FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has officially chosen a new frontman to replace former vocalist Burton C. Bell.
Dino apparently began auditioning potential singers in the months after Bell‘s split from FEAR FACTORY last fall. Cazares has yet to reveal the name of the new vocalist, yet he has confirmed that it will be a male fronting the band.
Dino recently spoke with Bucketlist TV about the band’s new frontman, saying: “For those of you who don’t know, our singer quit after 30 years, so I’ve been looking for a new singer. And I’m first here to tell you that I have definitely nailed it down to one person. I’m not gonna reveal who that is yet — not yet. Once I’m done [playing with Soulfly as a fill-in guitarist for the summer U.S tour], I’m gonna go back to L.A., back to the studio, and I’ll be writing some new new Fear Factory songs with the new singer, because I’d like to introduce him with a new song.”
When asked about his openness to replacing Burton with a female snger, he replied: “That was true. I auditioned a few women, yes. But it didn’t work out — not because they were female or anything like that. Because I wanted to pick whoever was best for the position, and it turned out to be a guy.”
You can watch the interview below.