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Dino Cazares Is Preparing Fear Factory’s New Singer for Internet Trolls: “Some People Just Can’t Handle That Emotionally”


Last week, industrial metal progenitors Fear Factory announced that they had signed again with Nuclear Blast and would soon reveal the identity of the band’s new singer, almost two years after Burton C. Bell left the band on acrimonious terms. Guitarist Dino Cazares has given another update on the singer and part of the reason that we don’t know who he is is that the guitarist has to train him for… internet trolls.

Speaking to Aussie publication World of Sound, Cazares opened up about why he hasn’t announced the new singer yet:

“I had a lot of preparation with him because he’s gonna have to be able to not only fill some big shoes, which he can vocal-wise, but he’s never been inside in that arena, where you’re gonna have the media, you’re gonna have Internet trolls coming after you. So that’s one of the main things I’m getting him prepared for, because some people just can’t handle that emotionally.

“If you’re in a small band growing to be a bigger band, yeah, eventually you grow into all the Internet hate that you’re gonna get, but he’s gonna get it instantly and it’s gonna be bombarded on him. But I understand where some people are coming from, ’cause some people are not always adaptable to change. And Burton C. Bell definitely did have the legendary voice for Fear Factory. But things change, people’s lives change, and sometimes you’ve just gotta move on. And that’s exactly what we’ve both done.”

Clock’s ticking for Fear Factory’s new singer to reveal himself. The band goes on a pretty extensive US tour next month.

Fear Factory 2023 Tour
Feb 25: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27: Portland, OR – Roseland
Feb 28: Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar 01: Vancouver, BC – Richshaw Theater – SOLD OUT
Mar 02: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 03: Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04: Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 05: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar 07: Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Mar 08: Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater *
Mar 09: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
Mar 10: Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
Mar 11: San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater *
Mar 12: Houston, TX – House of Blues *
Mar 14: Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater *
Mar 15: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live *
Mar 16: Charlotte, NC – Underground – SOLD OUT *
Mar 17: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage – SOLD OUT *
Mar 18: Philly, PA – Theater of the Living Arts – SOLD OUT *
Mar 19: NYC, NY – Irving Plaza *
Mar 21: Boston, MA – Big Night Live *
Mar 22: New Haven, CT – Toad’s *
Mar 23: Montreal, QC – MTELUS *
Mar 24: Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall *
Mar 25: Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall – SOLD OUT *
Mar 26: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
Mar 28: Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian #
Mar 29: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts #
Mar 30: Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs #
Mar 31: Ft Wayne, IN – The Clyde *
Apr 01: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
Apr 02: Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center*
Apr 04: Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection *
Apr 05: St Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall #
Apr 06: Indy, IN – The Vogue #
Apr 07: Chicago, IL – House of Blues #
Apr 08: Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis #
Apr 09: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater #
Apr 11: Denver, CO – The Summit #
Apr 13: Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues#
Apr 14: San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
Apr 15: LA, CA – Belasco Theater – SOLD OUT #

Featuring special guest MUSHROOMHEAD
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