Fear Factory drummer Mike Heller has revealed to New Breed TV that he'll be recording real drums for an upcoming re-release of the band's 2012 album The Industrialist. Presumably these recording sessions for the new version of The Industrialist will take place alongside the sessions for the new Fear Factory record.
"The Industralist, which never had real drums, is going to be — at least as far as drums go — re-recorded," said Heller. "I will be recording real drums on [it], and it will get a release alongside the original."
Fear Factory is currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new record. The record will be the final Fear Factory effort with vocalist Burton C. Bell, who in a recent interview clarified why he quit the band.
"It's been on my mind for a while," he said. "These lawsuits just drained me. The egos. The greed. Not just from band members, but from the attorneys involved. I just lost my love for it. I've been working [intensely] on The Watchers for the last two years. Working with people who I can trust and who I love, and with whom I have grown to find a niche musically definitely pushed me towards it.
There are a lot of surprises. I've had a lot of surprises for the last four years. With Fear Factory, it's just constantly been like ‘What?!' You can only take so much. I felt like 30 years was a good run. Those albums I've done with Fear Factory will always be out there. I'll always be part of that. I just felt like it was time to move forward."