Dino Cazares On Why He Hasn’t Revealed Fear Factory’s New Vocalist: “If I Announce His Name Right Now, Everybody’s Gonna Attack”


Back in November, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares said he’d be announcing the band’s new vocalist in early 2022 via a new track. But now that we’re some ways into 2022, Dino has explained why he hasn’t yet made the reveal to his fanbase.

Speaking to Chris Garza over at The Garza Project Podcast, Dino revealed his thought process behind not announcing a singer (as transcribed by our squeezes over at Metal Injection):

“What I was gonna do is announce the new singer just before the Static-X tour that was supposed to happen right now. So I was gonna announce it, I was gonna release a track just before the tour, just to get some hype for the tour [and] introduce the person. But the tour got postponed, and I went on tour with Soulfly and then all this other stuff.

“The thing is if I announce his name right now, everybody’s gonna attack — boom! They haven’t even heard him yet, and they’re gonna attack him. So I wanna do where I release a track. Everybody’s, like, ‘Release a track right now.’ Well, there’s planning involved. I don’t wanna put a song out just to put it out and nothing behind it. So, in other words, what I’m trying to say is what most fans don’t understand is you wanna create hype for something.

“In other words, just before a tour, I would release a song with the new singer, and people would get excited — boom! — you’ve got something to tour on. It would hopefully help generate more ticket sales, generate more interest for the band, blah blah blah blah. But if I release a track now, there’s nothing behind it and it’s just whatever. That’s what most fans don’t understand — there’s planning and there’s timing involved. So I’m withholding who this person is till the time is right… So that’s my thing that I’m saying to everybody right now, is that.”

What do you think? This seems like a lot of talk to me, without a clear answer, but hey, what do I know.

Check out the full interview below:

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