Fear Factory

fear_factoryFear Factory is an American heavy metal band. The band formed in 1989 and have released seven full-length albums and a number of singles and remixes. Over the course of their career they have evolved from a succession of styles, as well as steadily pioneered a combination of the styles death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and industrial metal. The resultant sound proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene from the mid-90s and onwards. Their most recent album, Transgression, described as a more experimental and atypical effort, has also contained elements of pop music and progressive metal.

Fear Factory disbanded in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but they reformed later that year minus founding member Dino Cazares adding bassist, Byron Stroud, and casting then-bassist Christian Olde Wolbers as guitarist. Band’s innovative approach towards, and hybridization of the genres of industrial metal, death metal and alternative metal has had a lasting impact on heavy metal music ever since the release of their first album in 1992. They has often been called a “stepping stone” leading mainstream listeners to venture into less-known/more extreme bands, and are consistently appreciated.

Other Information

  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Genres: Death metal (early), Industrial metal, Groove metal, Alternative metal
  • Years active: 1989-present
  • Labels: Roadrunner, Liquid 8/Calvin
  • Associated acts: Brujeria, Asesino, Ascension of the Watchers, Divine Heresy, Arkaea
  • Website: http://www.fearfactory.com
  • Members:
  1. Burton C. Bell – vocals
  2. Dino Cazares – guitar
  3. Byron Stroud – bass
  4. Gene Hoglan – drums


  • Soul of a New Machine (1992); 2004 (Reissue)
  • Demanufacture (1995); 1995 (Digipak); 2005 (Reissue)
  • Obsolete (1998); 1999 (Digipak)
  • Digimortal (2001)
  • Concrete (2002)
  • Archetype (2004)
  • Transgression (2005)



~ by molco on June 5, 2009.

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