As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported on August 13, 2007, FEAR FACTORY members Christian Olde Wolbers (guitar) and Raymond Herrera (drums) have officially announced that they have teamed up with vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL) in a new group called ARKAEA.ARKAEA has just finished pre-production and is scheduled to enter the studio to begin recording its debut album. The CD promises to be as pummeling as anything the team of Olde Wolbers and Herrera has ever written. Christian comments: "These songs were designed like the FEAR FACTORY songs that Raymond and I always wrote. However, we've been able to push the boundaries and go out of that context, while remaining heavy." "Christian and Ray have been writing together for many years, so the music does have a lot of FEAR FACTORY elements," adds Howard. "However, we've been open to trying different things. It basically fuses what I have been doing vocally in THREAT SIGNAL with driving FEAR FACTORY rhythms, along with some of our own experimentation. The idea behind the project is to be heavy, but maintain melody at the same time." Howard has been a part of the FEAR FACTORY family ever since Olde Wolbers served as producer for THREAT SIGNAL's debut, "Under Reprisal". Given that connection, the chemistry was there the instant the band started playing together. The band's as-yet-untitled debut is due this fall on Koch Records. Touring activities are in the works in support of the record. You can preview new music at www.myspace.com/arkaeamusic.
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