A special listening party for FEAR FACTORY's ninth album, "Genexus", will be held on July 23 at the Complex in Glendale (806 E. Colorado St.), California. This event is for those 21 and over, totally free, and open to the general public! All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a FEAR FACTORY "Genexus" guitar, courtesy of Ibanez.
"Please come and join me, Dino [Cazares, guitar], Mike [Heller, drums] and Tony [Campos, bass] for a fun evening," says vocalist Burton C. Bell. "We will have just returned from a European tour, and will be leaving the next day to tour with COAL CHAMBER! Have some liquid beverages and listen to the new album, as well as select songs that we will indulge you with. It will be a great evening!"
This event is first come, first served. Attendees are advised to show up early in order to secure entry.
For more details and to RSVP, go to this location.
"Genexus" will be released on August 7 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2012's "The Industrialist" was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by Anthony Clarkson. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).
"The word 'genexus' is a hybrid of two words: 'genesis' and 'nexus,'" explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. "This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a 'mechanical' state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. 'Genexus' is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye."
He continues: "This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us."
"Genexus" track listing:
01. Autonomous Combat System
04. Soul Hacker
07. Church Of Execution
09. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Limited digipak bonus tracks:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality
Says Cazares: "The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement.
"We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.
"Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!
"We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can't wait for everybody to hear it."
FEAR FACTORY recently parted ways with bassist Matt DeVries (previously of CHIMAIRA, where he played guitar, and SIX FEET UNDER and replaced him with Tony Campos (ex-SOULFLY, STATIC-X, PRONG, MINISTRY).
FEAR FACTORY will hit the road this July with COAL CHAMBER.
Photo credit: Kevin Estrada