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Coal Chamber

Formed: 1994
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Coal Chamber News

Below is our complete Coal Chamber news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Coal Chamber & Down To Headline Dirt Fest

Coal Chamber & Down will both return to Michigan to headline the Dirt Fest 2015 on August 7th - 8th.

Down will make Dirt Fest 2015 the band's exclusive Michigan performance of 2015, joined by Pop Evil, Kottonmouth Kings, & more on Saturday August 8th. Down will close the night performing new and classic cuts spanning its 20+ year career.

For the first time since its history, Dirt Fest 2015 has expanded its event to 2 full days of music performances with Coal Chamber headlining Friday, August 7th along with Mushroomhead, Fear Factory, King 810, & more. More...

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Coal Chamber Posts New Video

Coal Chamber will release new album "Rivals" on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records - the band's first new album in over thirteen years. Today Coal Chamber has released a new video for the song "I.O.U. Nothing." Check it out below.

While the band's implosion 12 years ago left a morass of questions and conjecture about what could have been, the members of Coal Chamber aren't into dwelling on their past right now. With Rivals, they've written a new, emboldened chapter in their storied career, delivering beatdown riffage, lyrical diatribes and alluring sonic vistas.

The return of Coal Chamber is marked by two mindsets: the first signifies a celebration of friends who have experienced a greater clarity about them to want to come together in a practice space again. The other mindset posits that they had a case of unfinished business they needed to take care of with bold strokes, lead-pipe cruelty, and aural finesse. More...

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Coal Chamber Posts Lyric Video

After wrapping up a first North American tour in support of new album "Rivals," Coal Chamber is ready to unleash another song from the new album.

Today the band premieres the track "Suffer in Silence," which features guest vocals by Ministry front man Al Jourgensen. Check out the lyric video below, courtesy of Metal Injection. Dez Fafara comments on "Suffer in Silence" and working with Al Jourgensen:

"Al has been a close friend for many years, he's a legend, and literally was the only guy I asked to be a guest on this record. He came over to the house, we had BBQ a hell of a lot of wine then I had the pleasure of watching him in my home studio do what he does! I fucking love this song so jam it loud!"

Coal Chamber will release new album "Rivals" on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years. More...

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Coal Chamber Live Streaming Tonight's Show

Coal Chamber has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream tonight's (March 16th) concert live from Denver, CO. Tune in at 10:10 PM (MT time) at this location.

Coal Chamber will release new album "Rivals" on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years and features producer Mark Lewis at the helm. Check out the title track below.

In support of "Rivals," Coal Chamber is on a North American headline tour that kicked off this past weekend. Support on the tour is being provided by Filter, Combichrist, and label mates American Head Charge. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Coal Chamber Premieres Title Track Of New Album

Los Angeles, California's Coal Chamber is streaming the title track of the new album "Rivals" over at Revolver Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below). The band's first new album in over thirteen years drops on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records.

The track listing is:

1. I.O.U. Nothing (streaming over here)
2. Bad Blood Between Us
3. Light in the Shadows
4. Suffer in Silence
5. The Bridges You Burn
6. Orion
7. Another Nail in the Coffin
8. Rivals
9. Wait
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed

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Podcast

Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 44

The 44th episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Drilling Holes in Your Baby's Head" by one man band of the week Samuel Evans. This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) recollects his most recent local concert experience. Then co-host Ollie Hynes (Diamond Oz) weighs in to discuss hot button topics such as the recent Dimebag Darrell grave vandalism and the inevitable Nu Metal Revival Apocalypse. Concluding with Samuel Evans' "Basement Slave" playing us out.

Check out the new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!

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Coal Chamber Streaming "I.O.U. Nothing"

Los Angeles, California's Coal Chamber will release new album "Rivals" on May 19th in North America via Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years and features producer Mark Lewis at the helm.

Today the first song from "Rivals" has come online thanks to Loudwire.com. The song entitled "I.O.U. Nothing," can be heard below. The new album's track listing is:

1. I.O.U. Nothing
2. Bad Blood Between Us
3. Light in the Shadows
4. Suffer in Silence
5. The Bridges You Burn
6. Orion
7. Another Nail in the Coffin
8. Rivals
9. Wait
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed More...

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Coal Chamber Posts New Album Studio Video

Coal Chamber's new album "Rivals" will be out on May 19th (US) and May 22nd (EU) and today the band has released a new studio video from the creation of the album. Check it out below.

