The official lyric video for the song "Regenerate" from Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Genexus", which was released on August 7 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2012's "The Industrialist" was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by Anthony Clarkson. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).
"Genexus" first-week chart positions:
Czech Republic: #42
"The word 'genexus' is a hybrid of two words: 'genesis' and 'nexus,'" explained Burton C. Bell. "This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a 'mechanical' state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. 'Genexus' is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye."
He continued: "This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us."
"Genexus" track listing:
01. Autonomous Combat System
04. Soul Hacker
07. Church Of Execution
09. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
Limited digipak bonus tracks:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality
The "Dielectric" video was filmed with director Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others.
Cazares previously stated about he making of "Genexus": "We really feel this is a very special FEAR FACTORY album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic FEAR FACTORY vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.'
Speaking about what FEAR FACTORY was trying to accomplish with its new album, the band's first since signing with Nuclear Blast, Cazares said: "It's still just to be who we are. We are 'cyber metal,' whatever you wanna call it, but it's still a lot of the killer riffs, killer double bass, Burt's beautiful, melodic vocals. Conceptually, it's always still futuristic, man-versus-machine type of thing, but, you know, we thought we're gonna keep it real, keep it what we are and who we are."
FEAR FACTORY recently parted ways with bassist Matt DeVries (previously of CHIMAIRA, where he played guitar, and SIX FEET UNDER and replaced him with Tony Campos (ex-SOULFLY, STATIC-X, PRONG, MINISTRY).
FEAR FACTORY U.S. tour dates:
Aug. 25 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes
Aug. 27 - Corpus Christ, TX - House of Rock
Aug. 28 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Aug. 29 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl
Aug. 30 - Ft Lauderdale - Culture Room
Sep. 01 - St Pete - The State
Sep. 02 - Orlando, FL - Venue 578
Sep. 04 - Atlanta GA - Masquerade
Sep. 05 - Wilmington, NC - Ziggy’s
Sep. 06 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
Sep. 08 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's
Sep. 09 - Clarksville, TN - Warehouse Live
Sep. 11 - Louisville, KY - Trixie's
Sep. 12 - Battlecreek, MI - The Music Factory
Sep. 13 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theater
Sep. 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Farmers Market
Sep. 16 - Gallup, NM - The Juggernaut Music
Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral