US industrial metallers Fear Factory have confirmed Matt DeVries as their new bassist. DeVries, previously of Chimaira and who recently left Six Feet Under, joins the band replacing Byron Stroud. The band is currently working on their upcoming new album The Industrialist, planned for an early summer release. The album is being mixed in Canada by Greg Reely while artwork for the album is nearly complete. Specific details about the new album are expected in the coming week.

DeVries commented: "I have been asked by Dino and Burton to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of Fear Factory since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band. We have shared the stage many times together and now I'm beyond stoked to be on the same stage playing together. Thank you to all my fans worldwide for sticking by me and I will be seeing you all on the road very soon."

Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell note: "We are very excited to have Matt playing bass for Fear Factory. We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and he's a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine."

[Also thanks to DaMaGeR for sending in this news!]



Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fear Factory
 
Posted: 14.02.2012 by D.T. Metal



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Amatsu Mikaboshi - 14.02.2012 at 14:23  
I'm more concerned about whats happened to Byron and why he's gone... I mean better yet I wonder if they asked Christian again?
brapp32 - 14.02.2012 at 14:52  
I think Byron joined 3 Inches of Blood.
D.T. Metal - 14.02.2012 at 17:03  
Written by brapp32 on 14.02.2012 at 14:52

I think Byron joined 3 Inches of Blood.

Yes he did! Unfortunately the drama ain't over,....just waiting on when Fear Factory announces a new drummer
Kamil - 14.02.2012 at 19:58  
Written by D.T. Metal on 14.02.2012 at 17:03

Written by brapp32 on 14.02.2012 at 14:52

I think Byron joined 3 Inches of Blood.

Yes he did! Unfortunately the drama ain't over,....just waiting on when Fear Factory announces a new drummer

I have hope, that Gene will stay in FF.
psykometal - 15.02.2012 at 02:36  
I was wondering why Matt left SFU, now I know...
Andr3sfc - 15.02.2012 at 06:22  
The band obviously loses some "weight" without Byron. lol
Olli - 15.02.2012 at 20:34  
Written by Andr3sfc on 15.02.2012 at 06:22

The band obviously loses some "weight" without Byron. lol

They're still pretty "heavy" with Dino and Gene
s_t_s - 22.02.2012 at 14:32  
Hmm I hope it doesn't go any further than that as FF came back in force with Mechanize, I don't want to see them fall into pieces once again

I thought the album was planned for April and now I read summer ? Gosh gotta wait a bit longer now :/

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