FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES recruits ONCE HUMAN's LAUREN HART for DIVINE HERESY project
FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited ONCE HUMAN‘s Lauren Hart as the new singer of his DIVINE HERESY project.
Cazares announced Hart‘s addition to DIVINE HERESY late Monday night (August 1) on the band’s official Facebook page. He wrote: “I’m almost ready to write some new material w/ singer Lauren Hart. I will be handling all guitar and bass. I currently do not have a drummer or bassist for live or possible tracking, so any professional musicians in the USA interested let me know.
“Let me be clear about this: I will not be using any former members. With that being said R.I.P. Joe Payne one of the best bassist/guitarist.
“We are currently record company free so all of this will be supported out of our own pockets.
“Ps. This does not take away from any other things that I’m currently working on”.
Just four days earlier, Dino shared a short Instagram clip of Hart singing DIVINE HERESY‘s “Failed Creation” and he included the following message: “Wow watch @ohlaurenhart destroy ‘Failed Creation’ next DH singer ? give her a follow and check some of her other covers. #explorepage #music #melodicdeathmetal #guitar #fearfactory #oncehuman #metal”.
Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Hart is also rumored to have auditioned for the singer slot in FEAR FACTORY following the September 2020 departure of that band’s original frontman Burton C. Bell.
After temporarily parting ways with FEAR FACTORY — the influential, gold-certified industrial metal band he co-founded — in 2002, guitarist and extreme metal pioneer Dino Cazares (also of BRUJERIA and ASESINO) began laying the foundation for a new project that would combine metallic aggression, muscular precision and melodic accessibility. Initially joining forces with acclaimed drummers John Sankey (DEVIL YOU KNOW, DEVOLVED) and Nicholas Barker (CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR) to write, Cazares eventually completed the album with drummer Tim Yeung (MORBID ANGEL, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL) and vocalist Tommy Vext (BAD WOLVES, SNOT),Cazares‘s vision was realized, and DIVINE HERESY was born.