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Fear Factory reveals new vocalist to begin ‘The Machine Will Rise’ era

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on February 21, 2023

Watch the mini-doc detailing the exhaustive search that spanned some three years and more than 300 auditions.

Currently gearing up to embark on a massive North American tour side-by-side with Static-X, industrial metal vets Fear Factory have finally pulled back the curtain to reveal their new vocalist, following the departure of Burton C. Bell in 2020.

Giving the announcement a proper rollout, the band, particularly founding guitarist Dino Cazares, has unveiled a mini-documentary introducing frontman, Milo Silvestro. Hailing from Rome, Italy, Cazares first discovered Silvestro online via the New Breed Fear Factory fan page. The aspiring vocalist had shared various covers of Fear Factory essentials, piquing the interest of Cazares.

In the short film, Cazares goes on to share the details of the exhaustive search that took some three years and saw more than 300 auditions for the position. The founding guitarist shared, “It’s time to introduce the world to our new vocalist. The search was long and meticulous, but I know for sure we got the right guy.

Cazares spoke confidently about the firecast for the band with Silvestro now in position. “It is a big week for us in FEAR FACTORY as we make our final preparations for our return to the live stage touring across the US, beginning February 25th on the ‘Rise Of The Machine’ tour. We can’t wait to get out on the road and start kicking some ass. ‘The Machine Will Rise’.”

As the son of two Italian musicians, Silvestro detailed his credentials and pedigree while confiding his fandom of the pioneering band for many years. “This is a huge opportunity for me. I’ve been a fan of the band for many years and it feels very surreal but I’m excited to be part of it. I know I have some massive shoes to fill but I’m here to do it in the best way possible and give justice to the vocal legacy of this legendary band.”

Set to begin this week, Fear Factory head out on the “Rise Of The Machine” North American tour supporting Static-XThe sprawling 42-date trek will also feature Dope along with Mushroomhead and Twiztid on select dates. Get a complete list of dates and cities below.

Get tickets for the Rise of the Machine North American Tour – HERE

Feb 25: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27: Portland, OR – Roseland
Feb 28: Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar 01: Vancouver, BC – Richshaw Theater – *SOLD OUT*
Mar 02: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 03: Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04: Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 05: Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Mar 07: Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Mar 08: Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater *
Mar 09: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
Mar 10: Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
Mar 11: San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater *
Mar 12: Houston, TX – House of Blues *
Mar 14: Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater *
Mar 15: Orlando, FL – Plaza Live *
Mar 16: Charlotte, NC – Underground – *SOLD OUT* *
Mar 17: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage – *SOLD OUT* *
Mar 18: Philly, PA – Theater of the Living Arts – *SOLD OUT* *
Mar 19: NYC, NY – Irving Plaza *
Mar 21: Boston, MA – Big Night Live *
Mar 22: New Haven, CT – Toad’s *
Mar 23: Montreal, QC – MTELUS *
Mar 24: Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall *
Mar 25: Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall – *SOLD OUT* *
Mar 26: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues #
Mar 28: Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian #
Mar 29: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts #
Mar 30: Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs #
Mar 31: Ft Wayne, IN – The Clyde *
Apr 01: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave *
Apr 02: Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center*
Apr 04: Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection *
Apr 05: St Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall #
Apr 06: Indy, IN – The Vogue #
Apr 07: Chicago, IL – House of Blues #
Apr 08: Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis #
Apr 09: Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater #
Apr 11: Denver, CO – The Summit #
Apr 13: Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues#
Apr 14: San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
Apr 15: LA, CA – Belasco Theater – *SOLD OUT* #

* Featuring special guest MUSHROOMHEAD
# Featuring special guest TWIZTID

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