Dino Cazares Confirms: Fear Factory Have Their New Vocalist

Photo via Dino Cazares' Twitter.

Ever since the departure of frontman Burton C. Bell last September, fans have wondered who would take over as vocalist for industrial metal legends Fear Factory (especially when the band released their new album, Aggression Continuum, with Bell’s vocals intact). Now, guitarist Dino Cazares has revealed that he’s finally found Bell’s replacement — though he’s holding out on telling the world who it is.

Speaking to Bucketlist TV, Cazares said, “For those of you who don’t know, our singer quit after 30 years. So I’ve been looking for a new singer. And I’m first here to tell you that I have definitely nailed it down to one person. I’m not gonna reveal who that is yet — not yet. Once I’m done [touring with Soulfly on their upcoming U.S. tour], I’m gonna go back to L.A., back to the studio, and I’ll be writing some new new Fear Factory songs with the new singer, because I’d like to introduce him with a new song.

When Dino’s interviewer inquired as to whether or not he’d considered replacing Burton with a female vocalist, Dino made it clear that he’d been entirely open to the idea.

“I auditioned a few women, yes,” said Cazares. “But it didn’t work out — not because they were female or anything like that. Because I wanted to pick whoever was best for the position, and it turned out to be a guy.”

Check out the full interview below:

You can catch Dino playing with Soulfly and yell, “WHO IS IT?!” in person at one of the following dates:

08/20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater **
08/21 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater **
08/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios **
08/24 – Wichita, KS @ Wave Outdoors **
08/25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck **
08/26 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag **
08/27 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s **
08/28 – Pipestem, WV @ Metal In The Mountains/Pipestem Event Center **
08/29 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s **
08/30 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room **
08/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse **
09/01 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre **
09/02 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy **
09/03 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy **
09/04 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon ^
09/05 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge ^
09/06 – West Chicago, IL @ WC Social Club ^
09/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater ^
09/08 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall ^
09/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco ^
09/11 – Orlando, FL @ Warlando Festival *
09/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
09/14 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar ^
09/15 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live ^
09/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
09/17 – Tyler, TX @ Country River Club ^
09/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center ^
09/19 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ^
09/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore *
09/22 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick *
09/23 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar *
09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky *

* = no support
** = w/ Niviane
^ = w/ Suicide Puppets