Fear Factory Are Recording an Album But We Still Don’t Know Who the New Vocalist Is
Industrial titans Fear Factory will begin recording their new album in 2023, guitarist Dino Cazares told Sonic Perspectives in a recent interview. The follow-up to 2021’s Aggressive Continuum, they expect to go into the studio early in the new year (via Blabbermouth).
“We started pre-production about a week ago. So right now we’re just demoing everything. And then we’ll be recording probably early next year. But then I’ve gotta go on tour… We’ve gotta go on tour starting in late February, and we’re gonna be on tour till at least June. So we probably be able to finish the production sometime until July, and then shortly after that hopefully get the record out as quickly as possible.”
The new record is scheduled to be Fear Factory’s first with their new vocalist, the identity of whom has still not been disclosed (but here are a bunch of singers we think could do the job).
“You wanna take your time [working with the new singer]. You wanna make sure you find someone that best fits the job. It’s not anything new for me; I’ve started many other bands with other singers, and I’ve had to replace singers before. But not in a band like Fear Factory. So, yeah, it’s definitely very challenging, and I’m definitely up for the challenge. I understand there’s probably gonna be some sort of backlash, but there’s a backlash with everything. So, yeah, I’m up for the challenge. I’m not planning on changing anything. I’m gonna pretty much keep what Fear Factory is known for and try to honor the legacy of who we are.”
Cazares also shared in the interview that Fear Factory does not have a label and that he didn’t know their contract expired.
“We don’t have any record company. Fear Factory doesn’t have any new record company right now. We haven’t signed any new deals. And we are in the process also of negotiating and evaluating different offers that we have. That’s another thing too. I didn’t realize that this year that our record contract had expired with Nuclear Blast. But they still have the obligation to promote this record, [remix album] Recoded. But now, moving forward, we’re exploring our options and it’s looking really good. So hopefully we’ll get some sort of deal done and be able to get this music out to you as soon as possible.”
We’ll keep you posted if Fear Factory ever decides to announce their new singer.