FEAR FACTORY DEMANUFACTURES New York City!
On Monday, April 11, FEAR FACTORY returned to New York City’s Gramercy Theatre in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their groundbreaking EPIC album entitled Demanufacture… an album that changed Heavy Music forever!
Warming the crowd up for FEAR FACTORY were SOILWORK, SPADES and BLADES and New York City’s MARTYR!
While both SPADES and BLADES and MARTYR definitely captured the attention of the audience it was SOILWORK who got the room shaking out of control! As it is expected from a Swedish Metal band, SOILWORK got on stage and punished the crowd with their perfect blend of Melodic Metal via many classic songs along with a few NEW tracks from their latest album The Ride Majestic (out now via Nuclear Blast Records)! The crowd control that Björn “Speed” Strid possesses is to be reckoned with and the groove power lead by drummer Dirk Verbeuren got everyone’s necks moving uncontrollably!
Once FEAR FACTORY got on stage and opened their set with “Demanufacture” the Metal party was ON! From there on they played every single song from Demanufacture (except for their cover of “Your Mistake” by AGNOSTIC FRONT, which appears as a bonus track on the album) in the order that they appear on the album. While hearing “Replica”, “Self Bias Resistor” and “Zero Signal” NEVER gets old, hearing obscure tracks like “New Breed“, “Pisschrist” and “Dog Day Sunrise” was as if Christmas arrived in April this year!
After pummeling the crowd with Demanufacture, the boys - Burton C. Bell, Dino Cazares, Tony Campos and Mike Heller - left the stage for a quick second; upon their return they busted out their party infused song "What Will Become?" who got the whole place dancing like it was Metal prom night! Then they of course played some NEW songs from their latest AWESOME album Genexus (out now via Metal Blade Records) before finishing the crowd with “Shock”, “Edgecrusher” and “Martyr”!
WHAT A SHOW!!!
FEAR FACTORY’s setlist:
2) Self Bias Resistor
3) Zero Signal
5) New Breed
6 Dog Day Sunrise (Head of David cover)
7) Body Hammer
9) H-K (Hunter-Killer)
11) A Therapy for Pain
12) What Will Become?
14) Soul Hacker
Here are a few highlights: