YouTuber and Guitarist Charlie Parra del Riego to Tour with Kuarantine (Chris Jericho), Saratoga, and More This Summer

Charlie Parra del Riego

photo by Charlie Parra del Riego

Peruvian touring musician, Charlie Parra del Riego, who was originally a YouTuber, will be out on tour this Summer, playing in both Chris Jericho’s band, Kuarantine, and in Saratoga. The guitarist has also performed with numerous other acts, such as Kobra and the Lotus and M.A.S.A.C.R.E, as well as his own band, Difonia. Keep reading in the article below to find out more.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Brujeria – Esto Es Brujeria

Holy shit, it’s been thirty years since Brujeria’s seminal – or infamous – debut, Matando Güeros? Okay, I guess that aids in understanding why we’re getting latest LP Esto Es Brujeria (Nuclear Blast) in the year of our lord 2023. Literally just realized this.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Fear Factory’s Obsolete Turns 25


In case you forgot or were not alive, the late 1990s was a time when every Metal record label was jumping on the bandwagon of trend-hopping and hunting for the next “big thing” mostly Nu Metal or Nirvana’s take on pre-Grunge revival of Punk vibes. With almost no websites yet, pundits at music magazines, radio, and MTV, had declared metal dead (many bands would say otherwise, all the while the underground excelled like never before with stellar releases.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Static-X – Fear Factory – Mushroomhead – Dope Live at Irving Plaza


Long-awaited and long-delayed; Static-X – Fear Factory – Mushroomhead, and Dope finally got to play their show at Irving Plaza on Sunday night as part of The Rise Of The Machines tour. Planned a couple of years ago, the packed bill encountered the now all too familiar COVID delays, and coordinating that big of a bill takes monumental effort. Eventually, everyone was in place and the tour was a go. Any one of these bands would be worth the price of admission. Put them all together, and you have an epic evening in store.Continue reading

Rhys Fulber on a Front Line Assembly Classic Album, Remixing Fear Factory, and Work-Life Balance


Ghost Cult caught up with Producer and Industrial Metal legend Rhys Fulber to discuss the Wax Trax! Records 30th-Anniversary reissue of Front Line Assembly’s groundbreaking studio LP Tactical Neural Implant. Discussing the album and remix, Fulber shared a lot of insights into the album and his career. Rhys also went deep on details about his producing career, working with Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, and more!

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Fear Factory Announce New Singer Milo Silvestro

Just ahead of their tour with Static-X this week, Fear Factory has just announced their new singer. His name is Milo Silvestro from Italy. He comes from a Rome band called Dead Channel. He was found through the band’s Facebook fan page where he posted various vocal covers.

In a statement released by the band today”
It’s time to introduce the world to our new vocalist, Milo Silvestro. 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.
“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.” – Milo Silvestro


Here’s the video Fear Factory released introducing their new singer.


Check out our recent interview with Dino:

INTERVIEW: Dino Cazares of Fear Factory – “Recoded” Track-By-Track Breakdown


The “Rise of the Machine North American Tour” supporting Static X, with Dope, Mushroomhead, Twiztid, and more begins February 24th in San Francisco.



INTERVIEW: Dino Cazares of Fear Factory – “Recoded” Track-By-Track Breakdown


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with our old pal Dino Cazares of Fear Factory for yet another interview. Dino, candid as ever, discussed the new album “Recoded” a remix album of their last album “Aggression Continuum out now via Nuclear Blast, breaking down the album in-depth, chatting about the remixers he curated, longtime allies, and much more. He also discussed the upcoming 2023 tour with Static-X, gave us some hints about the new FF singer, plus teases new music from Divine Heresy, and Asesino too!

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Roadrunner United Release Celebrating The Iconic Label to See a Rerelease in 2023

Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)” featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!

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Lauren Hart (Once Human) is The New Singer of Divine Heresy, According to Dino Cazares


Dino Cazares has shared that Lauren Hart of Once Human is the new singer of Divine Heresy. He will soon start writing music with her for a future release. Dino will play all guitars and bass, and is actively seeking a drummer, and members for gigs. He will not work with any former members of the band. Apparently the new activity with DH will not interfere with Dino’s future plans with his other bands such as Fear Factory. We’re looking forward to this.

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