Fear Factory launched their GoFundMe to help out with legal bills and creating their new album on Friday, September 11. Later that same day, vocalist Burton C. Bell took to Instagram to let everyone know he wasn't benefiting from the GoFundMe. Which of course raised some questions.
Bell wrote on Instagram "Let me be clear, I am not part of, nor am I benefitting, from any GoFundMe campaign."
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares then clarified that the GoFundMe is legitimate, and that all the money goes toward the new album. Cazares added that the record label won't give them anymore money and for "this reason, and this reason only, a decision was made to ask for outside donations."
"This is to address some of the controversy regarding the Fear Factory GoFundMe page. It is not a scam. All donations go toward covering newly incurred production costs and not anyone’s personal legal fees.
"On the previous version of the album recording, which was completed in 2017, it had programmed drums. I decided to not make that mistake again and had Mike Heller perform live drums on the record. I later realized I needed to re-track guitars and bass to fit better with the live drums. I also decided to add new keyboards from Rhys Fulber, Damien Rainaud, Igor Khoroshev, Giuseppe Bassi and Max Karon.
"Damien Rainaud took over production duties for all this, and Andy Sneap is also handling the mixing and mastering. They all did an amazing job on Genexus, and I decided to bring them back for the new album. Burton's lead vocals, which were also recorded in full in 2017, will remain on the new version of the album.
"Fear Factory has exceeded its limit in borrowing money from the record company to complete the new version of the album. For this reason, and this reason only, a decision was made to ask for outside donations.
"Fear Factory would like to thank everyone for there continued support."
Donate to the GoFundMe here.