You can also see Coal Chamber live on a new string of both U.S. and European dates kicking off March 6th. Full details are available after the video.

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Coal Chamber Details New Album, "Rivals"

Reactivated Los Angeles, California act Coal Chamber have confirmed a May 19th North American release date for their new album "Rivals" through Napalm Records. This is the band's first new album in over thirteen years. With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, "Rivals" makes it seem as if Coal Chamber never took a break at all. picking up right where they left off and delivering what some may consider the best work to date. Today the artwork (pictured below) and track listing for Rivals have been revealed.

Frontman Dez Fafara on "Rivals": "This record was over 13 years in the Making and I promise this record won't disappoint and will be worth the wait! Rivals is solid through and through, there's maturity and growth in the music while still maintaining the true Coal Chamber sound and delivering track after track of killer tunes! We had a great time working together on this record and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!"

In support of the new release, Coal Chamber will be on a North American Headline Tour this Spring. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge. The tour begins March 6th in Tempe, AZ and runs through April 12th in Dallas, TX. Dates and venues can be found at this location. The band is offering exclusive VIP Packages for every date on the tour, which can be purchased at over here. The VIP package includes a meet and greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).

the track listing for "Rivals" is:

1. I.O.U. Nothing
2. Bad Blood Between Us
3. Light in the Shadows
4. Suffer in Silence
5. The Bridges You Burn
6. Orion
7. Another Nail in the Coffin
8. Rivals
9. Wait
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed
14. Worst Enemy More...

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Coal Chamber Finishes Album, Announces Tour

After announcing a reunion last month, Coal Chamber has now finished work on a comeback album and will kick off a headlining tour in March with Filter, Combichrist, and American Head Charge.

More dates will still be added, and the currently announced shows are as follows:

3/6: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
3/7: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/8: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Grand
3/9: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/11: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/12: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/14: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
3/17: Wichita, KS @ The Cottillion
3/18: Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
3/20: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
3/21: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
3/22: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
3/23: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
3/25: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/26: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/27: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
3/28: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/31: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
4/1: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
4/2: Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
4/3: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
4/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
4/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
4/7: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
4/8: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
4/9: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/10: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/11: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4/12: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live More...

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Headline News

Coal Chamber Announces Reunion Tour, Album

Reactivated California outfit Coal Chamber has announced a North American headline tour for Spring 2015.

The tour is in support of a forthcoming album that will be released on Napalm Records. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist, and American Head Charge. The trek begins March 6th in Tempe, AZ and runs through April 12th in Dallas, TX.

Coal Chamber is currently in the studio working on the band's first studio album in over 12 years. The band is working with producer Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Black Dahlia Murder) on the currently untitled album, which is tentatively slated for a Spring 2015 release.

Call it what you want, "The Return", "The Second Coming of," but no matter what you call it, be prepared for Coal Chamber to rule again, and catch the first official festivities on these dates: More...

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Coal Chamber To Release New Album

Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Los Angeles, California's Coal Chamber, which previously ended its career with a tumultuous breakup in May of 2002.

Following that breakup, the band reunited in 2011 and 2013 for a handful of festival shows as well as an extensive North American tour. Now all four members of Coal Chamber (Dez Fafara, Nadja Peulen, Mikey Cox, Meegs) have decided the time was right to begin work on a new album. The band is currently working on material, with a release slated for next year.

Dez Fafara comments: "How many times do you get a second chance at anything in life? We toured the world, it was insane and crowds came out in force and we had a blast! For this I'm so appreciative! Now..... It's time to release a NEW COAL CHAMBER RECORD! The Vibe between us all is positive AND we've assembled a killer team around us! Now with Napalm Records on board get ready for a heavy, explosion from Coal Chamber! We've evolved and so has the music, from the demo music I've heard you're gonna sink your TEETH into this! Stay tuned!"

Nadja adds: "It's been a long time coming but the wait is over! There are no words to describe how excited I am to be working on the new Coal Chamber record!!! I can't wait to see all your faces when we rock this album out! Stay tuned!!!" More...

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We Are The Riot Picked Up By Texas Indie Fest

Texas Independence Festival has announced the addition of We Are The Riot to its lineup. We Are The Riot consists of Coal Chamber members Meegs Rascon and Mikal Cox. The group joins Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate, Wayne Static of Static-X, Abigail Williams and many more.

