FEAR FACTORY will host the February 8 edition of "Headbangers Ball", which now airs every Monday night (technically Tuesday morning) at 3:00 a.m. EST/PST on MTV2.
FEAR FACTORY will embark on a U.S. headling tour in late March. Support on the trek will come from WINDS OF PLAGUE, DIRGE WITHIN, PERIPHERY and, on select shows, DIVINE HERESY (the band featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares). Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
FEAR FACTORY's new album, "Mechanize", will be 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 recently 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.
Quality video footage of the "Edgecrusher" performance from the São Paulo gig can be viewed below.