Factory 81

Factory 81

Factory 81 was a nu metal/Rapcore music group from Detroit, MI, USA formed in 1997. The band is now disbanded as of December 2003.

The band's members consisted of:
*Nathan Wallace (vocals)
*Bill Schultz (guitar)
*Kevin Lewis (bass)
*Andy Cyrulnik (drums)


Their first full-length album, [http://launch.yahoo.com/release/124045 Mankind] , was released on Medea Records in 1999 and then later re-released on Universal/Mojo on October 21, 2001. Factory 81 disbanded in December 2003 without releasing another album.

Factory 81 generated a grassroots following via the Internet in 1998, with small pods of fans across the U.S. and abroad promoting the band in their local markets as their popularity spread. While a street team sponsored by ArtistDirect existed for some time, many fans operated outside the official network.

The band gained notoriety after their first US tour as an opener for Mudvayne, One Minute Silence and Relative Ash. The band continued to tour in support of Mankind, touring frequently with other bands such as Glassjaw, Chimaira, Ill Nino and 40 Below Summer, among others, until going on a hiatus to write new material.

During the hiatus from touring, the band played a few small shows around Detroit, including a show at the Wired Frog consisting of mostly new, unreleased material.

The band wrote no more than 15 new songs as part of a potential second album, but disbanded before releasing another official album. Kevin Lewis, who now runs a [http://www.myspace.com/factory81 MySpace page in remembrance of Factory 81] , has posted 4 tracks from his repository of previously unreleased material.

Where Are They Now

Kevin Lewis now plays bass for [http://www.myspace.com/liftpoint Liftpoint] , a band based out of Chicago.

Nathan Wallace and Bill Schultz are still living in the metro Detroit area and are involve in a band together called [http://www.myspace.com/lotusomega lotus omega] .

Andy Cyrulnik is now married with a son living in the metro Detroit area.

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/factory81 MySpace: Factory 81]
* [http://launch.yahoo.com/ar-296861---Factory-81 Launch: Factory 81]
* [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/factory_81/artist.jhtml MTV: Factory 81]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/factory_81/artist.jhtml VH1.com: Factory 81]
* [http://factory81.nm.ru/ Factory 81 RuZone]

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