Fear Factory drummer Raymond Herrera spoke with Time Off magazine about the band’s brief split in 2002, and reforming a few months later without founding member Dino Cazares. “There were personal issues between Dino and the rest of the band which just got worse and worse over time,” Herrera confided. “Basically we couldn’t go on like we were and something had to give. It was a terrible situation, personally and professionally. I mean, I was friends with Dino since we were 18, and now I haven’t spoken to him in three years. Still, in a way, that schism ensured our long-term survival. Fear Factory is now a tighter unit and a more efficient songwriting team.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.