FEAR FACTORY will team up with HIGH ON FIRE for "The Industrial Discipline Tour" of Europe in December. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Dec. 04 - Gruenspan - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 05 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
Dec. 06 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Dec. 07 - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
Dec. 08 - Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
Dec. 09 - Arena - Vienna, Austra
Dec. 11 - Komplex 457 - Zurich, Switzerland
Dec. 12 - Estragon - Bologna, Italy
Dec. 13 - Essigfabrik - Köln, Germany
Dec. 14 - Trianon - Paris, France
Dec. 15 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Dec. 16 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 18 - Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
Dec. 19 - Forum - London, UK
Dec. 20 - Academy - Bristol, UK
FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "Mechanize", was released in the U.S. on February 9, 2010 via Candlelight Records. The CD, which was co-produced by the band with Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST),was mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, SKINNY PUPPY).
FEAR FACTORY's current lineup — featuring original FF members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud (who was credited on the last two FEAR FACTORY albums in addition to touring and recording with STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and ZIMMERS HOLE) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, TESTAMENT) — made its live debut on December 4, 2009 at Espaço Lux in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil.
"Frost Hammer", the new video from HIGH ON FIRE, was filmed on location in both Los Angeles and New York City with director Kevin Custer for Toaster in the Tub. The clip showcases intense performance footage of the award-winning band juxtaposed alongside "the epic tale of a warrior's sojourn to the cold and barren Plateau of Leng where he secures the fabled Frost Hammer that will be used to enact the final rites and complete the dark rebirth and reign of the Frost Child."
HIGH ON FIRE's new album, "Snakes for the Divine", sold around 8,600 copies in its first week of release in the United States to debut at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart. The follow-up to 2007's "Death is this Communion" was made available in North America on February 23 via E1 Music. The album was recorded at The Pass Studios in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman and is described in a press release as "HIGH ON FIRE's magnum opus, capturing every nuance of the legendary band's ongoing musical progression and evolution into one of heavy music's all-time greats."
The "Snakes for the Divine" album artwork was brought to life by longtime HIGH ON FIRE cover artist Arik Moonhawk Roper.