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Coal Chamber To Reunite For Australian Soundwave 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!"

"This reunion will mark a decade since we last played together, so staring at my brothers on stage face to face will be an emotional rollercoaster for me,” says Meegs. “Tears of joy would be an understatement to say the least. You know, all of us have gone through our separate journeys in life, but we’re coming back to rekindle this and throw the past in the past and put the future in our hands."

Drummer Mike Cox adds, "Of all the great achievements Coal Chamber made in the past, getting back together after all we’ve been through will be the greatest achievement to date."

"We've all grown up and put the personal past behind us now and are moving forward with these few shows in a spirit of friendship through music," states Dez. “You must remember where you came from in order to know where you are going."

Coal Chamber was formed in 1993 and released three studio albums, "Coal Chamber," "Chamber Music" and "Dark Days," as well as a collection of rarities entitled, "Giving The Devil His Due" before breaking up in 2003.

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1. goatlady writes:

here come the haters... but seriously I am genuinely excited about this. and I don't even live in Australia anymore.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

BY ALL MEANS BE SURE TO TOUR AMERICA TOO!!!!!

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrokenFace writes:

Omg im in shock. I alaways fort dez was ashamed of his past n he escaped it to becom "more metal" coal chamber fukin rule one of my all time favourites. Tour the uk u bastards

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kita7 writes:

Been dreaming about this for so many years.Greatest band from that era.
Also interesting to see is that "branded" is glad about this...
since most of the time,that I've seen,his comments are hate oriented :)

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hellspawn writes:

"Coal Chamber reunites"

Yay!

"For Austrailian Tour"

Oh.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 2:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

@ #4: coal chamber made some damn good music! just wish i had been able to see them back before they broke up....

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Ryanopuffs writes:

@Brokenface, Dez left Coal Chamber because the enviorment was unhealthy for him. He's a family man and the members of CC were getting into hard drugs, so he left the dark environment he was in. But, as far as i know, the members of CC are all clean now, so hopefully they write something! Crossing fingers.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BrokenFace writes:

^^ thanks for clearing that, didnt the guitarist make some band about a year ago what happened to that??

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZMA writes:

I'd like to see this go somewhere.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Sucks to be Australia. These guys were great. And then I turned 15. I listen to it now? Lol "ME LOCOOOOOO" motherf***er please. Why can't the good bands reunite?

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. GoldCoaster! writes:

Down here in Australia only over the past yr or so have we had a decent amount of bands touring due to our aussie dollar being so good. When I was in high school the only time we'd see any decent bands was the Big Day out festival each year - now we have heaps of festivals(mostly just sh!t) and an abundence of good bands coming out. Ive never listened much to Coal Chamber, but provided there isnt a better band on at the time i'll prob be checking them out. Now we just need to hear who the headliners will be as Soundwave has proven to get some big acts each year!

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. pstevo123 writes:

More good news for soundwave festival, can not wait for this one

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Cynic writes:

"And then I turned 15." - LOL, good to see you back Crawford, masterful trolling.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. TheRaper writes:

Coal Chamber ripped off Korn's sound.

Don't believe me? check out Unspoiled

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 3:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Tivic writes:

Coal Chamber had an amazing & I'm glad they reform for shows but hope they do one cd.

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. haha writes:

@ TheRaper, and Korn ripped off Mr. Bungle's sound.

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. KMADD writes:

I bet Bradsp***ed is excited. ;-)

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Dasher10 writes:

Korn also ripped off Morbid Angel and Fear Factory

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

To some extent, I agree with CrawfordTX. I just have no desire to revisit Coal Chamber even though I still own two of their albums. I sometimes listen to old Korn, but no desire to play Coal Chamber.

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. R10 writes:

Yea,certainly not wanting to shatter hopes and dreams,but i saw Coal Chamber on 97 Ozzfest. Ummm,they werent very good,imo. I guess i really was interested in seeing Neurosis,Vision of Disorder,Slo Burn,Machine Head,Type O, mighty Pantera,and Sabbath. Dez probably made a good call,abandon this,start Devil Driver. I dont think he'd do anything in the States with this,i cant believe the demand would be there. A show halfway across the world,cool;keep it there!

