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* CelebrityResemblance - Burton looks like he could be the brother of [[GroundedForLife Donal Logue]].

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* CelebrityResemblance - Burton looks like he could be the brother of [[GroundedForLife Donal Logue]].Creator/DonalLogue.


* [[Music/{{Malignancy}} Mike Heller]] – drums (2012-present)

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* [[Music/{{Malignancy}} Mike Heller]] – drums (2012-present)
(2012–present)


* JerkAss: Burton and Dino may have had their disputes over the years, but one thing that they do have in common is their penchant for screwing others over and making lots of shady, morally-questionable business deals.

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* JerkAss: Dino and Burton and Dino may have had their disputes over the years, but one thing that they do have in common is their penchant for screwing others over and making lots of shady, morally-questionable business deals.


* SopranoAndGravel: Burton manages to do this one, all on his own.

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* SopranoAndGravel: Burton manages to do this one, all on his own. In fact, he is often regarded as, if not the TropeMaker, then definitely the TropeCodifier for this style of singing by one person in heavy metal.


* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Burton: Choleric
** Dino: Sanguine
** Mike: Melancholic
** Tony: Phlegmatic


* Tony Campos - bass, backing vocals (2015-present)

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* Tony Campos - bass, backing vocals (2015-present)




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* Tony Campos - bass, backing vocals (2015-2020)


The future of the band is currently in question, however, due to a lawsuit brought on by former drummer Raymond Herrera and former bassist Christian Olde Wolbers over the rights to the "Fear Factory" name. A planned new album, ''Monolith'', has been shelved as a result.

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The future of the band is currently in question, however, due to a lawsuit brought on by former drummer Raymond Herrera and former bassist Christian Olde Wolbers over the rights to the "Fear Factory" name. A planned new album, ''Monolith'', has been shelved as a result.
result. These plans have been pushed even further into doubt with Burton Bell's sudden departure in September 2020.



* Burton C. Bell – lead vocals (1989–present)


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* Burton C. Bell — lead vocals (1989-2020)


The future of the band is currently in question, however, due to a lawsuit brought on by former drummer Raymond Herrera and former bassist Andrew Olde Wolbers over the rights to the "Fear Factory" name. A planned new album, ''Monolith'', has been shelved as a result.

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The future of the band is currently in question, however, due to a lawsuit brought on by former drummer Raymond Herrera and former bassist Andrew Christian Olde Wolbers over the rights to the "Fear Factory" name. A planned new album, ''Monolith'', has been shelved as a result.


However, the future of the band is in question, due to a lawsuit over the band name by the founding members: Burton C. Bell, Raymond Herrera, and Christian Olde Wolbers, which has prevented Fear Factory from releasing any new albums

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However, the The future of the band is currently in question, however, due to a lawsuit brought on by former drummer Raymond Herrera and former bassist Andrew Olde Wolbers over the band name by rights to the founding members: Burton C. Bell, Raymond Herrera, and Christian Olde Wolbers, which "Fear Factory" name. A planned new album, ''Monolith'', has prevented Fear Factory from releasing any new albums
been shelved as a result.

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However, the future of the band is in question, due to a lawsuit over the band name by the founding members: Burton C. Bell, Raymond Herrera, and Christian Olde Wolbers, which has prevented Fear Factory from releasing any new albums

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* ''Messiah'' (1999): Soundtrack album for ''VideoGame/{{Messiah}}''; contains tracks from ''Soul of a New Machine'', ''Demanufacture'', ''Remanufacture'', and ''Obsolete''.

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: A common feature of Burton's vocal style.


* ReligionRantSong: "Big God/Raped Souls", (("Liar! Big God, no God, BURN!")) and "Desecrate" from ''Soul of a New Machine'' with "Act of God" on ''Archetype'' give examples of [[GodIsEvil Type 1]]. ''Demanufacture's'' "Pisschrist" is more of a [[ReligionIsWrong Type 2]], though in the context of the album, it also talks either about the anti-machine resistance, or the machine leadership. Although you may not realize it, the ''Digimortal'' bonus track "Dead Man Walking" is a Type 2. ''Mechanize's'' "Christploitation" is a [[ScamReligion type 3]] talking about how religion is now explored and sold.

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* ReligionRantSong: "Big God/Raped Souls", (("Liar! Big God, no God, BURN!")) and "Desecrate" from ''Soul of a New Machine'' with "Act of God" on ''Archetype'' give examples of [[GodIsEvil Type 1]]. ''Demanufacture's'' ''Demanufacture'''s "Pisschrist" is more of a [[ReligionIsWrong Type 2]], though in the context of the album, it also talks either about the anti-machine resistance, or the machine leadership. Although you may not realize it, the ''Digimortal'' bonus track "Dead Man Walking" is a Type 2. ''Mechanize's'' "Christploitation" is a [[ScamReligion type 3]] talking about how religion is now explored and sold.


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

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



* DarkestHour: ''Descent'', ''Timelessness.''
* {{Determinator}}: ''H-K (Hunter-Killer),'' ''Edgecrusher,'' ''Smasher/Devourer,'' ''Archetype.'' ''H-K'' gets bonus points for not only taking its title from [[Film/TheTerminator De Terminator]], but using samples of Kyle Reese's dialogue.
* DownerEnding - In ''Obsolete'', [[spoiler: when the main character, ''Edgecrusher'', gets captured by the Securitron. It is not certain whether his words/thoughts in the song ''Timelessness'' are when he's in jail, or when he is in the process of being executed. And he was the leader of the resistance too, making Edgecrusher's defeat a double-blow.]]
* {{GIFT}}: Addressed in "Cyberwaste."

