Fear Factory have announced reissues of their 2010 album, Mechanize, and their 2012 full-length, the Industrialist. The big reveal, however, is that the new edition of the Industrialist, titled Re-Industrialized, will feature live drums for the very first time.
The Industrialist was created during a particularly turbulent time in Fear Factory's history, with bassist Byron Stroud having left the band and drummer Gene Hoglan being recently dismissed. Founding guitarist Dino Cazares and Devolved drummer John Sankey ended up writing and programming the drum arrangements for the 2012 album.
To tease Re-Industrialized, Fear Factory have dropped a live-drums version of "New Messiah," which still features the vocals of ex-frontman Burton C. Bell. Re-Industrialized will come packaged with six fresh bonus tracks, while the Mechanize reissue will feature three new bonus tracks.
They're both due out June 23rd via Nuclear Blast, and fans can pre-order them now. Check out the fresh lyric video for "New Messiah" below.