Seven years ago today, IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer Deep Blue defeated the then-world champion chess grandmaster Gary Kasparov in a series of six games. If we put on our tinfoil conspiracy-theorist hats, then this was the day that the slow and eventual machine takeover of humanity really begun. With that in mind, we’re taking a break from building our survival anti-Skynet bunker to put together this week’s Slaylist of future-fearing machine-war heavy metal.
Fear Factory is an American industrial metal band from Los Angeles that formed in 1989. Over the course of their career they have evolved from a succession of styles, combining death metal, groove metal, thrash metal, with industrial metal. Fear Factory proved to be enormously influential on the metal scene in the mid- to late-1990s. The band disbanded in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but reformed later in 2002 without founding member Dino Cazares Read more on Last.fm
Fear Factory on Thrash Hits
December 25th, 2012
You know how some people leave their Christmas shopping until the last minute and run around in a mad panic trying to get everything sorted? That’s us that is, but instead of Xmas shopping, we’re doing it with a load of photos Gary Wolstenholme sent us yesterday of Devin Townsend and Fear Factory at the HMV Ritz in Manchester earlier this month.
June 28th, 2012
It’s that time of year again – it’s the return of the Thrash Hits Download Festival splash page for 2012! All of our Download coverage from across the entire weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. That means individual band coverage in the form of photos and setlists, as well as reviews of each day’s highlights, every scandalous rumour and dirty bit of gossip that we overhear, and every outrageous photo of muddy debauchery that our photographers can get their lenses on.
June 8th, 2012
Due to the massive sea of mud at Donington Park, Fear Factory ended up being the first band on the Main Stage at Download Festival 2012. Rise To Remain were supposed to do it, but the general weather-based tomfoolery meant that both they and Cancer Bats got bumped off the schedule. Which kind of sucks. Whatever, go look at Gary Wolstenholme’s sexy photos of Dino Cazares, Burton C. Bell, and the two guys they hired to make up their rhythm section.
February 1st, 2012
Download Festival have announced a veritable swathe of additional acts that will be gracing their festival at Donington Park this Summer. There’s even a fair few heavyweights in this announcement, including Megadeth, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Slash, and Thrash Hits’ personal favourite purveyors of intellectual metal, Five Finger Death Punch.
August 20th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time for the UK’s heaviest festival, Bloodstock Open Air. We’ll be gathering all of our Bloodstock Open Air 2010 coverage from the weekend on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need.
August 15th, 2010
Fear Factory’s performance at Bloodstock topped even their set at Sonisphere for sheer, brain-crushing, riff-battering songs about mankind’s future domination by machines. We at Thrash Hits, of course, welcome our new robotic overlords. DEATH TO THE FLESH!
August 6th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.
August 1st, 2010
If Robocop was around these days, we’re pretty sure his favourite band would be Fear Factory. Their signature style of cyber-metal is exactly what a law-enforcing man-machine would be caught headbanging to. Plus he’d really relate to the lyrics. Fear Factory yet again prove themselves to be one of the tightest bands around.