One of the first to fuse Death Metal with industrial samplings to produce a full blown sonic assault, Fear Factory formed in Los Angeles in 1990. Shortly after signing to Roadrunner Records in 1992, the band's debut album, Soul of a New Machine was released. The band has gone on to establish themselves at the forefront of metal with critical acclaim.
About the Artist
Fear Factory was one of the first bands to fuse the loud, crushing intensity of death metal with the cold harshness of industrial electronics and samples, producing a more varied sonic palette with which to express their bleak, pessimistic view of modern, technology-driven society. The combination of melodic and aggressive vocal styling of Burton C. Bell as first heard on the bands 1992 debut SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE, as well as the guitar riffs of Dino Cazares have influenced the next generation of metal players and can be heard in metal every year since. This band was innovative and influential to metal musicians the world over.