Fear Factory Reveals New Vocalist Milo Silvestro
Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares has been teasing a new vocalist for many months now and he’s finally announced Italian Milo Silvestro who will run the pipes for the machine moving forward. The decision comes after over 300 auditions.
Just in December last year, Cazares was down in Australia for Good Things Festival joining Max Cavalera for their Soulfly performance and Wall of Sound writer / metal bogan Duane James from Duane’s World had a good old chin-wag with him.
They spoke about new Fear Factory material, (resigning with Nuclear Blast Records), and topically the departure of ex-vocalist Burton C. Bell back in September 2022. There was so much on Fear Factory and the pending vocalist announcement, that we summarised everything Cazares shared here.
So, who is Milo Silvestro and how did he found himself in industrial metal genre defining band Fear Factory? The band have uploaded a video (watch below) with Cazares making the announcement where you get to hear from Silvestro himself who reigns from Rome. Cazares had actually been following him for a while and was super impressed with his Fear Factory medley in his first audition.
Cazares and Silvestro, along with drummer Mike Heller and bassist Tony Campos will embark on their upcoming Rise of the Machine U.S. tour, debuting the new vocalist to the world live and showcasing his abilities.
On the new vocalist, Cazares officially comments:
It’s time to introduce the world to our new vocalist. The search was long and meticulous, but I know for sure we got the right guy.
It is a big week for us in Fear Factory as we make our final preparations for our return to the live stage touring across the US, beginning February 25th on the ‘Rise Of The Machine’ tour. We can’t wait to get out on the road and start kicking some ass. ‘The Machine Will Rise’.”
“This is a huge opportunity for me. I’ve been a fan of the band for many years and it feels very surreal but I’m excited to be part of it. I know I have some massive shoes to fill but I’m here to do it in the best way possible and give justice to the vocal legacy of this legendary band.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Watch the full announcement video below
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