Fear Factory Unveil First New Song in Nearly Six Years, “Disruptor” [Update: Now with Video]
Finally, after years of legal battles, member changes, and no shortage of public drama, it’s here: new Fear Factory music!
At midnight last night (April 15), Fear Factory dropped “Disruptor,” their first new song since Genexus came out in August of 2015, nearly six years ago. The song — and eventual album, Aggression Continuum, which was recorded in 2017 — comes after longtime vocalist Burton Seabell quit the band last year when guitarist Dino Cazares launched a Crowdfunding campaign to finish it. Burton called the fundraising effort a “scam,” and distanced himself from the project, but his vocals still appear on the final product. It later came out that Cazares had previously acquired 100% of the rights to use the Fear Factory name in a years-long court battle.
But you likely know all that already. How’s the song??
I’m happy to report it’s really friggin’ good. It’s got that massive Fear Factory CHONK as well as a big, hooky chorus that’ll get lodged in your dome after just one listen. In short: it’s Fear Factory! Frankly, it kicks way more ass than I expected it to for some reason.
Static-X bassist Tony Campos and drummer Mike Keller, who have both been with Fear Factory for some time, round out the current FF lineup. Recent social media activity indicates they may have already found their new vocalist.
Listen to “Disruptor” below. No word yet on a release date for Aggression Continuum although it is expected out in June.