There seems to be a little miscommunication within Fear Factory when it comes to the title of their upcoming album. But first, Fear Factory finally revealed details for their long awaited follow-up to 2015’s Genexus.
On Saturday, video emerged (watch below) of frontman Burton C. Bell’s interview at Headbanger’s Con in November, where he had announced that the band would be releasing a new album in 2019, saying:
“Fear Factory has a record done. It’s delivered to the label. We’re just waiting for some legal technicalities [to be sorted out]. And the record will be out next year.”
It was also there that he revealed the cover art and title of said album, ‘Monolith.’
Now we’ve learned that not all of the band members knew that this would be the album’s title. When a fan tweeted at guitarist Dino Cazares Sunday, he seemed to not know what they were referring to, responding:
“Not sure what you’re talking about.”
He then clarified:
“Not sure why he would say that’s the title of a album that is same name of an ex band member’s band? [sic].”
The title is very similar to the name of ex-bassist Byron Stroud’s new band Imonolith.
News of a new album goes back to 2016. In an interview with Loudwire from that year, Cazares said a follow-up to 2015’s Genexus would be out in 2017, stating
“We’re writing already and in the process of doing a new record, but it probably won’t be out until late summer of next year or maybe even October. I’m not exactly sure.”
Then in an interview with Kilpop from 2017, Bell gave an update on the album’s progress, saying:
“Now we’ve been working on a new album. We haven’t recorded it yet, but all the new songs, I say, in my opinion, are even stronger than ‘Genexus’, ’cause it just seems even more tight. We’re on a groove, and it’s kicking ass.”
The new album will be the band’s tenth. There is still no word on when it will be officially released.
Not sure what your talking about https://t.co/X4Yz7o30jV
— Dino Cazares (@DinoCazares) February 10, 2019