36 Crazyfists Unleash First Single From New Album
July 2, 2010
Alaskan metallers 36 Crazyfists
are pleased to name their first single from their new Ferret Music
release, 'Collisions and Castaways'
, poised for release on July 27th of this year. The track is now available for purchase digitally, across all digital providers, including iTunes
has begun airing on Sirius XM Liquid Metal
this week, and one listen is sure to bring back memories of 36 Crazyfists
tracks of the past, as well as turn the heads of new fans. Head over to the 36 Crazyfists MySpace
to check out "Reviver"
now. 36 Crazyfists
is offering a pre-order of 'Collisions and Castaways'
, available here
. The pre-order packages include your choice of an individual CD, a CD + exclusive pre-order shirt, or a CD + pre-order shirt and flag. All packages will include a signed booklet, only while supplies last. 36 Crazyfists
will be touring for much of the rest of the year and hope to launch their first headlining tour during this upcoming record cycle. Fans will be able to witness 36 Crazyfists
in two weeks when they hit the road with Fear Factory
and more! See below for all current tour dates: 36 Crazyfists
w/ Fear Factory
, After The Burial
7/07 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
7/09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
7/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/13 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
7/14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
7/15 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
7/16 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
7/17 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/19 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
7/21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
7/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/25 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/26 - Towson, MD@ Recher Theatre
7/27 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
w/ Straight Line Stitch
, Dirge Within
7/28 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/31 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
8/01 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/03 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/06 - Couer D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
8/07 - Olympia, WA @ The Vault
For more information on 36 Crazyfists
After The Burial Post Pre Production Video Pt 3
June 29, 2010
So these Meshuggah clones posted pt 3 of their pre pro process, and seem to be taking a shot at Analog recording... since digital compression just makes everything sound so much better... right? RIIIIGHT..!
Anyway, for those of you that dig any of the bands perpetuating this Meshuggahcore trend, check the video below.
After The Burial will be hitting the road with metal titans Fear Factory this summer. Dates and such can probably be found on their Myspace page.
Thy Will Be Done Frontman Comments On Fear Factory Tour
May 21, 2010
After a successful winter tour that they were personally invited to perform on by Dez Fafara
, Providence Rhode Island's Thy Will Be Done
are now out on the road with Fear Factory
, and Silent Civilian
. The Fear Campaign Tour
is set to tear across the US throughout the rest of May and the first half of June. Special guests All That Remains
will join up with the tour on June 8th. No strangers to the road, Thy Will Be Done
have been touring non-stop since the release of their 2007 debut album 'Was And Is To Come'
Front man J. Costa
had the following to say about the current tour:
"We're genuine fans of music first and foremost, so it's still a bit surreal to be a part of a tour with Fear Factory
whom not only is highly influential to Thy Will Be Done
but so many other bands! I hear FF
in SO many bands and for whatever reason, in my opinion, not enough people site them as being as HIGHLY influential and groundbreaking as they are.
The same is also felt about Prong
! We owe so much to them for helping pave the way. We're also glad to be out here with SIlent Civilian
. They're solid musicians and people and Jonny's
got some serious pipes. So, as music fans and musicians, we're super humbled and appreciative to be on this run."
Their 2009 follow-up effort, 'In Ancient of Days'
, was released June 30 again through Stillborn Records
and produced, engineered and mixed by Zeuss
with Jamey Jasta
as executive producer. The European release features the bonus track "Mystery, Her Name
". An exclusive alternate version of the album is also available in the US through retailer Hot Topic
which features the track "Becoming the Way
Thy Will Be Done
has been seen on tour with or supporting Machine Head
, Lamb of God
, Amon Amarth
, Arch Enemy
, Five Finger Death Punch
, Kingdom of Sorrow
and Type O Negative
just to name a few. Fear Campaign U.S. Tour
w/ Fear Factory
, Silent Civilian
5/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound In The Venue
5/22 - Denver, CO @ Marquis
5/24 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
5/26 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/27 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
5/28 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
5/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/30 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
6/01 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva
6/02 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
6/03 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
6/04 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
6/05 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
6/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Fear Campaign U.S. Tour
w/ Fear Factory
, All That Remains
, Silent Civilian
6/08 - So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/09 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
6/10 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/11 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
6/12 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
6/14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/15 - Millvale, PA @ Mr Small's
For More Information on Thy Will Be Done
, visit these sites:http://www.myspace.com/thywillbedonemetalhttp://www.thywillbedone.net
Allegaeon Wrapping Up Work On New Album
March 25, 2010
is currently finishing work on their Metal Blade
debut, 'Fragments Of Form And Function'
, with producer Dave Otero
) at Flatline Audio
. Finishing an album hasn't quelled their drive to continuously be playing shows, however, as they've recently been added as a support band to the Fort Collins, CO stop of the Fear Factory
and Winds Of Plague
Vocalist Ezra Haynes
offers up the latest update: "Well, The record is just about done. We've been listening to rough mixes and I think it's safe to say that we're all pretty pleased with what it has been molded into so far. You can tell that every member of Allegaeon
and the overall product being 'Fragments of Form and Function'
has matured greatly since our EP release in 2008 and believe it or not 'Fragments of Form and Function'
is a hell of a lot heavier. Everyone has stepped up tremendously, it's loaded with groove, shred, blast beats and I feel my vocal performance is my best to date. We are all extremely stoked for the world to hear this album and we can't wait to hit the road this Summer in support of it."