Past events featured Down, David Allan Coe, Fair to Midland, Upon A Burning Body, One-Eyed Doll, Vallejo, The Heroine, East Cameron Folkcore, Amplified Heat, the Eric Tessmer Band, Nothing More, Honky and Dixie Witch. More...

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OpEd

From Dicks To Chicks

When a very attractive, scantily clad young woman claims she loves metal, get a second opinion.

Yeah, I said that.

And I’m not claiming you’re all fakes, female metal fans. I know you’re out there. Most of us can personally attest to that. I’m talking about the posturing selfie types.

You know the ones. They lurk online, Facebooking, Tweeting, posing in metal-looking gear with an Impaled Nazarene logo prominently displayed, skin showing, pouty siren’s call etched across the face.

Sometimes they actually go to the lengths of posting music videos, and when they go there, they go big. “ROOOOTS, BLOODY ROOOOTS <3 METALCHICK FOR LIFE <3 DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL” and so on. Methinks the ladies doth protest too much.

With a few exceptions, these girls do this for one primary reason: they know how to attract men via the path of least resistance. Make that ZERO resistance. Metal is an overwhelmingly male-dominated genre, fostering a “homoerotic relationship between bands and their fans,” as former Sepultura merchbabe Marta Svetek puts it.

So when such a photo goes up, the hungry dogs swarm for their scraps, as it were. You don’t even need to read the Tolstoy-length comment thread to guess its simple pig-swooning gist. How could some girls resist?

A female musician I spoke with, who wishes to remain anonymous (more on that later), recalled of playing with her former metal band:

“Crowds of girls would come into the club between sets and prey on all the guys, then go outside for nearly the band’s entire set, probably blasting Miley or One Direction in their earbuds. I actually remember talking to some girl about a band whose T-shirt she was wearing. She said, ‘Oh, this band? I just thought the shirt was cute.’”

This tactic has suckered many a metalhead, and many enterprising folks have seized on it. Why else would countless popular metal sites and blogs hire “spokesmodels” to push their merchandise? Why else would niche custom fashion lines like Toxic Vision gain such a mammoth following? Why else would 70,000 Tons Of Metal hire “pool girls?”

Why, in other words, does metal culture virtually have to IMPORT hot women like Julius Caesar providing for the appetites of his legions?

Simple: because metalheads (i.e., dudes) like to stare at girls’ tits and asses, and some girls, spurred on by the “hot groupie fantasy,” (in Svetek’s words) like to provide such sights. Capitalism, baby.

I’m not saying I’m above all this, and I’m not exactly judging the arrangement. I believe in the free market. However, I don’t have to embrace everything the market produces, and one very dubious aspect of this Budweiser-ad approach in metal is when it manifests in the music itself. More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Korn
Soulfly
Papa Roach
Helloween
Grave Digger
Heathen
Crucified Barbara
Kreator
Mayhem
Dark Funeral
Korpiklaani
Unleashed
Varg
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
Prong
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Katatonia
Rotting Christ
Entombed
Love and Death
Bliksem
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces More U.S. Shows

Italy's Lacuna Coil recently announced the band would return to the states in February for a U.S. tour with Sevendust.

The band is pleased to announce the touring will continue throughout March and April when Lacuna Coil joins Coal Chamber and Sevendust for a run kicking off on March 28th. A full list of dates is available below.

Lacuna Coil has spent the past year touring the world in support of new album "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here). You can check out the band's latest music video for the song "End of Time" at this location. More...

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Devildriver Video Interview Available

Loud TV has posted a video interview online with Dez Fafara of Devildriver/Coal Chamber, conducted during a European tour with Machine Head. Check out the video interview in the player below.

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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Headline News

Coal Chamber To Reunite For Australian Shows

Coal Chamber, the band which featured Devildriver founder Dez Fafara, has announced that they will be reforming to perform at Australia's travelling festival, Soundwave next year. Speaking on the decision, Fafara stated:

"Coal Chamber is playing Soundwave Down Under! These reunion shows are for the fans that want to see us again as well as all the people that never got to see Coal Chamber. It is and always will be a very special part of my life, so these few shows are for those people and for us. If you’re not from Australia, better get a ticket now to come see this event!"

"Australia has never seen us, nor have we seen them,” adds guitarist Meegs Rascón. “It will be an extraordinary exchange of energy and adrenaline. Hello Aussies, nice to meet you!" More...

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