Ricky Bonazza

Fear Factory Recruit Butcher Babies’ Ricky Bonazza As Their New Touring Bassist


Fear Factory have revealed their latest live bassist to be Ricky Bonazza of Butcher Babies fame. With Fear Factory‘s stalwart bassist Tony Campos facing scheduling conflicts due to his commitments with Static-X, the gold-certified cyber metallers put out an open call for a touring replacement this past March.

Bonazza was selected from those applicants, making his live debut with the band during yesterday’s (April 27th) ‘Sick New World‘ festival in Las Vegas, NV. Bonazza commented:

“Stoked and honored to be joining my friends in @fearfactory for these next few shows 🔥😈🔥
I will be helping out on bass, stepping in for the great Tony Campos. Thanks @dinocazares @milo.silvestro and @petewebberdrums for the trust 🙏🏻🙏🏻🤘🏼🤘🏼
Next stop @sicknewworld then off to Asia.”

Fear Factory added:

We had a blast at @sicknewworld fest. @milo.silvestro is not in the picture because he jumped in the crowd and we had to get off the stage before he could get back up. Also this is @rickybonazza first show with filling in for Tony is Bangkok and Indonesia for the @hammersonicfest

Fear Factory‘s immediate live plans include the following run of shows:

05/03 Bangkok, THA – Mr. Fox Live House
05/04 Jakarta, IND – Hammersonic Festival
05/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
06/05 Gdansk, POL – Mystic Festival
06/07 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
06/08 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/09 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/11 Audincourt, FRA – Le Moloco
06/12 Vaureal, FRA – Le Forum 2
06/14 Brighton, UK – Chalk
06/15 Castle Donnington, UK – Download Festival
06/18 Herford, GER – Kulturwerk
06/19 Dresden, GER – Reithalle Strasse E
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
06/23 Fontaneto D’Agogna, ITA – Phenomenon
06/24 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
06/25 Worgl, AUT – Komma
06/26 Spalene Porici, CZE – Basinfirefest
06/28 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/28 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
08/03 Rasnov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

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