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Metal Riot’s Matt Slater hit up The Chance in Poughkeepsie, a favorite venue of this site, to shoot the powerful grooves and heavy barrage of Coal Chamber, Fear Factory and Jasta. Check out the shots BELOW.

I know you have probably heard the excellent new Coal Chamber album Rivals – read our interview with Dez on the album HERE – but you need to hear the great new Genexus record from Fear Factory, a step back up from the mixed bag of The Industrialist ( after the excellent Mechanize). And of course Jasta never, ever lets us down. He’s the biggest “as die hard as they come” type in the scene, something we could use more of in a new era of worse a.d.d. poseurs than ever before. It’s rad to see Jasta in a historically Hatebreed friendly venue like The Chance, especially hot on the heels of a massive Summer Breeze appearance. Inclusion is good, as this mix genre tour reminds, but also can’t fake dedication is something that all these bands prove makes metal even more rewarding for fans and musicians.

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Coal Chamber release “Rivals” clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 7:26 PM (PST)

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IT’S BEEN A SHITTY WEEK. And it’s only Monday.

Let’s just STFU and watch the new Coal Chamber video.

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Coal Chamber drop ‘Rivals’ today

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:59 PM (PST)

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Los Angeles nu metallers Coal Chamber have today dropped their newest album Rivals via Napalm Records.

Frontman Dez Fafara talks about the new album, and the tour the band’s about to embark on:

“It’s been 13 years since COAL CHAMBER put out a record.  We all worked so hard on this music to make sure the whole album was a stellar push forward for the band and not some nostalgia trip!  If you like it heavy and unique you’ll love Rivals!  This record is full of crushing huge hooks and big down tuned riffs to move ya!  Support Heavy music in all its forms!”

COAL CHAMBER is coming to the USA for another killer tour, this time bringing along some great friends Fear Factory who have a new record coming and my good buddy Jasta with his solo project! Get ready and get your tickets because this tour is gonna sell out and be a good time.”

Check out tour dates and the lyric video for “The Bridges You Burn” here.

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“You may not know what this flavor is now, because it’s a whole different ball
game.” – Dez Fafara

Coal Chamber are back in 2015 with 4th long player Rivals, an imaginative plunge through their signature dark grooves, spastic screams and oddball twists and turns that is an exciting return to the scene. Arguably their heaviest record yet, Rivals finds the once splintered band conquering demons, looking forward instead of back and all about kicking ass. Pre order HERE.

It was great to talk to workaholic Dez Fafara, fresh back from Mexico City, about his career, nu metal haters, the B52’s, falling in love with music and much more.

Check it out below and get Loco!

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Coal Chamber and Ministry team up on aggro new single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:41 PM (PST)

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Coal Chamber are the ghouls of Nu Metal Groove and Ministry are the most undead of Industrial Metal hybrid Bands (with all due respect to departed guitarist Mike Scaccia). The pairing of the Dez and Al friendship on wax is a song called “Suffer In Silence” that has the rolling wall of intimidating groove that made Nu Metal so popular but here any cheezy elements are more of a camp, as the witty style of Coal Chamber paints a story of midnight walks and Al Jourgensen brings his persona and karma to bear down on the track like the old pro he is. Hell or high water, this was gonna rock in some way.

I like Coal Chamber best when they have this sort of dry drum production with just good crunchy guitar and some effected vocals, I believe. Most people prefer their second album Chamber Music, my least favorite (except for the Peter Gabriel cover with Ozzy).

Check out the collaboration with Al Jourgesen  BELOW.

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Coal Chamber premiere title track for “Rivals”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM (PST)

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As a career non shit giver I’m gonna buck the “all nu metal sucks” trend and say that I’m stoked on the new Coal Chamber.

