Fear Factory revealed their new lead vocalist on Tuesday (February 21), announcing that Fear Factory guitarist and bandleader Dino Casares has been teasing them for the past two years.
Original Fear Factory singer Burton C. Bell left the long-running industrial metal band from Los Angeles in 2020. By the following year, Cazares said he had found a new lead vocalist for the band. However, in a calculated decision, he has postponed revealing his replacement until now.
See the announcement at the bottom of this post.
NEW FEAR FACTORY VOCALIST AVAILABLE
The new Fear Factory singer is Milo Silvestro, an Italian musician who has been playing electronic metal under the band name Dead Channel. According to his Instagram profile, Silvestro is a lead vocalist with experience playing drums among other talents.
Silvestro had a lot of competition for gigs. “It took me a while to find the right person for this job,” Cazares says in the video. “We auditioned at least 300 different vocalists with different styles.”
Cazares found Silvestro online from the singer’s Fear Factory cover video. “Luckily Dino was on the page and he complimented me,” Silvestro explains of their connection. “I was like, “Oh, this is awesome, dude.” And I was like wow.
Long time no see
Tuesday’s announcement of the new Fear Factory vocalist comes a year after Casares predicted it would come out in 2022. In a 2021 interview with Full Metal Jackie, he explained his outlook on the new singer.
“I definitely want to continue the tradition of vocal style,” said Cazares. “Melodious parts vs. heavy parts. I definitely wanted to give the new vocalists the freedom to do whatever they want with whatever element they bring.
“But at the same time, the guitarist must continue the tradition that started 30 years ago and keep moving forward in the same style.”
Enter the Fear Factory Continuum
Fear Factory was formed in 1989. Dismantling (1995) and Digimortal (2001). They have endured interruptions and legal entanglements. The only original member is Casares. The band currently includes drummer Mike Heller (Malignancy) and bassist Tony Campos (Static-X, ex-Soulfly).
Aggression Continuum, Fear Factory’s latest studio album is out in 2021. This album contains Bell’s vocals. (Remix work, recode, followed by 2022). However, in a statement in September 2020, Bell said he was considering my departure from the Fear Factory to “focus all my energies” on his other projects, including gothic rock group Ascension of the Watchers. I will announce it to the fans,” he said.
See below for Fear Factory’s upcoming 2023 tour dates with Static-X. Fear Factory concert tickets are available here.
It’s time to introduce our new vocalist to the world. It’s been a long and meticulous search, but I’m sure I’ve found the right person. It’s been an important week for Fear Factory, as he makes final preparations to return to the live stage to tour the United States on his “Rise of the Machine” tour beginning February 25th. I can’t wait to hit the road and start kicking ass. “The Machine Will Rise”
Fear Factory Announcement – February 21, 2023
Static-X + Fear Factory 2023 Tour Dates
February 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
February 27 – Portland, Oregon @ Roseland
February 28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
March 1 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw
March 2 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
March 3 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Hall
March 4 – Reno, Nevada @ Virginia St. Brew House
March 5 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 7 – Phoenix, Arizona @ The Van Buren
March 8 – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ El Rey Theater
March 9 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
March 10 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
March 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
March 12 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
March 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
March 15 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
March 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
March 17 – Baltimore, Maryland @ Soundstage
March 18 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ TLA
March 19 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
March 21 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
March 22 – New Haven, Connecticut @Toad
March 23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona
March 24 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
March 25 – Detroit, Michigan @ St. Andrews Hall
March 26 – Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
March 28 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Roxian
March 29 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
March 30 – Columbus, Ohio @ King of Clubs
March 31 – Ft.Wayne, Indiana @ The Clyde
April 1 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ The Rave
April 2 – Green Bay, Wisconsin @ Epic Events
April 4 – Grand Rapids, Michigan @ Intersection
April 5 – St. Louis, Missouri @ Del Mar Hall
April 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
April 7 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 8 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Fillmore
April 9 – Lincoln, Nebraska @ Bourbon Theater
April 11 – Denver, Colorado @ The Summit
April 13 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ House of Blues
April 14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
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