Cyber Waste

Album: Archetype (2004)


  • Lead singer Burton Bell has said that this is one of the heaviest tracks Fear Factory has ever written. The song is about Internet chat rooms and how people talk, gossip and tell lies. They are wastelands where people say things they would never say if they met someone in person.
  • The video was shot in an abandoned warehouse in Australia with loads of Fear Factory fans. They thought they had permission to shoot the video but didn't and managed to get vital shots before the police came in and kicked them all out. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chris Owens - Belfast, Ireland, for above 2

Comments: 3

  • Rhys from Mandurah, WaThis is my Second fav fear factory song and its excellent fear factory rocks
  • Sergio from La Aldea, Gto., MexicoGreat band.Thanks to a friend I had the opportunity to listen to thier music. I am looking forward to buy more of thier music. Cyber waste is a good song but the whole Archetype album is awsome
  • Martin from Belfast, IrelandI think this songs about people who are always on chatrooms and how much they take things to heart to quick when they wouldnt have the guts to say it to your face.
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