A number of high-quality photos of FEAR FACTORY's February 22, 2010 concert at The Melkweg in Amsterdam in the Netherlands can be found at Metal-Experience.com. Support at the gig came from Belgium thrashers AFTER ALL.
FEAR FACTORY's setlist was as follows:
05. Industrial Discipline
06. Acres Of Skin
09. Fear Campaign
13. Final Exit
15. Self Bias Resistor
16. Zero Signal
17. HK (Hunter Killer)
FEAR FACTORY's new album, "Mechanize", sold 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Transgression", opened with 19,000 units back in August 2005 to land at No. 45. This was substantially less than the first-week number registered by its predecessor, "Archetype", which sold 32,000 copies back in April 2004 to enter the Billboard chart at No. 30.
"Mechanize" registered the following first-week chart positions:
UK: #7 (Rock Albums)
"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.
FEAR FACTORY will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, March 6 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.