Bassist Tony Campos (ex-SOULFLY, STATIC-X, PRONG, MINISTRY) made his live debut with FEAR FACTORY on Saturday, June 20 at the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. More fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Campos joined FEAR FACTORY in early May as the replacement for Matt DeVries (previously of CHIMAIRA, where he played guitar, and SIX FEET UNDER), who left the band in order to “take some time off of the road and focus on [his] kids.”
FEAR FACTORY‘s new album “Genexus”, will be 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).
“The word ‘genexus’ is a hybrid of two words: ‘genesis’ and ‘nexus,'” explained 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.”