Fear Factory members unite with Gene Hoglan

We've been reading reports in the press recently that original members of 'Cyber-metallers' Fear Factory - Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell - have made up after years without contact, and are working on music again under the Fear Factory name. Considering certain members of the Rhythm were fans of the band in their '90s heyday this stirred mild waves of intrigue.

A new development though, revealed today on Blabbermouth, has amped our excitement up a notch or two! Apparently the FF duo have teamed up with legendary drummer Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Zimmers Hole) to play drums with the band. With summer gigs and a studio album planned I wonder if we'll be seeing the gentle giant on these shores anytime soon?

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.