No metal band endorsement carries more weight these days than signing a deal with the world's largest independent Heavy Metal record label, Nuclear Blast. Fear Factory's ninth studio album and NB debut, "Genexus," drops just 24 hours before the band's show at Water Street Music Hall. "Genexus" is a concept album that explores singularity, a theory which predicts the merger of man and machine in the not too distant future. Established in 1989, Fear Factory has evolved itself into a creative metal band that still leaves room for insane riffs and lead singer Burton C. Bell's clean and scream technique. Coal Chamber, Jasta, Madlife, and Saint Ridley share the bill.