Germany's EMP Rock Invasion last summer spoke to FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell about the 18th anniversary of the band's classic 1995 album, "Demanufacture". You can watch the chat below.
FEAR FACTORY in December completed touring North America as the support act for MEGADETH. Also appearing on the bill was NONPOINT.
The trek kicked off on November 23, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota and concluded on December 19, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.
Asked whose idea it was to perform "Demanufacture" on the band's 2013 Australian tour, Bell told The Rockpit: "It was kinda like a joke at first. Last time we were there for 'The Industrialist' on tour, we were playing a lot of tracks from 'Demanufacture', and we just thought, 'Why don't we just play the whole damn record?' and the promoter was, like, 'Oh, that's actually a great idea. We should plan it properly,' and blah blah blah, and just started talking about it. And we thought about it, and it was Australia that embraced FEAR FACTORY wholeheartedly first and so Australia was where we received our first silver and gold records for 'Demanufacture', so we figured that we'd go to Australia."
FEAR FACTORY also performed "Demanufacture" in its entirety aboard the 2014 edition of the world's biggest heavy metal cruise — 70000 Tons Of Metal — which took place January 27-31.
FEAR FACTORY's latest album, "The Industrialist", sold 9,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Mechanize", opened with 10,000 units back in February 2010 to land at No. 72.