FEAR FACTORY Set To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Obsolete With Full Album Performances
August 15, 2016, 7 years ago
Industrial metallers Fear Factory are set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their biggest selling album Obsolete, with an airing of the work in full for the first time during live dates in late 2017 and early 2018. The plans follow on from the band’s recent Demanufacture shows, which saw them perform their landmark 1995 release in its entirety.
Fear Factory’s third full-length disc, Obsolete was released in July 1998. A concept-based piece, the set follows on from Demanufacture’s dystopian theme of machines on the rise against mankind.
Speaking exclusively to Eamon O'Neill of eonmusic at Bloodstock Open Air, Dino Cazares revealed the news that plans to celebrate Obsolete’s 20th anniversary were in the works: “For sure, one hundred percent, it will happen,” said the guitarist.
Going on to explain that a new Fear Factory disc would arrive before then, Cazares made clear that the Obsolete shows were very much on the band’s agenda. Said Dino: “Right now, once we’re done with this touring for Genexus, we’re going to be doing another record.”
He continued: “We’ll have something new out by next year, and then it will be coming up on the twenty year anniversary of Obsolete. 2018 is the anniversary, but we might start a little earlier than that, we’ll see.”