Fear Factory – To Headline “A Place Called Home” Benefit Gig
Los Angeles based metal icons FEAR FACTORY will be giving back to their backyard as they headline the House of Blues and Centerline Presented benefit for the Los Angeles community based organization, “A Place Called Home”, at House of Blues, Sunset Strip on January 31.
Founded in 1993, “A Place Called Home” aims to revitalize the community of South Central Los Angeles and provide at-risk youth with a secure, positive family environment. Regaining hope and belief, earning trust and self-respect, the kids learn skills to lead a productive lifestyle free of the gangs, drugs and the poverty that surrounds them.
“As much as L.A. has been a breeding ground for successful bands, it’s also been a breeding ground for gangs, drugs and poverty. I believe we can all make a difference, and I’m honored to have impressive bands stand beside us for such an important cause,” says FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, who was born and raised in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Jed The Fish from 106.7 KROQ, the “A Place Called Home Benefit” will feature additional hometown acts STRUNG OUT, FIREBALL MINISITRY, as well as Bay Area rockers RE:IGNITION. Says Jordan Burns of Strung Out; “When we were called up by FEAR FACTORY and House of Blues to do this event, not only were we excited to share the stage with such a great band that we have been longtime fans of but we were also honored to be able to perform live
to benefit our community. We love Los Angeles and have a lot of pride in
our community – we hope it’s contagious.”
Formed in 1990, FEAR FACTORY is frequently hailed as one of metal’s most influential bands of the last decade, with albums such as 1995′s Demanufacture and 1998′s gold-certified Obsolete considered landmarks of the genre. The group recently released its acclaimed sixth full-length recording, Transgression.