History Music / FearFactory

13th Jul '16 4:37:05 PM gewunomox
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They disbanded in 2002 due to internal disputes, but reformed later that same year without guitarist Dino Cazares, a founding member. They disbanded again in 2006, only to reform ''again'' in 2009 with a new lineup, including the returning Dino and drummer [[Music/{{Death}} Gene]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Hog]][[Music/StrappingYoungLad lan]].

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They disbanded in 2002 due to internal disputes, but reformed later that same year without guitarist Dino Cazares, a founding member. They disbanded again in 2006, only to reform ''again'' in 2009 with a new lineup, including the returning Dino and drummer [[Music/{{Death}} Gene]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}} Hog]][[Music/StrappingYoungLad Hog]][[Music/DevinTownsend lan]].
25th Jun '16 10:24:17 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Raymond Herrera drums (19892008)
* Christian Olde Wolbers bass (19932002), guitar (20022008)



* Raymond Herrera drums (19892008)
* Christian Olde Wolbers bass (19932002), guitar (20022008)
* Dave Gibney bass, vocals (19891991)
* Andy Romero bass (19911992)
* Andrew Shives bass (19921993)



'''Former live members'''
* Dave Gibney bass, vocals (19891991)
* Andy Romero bass (19911992)
* Andrew Shives bass (19921993)
* John Bechdel keyboard, synthesizer and sampling (19982004)
* Steve Tushar keyboard, samples (19961997, 20042005)
* John Morgan - keyboard, samples (1997)
* Jessie Sanchez - bass (2014)



* AntiLoveSong: "Manipulation" and "Leechmaster".
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: ''Freedom or Fire'' - in which the protestor protagonist burns himself to death rather than be taken into custody by the state police.

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* AntiLoveSong: "Manipulation" and "Leechmaster".
"Leechmaster"
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: ''Freedom or Fire'' - in which the protestor protester protagonist burns himself to death rather than be taken into custody by the state police.



** Mike: Phleghmatic

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** Mike: PhleghmaticPhlegmatic



* PissTakeRap / RapMetal: "Back the Fuck Up" from ''Digimortal.'' It sure wasn't expected. Half of the band also contributed to Cypress Hill's ''Skull & Bones.''

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* PissTakeRap / RapMetal: "Back the Fuck Up" from ''Digimortal.'' It sure wasn't expected.was unexpected. Half of the band also contributed to Cypress Hill's ''Skull & Bones.''
25th Jun '16 10:07:37 AM Edgecrusher666
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** TheHero: Burton

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** TheHero: TheLeader: Burton
17th Jun '16 12:06:55 AM erforce
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Not to be confused with ''FearFactor'', NightmarishFactory, or the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' track of the same name.

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Not to be confused with ''FearFactor'', NightmarishFactory, or the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' track of the same name.
11th May '16 12:45:23 AM Edgecrusher666
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* FiveManBand: The Archetype lineup, plus then-manager Christy Priske
** TheHero: Burton
** TheLancer: Byron
** TheSmartGuy: Christian
** TheBigGuy: Raymond
** TheChick: Christy
9th May '16 4:58:02 AM erforce
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* {{Determinator}}: ''H-K (Hunter-Killer),'' ''Edgecrusher,'' ''Smasher/Devourer,'' ''Archetype.'' ''H-K'' gets bonus points for not only taking its title from [[TheTerminator De Terminator]], but using samples of Kyle Reese's dialogue.

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* {{Determinator}}: ''H-K (Hunter-Killer),'' ''Edgecrusher,'' ''Smasher/Devourer,'' ''Archetype.'' ''H-K'' gets bonus points for not only taking its title from [[TheTerminator [[Film/TheTerminator De Terminator]], but using samples of Kyle Reese's dialogue.
29th Apr '16 7:04:13 PM Edgecrusher666
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** Burton: Phlegmatic

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** Burton: PhlegmaticMelancholic



** Mike: Melancholic

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** Mike: MelancholicPhleghmatic
15th Jan '16 7:01:49 PM DarkSider13
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* FiveManBand: The Archetype lineup.
** TheHero: Burton C. Bell
** TheLancer: Byron Stroud
** TheSmartGuy: Christian Olde Wolbers
** TheBigGuy: Raymond Herrera
** TheChick: Christy Priske (manager)
15th Jan '16 6:58:21 PM DarkSider13
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* FiveManBand: The Archetype lineup.
** TheHero: Burton C. Bell
** TheLancer: Byron Stroud
** TheSmartGuy: Christian Olde Wolbers
** TheBigGuy: Raymond Herrera
** TheChick: Christy Priske (manager)



