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BREAKING: Fear Factory’s New Vocalist is Milo Silvestro


It’s been roughly two years in the making, but legendary industrial metal band Fear Factory now has a new vocalist and his name is Milo Silvestro.

As rumored, the replacement for Burton C. Bell ended up being an Italian vocalist after all. Having been discovered by guitarist Dino Cazares through his Fear Factory covers online, Silvestro said he’s been a fan of the band for years and understand why this position is so important.

“This is a huge opportunity for me. I’ve been a fan of the band for many years and it feels very surreal but I’m excited to be part of it. I know I have some massive shoes to fill but I’m here to do it in the best way possible and give justice to the vocal legacy of this legendary band.”

According to Cazares, the tryout process took so long because he auditioned “at least 300 people… of all different styles.” And while everyone from rock singers to opera performers and female vocalists came out of the woodwork to be the new person behind the mic for Fear Factory, Cazares said he “kept coming back to the ‘Italian Stallion.’”

Fear Factory is about to embark on a major tour with Static-X, so Silvestro will be hitting the ground running in a big way.

“It is a big week for us in Fear Factory as we make our final preparations for our return to the live stage touring across the US, beginning February 25th on the ‘Rise Of The Machine’ tour. We can’t wait to get out on the road and start kicking some ass. ‘The Machine Will Rise’.”

Unfortunately, we didn’t get a new song to coincide with the announcement, which is a bit disappointing given the fact Cazares said we’d get one around this time. Still, the wait is finally over.

BREAKING: Fear Factory’s New Vocalist is Milo Silvestro

“Rise Of The Machine” North American 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 #

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