Everything old is new again, and there’s pretty much a full-on ’90s revival happening. Bands like Emmure and Attila look up to Limp Bizkit, Islander worship Deftones, and Wrong sound like Helmet reincarnate. That’s why it’s a perfect time for Coal Chamber, the band that Devildriver’s Dez Fafara cut his teeth on, to come back.
Loudwire has premiered “I.O.U. Nothing,” which is taken from Rivals, the band’s first new music in 13 years. What’s the time off been like for the band? It’s somewhere between where they left off with their third album, Dark Days, and Devildriver. It’s certainly heavier and slightly more updated than the band’s prior work. It’s not like it sounds vastly different from Devildriver, and it has the percussive groove of a Helmet song. While any existing Coal Chamber fans will be happy to hear this, they might pick up some new fans. And speaking of the ’90s, they’ll be on tour with Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge starting this Friday (6).
You’ll be able to pick up Rivals on May 19th on Napalm Records.It can be pre-ordered here.