A one-man cover for the Fear Factory song "Flashpoint" has been posted on YouTube, recorded by deathrash/groove outfit Common Dead. The track is a discarded "raw mix" from closing sessions of the album 'Diatribe', and originally hails from the 1995 Fear Factory album 'Demanufacture.' All instrumentation and mixing for the cover was the solo effort of Common Dead's founder, Andrew Laurenson, including the recreation of sound bytes meant to mirror samples in the original.
Plans were announced to expand the official roster of Common Dead and induct new members for upcoming efforts. "Common Dead was never exclusively a solo project, and that was something I voiced early on through websites and interviews" explains Laurenson. "Each time I would find myself playing all the instruments, it was just a matter of circumstances I was facing at the time and wanting to get something done in spite of it all. I'm looking to burn that cycle. I'm glad I got those solo works in the books, I'm proud of that era, but now I'm interested in starting a new era, and having more of a team."