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Fear Factory Hitting The Road With Prong and Thy Will Be Done

04/22/2010
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Fear Factory are set to kick off the second leg of their American Fear Campaign tour on May 14 at The Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona. The tour, also featuring Prong and Thy Will Be Done, will visit 20 cities before it concludes at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia.

Continuing to tour in support of their latest release, Mechanize, the tour introduces the album's third single, the controversial album closer "Final Exit."

Fear Factory recently flew to Oslo, Norway for an eight-date run of shows with Metallica. The band, like many others, are resorting to travel by land and sea with more than 20,000 flights canceled on the European continent last week due to the volcanic activity happening in Iceland. Guitarist Dino Cazares notes, "it took us over 24 hours to get from Oslo to Riga in Latvia with Metallica and their crew of 50-plus people on a charter bus and ferry. All flights were canceled because of the volcanic ash in the air." Vocalist Burton C. Bell adds, "we took a ferry from Oslo to get to Latvia. It was the Metallica party boat; good times. We are basically taking buses and trains everywhere so if you can catch us, catch us."

"Final Exit" follows the success of earlier metal radio singles "Powershifter" and "Fear Campaign." Now playing via three of AOL Radio's online music channels, Fear Factory have done two special edits of the 8:11 minute song. Rhys Fulber with Cazares and Bell realized the edits while the band was touring the US in late March. The song has already received specialty airplay via Active Rock stations KUPD in Phoenix, Arizona and KEYJ in Abilene, Texas.

Lyrically "Final Exit" draws attention to the much criticized and sensitive issue of self deliverance as introduced in the 1992 book by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. Bell explains, "Dino and I have created the edits to condense the song into a time specific for radio. We are very happy fans are loving the song for it is one that touches upon the importance of the freedom of choice and personal liberty that all human beings should be allowed. The song hopefully will create awareness for the support group Final Exit Network," the song's namesake. Passionately Bell continues, "the right to life extends beyond life itself. If the medical community cannot, and will not find a cure due to cost effectiveness, then humanity needs the choice of a dignified, self deliverance from continual, painful treatments from debilitating disease. We have been contacted by many fans who connect with this song on many levels, and with 'Final Exit' being played on the radio, we hope others will also become aware, understand, and enjoy this song."


Apr 20 - Siemens Arena With Metallica Vilnius, Lithuania
Apr 21 - Siemens Arena With Metallica Vilnius, Lithuania
Apr 24 - Sk Slimpiiski With Metallica Moscow, Russia
Apr 25 - Sk Slimpiiski With Metallica Moscow, Russia
May 14 - Rialto Tucson, Arizona
May 15 - California Metalfest @ Fox Theatre Pomona, California
May 16 - House Of Blues San Diego, California
May 17 - Knitting Factory Reno, Nevada
May 20 - Knitting Factory Boise, Idaho
May 21 - Club Sound In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
May 22 - Marquis Denver, Colorado
May 24 - Pop's Sauget, Illinois
May 26 - The Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
May 27 - Intersection Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 28 - Headliner's Louisville, Kentucky
May 29 - The Rave Milwakee, Wisconsin
May 30 - Al Rosa Villa Columbus, Ohio
Jun 1 - Norva Norfolk, Virginia
Jun 2 - Jester's Pub Fayetteville, North Carolina
Jun 3 - Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia
Jun 4 - Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
Jun 5 - Webster Theatre Hartford, Connecticut
Jun 6 - Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 18 - Hellfest France
Jun 20 - Rockhaul Luxembourg
Jun 22 - Lausanne Les Docks Switzerland
Jun 23 - Winterthur Salszhaus Switzerland
Jun 24 - Wein Szene Austria
Jun 25 - God's Of Metal Italy
Jun 26 - Grasspop Belgium
Jun 28 - Gav Club St. Petersburg, Russia
Jun 29 - B1 Maximum Moscow, Russia
Jul 2 - With Full Force Germany
Jul 3 - Forta Rock Holland
Jul 4 - Devilside Festival Germany
Jul 24 - Heavy Mtl Festival @ Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau Montral Qb, Canada
Jul 31 - Sonisphere United Kingdom
Aug 15 - Sziget Festival Óbudai Island, Hungary

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