Fear Factory had just completed touring North America as the support act for Megadeth . Also appearing on the bill was Nonpoint.
The trek kicked off on November 23 in St. Paul, Minnesota and concluded on December 19 in Reno, Nevada.
Asked whose idea it was to perform Fear Factorys classic classic 1995 sophomore album, “Demanufacture”, on the band’s Australian tour, Burton C. Bell told The Rockpit: “It was kinda like a joke at first. Last time we were there for ‘The Industrialist’ on tour, we were playing a lot of tracks from ‘Demanufacture’, and we just thought, ‘Why don’t we just play the whole damn record?’ and the promoter was, like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a great idea. We should plan it properly,’ and blah blah blah, and just started talking about it. And we thought about it, and it was Australia that embraced Fear Factory wholeheartedly first and so Australia was where we received our first silver and gold records for ‘Demanufacture’, so we figured that we’d go to Australia.”