Fear Factory

Hit the Road, Jack

Hey, we have three brand new albums again!  Imagine that…  Also, as promised last week, we have a rundown of all the tours in progress or coming around soon.  Well, not all of them.  I realized we missed at least two (and apparently got a few other pieces of information wrong…but that is the Internet’s fault), but that has all been fixed in the list below, so that counts for something.  Right? RIGHT?  That’s what I thought.

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Reviews:
Obscura Akróasis (Relapse)
Textures Phenotype (Nuclear Blast)
Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Relapse)

Tours:
w/start dates

  • Cradle of Filth, Ne Obliviscaris, Butcher Babies
  • Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Delain
  • Cannibal Corpse Obituary w/ CryptopsyAbysmal Dawn  started 2/12
  • The Sword w/ Royal Thunder (3/20-4/16), Purson (5/7-28) 3/20
  • Intronaut, Scale the Summit, North 3/15
  • Unearth w/ Ringworm, Fit for an Autopsy (3/18-4/1), Reflections, Culture Killer (4/2-15) Great American Ghost (3/18-4/1), Hollow Earth (4/2-15)
  • Norma Jean w/ He is Legend, Forevermore, Rival Choir 3/25
  • Amon Amarth w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus 4/7
  • The Black Dahlia Murder (playing Unhallowed in its entirety) w/ Fallujah, Disentomb 4/8
  • Kvelertak w/ Torche, Wild Throne 4/12
  • Lamb of God w/ Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity 4/30
  • Hatebreed w/ Devildriver, Devil You Know (5/13-6/4), Act of Defiance (6/5-11) 5/13
  • Fear Factory (playing Remanufacture in its entirety) w/ Soilwork

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Live and Well

Boy, do we have a packed show for you!  I don’t think we’ve made an episode this long in quite some time!  Four new reviews, two of which really get your hosts talking.  We also have not one, but TWO live reviews, which in our infinite awesomeness, we coordinated with two of album reviews. So, strap yourself in for good one, freaks!  Oh, and be sure to get talking with us in the comments!

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Reviews:
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade)
Fear Factory Genexus (Nuclear Blast)
Hibria Hibria (Power Prog)
The Oxford Coma Paris is Mine (independent)

Live Review:
Summer Slaughter Tour at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on August 9, 2015
Coal Chamber, Fear Factory, Jasta, Saint Ridley at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on August 11, 2015

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#Kyle’s”Triumphant”Return; #GuessKyle’sReviewsFromLastWeek; #DeadOrAlive; #4NewAlbumReviews; #NoFighting; #KyleMightBeAHipster; #DrinkBitch

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Reviews: Architects – DaybreakerFear Factory – The Industrialist; Grand Magus – The HuntRise to Remain – City of Vultures

This is what happens when the ROCK(jock) plays in Photoshop (I must be breaking multiple copyright laws…)

Metalheads get it. We know a single song, no matter how good, can’t justify an entire album, much less a band. And yet, that continues to be how mainstream music defines worth, maybe more than ever thanks to iTunes. While we here at The SIDESHOW in no way endorse this business or artistic model, it did get us to thinking: What are some of our favorite songs, regardless of albums and bands?

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