Florida death metallers OBITUARY have completed the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in early 2014. The band states; “We will take our time, trim the fat and focus on making these bass boys as bad-ass as possible.
On July 2, AndrewHaug.com, Australia’s first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host ofTriple J Australia’s “The Racket” radio show (originally “Full Metal Racket”; 2001-2011), conducted an interview with guitarist Dino Cazares of Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
Asked whose idea it was to perform FEAR FACTORY‘s classic classic 1995 sophomore album, “Demanufacture”, on the band’s Australian tour, vocalist Burton C. Bell told The Rockpit: “It was kinda like a joke at first. Last time we were there for ‘The Industrialist’ on tour, we were playing a lot of tracks from ‘Demanufacture’, and we just thought, ‘Why don’t we just play the whole damn record?’ and the promoter was, like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a great idea. We should plan it properly,’ and blah blah blah, and just started talking about it. And we thought about it, and it was Australia that embraced FEAR FACTORY wholeheartedly first and so Australia was where we received our first silver and gold records for ‘Demanufacture’, so we figured that we’d go to Australia.”
FEAR FACTORY will also perform “Demanufacture” in its entirety aboard the 2014 edition of the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise — 70000 Tons Of Metal — which will sail January 27-31.
FEAR FACTORY‘s new album, “The Industrialist”, sold 9,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Mechanize”, opened with 10,000 units back in February 2010 to land at No. 72.