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Los Angeles, CA, USA (1995 – 2003, 2011 – present)

Coal Chamber is a band from Los Angeles, CA, USA formed in 1995. 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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  • ccorpion666

    Θήэ ǿƒ тђэ ƒıήэşт, ήц- мэтάł вάήđş!

    21 Jul 11:33am Reply
  • ccorpion666

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

    21 Jul 11:32am Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Ślaska dla fanów Coal Chamber

    10 Jul 5:04pm Reply
  • Jureiko

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

    15 Jun 6:16pm Reply
  • nihil_interest

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

    15 Jun 1:44am Reply
  • Jureiko

    Really liked them when I was 15 years old. Decided to give them a try after 7 years - absolutely fucking unbearable (and I'm ok with nu-metal)

    13 Jun 6:55pm Reply
  • youdie2467

    BIG TRUCK

    11 Jun 8:35am Reply
  • gairu

    Still one of my favourite bands ever

    7 Jun 11:30pm Reply
  • FinishingRain11

    Something Told Me ♥

    29 Mar 8:41am Reply
  • FinishingRain11

    best sound [2]

    26 Mar 7:33am Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Coal Chamber>>>>>>Devil Driver

    13 Mar 11:49pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Coal Chamber

    11 Mar 11:35am Reply
  • spineshank155

    "One of the worst nu metal bands to ever exist." No.

    25 Jan 7:22pm Reply
  • buntyvsbeano

    Would've loved to have seen this band! >_<

    14 Jan 9:10pm Reply
  • Trash73

    They are really nothing like Static-X or Mudvayne - when did either band use Goth and Electronic influence together as they did on "Chamber Music"? They have much more Roots Bloody Roots 'groovy Sepultura' influence than either band as well (CC are maybe a mix of that Sepultura era and Korn.) Coal Chamber's riffs have much more punch than either band and don't write whole songs based around one riff - and shortened vocal barks - like Static-X do. They are miles above Static-X. DevilDriver are also not Death Metal.

    9 Jan 6:07pm Reply
  • Zplitt

    they are really more like static-x or mudvayne. no comparison to devil driver or any other death metal.

    8 Jan 11:18am Reply
  • tresfoufou

    i heart coal chamber *grin*

    3 Jan 1:57am Reply
  • MarcMaquiavel

    People, don't compare Coal Chamber with DevilDriver, please. are two different kinds of music.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • kornthelife

    coaL chaMber >>> DevilDriver

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Trash73

    ...says the fucker who is listening to P.O.D. and shit. [2] Coal Chamber are great. Proof that sometimes musicians can get away with drop D power chords to create simple and powerful riffs.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
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