Title track RIVALS from the return LP (slated for a May 19th Napalm Records release) is nice and raw like Dark Days but has the sort of unhinged theatrical verses, albeit darker than before, of the early CC stuff. Check it out HERE. The chorus kind of sounds like Machine Head but Dez has his own trademark voice. This song has movement and bark. I don’t see how it isn’t better than the vast majority of shitty deathcore or Christ-core bands out now, especially since there are less derivative “nu” clone bands copying Korn and Coal Chamber these days and no one gives a fuck about the Woodstock 99′ frat boy plague of Limp Bizkit. It makes it a little bit easier to remember what was good about this style (ie: groove, catharsis and big, dumb mosh pits), especially since Korn and Coal Chamber , as well as Sevendust, are making some of their best new tunes in forever.

Live  fan shot video BELOW.

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Coal Chamber are baaack, sign to Napalm for new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM (PST)

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Coal Chamber and Napalm Records have announced the studio return of the Nu Metal West Coast spooksters.

“Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Los Angeles, California’s COAL CHAMBER, a band that stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COAL CHAMBER owned the Scene from the mid nineties until their tumultuous breakup in May of 2002. Now they have returned to take their place at the top where they once were and intend to be there for years to come. 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.”

I for one am psyched. Dark Days is way fuckin’ underrated (and incidentally was produced by my half-sister Stephanie’s uncle Ross Hogarth). I am very curious to hear what this band will sound like in 2014, especially since Dez has been on fire with Devildriver. I think CC are gonna hit it hard and be real hungry to prove themselves again, like on the fist album. Word up.

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Lacuna Coil touring the United States with Coal Chamber and Sevendust

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:18 AM (PST)

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil recently announced that they will by joining Sevendust on tour in the US in February. In addition to this tour, the band has announced that they will continue touring the US throughout March and April with Coal Chamber and Sevendust.

Click here to check out a complete list of tour dates, cities and venues for both tours.

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Dez Fafara says Coal Chamber is working on new material

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM (PST)

Last week, Ned of the WGRD 97.9 FM radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan asked Dez Fafara what was up with Coal Chamber, who reunited last year, and when he replied, he revealed that new material is in the works. This is what he had to say:

“What we did is started talking over the last six years — they were coming around to DevilDriver shows and such; I mean, they actually hang out with the DevilDriver guys in L.A. more than I do, ’cause I live outside of L.A., about two hours. We did that Australian run and it went just spectacular. After that, we went down and we did South America for nine days, and that went killer. So now we’re starting to kick around, like, ‘OK, do we wanna hit the States? Do we wanna do something?’

Coal Chamber, for me right now, is like a really fine woman, man. I’ve gotta re-date her — she’s back in my life, I’ve gotta see how she is, and we’ve gotta take our time with each other. And that’s what we’re doing. And I think that’s the important thing — we’re doing it for the love of the music as well. There’s a lot of people that never got to either see Coal Chamber live or haven’t seen us in a long time due to the breakup.

It’s good to see [the other guys in the band] off hard drugs, man, and you can see their guys are crystal clear, and it makes me wanna do music with them again.

Right now, with Coal Chamber, that’s what we’re doing — we’re taking it slow. About a week ago, they sent me some new tunes and said, ‘Hey, would you ever think about doing a new record? Here’s some new tunes.’ And they were absolutely killer. They were moving forward with their sound, but yet you could tell it was Coal Chamber, but it wasn’t so linear. So who knows what’s gonna happen in the future, man? We’re just playing it by ear at this point. I’ve got a lot going on right now, so we just have to really see.”

You can listen to the interview at this location.

The band’s last studio album, Dark Days, was released in 2002 on Roadrunner Records.

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Coal Chamber reunite for Soundwave Festival in Australia in 2012

Posted by Michelle on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM (PST)

Australian fans rejoice, Dez Fafara has reunited with Coal Chamber to play Soundwave Festival in Australia in 2012.

Fafara said in the band’s official announcement, “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!”

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

“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. 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.” Rascón added.

Stated drummer Mike Cox: “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. You must remember where you came from in order to know where you are going.” Dez concluded.

For all the Soundwave Festival information head here.

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