Saturday, April 2, 2016

Fear Factory

Nuclear Blast
August 7, 2015

Fear Factory is playing Reverb in Reading PA this Friday (April 8, 2016).

They will be playing the entirety of "Demanufacture" to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the classic LP. And by classic, I hope you realize this record went GOLD. 

I truly hope that the word "entirety" means the band will include the covers of "Dog Day Sunrise" (which was on the standard edition of the album) and "Your Mistake" (which was a bonus track on some editions). I will lose my mind in Reading if they pull out the Agnostic Front cover.

See, when this album came out, not only was it groundbreaking in style, but this band earned mega points by covering both Head of David AND Agnostic Front. Up until that point, I thought I might be the only person who loved both of those bands. From that moment on, Fear Factory earned a spot in my heart. 

"Genexus" continues on the legendary work of Fear Factory. Like all their albums, full enjoyment comes at full volume. Either loud enough for the neighbors to hear, or with headphones on. Or as we will experience, live and loud on April 8, 2016. "Anodized" was playing on Sirius Metal all the time when this album came out. Check "ProtoMech", "Soul Hacker" and "Dielectric" from "Genexus" below:

The fact that Soilwork is on the bill is also pretty special. I was actually introduced to Soilwork by a Hot Topic employee in Florida many years ago. While visiting Florida, probably wearing a Man Is The Bastard t-shirt, I was killing time while the family was shopping in the mall. I went to this Hot Topic store, I don't think we had any of Hot Topics stores in my home town at the time, and figured what the heck, better than heading in to Macys. 

The employee comes up to me and says the obligatory, "Nice shirt". One thing leads to another and he says, have you heard Soilwork? I didn't listen to the disc in the store, just trusted him and bought the CD. I'll finally get to see Soilwork too! Damn!

FEAR FACTORY w/ Soilwork:
3/21/2016 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM (No Soilwork)
3/22/2016 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM (No Soilwork)
3/24/2016 Korova – San Antonio, TX
3/25/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/26/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
3/28/2016 House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
3/29/2016 Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
3/30/2016 Warehouse Live – Clarksville, TN
4/01/2016 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/02/2016 Rock Shop – Fayetteville, NC
4/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
4/05/2016 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
4/06/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY * Sold Out
4/08/2016 Reverb – Reading, PA
4/09/2016 Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/10/2016 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
4/11/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY * Just Added
4/12/2016 Altar Bar- Pittsburgh, PA
4/14/2016 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
4/1/52016 Machine Shop – Flint, MI
4/16/2016 Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
4/17/2016 Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN
4/19/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
4/20/2016 Q and Z Expo Center- Ringle, WI
4/21/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/22/2016 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
4/23/2016 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
4/24/2016 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/26/2016 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
4/27/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID
4/29/2016 Revolution Concert House – Boise, ID
4/30/2016 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/01/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/03/2016 Slims – San Francisco, CA
5/04/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
5/05/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
5/06/2016 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/07/2016 Fonda – Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Frank FOE

1 comment:

  1. Can't miss the wonderful styling and interior at this place. As I walked upstairs, my eyes wandered about the brick wall interior and the overall décor. This is by far one of the best party venues to organize event.