FEAR FACTORY frontman frontman Burton C. Bell has confirmed to Jenny Feniak of the Edmonton Sun that the band has parted ways with Liquid 8 Records, the label that issued the group's last two albums — 2004's "Archetype" and 2005's "Transgression".

"Right now we're a completely independent band. We're free of labels and free of all sorts of things, so it's all about the music right now," says Bell, who is also a creative writer.

Unlike most bands, which have little reason behind their names, branding themselves as FEAR FACTORY back in 1990 meant something real to its members.

"We wanted something that was timeless and something that was provocative and created images within ours heads," says Bell. "We just came up with a philosophy and discussed what FEAR FACTORY was and what it could be, and it seemed to be perfect.

"We didn't want to fall into any real type. We wanted heavy music, but we wanted to experiment with all sorts of ideas and concepts and move forward with it."

FEAR FACTORY recorded its debut in 1991 with "Concrete", but the band didn't have much impact on the world until "Soul of a New Machine" came out the following year.

"It was more like the baby was born and was kicking in all kinds of ideas and just experimenting with all different types of things," says Bell. "But it was still searching for itself."

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