Coal Chamber to gas up the big truck once again

Posted by on August 12, 2014

If it wasn’t apparent enough from bands like Emmure, Islander and Stray From the Path, there’s a legitimate nu-metal revival going on. And if you didn’t think that before, the revival of Dez Fafara’s pre-Devildriver band Coal Chamber proves that it’s a legitimate trend. Last week, the band’s Twitter account suggested that an announcement was coming on Monday. They were a day late, but it’s been announced that following a successful tour last year, the ’90s band has signed with Devildriver’s label Napalm Records, and are working on new music. Here’s what Dez had to say about the deal:

“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!”

Bassist Nadja Peulen:

“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!!!”

Drummer Mikey Cox: 

“This is the first time in a long time that writing and recording a record feels right. Extremely grateful and excited for this new chapter in the world of Coal Chamber!! New music from CC is something we can’t wait to share with the many loyal fans that have stuck it out through everything!!! The evolution of Coal Chamber has begun!”

Guitarist Meegs

“I’m so excited to be making music with my brothers and sister, and to the loyal fans who’ve been waiting for this! It’s been a long time coming, but the pieces of the puzzle are finally aligned right. The friendship, the camaraderie, the vibe of the band is perfect now. Can’t wait to unleash on the world!”

It’s been a long time coming for the band, who split in 2002 after three albums. They first reunited in 2011 to play Australia’s Soundwave festival in 2012. Last year was the busiest year for them since their breakup, playing the Download Festival and touring with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. Bassist Nadja Peulen rejoined them in October as well. It’ll be interesting to hear what new music from the band sounds like. It’s been 12 years since their last album, Dark Days, and it’s not like that was their most acclaimed album. The band’s self-titled first album went gold off the strength of the songs “Loco,” “Big Truck” and “Sway.”


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