Fear Factory Will Release New Material In 2021

Photo by Alexey Komarov, via Wikipedia

Yesterday was the 54th birthday of Dino Cazares, guitarist for industrial metal icons Fear Factory (not to mention death metal supergroup Asesino). In celebration, Dino took to social media to explain the craziness he’s endured over the last couple of years, show off some custom band cookies that had been made for him–and announce that Fear Factory will put out new music in 2021.

On his Instagram, Dino posted the picture below, with the caption, “Today 9/2 is my 54th Birthday. I’ve been through a lot of shit these past 4 years. FF Lawsuits (I won) Bankruptcy Lawsuit ( I won) Huge Legal Debt (need help) Divorce( not easy) W/help from my family and friends Im thriving & surviving. New FF music in 2021 and Asesino .This photo taken by @stephaniedcabral says it all. Thank you for all the birthday wishes. -If you wish to help join my Patreon page it’s in my bio thank you . Cookies made by @darkcraftdesserts.”

As Metal Injection points out, Dino’s claim may be exciting for fans of the band, but given what they’ve been through over the past couple of years, one shouldn’t hold their breath for another Fear Factory album. Dino has previously suggested that the band would be putting out new music, even as FF vocalist Burton C. Bell was releasing artwork for a different album, titled Monolith.

Even earlier this year, Dino referenced the lawsuits that he mentioned in the Instagram post, saying, “Fear Factory has been plagued with lawsuits, so it has been preventing the band from doing anything for the last three years.” When a fan later tweeted at Cazares that he hoped Fear Factory could sort out their differences, Dino replied with, “This has gone beyond the courthouse, People’s lives and careers continue to be ruined. I will not ever and I mean never perform or speak to them again.”

In any event, we hope this Instagram post means that legal issues have been sorted out, and we can all enjoy some new Fear Factory in the year ahead.

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Words by Chris Krovatin