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* DarkestHour: ''Descent'', ''Timelessness.''
"Descent", "Timelessness".
* {{Determinator}}: ''H-K (Hunter-Killer),'' ''Edgecrusher,'' ''Smasher/Devourer,'' ''Archetype.'' ''H-K'' "H-K (Hunter-Killer)", "Edgecrusher", "Smasher/Devourer", "Archetype". "H-K" gets bonus points for not only taking its title from [[Film/TheTerminator De Terminator]], but using samples of Kyle Reese's dialogue.
* DownerEnding - In ''Obsolete'', [[spoiler: when the main character, ''Edgecrusher'', gets captured by the Securitron. It is not certain whether his words/thoughts in the song ''Timelessness'' "Timelessness" are when he's in jail, or when he is in the process of being executed. And he was the leader of the resistance too, making Edgecrusher's defeat a double-blow.]]
* {{GIFT}}: Addressed in "Cyberwaste.""Cyberwaste".



* MurderBallad: ''Suffer Age'' was written by Dino Cazares about John Wayne Gacy. ''0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)'', written about The Acid King Ricky Kasso, too.
* NonAppearingTitle: Demanufacture, Replica, Self Bias Resistor, to name a couple.
* ProtestSong: Whilst all of Fear Factory's material is basically anti-authoritarian, ''Crash Test'' (animal testing), ''Hi-tech Hate'' (arms industry), ''Corporate Cloning'' (music/fashion industry), ''Securitron (Police State 2000)'' (go on, guess), "Crisis" (the military complex) are all more specific in their targets.

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* MurderBallad: ''Suffer Age'' "Suffer Age" was written by Dino Cazares about John Wayne Gacy. ''0-0 "0-0 (Where Evil Dwells)'', Dwells)", written about The Acid King Ricky Kasso, too.
* NonAppearingTitle: Demanufacture, Replica, Self "Demanufacture", "Replica", "Self Bias Resistor, Resistor", to name a couple.
* ProtestSong: Whilst all of Fear Factory's material is basically anti-authoritarian, ''Crash Test'' "Crash Test" (animal testing), ''Hi-tech Hate'' "Hi-tech Hate" (arms industry), ''Corporate Cloning'' "Corporate Cloning" (music/fashion industry), ''Securitron "Securitron (Police State 2000)'' 2000)" (go on, guess), "Crisis" (the military complex) are all more specific in their targets.



* ReligionRantSong: ''Big God/Raped Souls,'' (("Liar! Big God, no God, BURN!")) and ''Desecrate'' from ''Soul of a New Machine'' with ''Act of God'' on ''Archetype'' give examples of [[GodIsEvil Type 1]]. ''Demanufacture's'' ''Pisschrist'' is more of a [[ReligionIsWrong Type 2]], though in the context of the album, it also talks either about the anti-machine resistance, or the machine leadership. Although you may not realize it, the ''Digimortal'' bonus track ''Dead Man Walking'' is a Type 2. ''Mechanize's'' ''Christploitation'' is a [[ScamReligion type 3]] talking about how religion is now explored and sold.
* TheScapegoat: Well, "Scapegoat." It was written after an incident where Dino felt he was wrongly arrested for.

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* ReligionRantSong: ''Big "Big God/Raped Souls,'' Souls", (("Liar! Big God, no God, BURN!")) and ''Desecrate'' "Desecrate" from ''Soul of a New Machine'' with ''Act "Act of God'' God" on ''Archetype'' give examples of [[GodIsEvil Type 1]]. ''Demanufacture's'' ''Pisschrist'' "Pisschrist" is more of a [[ReligionIsWrong Type 2]], though in the context of the album, it also talks either about the anti-machine resistance, or the machine leadership. Although you may not realize it, the ''Digimortal'' bonus track ''Dead "Dead Man Walking'' Walking" is a Type 2. ''Mechanize's'' ''Christploitation'' "Christploitation" is a [[ScamReligion type 3]] talking about how religion is now explored and sold.
* TheScapegoat: Well, "Scapegoat." "Scapegoat". It was written after an incident where Dino felt he was wrongly arrested for.



** During the last chorus of Demanufacture live, Burton holds the mic up to the crowd and asks something along the lines of "WHAT [[ClusterFBomb THE FUCK]] HAVE YOU GOT?", which they proceed to answer by shouting the chorus at the top of their lungs.
** While the band does not explicitly encourage it, the fans tend to sing along to the chorus of Edgecrusher live.

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** During the last chorus of Demanufacture "Demanufacture" live, Burton holds the mic up to the crowd and asks something along the lines of "WHAT [[ClusterFBomb THE FUCK]] HAVE YOU GOT?", which they proceed to answer by shouting the chorus at the top of their lungs.
** While the band does not explicitly encourage it, the fans tend to sing along to the chorus of Edgecrusher "Edgecrusher" live.



** Some songs drop it as low as 6 or 7 (''Descent,'' ''Resurrection,'' and ''Cars.'') They are in the minority.

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** Some songs drop it as low as 6 or 7 (''Descent,'' ''Resurrection,'' ("Descent", "Resurrection", and ''Cars.'') "Cars".) They are in the minority.

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'''Other notable releases'''
* ''Fear is the Mindkiller'' (1993): A remix EP, containing remixed songs from ''Soul of a New Machine.''
* ''Remanufacture - Cloning Technology'' (1997): Contains remixes of songs from ''Demanufacture.''
* ''Concrete'' (2002, recorded 1991): Originally intended to be Fear Factory's debut album, the recordings were shelved until Roadrunner Records released it to fulfill contractual obligations owed by the band.
* ''Hatefiles'' (2003): A compilation of rare, unreleased, and remixed tracks. Notable for containing a couple of tracks from ''Demanufacture'' with the rejected mixes by Colin Richardson.

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