Since leaving Fear Factory in 2020, Burton C. Bell has kept a relatively low profile, at least compared to the semi-circus that has surrounded his replacement (Milo Silvestro was announced this past week as Fear Factory's new vocalist). And although Burton hasn't been shy about his final days as a member of Fear Factory and the disintegration of his relationship with guitarist Dino Cazares, he'll be sharing even more of his personal experience very soon through another creative medium: photography.
Bell's very first photo exhibit, Paradise Found, will be on display at the Vincent Castiglia Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is reported to feature a number of Bell's photos and visual art pieces that the artist has created over the last two years.
In a post to Instagram, Castiglia wrote that Bell's work "needs no introduction" and that as "a genre-inspiring group that has been among my top favorite bands of all time… The Gallery is honored to host and share [Bell's] 1st solo exhibition of photographs, titled Paradise Found."
For more information on Burton C. Bell’s exhibit, visit the Vincent Castiglia Gallery website. A promotional poster can also be seen just below. The opening reception will be held on March 11, with public viewing from 7pm to 9pm, and Bell will be there to take in the festivities.
As for music, Bell's focus has clearly been elsewhere. Which is totally cool. Though, his vocals were sought after by multi-instrumentalist and producer Alessio NeroArgento and vocalist Claudio Ravinale for their project The Silverblack, and a track called Judgement," which you can check out just below. The industrial nature of the project combined with Bell being the vocalist he is makes for an excellent pairing of two creative forces.
Talking about the collaboration, The Silverblack commented that "Burton's tone is unique: he is the voice of industrial metal and we wouldn't be here playing this kind of music if it wasn't for bands like Fear Factory who broke down boundaries within styles paving the way for what came next, so having him on our record is truly an honor and a one of a kind experience. His distinctive vocals brought the song to a whole new level and we can't wait for people to hear it."