The PRP has reported that heavy metal band Fear Factory has revealed the name for their upcoming album and a single along with it. Their tenth studio album will be entitled Aggression Continuum and the first single is entitled “Disruptor”. They have scheduled to premiere the song this upcoming Friday, April 16.
The band has been quiet for five years (according to Cazares in the tweet below) and they’ve had a lot of tension last year, with Burton C. Bell leaving the band due to his attention being elsewhere and a lawsuit that resulted in Cazares getting 100% control of the group’s trademark. Aggression Continuum was due to have Bell as vocalist, as Bell had announced that the band was looking to make their tenth album and called it Monolith instead.
— Fear Factory (@FearFactory) April 9, 2021
Cazares, who took control of the band, ran a GoFundMe campaign to hire drummer Mike Heller to redo the drums on their previous album The Industrialist. Cazeres has said that Bell’s original vocals will still be on the album itself, though the band is actively looking for a new singer. The current lineup is Cazeres on guitar, Mike Heller on drums, and Tony Campos on bass.
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) April 1, 2021
The riff teaser sounds classic Fear Factory. A bit of a warning, it’s loud and rocking, enough to scare any sensitive house pets. The sound from Cazares’ guitar is exciting and despite the band’s recent difficulties, this riff alone makes the tenth album promising.
Fear Factory began in 1989 in Los Angeles. Their biggest hit was a cover version of Gary Numan’s “Cars” (which also featured Gary Numan). The song added a more metal appeal to the classic. It wasn’t until the late 90s where the band saw a lot of commercial success, not just with “Cars” but with their song, “Linchpin” which hit rock’s top 40 at the time of its release.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Cazares found a bullet in his windshield.