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. ccc. writes:

korn over coal chamber. cool they reunited for a few shows.... more excited over the possibility of head returning to korn for that matter. Coal chamber i dont see becoming relevant again, korn though...holding on for dear life.

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Mudguts666 writes:

For all of you good metalheads who live in Europe and the US you are the luckiest metalheads because you guys get all the tours first before Australia anyday. I have travelled the world and saw many bands worldwide while travelling and believe me, even through Australia is on many Bands agenda, it doesn't always come through. Even though I think Coal Chamber had it's day, I for one would like to see this show but in more of a club show. Doing festivals is a bit of a dodge ball for me. However if this is the only chance I will get see Coal Chamber I say it's a goer... Bring it on.....

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Skylark writes:

This is amazing... I would literally kill to see these guys. I hope they come to New York at some point before disappearing again...

# Sep 27, 2011 @ 11:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. well writes:

where's the part where they apologize to australia for bombarding them with s.h.i.t. music? nu metal sucks

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 2:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MuDvAyNefan writes:

woohoo hope they have a good time with these shows and decide to write again!....i still remember the music video for loco! so awesome

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 7:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. jimmy j. writes:

I hope they tour the u.s, also.

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Metal Messiah writes:

Why Dez why? Coal chamber is ok, but Devildriver is a proper metal band that is far superior.
Hence Devildriver has been going a lot longer than coal chamber, nu metal is dead and i want it to stay DEAD.

Np Devildriver- Clouds over california

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ......jake writes:

Rayna is a smokin hot bassist, i hope she gets naked on stage

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. musicologist writes:

wtf? This is annoying & disappointing. I was under the impression there was some real animosity with coal chamber. (who's the noob devildriver bassist?). I liked devildriver's earlier albums better. I didn't appreciate Dez's comments about his being "in a cluttered genre" when their latest album came out. bs

# Sep 28, 2011 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. psythe writes:

Coal Chamber rock every single one of my socks off. I am beyond keen for this.

# Sep 29, 2011 @ 3:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. heavy1 writes:

We get it elitist, you are too cool for coal chamber.

# Sep 29, 2011 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

Corrrrrrrrect!

# Sep 30, 2011 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0 writes:

...and good to see you too, cynic! Been awhile.

# Sep 30, 2011 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. hunter65 writes:

i have all 4 of those cds & all of devildrivers cds. huge fan of dez. 1 of the greatest voices in metal. wish they would tour the states but i do agree that nu metal is dead & would like it to stay gone...

# Oct 2, 2011 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Supastan writes:

from my understanding dez started to hate the band because they pretty much turned in too moneyhungry meth-heads, something else they ripped off from korn, they had a few good songs ill give em that but lets not lets not forget that all in all it was still overly hyped, label backed, half assed talent (aside from dez)

# Oct 3, 2011 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. psythe writes:

Without dez, coal chamber wouldn't even be a blip on my radar. He made the band, and I honestly love there stuff. Sure, it's by no means impressive music, but I always have fun listening to it. Is coal chamber good music? No. Is coal chamber good fun? Yeah, and I'd go to a concert for that any day.

# Oct 3, 2011 @ 3:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Greyback writes:

Have a few Col albums myself, but they've got a few inches of dust settling on them. Next thing we know, they'll be touring the US and be all like "we're writing for a new album!" NP: Nasum - Corrosion

# Oct 4, 2011 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Aussie writes:

With todays news of Limp Bizkit touring here next year, i would much rather coal chamber!!

# Oct 4, 2011 @ 11:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Nunya writes:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

# Oct 5, 2011 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Benhemoth writes:

Um nz too plez

# Oct 6, 2011 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Cannibalhell writes:

Coal Chamber = teh suck.

white trash nu-metal

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