hint in there about who the band is. Read all the links I provided above and you’ll soon know where the announcements came from. Yes, you have to work for your news on Dose of Metal. Nothing is for free here!
More than a dozen new bands have been added to the Download 2012 line up, and if you had any doubts about going or not, one (or more) of these will probably help you make your mind up:
- Rise Against
- Steel Panther
- Black Label Society
- Kyuss Lives!
- Five Finger Death Punch
- As I Lay Dying
- Billy Talent
- Fear Factory
- and more!
Billy Talent?!? OMG I’M SO THERE!!!1!1 No, but seriously, that’s some nice lineup, joining the already awesome lineup of Metallica, Black Sabbath, and most importantly – The Prodigy, plus a shitload of more good to great bands.
We’ve recently revealed the name of the new Fear Factory album (when I saw we, I of course mean the band, but I’m the messenger, so it counts, right), and we can add some more exciting info to that: a release date!
Dino revealed via his Twitter account that:
title is “The Industrialist ” and the release date is late May Early June
Fuck yeah, bitches! I’m hyped, so I’m sharing a song off of Mechanize above. Crank it up. Represent!
Fear Factory have revealed the new album title. It’s called…
Wait for it…
OMG!11!11!1 Let me guess, is it going to be… industrial?
I don’t actually care what the name is, if it’s anyway near the quality of Mechanize, I’ll be perfectly happy. Take into account that Burton C. Bell has continuously stated he feels the band could do better than Mechanize, and that the new lineup has probably become a bit more stable by now (even though stable is not really a word I’d throw around when it comes to Fear Factory), we’re in for a real treat. Yum! *that’s what the band said*
Another one in the “barely eligible to pass as news” department, Burton C. Bell used Fear Factory‘s Twitter account to announce he’s got the album title name figured out, but he didn’t really want us to know:
I think I have the title in my head or the next record…. Should I share? BCB
Fuck yes you should share, but with me alone. Burton, if you’re reading this, send it to [email protected], and I’ll send you a nude picture of myself, how about that?
In the meantime, let’s play a guessing game. What could the title for a new Fear Factory album be? I’m thinking:
- Flip Flops (this one being the concept album about his relationship with other band members)
To say about Van Halen II that the title says it all, would be an understatement. But let’s break it down, anyway, in case a juggalo is reading this.
The ‘Van Halen’ in ‘Van Halen II’ means it’s an album by the band Van Halen. ‘II’ stands for ‘second,’ because it’s their sophomore effort. Mr. Wikipedia, at your service.
Leaving bad jokes and sarcasm aside, there’s a podcast out there called “Mars Attacks,” and they got a bunch of musicians together to talk about this album. What musicians? Well, people like Charlie Benante, Glen Drover and Gene Hoglan, and others…
You can listen to the podcast right here: [audio:http://marsattacksradio.com/Interviews/Mars_Attacks_Podcast_046_-_VHII.mp3]
Remember Arkaea? The Fear Factor-ish side project by Raymond and Cristian with the guys from Threat Signal? Well, now it’s their main project (lulz), and ever since the whole “new” Fear Factory fiasco, they’ve kept kind of quiet, until recently when ThePRP dug out some info about a new album being planned.
I was never much of an Arkaea fan, but I’m pretty interested in hearing this, a) because they have a reason to be pissed and b) because they have a reason to prove themselves, now more so than ever. Let’s wait and see what comes out of it.
This Friday I made a Top 10 about my favorite live clips from YouTube, and Megadeth‘s Argentinian performance was there. If you watch that clip, you will realize that Latin America loves Megadeth, so maybe it makes sense for them to headline this Mexican festival called ‘Hell & Heaven – Metal Fest 2011.’
It will happen in Guadalajara, Mexico on November 19, and hey, maybe Megadeth can get a Mexican bassist too, just like Metallica!
I keed, I keed, you know I love borderline racist jokes.
Anyway, Fear Factory is also on the bill. Make the jump to see the poster! The official website can be found here.