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DME Promotions have confirmed that they will be hosting the legendary FEAR FACTORY in Dublin’s Academy on December 10th with The Distortion Project handling the Belfast Limelight show on December 11th, as part of their European tour. The band will be playing ‘Demanufacture’ in it’s entirety which turns 20 this year! Feeling old? Get all the details below.


Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are proud to announce they will be touring the UK and Ireland in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their highly revered second studio album ‘Demanufacture’. The tour will be a very rare event for fans with Fear Factory playing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety!

They will also showcase songs from their highly anticipated new album ‘Genexus’ – out 7th August via Nuclear Blast.

Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares had to say of this unique event;

“If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring DEMANUFACTURE for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said ‘YA RIGHT! GET FUCKED!’.

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990, Fear Factory changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like ‘Soul Of A New Machine’, ‘Demanufacture’, and the gold-selling release ‘Obsolete’.

The years have flown by in colourful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing DEMANUFACTURE in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December. We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made DEMANUFACTURE a legendary success.”

‘Demanufacture’, their second album (1995), was a landmark release for Fear Factory and for the metal genre. It is generally considered as the band’s defining work and a heavy metal classic with its refined production, industrial textures, precise musicianship and greater dimension of sound. It succeeded in giving the band a more futuristic feel than previous works. The concept is based around one man’s struggles against a machine controlled government – with each song marking a chapter in his life, taking huge inspiration from the ‘Terminator’ film series. Relationship with Producer Rhys Fulber continues to this day, having worked with Fear Factory on ‘Demanufacture’ and ‘Genexus’ plus many works in the interim. Check out a ‘Soul Hacker’ from the new album below.

‘Genexus’ is Fear Factory’s 9th studio album (their Nuclear Blast debut record) and was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber). The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). Artwork was handled by artist Anthony Clarkson and drums were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).


Guitarist and founding songwriter Dino Cazares had to say on ‘Genexus’;

“We wanted to create a new hybrid, something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future. It’s the next evolution of Fear Factory.”


“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can’t wait for everybody to hear it.”

You can see Fear Factory on the ‘The 20th Anniversary Of Demanufacture’ tour at the following dates;

Tickets go on sale Thursday 9th July @ 09.00 AM

December 7th – Bristol, Motion

December 9th – Manchester, Ritz

December 10th – Dublin, Academy

December 11th – Belfast, Limelight

December 12th – Glasgow, The Garage

December 13th – London, The Forum

You can pre-order new album ‘Genexus’ here;
Amazon CD
Amazon Vinyl
Limited Edition Gold Vinyl
Limited Edition Clear Vinyl
Exclusive T-shirt & CD Bundle

Fear Factory Links;


For more information on FEAR FACTORY in Dublin hit this link or check out DME Promotions for details on ticket sales, stage times and support slots. Tickets on sale Thursday 9th July and available from Sound Cellar or Ticketmaster.