Factory 81 is an American >>> metal band from Detroit, Michigan. It was formed in 1997 and dissolved in 2003, after the release of two demos, Crawl Space (1997) and Lost Demos (2004), and a studio album Mankind (1999).
After a first demo, Crawl Space , released in 1997, Factory 81 releases its only album, Mankind in 1999, on Medea Records. Although he never entered the rankings, he was reissued by The Orchard in 2000, then by Universal Motown Republic Group on October 3 of the same year. In 2001, the album is reissued by the independent music label Mojo Records.
Factory 81 also appeared in 2000 on the compilation Take a Bite Rhyme Outta: A Rock Tribute to Rap , with a cover of the song Insane in the Brain from Cypress Hill>. The compilation reached 195> place on the Billboard 200>. In November 2000, Factory 81 toured alongside Mudvayne, Kittie and Apartment 26>. The band subsequently signed with Jive Records, but left the label in 2002>. In 2003, bassist Kevin Lewis and drummer Andy Cyrulnik left the band, provoking the dissolution of Factory 81>. In 2004, one year after the dissolution of the group, two demos (unofficial) appeared, Midwest Demos composed of six unreleased tracks and Lost Demos which takes the same list of titles, by adding four other titles, including the resumption of Cypress Hill as a bonus song.
At the break-up of the group, all four members left for new projects. Kevin Lewis (bass) joins the alternative rock band Liftpoint, based in Chicago before becoming a professional tattoo artist. Andy Cyrulnik (drums) plays with the group Cherita. As for Bill Schultz (guitar) and Nate Wallace (vocals) they form the Lotus Omega group.