Saturday 22 September 2012
LA's finest exponents of industrial metal make a welcome return visit to NZ in support of their latest album 'The Industrialist'. The band were last seen in NZ in 2010, supporting Metallica in Christchuch.
Formed in 1989, the band are now in their 23rd year and show no sign of easing up. 'The Industrialist' is possibly their strongest album yet and something of a 'concept' album, informed by the recent Occupy and Anonymous movements. Founding member and guitarist Dino Cazares describes the new album as 'more Fear Factory than anything we've done in years', and he should know. An acrimonious rift caused Cazares to leave the band for eight years, but he was back on board for 2009's 'Mechanise' and 'The Industrialist' consolidates his return to the fold.
Fear Factory's influence on multiple generations of metal bands cannot be over-estimated. Their combination of death-metal's brutal 'throat singing' and 'clean' vocals within the same song was something of a game-changer in metal. They were also one of the first metal bands to release a remix album and their use of 'syncopated guitar and kick-drum patterns' can be heard today in genres as diverse as dubstep.
This year Fear Factory embark on an extensive world tour with the odd 'surprise' show thrown into the mix, including a spot on the notorious Gathering of the Jugaloos festival in August. But wherever they are and whoever they are playing with one thing is certain - '[Fear Factory] it's what still matters most to us', as frontman Burton C. Bell succinctly puts in.
Don't miss this chance to see one of metal's most consistently innovative bands when they play....
8 Foot Sativa To Join
In 2002, 8 Foot Sativa produced New Zealand’s album of the year in ‘Hate Made Me’. It was heavy and brutal, and achieved Gold status a level of success never seen before in the New Zealand metal scene. 8 Foot Sativa are back after years to play their first show in Auckland!
Just One Fix To Open The Show
Opening the bill are Just One Fix - stalwarts of the New Zealand metal scene.