Check Out Fear Factory’s New Vocalist Covering ‘Dielectric’


Yesterday, industrial metal mainstays Fear Factory finally lifted the curtain, unveiling their new vocalist and Burton C. Bell replacement, Milo Silvestro. While most of the internet sees him as an unknown artist, the truth of the matter is Milo’s an Italian vocalist most known for fronting electronic metal band Dead Channel.

In order to give you guys an idea of his vocal talents, we’re sharing a video of Silvestro covering “Dielectric” off of Fear Factory’s 2015 album, Genexus. Just from that initial clip, it seems like Fear Factory’s gone with the right choice.

During the band’s announcement video, Silvestro explained that music’s been a part of his life from a very early age, having come from an extremely musical family.

“Both my parents are pro musicians. My mom is a vocal coach; my dad is a professional blues guitar player and songwriter.”

Having started playing drums at the age of 12 before moving on to metal and writing lyrics, learning how to scream, and so on, it’s no surprise why guitarist Dino Cazares said he kept coming back to Silvestro even though they auditioned more than 300 vocalists from different styles.

What initially made Silvestro stand out, Cazares said in yesterday’s announcement, was a YouTube video where the singer did a medly of songs from Soul of a New Machine. The level of talent, Cazares said, was hard to deny.

“He was doing all the heavy growls, all the killer melodic voices and stuff like that. And it was very impressive. … I kinda had been following him for the last couple of years ’cause I saw some of his videos that he put up on the ‘New Breed’ page, which is a Fear Factory fan page [on Facebook].”

Fear Factory’s announcement came just in time yesterday, as the band’s getting ready to head out on tour with Static-X. If you want to see Silvestro live for yourself, be sure to head to one of the venues on the dates below.

“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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