PRESS RELEASE by Candlelight Records, 20 April 2010:
FEAR FACTORY TO START SECOND LEG OF AMERICAN TOUR MID-MAY
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Fear Factory are set to kick off the second leg of their American Fear Campaign tour on May 14 at The Rialto Theater in Tucson, Arizona. The tour, also featuring Prong, and Thy Will Be Done will visit twenty cities before it concludes at The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia.
Continuing to tour in support of their latest release, Mechanize, the tour introduces the album’s third single, the controversial album closer “Final Exit.”
“Final Exit” follows the success of earlier metal radio singles “Powershifter” and “Fear Campaign.” Now playing via three of AOL Radio’s online music channels, Fear Factory have done two special edits of the 8:11 minute song. Rhys Fulber with Cazares and Bell realized the edits while the band was touring the US in late March. The song has already received specialty airplay via Active Rock stations KUPD in Phoenix, Arizona and KEYJ in Abilene, Texas.
Lyrically “Final Exit” draws attention to the much criticized and sensitive issue of self-deliverance as introduced in the 1991 book by Derek Humphry, founder of the Hemlock Society and past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.
Bell explains, “Dino and I have created the edits to condense the song into a time specific for radio. We are very happy fans are loving the song for it is one that touches upon the importance of the freedom of choice and personal liberty that all human beings should be allowed. The song hopefully will create awareness for the support group Final Exit Network,” the song’s namesake.
Passionately Bell continues, “the right to life extends beyond life itself. If the medical community cannot, and will not find a cure due to cost effectiveness, then humanity needs the choice of a dignified, self-deliverance from continual, painful treatments from debilitating disease. We have been contacted by many fans who connect with this song on many levels, and with “Final Exit” being played on the radio, we hope others will also become aware, understand, and enjoy this song.”
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