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Fear Factory Have Found Their New Singer

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Fear Factory have found a singer to replace longtime frontman Burton Seabreeze… but they won’t say who it is yet.

Even if they did say who it is, I don’t know that it would matter — Fear Factory guitarist (and now sole brand owner) Dino Cazares has said before that he wants to hire an unknown. Assuming that’s what he did, a name alone wouldn’t mean anything to us. If he said, like, “We hired Jonny Santos from Spineshank,” that means something. “We hired Shlomo Moscovitz,” on the other hand, would only encourage us to run to Google to see if we could find any samples of Shlomo Moscovitz singing.

I assume for that reason, Cazares says he’d like to introduce the new singer via a new Fear Factory song, which I think is a smart move — don’t make fans speculate, let them hear Fear Factory 2021 and (hopefully) get on board with Seasaw no longer being in the band.

Cazares revealed the news during a recent interview with Bucketlist TV:

“For those of you who don’t know, our singer quit after 30 years, so I’ve been looking for a new singer. And I’m first here to tell you that I have definitely nailed it down to one person. I’m not gonna reveal who that is yet — not yet. Once I’m done [playing with Soulfly as a fill-in guitarist for the summer U.S tour], I’m gonna go back to L.A., back to the studio, and I’ll be writing some new new Fear Factory songs with the new singer, because I’d like to introduce him with a new song.”

Those of you who picked up on the “him” pronoun might be bummed that Cazares didn’t hire a woman, which he previously said was a real possibility. To those fans, Cazares says:

“That was true. I auditioned a few women, yes. But it didn’t work out — not because they were female or anything like that. Because I wanted to pick whoever was best for the position, and it turned out to be a guy.”

Interestingly, the band just announced that they’ll release an instrumental version of their new album, Aggression Continuum, in September. I wonder if there are any re-recordings of that material with the new singer in the works?

While we wait for more intel, here are the upcoming Soulfly tour dates featuring Cazares on guitar:

8/20/2021  Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM ** [tickets]
8/21/2021  Marquis Theater – Denver, CO ** [tickets]
8/22/2021  Sunshine Studios – Colorado Springs, CO ** [tickets]
8/24/2021  Wave Outdoors – Wichita, KS ** [tickets]
8/25/2021  The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS ** [tickets]
8/26/2021  Red Flag – St. Louis, MO ** [tickets]
8/27/2021  Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN ** [tickets]
8/28/2021  Metal In The Mountains @ Pipestem Event Center – Pipestem, WV ** [tickets]
8/29/2021  Skully’s – Columbus, OH ** [tickets]
8/30/2021  Rec Room – Buffalo, NY ** [tickets]
8/31/2021  Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA ** [tickets]
9/01/2021  Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY ** [tickets]
9/02/2021  Alchemy – Providence, RI ** [tickets]
9/03/2021  Alchemy – Providence, RI ** [tickets]
9/04/2021  The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY ^ [tickets]
9/05/2021  Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI ^ [tickets]
9/06/2021  WC Social Club – West Chicago, IL ^ [tickets]
9/07/2021  Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN ^ [tickets]
9/08/2021  Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY ^ [tickets]
9/09/2021  Zydeco – Birmingham, AL ^ [tickets]
9/11/2021  Warlando Festival – Orlando, FL * [tickets]
9/12/2021  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA ^ [tickets]
9/14/2021  Scout Bar – Houston, TX ^ [tickets]
9/15/2021  Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX ^ [tickets]
9/16/2021  Trees – Dallas, TX ^ [tickets]
9/17/2021  Country River Club – Tyler, TX ^ [tickets]
9/18/2021  Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX ^ [tickets]
9/19/2021  Rockhouse Bar & Grill – El Paso, TX^ [tickets]
9/21/2021  Encore – Tucson, AZ * [tickets]
9/22/2021  Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA * [tickets]
9/23/2021  Alex’s Bar – Long Beach, CA * [tickets]
9/24/2021 The Whisky – Los Angeles, CA  * [tickets]
9/25/2021 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ+ [tickets]
* = No Support
** – 8/20 – 9/3 – Niviane
^ – 9/4 – 9/19 – Suicide Puppets

[via The PRP]

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