Fear Factory: US dates announced.

New bassist, album details also revealed!

Fear Factory recently confirmed their first tour dates for 2012. Set to begin in San Antonio on May 1, the tour’s initial dates include stops in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Denver among others. Joining FF for the tour is Boston’s Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, California’s The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The tour will precede the release of the band’s new album, titled The Industrialist.

Fear Factory recently announced the addition of bass player Matt DeVries. The Ohio native previously noted, “I have been asked to join one of my favorite bands. I have been a fan of FF since 1992 and I could not be more excited to be part of this incredible band.” Guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell noted, “we are very excited to have Matt playing bass for Fear Factory. We feel he is a great addition to our touring line-up. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the FF machine.”

With rehearsals for the tour expected to start soon, the members of Fear Factory are finishing details on their forthcoming new album expected for release early summer. Greg Reely has now completed the album’s mix. All that remains is final artwork and packaging. Regarding the new material, Cazares and Bell affirm, “this album perfectly captures the true nature of the band. The industrial/metal blend is a strong return to our original concept for Fear Factory."

The Industrialist follows 2010’s critically acclaimed Mechanize.

Confirmed dates as of press time are:

01/05/2012 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX

02/05/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

03/05/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

05/05/2012 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL

06/05/2012 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

09/05/2012 Ziggy’s - Winston-Salem, NC

10/05/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

11/05/2012 Wally’s Pub - Hampton Beach, NH

12/05/2012 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY

13/05/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

16/05/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

20/05/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO