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Tonight! Fear Factory at Culture Room

It has been 21 years since Fear Factory unleashed its racket, which has over time become a major influence on the landscape of American metal. It has also, in a bizarre

manner, mirrored corporate America in the mentality that the band is

first and foremost a business. While undergoing lineup changes in the

form of infrastructural decisions/layoffs and pursuing different angles

to songwriting as paradigm shifts, the band has yielded seven

full-length albums. Through it all, founding member and machine-gun

riffer Dino Cazares still fits within the entity. Evil corporation comparisons

aside, the above video for new track "Fear Campaign" shows that Fear Factory still brings the metal to the masses.

Hot on the release of Mechanize, the band's live engagements run

the gamut of death, groove, thrash, and alternative metal with a solid

technical eye for industrial elements that have garnered legions of fans

from different scenes. Anyone looking for a particular FF era will not

be disappointed by the set list. Also in tow will be the deathcore of

Winds of Plague (facemasks optional), ex-Broken Hope and SOiL member Shaun Glass' Dirge Within, and Maryland's

progressive metalheads Periphery, who'll drop their debut album April

10. A solid and well-rounded metal feast.

Fear Factory, with Winds of Plague, Dirge Within, and Periphery. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort

Lauderdale. Tickets cost $29.99. 954-564-1074; click here.

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