Fear Factory hint at Obsolete tour plans

Burton C Bell
Burton C Bell (Image credit: Getty)

Fear Factory vocalist Burton C Bell has hinted that the band could perform 1998 album Obsolete in full live at some point in the future.

In 2015, Fear Factory based a tour around their 1995 record Demanufacture to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

And speaking exclusively to Metal Hammer, the singer says a similar undertaking could become reality as Obsolete nears its 20th birthday.

Bell says: “It’s too soon to start thinking about a new album as we’re still touring Genexus. But following this Demanufacture tour we have discussed touring Obsolete in its entirety.”

The singer is involved with several other side-projects away from his Fear Factory commitments. And he reports he has plenty more plans in the pipeline.

Bell adds: “Don’t count me out of doing more with Ministry, but I still have my Ascension Of The Watchers project, and we’re planning on doing another album.

“Then there’s a new The Industrialist graphic novel, as the first one sold out. We’ll do at least one more but we’ll see how it goes. We want to investigate doing other stories as well.”

Earlier this year, Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares had to perform shows seated after tearing a muscle in his foot after a show in Melbourne, Australia.

The band have just wrapped up a European tour in support of their 2015 studio album Genexus.

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