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Fear Factory record taking longer than hoped

Fear Factory’s Burton C Bell has admitted work on their ninth album has taken much longer than they hoped it would.

But he’s promised fans the follow-up to 2012’s The Industrialist will give them what they’re waiting for.

Bell tells Silver Tiger: “We’re still working on it. It’s taking longer than expected – but it’s classic Fear Factory sound, the sound fans have always expected.”

He adds: “I think because we’re taking our time, the songs are really well-crafted, without losing the edge or the angst. We have an album title that we’re happy with, which really represents a good Fear Factory title.”

The inspiration behind the album is a return to previous themes, he explains. “It’s bringing the concept of man versus machine around again – but this time, the way I’m thinking about the machine is that it’s fully cognitive, and fully understand where its place is and what it needs to do.

“So the machine has very human qualities now.”

The album is expected via Nuclear Blast in the coming months.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.