Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1989. Throughout the band's career, they have released ten full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of sounds, all in their main style of industrial metal. Over the years, Fear Factory has seen frequent changes in its lineup, with lead vocalist Burton C. Bell being the only consistent member for 31 years until his departure in 2020. Other than guitarist Dino Cazares, there are no original members left in its current lineup. The band went on hold in March 2002 following some internal disputes, but resumed activity a year later without founding member Cazares. Previous bassist Christian Olde Wolbers replaced him as the new guitarist, and bassist Byron Stroud joined the band. In April 2009, a new lineup was announced. Cazares returned as guitarist, and Gene Hoglan as drummer. Bell and Stroud reprised their respective roles, and this lineup recorded the band's seventh studio album titled Mechanize (2010). Former members Wolbers and Raymond Herrera—both of whom were playing in Arkaea—disputed the legitimacy of the new lineup, and a legal battle from both parties had begun. Despite this, Fear Factory has since released three more albums: The Industrialist (2012), Genexus (2015) and Aggression Continuum (2021).

The band has performed at four Ozzfests and the inaugural Gigantour. Their singles have charted on the US Mainstream Rock Top 40 and albums on the Billboard Top 40, 100, and 200, and they have sold more than a million albums in the U.S. alone.

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1991Los Angeles Death CoalitionFear Factory / Demolition / F.C.D.N. Tormentor / Resistant Militia1
1992Soul of a New MachineFear Factory412
1995DemanufactureFear Factory4.318
1998ObsoleteFear Factory4.414
2001DigimortalFear Factory436
2002ConcreteFear Factory6
2004ArchetypeFear Factory4.27
2005TransgressionFear Factory3.57
2010MechanizeFear Factory4.57
2012The IndustrialistFear Factory45
2015GenexusFear Factory5
2021Aggression ContinuumFear Factory4
2021Aggression Continuum (The Instrumentals)Fear Factory1

Album + Compilation

2003HatefilesFear Factory45
2006The Best of Fear FactoryFear Factory43
2012The Complete Roadrunner Collection 1992-2001Fear Factory2
2019LinchpinFear Factory1

Album + Soundtrack

1997Carmageddon SoundtrackFear Factory / Lee Groves3
1999Messiah in-game soundtrackFear Factory & Jesper Kyd1
2004Mischief InvasionFear Factory1

Album + Spokenword

2015Genexus (Track Commentary)Fear Factory1

Album + Remix

1997Remanufacture (Cloning Technology)Fear Factory36


1995Dog Day SunriseFear Factory3
1995ReplicaFear Factory1
1997BurnFear Factory3
1997RemanufactureFear Factory1
1998ResurrectionFear Factory4
1999CarsFear Factory3
2001LinchpinFear Factory6
2004ArchetypeFear Factory1
2004Bite the Hand That BleedsFear Factory1
2005Spinal CompressionFear Factory1
2009PowershifterFear Factory1
2012RechargerFear Factory1
2015Soul HackerFear Factory1
2015ProtoMechFear Factory1
2015DielectricFear Factory1


1992Breaking BarriersFear Factory / Atrocity / Star Star / Gruntruck / Optimum Wound Profile / Sick of It All1
1993The Breed BeyondCynic / Fear Factory / Pestilence / Believer / Treponem Pal1
1998RevolutionFear Factory1
2001Linchpin: Special Australian Tour EP 2001Fear Factory2

EP + Remix

1993Fear Is the MindkillerFear Factory47
1997The Gabber MixesFear Factory1

EP + Demo

1991Demo 1Fear Factory1
1991Demo '91Fear Factory1

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