FEAR FACTORY was involved in a bus crash on November 25 while en route to the band’s next concert in Munich, Germany during their European headling tour. Speaking to Alan Daly of Myglobalmind online magazine, FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares stated about the incident: “We never really got the true story [of what happened to cause the crash]. We don’t know what happened, really. Our bus driver said he choked on a piece of candy and he hit another car. But he could have been texting, he could have fallen asleep. We don’t know.”
He continued: “[The rest of us] were all asleep [at the time of the accident]. [The bus driver] hit another car, and it literally stopped the bus. It wasn’t a car, actually; it was a road service truck. It was a big Sprinter van. They were picking up traffic cones off the road, and he hit that. And those things have really big reflectors and lights. So I’m thinking he fell asleep. That’s just me saying that. But I don’t know. He hit that and it completely stopped the bus. So everybody went forward and our feet hit the wall, and then everybody tried to run downstairs, but there was all glass so we had to put our shoes on. Everybody was okay, just a little shaken up. A couple of guys didn’t even get up; they just stayed asleep. A couple of hours later, we got a new bus and the show must go on.”
FEAR FACTORY‘s European trek saw the band playing the “Demanufacture” album in its entirety. They also showcased songs from their new CD, “Genexus”, which came out on August 7 via Nuclear Blast.
Dino Cazares photo credit: Olga Kuzmenko