FEAR FACTORYÂ today confirm Matt DeVries as the bandâ€™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 albumâ€™s packaging is nearly complete.
DeVries comments: â€œI have been asked by Dino and Burton to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of
FEAR FACTORYÂ 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 Iâ€™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.â€
Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell note: â€œWe are very excited to have Matt playing bass forÂ FEAR FACTORYÂ . We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and heâ€™s a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in theÂ FFÂ machine.â€
FEAR FACTORYÂ â€™s new album will follow 2010â€™s highly regardedÂ MechanizeÂ . Said Blabbermouth of the record, â€œthis is the album fans have been waiting forâ€¦a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the â€˜90s.â€ Revolver Magazine calledÂ MechanizeÂ , â€œone of the best albums of the bandâ€™s career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today asÂ FEAR FACTORYÂ did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine,â€ while Decibel Magazine added, â€œÂ FEAR FACTORYÂ are back and beyond intact.â€
Specific details with regards toÂ FEAR FACTORYÂ â€™s new album are expected to be released in the coming week.