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Los Angeles, United States (1989 – 2002, 2002 – present)

Fear Factory is an American band that from Los Angeles that formed in 1989. Over the course of their career they have evolved from a succession of styles, combining , , , with . Fear Factory proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene in the mid- to late-1990s. The band disbanded in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but reformed later in 2002 without founding member Dino Cazares, adding bassist Byron Stroud, and casting then-bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist.

In April 2009, a new lineup was announced with Cazares returning and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud are both reprising their respective roles, and the band completed a seventh studio album entitled Mechanize. Former members Christian Olde Wolbers and Raymond Herrera (both currently playing in Arkaea) dispute the legitimacy of the new lineup, and a legal battle is underway from both parties. The band has performed at three Ozzfests as well as the inaugural Gigantour and has had singles in the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums in the Billboard Top 40, 100, and 200. The band has sold more than 1 million albums in the US alone.


* Burton C. Bell – lead vocals (1989–present)
* Dino Cazares – guitar (1989−2002, 2009–present)
* Gene Hoglan – drums (2009–present)
* Byron Stroud – bass (2003–present)

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Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA


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  • spineshank155

    Yeah, when i went on the Transgression tour this band was so epic i didn't even notice how bad Burton's vocals were.

    16 Apr 4:29pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    me too (and i say this as a fan) it didnt really stop me from enjoying the show though. pisschrist was fucking epic live.

    9 Apr 8:46pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    I thought Burton live was always bad, at least during either SOANM or the Demanufacture tour.

    9 Apr 7:00am Reply
  • jGustainis

    McDonald's metal

    28 Mar 5:48pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    Sickdex, I wholeheartedly agree.

    26 Mar 11:06pm Reply
  • JavierGarciaCeb

    @sickdex Burton C. Bell forevah!

    25 Mar 1:57pm Reply
  • sickdex

    "His raw voice fits this style. and his clean style is great." I don't know if you seen they live but Burton's voice is terrible nowadays. He really needs to take a break from the band.

    23 Mar 2:51pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Fear Factory

    14 Mar 9:37am Reply
  • crazysharky666

    "great band but Burton could really do with some singing lessons". Rather taking a time off, all the singing he did messed with his voice. The reason why he nees to use studio whatever.

    10 Mar 10:37pm Reply
  • Gitarrenmeister

    "great band but Burton could really do with some singing lessons x2 " - y? His raw voice fits this style. and his clean style is great.

    9 Mar 1:43pm Reply
  • Gravy95

    I for one love Burton's voice, he's got a good clean voice and an awesome harsh voice. He's definitely up there with my faves

    2 Mar 8:21pm Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    great band but Burton could really do with some singing lessons x2

    2 Mar 2:45am Reply
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    21 Feb 9:01pm Reply
  • sancezz

    I had a dream that there was a Fear Factory theme park built called Fear Is The Mindkiller, and it was a hellish land of rusting metal. The rides were all themed around this decaying industrial style. It was beautiful. Further, it was advertised through someone leaving messages on phones just saying " the mindkiller" in an exceptionally creepy voice. Basically, Burton and Dino, inbox me to realise this dream.

    21 Feb 7:13am Reply
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    20 Feb 8:52pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    As I said in one of my previous comments, Burt is the main reason City of Fire doesn't exist anymore, which is also one of the reason why I would like FF with a new vocalist.

    12 Feb 9:48pm Reply
  • Infinite_Impact

    If that were to go he would sound like shit, so no.

    12 Feb 7:53am Reply
  • Sculpy

    crazyshark - I reckon Bell's harsh vocals are still pretty good. It's his mediocre singing voice and over-reliance on studio gloss that needs to go.

    10 Feb 9:39am Reply
  • Anymarrie Fear Factory excelente su genero

    9 Feb 5:52pm Reply
  • fuckthetags

    Give a listen!!

    5 Feb 9:28am Reply
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