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Los Angeles, CA, USA (1993 – 2003, 2011 – present)

Coal Chamber is a band from Los Angeles, CA, USA formed in 1993. They enjoyed some mainstream success in the mid to late 90’s during the nu metal boom which they, along with bands like KoЯn helped create. The band gained a large following early in their career, arguably because they were one of the first ‘darker’ themed bands.

Coal Chamber signed to Roadrunner Records and recorded their first album (both in 1996) for their self-titled debut in 1997. The album was released to critical praise, especially for the first single Loco, a track that many fans consider the bands finest work.

Their next album was released in fall of 1999 entitled Chamber Music. This album was considered a step away from the nu metal image they had engendered with their prior release, having instead a more gothic metal inspired feel. On this album also was a cover of a song originally done by Peter Gabriel in 1982 called “Shock The Monkey” with legendary rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, providing vocals in collaboration with the band’s lead singer, Dez Fafara.

The band followed up with their third album Dark Days in the spring of 2002, which met with mixed reviews. Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose had left the band to raise her daughter before the album was recorded; she was replaced by Nadja Peulen, who had taken Foss-Rose’s place during her pregnancy between the first two albums. Rayna had a falling out of sorts with frontman Dez Fafara saying that she and her husband had “found Christ” and would be leaving Coal Chamber for good.


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  • finnthesubhuman

    New album just reminds me why I don't really listen to Coal Chamber very often.

    28 May 12:50pm Reply
  • LeHavre

    Rivals is AWESOME! [2]

    28 May 5:59am Reply
  • WrestleManiaDX

    Rivals is AWESOME!

    28 May 12:56am Reply
  • Piss-Christ

    this new record is FUCKIN' BRUTAL! some really heavy groove sh*t. Coal Chamber is BACK!!

    27 May 5:13am Reply
  • aric69

    This album gets better each time i listen through it. I don't think i understood the gravity of the situation.

    24 May 7:29am Reply
  • monisiowaty

    fuckin amazing show in Nottingham. Thank u guys

    23 May 9:47pm Reply
  • alfred129

    My rating 8.4 out 10

    23 May 4:51pm Reply
  • aric69

    Loving Rivals. Fucking fantastic for a comeback after 13 years. In before "not as good as Dark Days". <--- No shit, those days were 13 years ago. Rivals meets my expectations. Bad Blood Between Us is probably my favourite right now.

    22 May 11:00pm Reply
  • CR_7

    new record sounds bland and uninspired..

    21 May 9:53am Reply
  • Dario97

    New album is amazing... it's refreshing to hear some new nu-metal again :)

    20 May 4:17pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Suffer In Silence fucking great track ! [2]

    20 May 1:46pm Reply
  • flower_of_flesh

    во старички жгут!

    20 May 10:44am Reply
  • sickrocks

    Suffer In Silence fucking great track !

    20 May 12:28am Reply
  • tr00erthantr00

    Awesome new album!!!

    19 May 11:28pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    The album seems to be a bit generic. Maybe I need some more spins

    19 May 11:06am Reply
  • ShiDrA

    One of the best Nu-Metal bands ever! 90's... when music was still good [3]

    19 May 9:05am Reply
  • Satan1st

    Rivals Is ЗАЕБИСЬ

    19 May 6:34am Reply
  • rockfan1976

    Rivals is awesome

    18 May 8:26pm Reply
  • alien_two

    альбом хорош

    18 May 2:14pm Reply
  • born-in-hell

    @KBD39 seems to be a wretched psycho from the past

    18 May 7:33am Reply
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