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Fear Factory Biography

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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Years Active: 1989–2002, 2003–2006, 2009–present
Genres: Industrial Metal, Groove Metal, Thrash Metal, Alternative Metal, Death Metal

Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band. Formed in 1989, over the course of their career they have evolved from a succession of styles, as well as steadily pioneered a combination of the styles death metal, groove metal, thrash metal and industrial metal. The resultant sound proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene from the mid-90s and onwards.

They signed to Roadrunner Records and released their debut album, “Soul of a New Machine” in 1992. The following year, Fear Is the Mindkiller was issued, an EP featuring remixes by Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly.

In 1995, Fear Factory released their second full-length album, “Demanufacture,” which peaked at #27 on the UK Albums Chart, and later certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

It was followed two years later by another remix project, “Remanufacture (Cloning Technology),” which this time featured contributions from a number of different remixers, including many techno-oriented artists, as well as from the band themselves.

Released in 1998, “Obsolete” became the band's most successful album, hitting the Top 30 in several countries, and later receiving a gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Their next album, 2001s “Digimortal,” peaked at #10 in Australia, but by the next year, Fear Factory disbanded and Roadrunner issued their original 1991 recordings on the album “Concrete.”

The band reformed and signed to the Liquid 8 label for 2004’s “Archetype,” which peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

That was followed by their next studio release, 2005’s “Transgression.” In 2009, Dino Cazares rejoined the band, and they recorded 2010s “Mechanize.”