** Burton C. Bell: Phlegmatic
** Dino Cazares: Sanguine
** Mike Heller: Melancholic
** Tony Campos: Choleric

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** Burton C. Bell: Burton: Phlegmatic
** Dino Cazares: Dino: Sanguine
** Mike Heller: Mike: Melancholic
** Tony Campos: Tony: Choleric
26th Dec '15 11:06:05 AM aye_amber
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: A piercing growl is heard after the long, extremely quiet (yet gloomy) intro of "Fear Campaign". Way to scare us all, Burton.
* ClusterFBomb: Not so much in the music itself, but Burton is ''very'' sweary on-stage between songs.
* ConceptAlbum - ''Soul of A New Machine'', ''Demanufacture'', ''Obsolete'', and ''Digimortal'' all tell a continuous story.
** Although ''The Industrialist'' is the band's first concept album since ''Digimortal'', it is not part of the Fear Factory-verse, forming an unconnected story.
* DeathMetal - ''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete''. There are also trace elements of death metal in the band's other material.
* GenreBusting - Honestly, try figuring out what kind of metal they really are.
* GenreShift - Industrial death metal to industrial groove metal. They also had nu metal influence on ''Digimortal''.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: A piercing growl is heard after the long, extremely quiet (yet gloomy) intro of "Fear Campaign". Campaign." Way to scare us all, Burton.
* ClusterFBomb: Not so much in the music itself, but Burton is ''very'' sweary on-stage on stage between songs.
* ConceptAlbum - ConceptAlbum: ''Soul of A a New Machine'', ''Demanufacture'', ''Obsolete'', Machine,'' ''Demanufacture,'' ''Obsolete,'' and ''Digimortal'' all tell a continuous story.
** Although ''The Industrialist'' is the band's first concept album since ''Digimortal'', ''Digimortal,'' it is not part of the Fear Factory-verse, Factory verse, forming an unconnected story.
* DeathMetal - DeathMetal: ''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete''. ''Concrete.'' There are also trace elements of death metal in the band's other material.
* GenreBusting - GenreBusting: Honestly, try figuring out what kind of metal they really are.
* GenreShift - GenreShift: Industrial death metal to industrial groove metal. They also had nu metal influence on ''Digimortal''.''Digimortal.''



* HeavyMithril - Most of the band's lyrics focus on science fiction
* IndustrialMetal - Their main genre. They have even worked with Rhys Fulber of Music/FrontLineAssembly on a few albums.
* MetalScream: Types 1, 2 and 4. Type 2 mostly only occurred on ''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete'', and virtually all subsequent works saw Burton moving between Type 1 and 4.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness - ''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete'' are 10; most of their other material is 8, occasionally bordering on 9.
** Some songs drop it as low as 6 or 7 (''Descent'', ''Resurrection'' and ''Cars''). They are in the minority.
*** Even more unusual is ''Timelessness'', which is only about a 2!

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* HeavyMithril - HeavyMithril: Most of the band's lyrics focus on science fiction
fiction.
* IndustrialMetal - IndustrialMetal: Their main genre. They have even worked with Rhys Fulber of Music/FrontLineAssembly on a few albums.
* MetalScream: Types 1, 2 2, and 4. Type 2 mostly only occurred on ''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete'', ''Concrete,'' and virtually all subsequent works saw Burton moving between Type 1 and 4.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness - ''Soul MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness:''Soul of a New Machine'' and ''Concrete'' are 10; most of their other material is 8, occasionally bordering on 9.
** Some songs drop it as low as 6 or 7 (''Descent'', ''Resurrection'' (''Descent,'' ''Resurrection,'' and ''Cars''). ''Cars.'') They are in the minority.
*** Even more unusual is ''Timelessness'', ''Timelessness,'' which is only about a 2! 2!



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Kind of like Bauhaus in that the sound they created is common now but was downright out of left field when they started. Death metal, industrial metal, grindcore, noise, EBM, rap and synthpop aren't exactly things you'd expect to hear combined, but that's pretty much exactly what Fear Factory did. They even incorporate elements of NuMetal.
* PissTakeRap / RapMetal - "Back the Fuck Up" from ''Digimortal''. It sure wasn't expected. Half of the band also contributed to Cypress Hill's ''Skull & Bones''.
* {{Remaster}}: ''Soul of a New Machine'' was remastered and re-released in a 2005 digipak that combined it with the also remastered E.P ''Fear Is The Mindkiller.''
* {{Sampling}} - Hard to notice, but most of their earlier songs contained random samples, whether they were quotes or sound effects. Some of the sounds they sampled were from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and the ''Film/DemolitionMan'' arcade game.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Kind of like Bauhaus in that the sound they created is common now now, but was downright out of left field when they started. Death metal, industrial metal, grindcore, noise, EBM, rap rap, and synthpop aren't exactly things you'd expect to hear combined, but that's pretty much exactly what Fear Factory did. They even incorporate elements of NuMetal.
* PissTakeRap / RapMetal - RapMetal: "Back the Fuck Up" from ''Digimortal''. ''Digimortal.'' It sure wasn't expected. Half of the band also contributed to Cypress Hill's ''Skull & Bones''.
* {{Remaster}}: ''Soul of a New Machine'' was remastered and re-released in a 2005 digipak that combined it with the also remastered E.P ''Fear Is The Mindkiller.
Bones.''
* {{Sampling}} - {{Remaster}}: ''Soul of a New Machine'' was remastered and re-released in a 2005 digipak that combined it with the also remastered EP ''Fear is the Mindkiller.''
* {{Sampling}}:
Hard to notice, but most of their earlier songs contained random samples, whether they were quotes or sound effects. Some of the sounds songs unds they sampled were from ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', ''Film/ApocalypseNow,'' ''Film/BladeRunner,'' and the ''Film/DemolitionMan'' arcade game.



* TropeCodifier: One of the codifiers for IndustrialMetal, along with NineInchNails, MarilynManson, and Music/{{Rammstein}}.

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* TropeCodifier: One of the codifiers for IndustrialMetal, along with NineInchNails, MarilynManson, Music/NineInchNails, Music/MarilynManson, and Music/{{Rammstein}}.



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