Allegaeon has posted the first video in a series of video studio updates to www.MetalBlade.tv
. The video can be seen at this location
w/ Fear Factory
, Winds Of Plague
, Dirge Within
04/05 - Fort Collins, CO - The Aggie Theatre
For more info, visit:http://www.myspace.com/allegaeonhttp://www.facebook.com/allegaeonhttp://twitter.com/allegaeonhttp://www.youtube.com/allegaeon
Winds Of Plague Hit The Road With Fear Factory
March 25, 2010
Winds Of Plague just decimated the masses across North America on their headlining Never Say Die! Tour with Despised Icon, For Today, Stray From The Path and The World We Knew. The group continues their tireless touring schedule this week heading out on another cross country trek as direct support to genre legends Fear Factory. Dirge Within and Periphery round out this stellar package, so be sure to visit www.myspace.com/windsofplague to view their complete touring itinerary.
This touring onslaught is all capped off this summer with their performance on the much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing on the Jagermeister Stage alongside such major acts as Hatebreed, Chimaira and Shadows Fall. This is the band's biggest North American touring opportunity yet and it also marks their first outdoor festival tour. Scroll down to view a candid interview with Johnny (vocals) as he discusses his excitement over touring with Fear Factory, bringing the intensity to Rockstar Mayhem and introducing the world to their new keyboard player Alana Potocnik.
Also, the one and only troll infested www.lambgoat.com just posted an in-depth interview with Johnny captured during the Never Say Die! Tour. For those of you that are still capable of and into reading an interview, you can check it out at this location.
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YEAR FORMED: 1990
HOME TOWN: Los Angeles, CA
Burton C. Bell - Vocals
Dino Cazares - Guitar
Byron Stroud - Bass
Gene Hoglan - Drums
During a time in modern rock when sameness is celebrated over substance and innovation has been all but forgotten, LA's heavy metal juggernaut, Fear Factory, remains a pioneering force in music. As one of the first bands in modern metal to mix hardcore with industrial beats and synthesizers, Fear Factory also experimented with full album remixes long before the practice came into vogue. Beyond that, vocalist, Burton C. Bell took inspiration from singers like Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Andrew Eldridge from Sisters of Mercy and The Mission's Wayne Hussey to forge a distinctive vocal style blending melodic lyrical delivery with aggressive vocals. That's right Fear Factory did it first. "I don't really think about being a pioneer," says Burton. "But looking back at our records and what Fear Factory has accomplished in the past 12 years, I see there's been an effect on the scene. People have followed suit to what we've done. There have been bands doing remix records, and people have also heard my vocals and thought, 'Wow he's so heavy, but then he switches to actual singing. That's a great idea!'" Fear Factory continues in the groundbreaking style many have emulated but none have duplicated on its upcoming fifth full-length release, Archetype."When you look up the definition of the word, Archetype, it's the actual model from which everything else is copied," says Burton. "Fear Factory is that in my opinion, and Archetype is a defining moment for us. Listen to this record, and you'll know exactly where all these other bands came from." Archetype is a welcome addition to Fear Factory's impressive discography. Forming in 1990, the band released its debut, Soul of a New Machine, in 1992. The following year's Fear Is the Mind Killer EP showed Fear Factory's willingness to experiment with its music and broaden its scope by placing tracks from its debut in the hands of remixers Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly. In 1995, Fear Factory released its second full-length album of new material, Demanufacture followed two years later by another remix project, Remanufacture (Cloning Technology). Fear Factory reconvened in 1998 for Obsolete, which found the band's well-established style fitting seamlessly into the growing alternative metal boom it helped to spawn. Fear Factory's profile was further boosted by appearances on several film soundtracks and on the 1999 Ozzfest tour. Then came the band's fourth album, 2001's Digimortal. It was in mid-2002 that Burton Bell felt all was not right with the inner workings of the band. "Say your car is making an annoying sound you know it will eventually break down, and you've got to fix it. This machine was experiencing the same type of malfunction. One part was not working