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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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  • Trash73

    One of the best Nu-Metal bands ever! 90's... when music was still good [2]

    Yesterday 12:17am Reply
  • My_Sharona

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

    Yesterday 7:42pm Reply
  • METALEROARG

    comebackz are so mainstream

    4 Jan 6:09pm Reply
  • unknown0_0

    Cool band glad to hear they are making a comeback

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Satan1st

    в следующем году новый альбом!!! ждем

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • perezhivem

    группа кул,удивлен что маловато слушателей.

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    Loco, Big Truck and I are my favorite songs by them.

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    i imagine you have a hard time not falling asleep at one of their shows.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Trash73

    "Like it or not, they're irrelevant now... and a lot of people listen to Coal Chamber only because of nostalgia." Bullsh*t. DevilDriver are more irrelevant, particularly when they weren't as big as Lamb of God and many other modern Metal bands which are also way past their peak in terms of musical quality and popularity. 2007-2008 was pretty much the ending point to Groove/Metalcore being relevant or popular. Nu Metal is more on the rise again and more fans will inevitably pick up on the new Coal Chamber.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • 666SixNine

    I'm probably going to buy their new album sooner or later, but I don't think too many people will care about the new album. Like it or not, they're irrelevant now. Even with the Nu Metal revival that's in its early stages right now, it seems like the world has forgotten about them and a lot of people listen to Coal Chamber only because of nostalgia. Still, gonna be interesting to see what they come up with, they say the music's evolved, I wonder if it really did and how do the new songs sound like?

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Benek_

    I just came here 'cause my roof is on fire. Any suggestions?

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • FeistyCadavR

    People say DevilDriver is better. But F that. Coal Chamber made the more memorable songs easily. That's not to say I don't like DD, I absolutely do.

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Satan1st

    dark days ❤

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RowboatK

    they will record a new album. I'm really curious about how it will be

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MasterKeks

    They have some nice songs but in general, I am happy that Dez joined DevilDriver.

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    Θήэ ǿƒ тђэ ƒıήэşт, ήц- мэтάł вάήđş!

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • ccorpion666

    One of the finest Nu metal bands out there that exists! сσαł снαмвεя!

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Coal Chamber

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Jureiko

    I listened to them this week that's why you smartass

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • nihil_interest

    lol, jureiko, thats why they r in your weekly top?

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
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