FEAR FACTORY have set "Transgression" as the title of their next studio album, tentatively due August 23 via Trillion Records. Trillion is the new imprint from Liquid 8 Records and Entertainment founder and CEO, Mike Cattain, who has created Trillion as a home for FEAR FACTORY and new bands seeking a creative haven grounded in growth.
FEAR FACTORY will enter Track Record Studios in North Hollywood, California on May 5 with producer Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, SOULFLY) to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Archetype". "We are all very, very excited about the collaboration with Toby," says singer Burton C. Bell. In addition to Toby Wright, there will be a list of guest musicians collaborating on "Transgression", including bass player Billy Gould of FAITH NO MORE fame. Burton explains, "Billy brings a different vibe to the music the way his bass lines move around the beat and drive the songs with a unique element." Billy will contribute to two songs: "Echo of My Scream" and "Super Nova". Other working titles for "Transgression" include "New Promise" (co-written with Mark Morton of LAMB OF GOD), "Empire", "540,000 Degrees Fahrenheit" and the projected title track.
"It's really cool to be writing a new record," says Burton. "We are all feeling very positive and it's moving quickly since we have overcome some major obstacles. Now we can work on a fucking great album. 2005 is the year of 'Transgression' for FEAR FACTORY!"
You can get a preview of what's to come on "Transgression" when you play the new game "Rainbow Six Lockdown", which features a track from "Transgression" entitled "Lockdown", as well as scores created by FEAR FACTORY throughout the menus. Apart from contributing music to "Rainbow Six Lockdown", drummer Raymond Herrera's production company, 3volution Productions, has produced the soundtrack to the Tom Clancy "Rainbow Six Lockdown" game, which will include FEAR FACTORY tracks and many other songs from various bands, to be released on Calvin/Trillion Records on August 3.
Fans will get to hear some of the new FEAR FACTORY tracks this summer on Dave Mustaine's Gigantour. Christian Olde Wolbers, who will be slaying fans on the Gigantour tour this summer with his new Jackson signature series guitars and Krankenstein amps, states, "We're really excited about doing a big summer tour — we haven't done that since we headlined the side stage of Ozzfest in '98. I'm happy to convert the older and young metal fans of the Gigantour. Once again, Dave has put together a slamming summer tour!"