properly with the rest of the machine. Because of that, the machine ran down and needed repair. I left the band so that change would happen and because of my actions, it happened for the better. We look at our time apart as Fear Factory closing down temporarily for renovations. The release of Archetype is the announcement of our grand re-opening." As Burton sings in the title song, "The soul of this machine has improved."With the departure of Dino Cazares and the crucial position of lead guitarist now vacant, a logical replacement was immediately found within the band in bassist Christian Olde Wolbers. "Christian has been a member of Fear Factory for a long time," says Burton. "He initially was a guitarist, but switched to bass. He's a very important part of the machine that knows the inner workings and philosophy of the band. Realizing that Christian understands what needed to happen, Raymond and I knew that he should play guitar." Enter new bassist Byron Stroud, formerly of Strapping Young Lad. "We've been friends with Byron for years and have toured with Strapping Young Lad," Burton explains. "Byron comes from an intense band with very complex parts to its songs, and we needed someone who understands that type of playing. We all like Byron, so we asked him to audition and it worked out."With the new machine ready to shift into high gear, Fear Factory found a home at Minnesota-based Liquid 8 Records, which boasts an artist roster encompassing diverse musical genres. "People at Liquid 8 are very supportive and hyped on the idea of working with a band like Fear Factory," says Burton. "That's important, because we need people to believe in our music and when you love something it's easier to work. We're all very comfortable with Liquid 8 and everyone is happy."Recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles and produced by the band members, Archetype maintains the signature sound of classic Fear Factory without re-treading the past. "It's new in the fact that it's fresh, but when you hear the record, you'll recognize it as a Fear Factory record -- in both attitude and music style," Burton offers. "All the key elements are still in place. From the very beginning, the essence of Fear Factory was always Raymond's drumming. We know that if you just follow Raymond, that's a Fear Factory riff. With me still being inspired to do both heavy and melodic vocal parts, that's very much the sound of Fear Factory. We still choose to write songs outside the realm of what gets played on the radio, but it's not just about being heavy it's about writing real songs. Our fans want to hear new material that sounds like Fear Factory and we've written great songs with a brutal, passionate sound. We're saying to our fans, 'Here, check these out!'Discussing the songs from which Archetype is built, Burton offers that Fear Factory has always been a story. "I've written our lyrics all these years, so technically Fear Factory's music is the story of my life. Our songs reveal how events and people have affected me and how I observe different aspects of the world. This record is no different. Archetype is very contemporary in how it reflects what's been happening to the band in the past two years and what's gone on in the world itself.""'Slave Labor,' the lead track, is just brutal and the lyrics reflect how I see much of the 'music business' in general. One of my favorite songs, 'Cyber Waste,' is a very hardcore, heavy song about people in online chat rooms who just talk shit when they really don't know anything. 'Corporate Cloning' is about all these companies trying to create something that's just not real and 'Human Shield' is taken straight from the headlines. When we invaded Iraq, people were going over there as human shields trying to stop this war. But there are human shields on this side, too. Then the title song, 'Archetype,' defines what Fear Factory is, completely. It has classic Fear Factory parts, and the heavy /melodic vocals, but without being forced or contrived. Modern life is what this whole album is about. The music, the delivery, the forethought and lyrics that say something important it's all there." With Archetype set for release in the spring of 2004, Burton, Christian, Raymond and Byron are excited about the future and the rebirth of Fear Factory. "We're confirmed for a small tour in Australia in February," says Burton. "Then when the record comes out, we'll schedule something for the States. Years ago, Fear Factory presented a style that was fresh. People went, 'Whoa, that's interesting. I guess you really can do that there are no boundaries. You can take it anywhere.' I get excited talking about it. I can't wait to see what's next for the band."