Fear Factory Comeback Show and Tour Called Off?

(Blabbermouth) The much-anticipated debut performance by the new band calling itself Fear Factory featuring original FF members Dino Cazares (guitar) and Burton C. Bell (vocals) alongside bassist Byron Stroud (who played on the last two Fear Factory albums in addition to touring and recording with Strapping Young Lad and Zimmers Hole) and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel, Death, Testament) which was scheduled to take place earlier tonight (Sunday, June 21) at the Metalway Festival in Zaragoza, Spain was cancelled at the last minute, reportedly due to legal issues surrounding the use of the Fear Factory name.

Update: According to concert promoter Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur GmbH & Co.KG, Fear Factory's entire German tour which was supposed to take place between August 3 and August 12 has been called off.

In a June 14, 2009 appearance on the nationally syndicated radio program "Speed Freaks", FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera stated about the band's current status, "[Guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers and I] actually still in FEAR FACTORY. There's a big legal battle going on right now. - more on this story

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