DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and FEAR FACTORY will join forces for "The Epic Industrialist Tour" in October-December. Support on the trek will come from SYLOSIS.

The first confirmed dates can be seen below, with additional shows to follow later this month.

Oct. 29 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
Oct. 30 - Kulturfabrik - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct. 31 - Logo - Hamburg, Germany
Nov. 02 - Aalborg Metal Festival - Aalborg, Denmark
Nov. 04 - Betong - Oslo, Norway
Nov. 11 - Amager Bio - Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 12 - C-Club - Berlin, Germany
Nov. 13 - Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany
Nov. 14 - Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
Nov. 16 - Barbey Club - Bordeaux, France
Nov. 17 - Plateruena - Durango, Spain
Nov. 18 - Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
Nov. 19 - Paradise Garage - Lisboa, Portugal
Nov. 20 - Fanatic - Sevilla, Spain
Nov. 22 - Penélope - Madrid, Spain
Nov. 23 - Rock City - Valencia, Spain
Nov. 24 - Le Rockstore - Montpellier, France
Nov. 25 - Magazzini Generali - Milan, Italy
Nov. 28 - Backstage - Munich, Germany
Nov. 29 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
Nov. 30 - Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 01 - Boogaloo - Zagreb, Croatia
Dec. 02 - A38 - Budapest, Hungary
Dec. 04 - Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
Dec. 05 - Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
Dec. 08 - Christmas Metal Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 10 - Bataclan - Paris, France
Dec. 13 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Dec. 14 - ABC - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Dec. 15 - Ritz - Manchester, United Kingdom
Dec. 16 - Academy - Bristol, United Kingdom
Dec. 17 - Mo'Club - Southampton, United Kingdom

This September, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA will team up for the "Epic Kings & Idols Tour", a co-headlining North American run featuring PARADISE LOST as direct support and STOLEN BABIES as openers (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and KATATONIA will alternate in headlining each show).

Devin Townsend played four shows in London in November 2011 dedicated to his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin's different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums "Addicted" (2009) and "Ki" (2009) and finished with last year's "Deconstruction" and "Ghost". The concerts were professionally recorded and filmed for a unique box-set release, which he has decided to call "By A Thread - Live in London 2011".

Due on June 18 in Europe and June 19 in North America through HevyDevy Records/InsideOut Music, "By A Thread - Live in London 2011" will contain all four shows on four DVDs, plus a five-CD set (the four albums and one disc with all of the encores).

FEAR FACTORY's new album, "The Industrialist", was released in North America on June 5 via Candlelight Records. The CD is a conceptual record based around a story written by Burton C. Bell. Lyrics to the album's ten songs divulge the narrative as discussed recently by Bell with Decibel magazine. The artwork was created by American designer Anthony Clarkson with additional direction from the band. The album is available on three formats — standard CD, a limited edition deluxe digi-book (featuring two additional songs), and 180-gram double vinyl.

"The Industrialist" again pairs FEAR FACTORY with producer Rhys Fulber. Mixed by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, SKINNY PUPPY, MACHINE HEAD), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY), the album is the second written by Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split.

FEAR FACTORY recently enlisted Matt DeVries as the band's new bass player. DeVries, previously of CHIMAIRA (where he played guitar) and most recently SIX FEET UNDER, joined FEAR FACTORY as the replacement for Byron Stroud (now with 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).

FEAR FACTORY has tapped Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY, SYSTEM DIVIDE) as its new touring drummer.