Fear Factory have confirmed the addition of Matt DeVries (ex-Chimaira/Six Feet Under) to their lineup as their new bassist. He replaces Byron Stroud, who recently joined 3 Inches Of Blood. The band are planning to release their new album “The Industrialist” early this summer.
The following press release was issued on the matter:
“Los Angeles, California: Fear Factory today confirms Matt DeVries as the band’s new bass player. DeVries, previously of Chimaira and most recently Six Feet Under, joins the band replacing Byron Stroud. The announcement comes as the band continues work on their upcoming new album, planned for release early summer. The album is currently being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely while artwork for the album’s packaging is nearly complete.
DeVries comments, “I have been asked by Dino and Burton to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of Fear Factory since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band. We have shared the stage many times together and now I’m beyond stoked to be on the same stage playing together. Thank you to all my fans worldwide for sticking by me and I will be seeing you all on the road very soon.”
Guitarist Dino Cazares and Vocalist Burton C. Bell note, “we are very excited to have Matt playing bass for Fear Factory. We feel he is a great addition to our touring line-up. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”
Fear Factory’s new album will follow 2010’s highly regarded Mechanize. Blabbermouth said, “this is the album fans have been waiting for…a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the ’90s.” Revolver Magazine called Mechanize, “one of the best albums of the band’s career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today as Fear Factory did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine.” Decibel Magazine adds, “Fear Factory are back and beyond intact.”
Specific details with regards to Fear Factory’s new album are expected to be released in the coming week.”