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Fear Factory

Fear Factory is an American industrial metal/death metal band that has toured with Black Sabbath, Pantera, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Dream Theater and Rammstein; performed at three Ozzfests and the inaugural Gigantour; and had singles in the Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums in the Billboard top 40, 100 and 200.

Fear Factory was formed under the name Ulceration in 1989 in Los Angeles, California by ex-guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera. "Ulceration" wasn't picked for any real reason other than that Burton C. Bell and/or other members thought it would "just be a cool name" for the band. They then renamed to Fear Factory in 1990. Characterised by a mix of thrash metal (though they sound more in the vein of groove metal) guitar riffs, roaring vocals that make way for melodic singing, pulse driven drum beats, and powerful basslines, Fear Factory have been making waves in both the American death metal and industrial metal scenes since their debut album, Soul of a New Machine (1992). The album was not successful in the mainstream. Undeterred, the band embarked on extensive touring across the U.S. with Biohazard, Se...

years active 1990–2002
2004–present
origin Los Angeles, California, United States
music genre Industrial Metal
Death Metal
current members Burton C. Bell
Christian Olde Wolbers
Raymond Herrera
Byron Stroud
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia


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