CrankItUp.se conducted an interview with vocalist Burton C. Bell of FEAR FACTORY on Sunday, February 28 at the Brewhouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. Watch the chat below. Also available is fan-filmed video footage of FEAR FACTORY's February 21 concert at VK in Brussels, Belgium.FEAR FACTORY's new album, "Mechanize", sold 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Transgression", opened with 19,000 units back in August 2005 to land at No. 45. This was substantially less than the first-week number registered by its predecessor, "Archetype", which sold 32,000 copies back in April 2004 to enter the Billboard chart at No. 30.
"Mechanize" registered the following first-week chart positions: UK: #7 (Rock Albums)
Netherlands: #83 "Mechanize" was released in the U.S. on February 9, 2010 via Candlelight Records. The CD, which was co-produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST), was mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, SKINNY PUPPY). FEAR FACTORY's current lineup — featuring original FF members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud (who was credited on the last two FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, TESTAMENT) — made its live debut on December 4, 2009 at Espaço Lux in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil. FEAR FACTORY will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, March 5 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk. Interview in Gothenburg, Sweden (February 28, 2010):