Fear Factory just confirmed their first tour dates for 2012. Set to begin in San Antonio on May 1, the tour's initial dates include stops in Dallas, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, and Denver, among others. Joining Fear Factory for the tour is Boston's Shadows Fall, Kansas City-based The Browning, Riverside, Calif. metallers The Devastated, and Legacy Of Disorder from New Zealand. The tour will precede the release of Fear Factory's new album titled 'The Industrialist.'

With rehearsals for the tour expected to start soon, the members of Fear Factory are finishing details on their forthcoming new album expected for release early summer. Greg Reely has now completed the album's mix. All that remains is final artwork and packaging. Regarding the new material, guirarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell affirm, "this album perfectly captures the true nature of Fear Factory. The industrial/metal blend is a strong return to our original concept for Fear Factory."

'The Industrialist' follows 2010's critically acclaimed 'Mechanize' album. Blabbermouth said, "this is the album fans have been waiting for...a fiery and evolved rebirth of the band that changed metal in the '90s." Revolver Magazine called 'Mechanize,' "one of the best albums of the band's career. Its combination of new-wave melody, rapid-fire aggression, and electronic ambiance sounds as fresh today as Fear Factory did nearly 20 years ago. Call it the soul of their new machine." Decibel Magazine noted, "Fear Factory are back and beyond intact."

Confirmed tour dates as of press time are:

5/01/2012 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX

5/02/2012 Trees – Dallas, TX

5/03/2012 Scout Bar – Houston, TX

5/05/2012 State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL

5/06/2012 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

5/09/2012 Ziggy's - Winston-Salem, NC

5/10/2012 Theater of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/11/2012 Wally's Pub - Hampton Beach, NH

5/12/2012 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY

5/13/2012 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

5/16/2012 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

5/20/2012 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

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