August 9, 2010

FEAR FACTORY and THE SWORD will open for METALLICA on the following dates:

Sep. 15 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Sep. 16 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Sep. 18 - Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena
Sep. 21 - Christchurch, New Zealand - CBS Canterbury Arena
Sep. 22 - Christchurch, New Zealand - CBS Canterbury Arena
Sep. 25 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
Sep. 26 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

LAMB OF GOD and BARONESS will provide support for METALLICA on all New Zealand and Australia shows in October-November.

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).

A live EP featuring five songs that were recorded during THE SWORD's July 3, 2010 performance at the iTunes festival at London, England's Roundhouse has been released exclusively via Apple's iTunes Store.

THE SWORD's third full-length album, "Warp Riders", is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records.

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