Tag Archives: Dez Fafara

Coal Chamber are coming back on May 19th

Posted by on February 12, 2015

It’s been 13 years since Coal Chamber have released an album, and they’re finally getting around to releasing their fourth album. Rivals will be out on May 19th, which is a good date for album from bands that haven’t put out one in a long time. That’s also the date that Faith No More’s Sol Invictus is going […]

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Exclusive: Dez Fafara offers Coal Chamber update

Posted by on January 14, 2015

Many metal fans might only know Dez Fafara as the vocalist of DevilDriver. A touring juggernaut, the band released six albums in between their formation in 2003 and 2013’s Winter Kills. However, before the band, he rose to fame as the leader of Coal Chamber, a nu-metal band that released three albums between 1997 and 2002. […]

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Coal Chamber announce tour, possibly collaborate with Ministry [UPDATED]

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Coal Chamber, who younger metal fans might know only as the band that Dez Fafara was in before Devildriver, have  been resuscitated since 2011, but so far, only have several tours under their belt. However, they’ve announced that they’re in the studio working on a new album that will be out in 2015, which will […]

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DevilDriver part ways with guitarist and drummer

Posted by on October 28, 2014

We knew Dez Fafara would be spending a considerable amount of time on Coal Chamber’s reunion album. However, it looks like now he’ll also be spending that time looking for a new guitarist and drummer for his other band DevilDriver. Just a few days after playing Slipknot’s Knot Fest, Fafara announced that DevilDriver has parted […]

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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 […]

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Coal Chamber announces announcement; believed to related to new album plans

Posted by on August 8, 2014

Yesterday, Coal Chamber posted the following tweet to their Twitter: Monday Aug 11 be prepared for a COAL CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENT ! We’re not sure what this is about, but widespread speculation is that Coal Chamber plans to announce that they’ve signed a new record deal and will be releasing a new album. A new album […]

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Lamb of God, DevilDriver and Battlecross members aren’t ‘Keeping Secrets’

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Back in 2012, we first heard about Born of the Storm, the project featuring Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara and drummer Kevin Talley, who toured with Battlecross in 2013. We heard two songs, “Dust” and “Nowhere Fast.” And then… nothing. We were pretty psyched for the band, which featured Fafara singing clean, […]

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The metal community reacts to Dave Brockie’s passing

Posted by on March 24, 2014

With the news of Oderus’ aka Dave Brockie’s death, there have been many different reactions from metal bands, musicians, and celebrities all across the internet. We’ve compiled a few of the many tributes:         Mark Morton (Lamb of God): I’m so lucky to have known Dave Brockie. Godspeed my friend. We love you. […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Devildriver already working on new material

Posted by on February 6, 2014

It’s only been about five months since Devildriver’s sixth album, Winter Kills, was released. And while the album was their most successful yet, debuting at #32 and selling 11,500 copies, it looks like the band is continuing with the momentum. A tweet sent last night by Dez Fafara suggests that they’ve already got some new songs […]

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