Pre-Order! Transparent blue, solid white and black vinyl, deluxe packaging with an exclusive poster. Ships around April 30, 2021.
Fear Factory is an American Industrial Metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1990. Throughout their career they have released nine full-length albums with a tenth studio album coming in 2021. They have evolved through a succession of sounds, all in the main style of groove metal and industrial metal. The band has been enormously influential on the heavy metal and industrial scene mainly in the mid-to-late 1990s but still inspiring young musicians today .
Their second album, Demanufacture, was released on June 12, 1995 Considered to be the band’s defining work, it features a more industrial metal sound characterized by a mix of rapid fire thrash metal/industrial metal guitar riffs and tight, pulse driven drum beats, and roaring vocals that made way for melodic singing. The album’s production is more refined and the integration of atmospheric keyboard parts by Rhys Fulber’s industrial textures upon Cazares’ and Herrera’s precise musicianship, made the songs sound clinical, cold and machine-like and gave the music a more futuristic feel than the band’s earlier work. It is a concept album about a man’s struggles against a machine-controlled government, with each song a chapter in his life. Demanufacture was awarded the maximum five-star rating in Kerrang! Rock Magazine. It made the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Charts and a video was produced for the song, “Replica.” Burton Bell wrote the majority of the lyrics and Dino wrote all the music including some lyrics. Adding a new live touring bassist, which many now consider it the classic line up. Many regard the album as the band’s best and heavy metal classic. The band spent the next few years touring with Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Iron Maiden and opening for Ozzy Osbourne in North America and Europe during late 1995. Upon its release, Demanufacture proved to be extraordinarily successful and received universal acclaim from music critics. It is called a landmark record in alternative metal ,heavy metal ,industrial metal and is regarded as the band’s best album. Over the years, Fear Factory has seen changes in its lineup. The band has performed at three Ozzfests 1996,1997 and 1999. Their singles have charted on the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums on the Billboard Top 40, 100 and 200 and they have sold more than a million albums in the U.S. alone.
For the 25th anniversary, ROG is reissuing this classic album for the first time on vinyl in the U.S., adding newly found unreleased live tracks recorded at Ozz Fest in 1996 and an exclusive poster!