Wolbers: “Nobody’s Going On Tour As Fear Factory”
Christian Olde Wolbers confirms he and Raymond Herrera are in a court battle with Dino Cazares and Burton C Bell over the Fear Factory name.
In an interview with KNAC.com, Christian Olde Wolbers has confirmed that the members of the classic Fear Factory line-up are currently locked in a legal battle over the band’s name.
“We are both equal shareholders of the Fear Factory name,” says Wolbers. “I’m just trying to see what’s going on with that. That they’re good friends again and that they want to get Fear Factory going again, it’s up to them, but obviously there’s a lot of other intentions going on from their camp, so that’s why we ended up in a huge lawsuit and a legal battle. Until all that gets resolved, then nobody’s going on tour with anything.”
Explaining the band’s initial split with Bell and it’s impact on current affairs, Wolbers added: “Burton was doing his own side project, his own solo thing, and being a family man as well. After a while we were writing songs and we just felt — me and Raymond could tell — that we weren’t going to be making a Fear Factory record anytime soon. And then there were all these demands. Burton came back with these different demands of what he wanted, and Ray and I were definitely not seeing eye to eye with him on a lot of issues and business issues.”
“Ray and I wanted what was best for the business and what he (Burton) was trying to change wasn’t really good for the business. It was only bad for the business, so that’s why he went into that whole phase of hijacking the name and trying to run with it.”