Friday, March 2, 2012
Watch COAL CHAMBER's Entire Set At The Soundwave Festival In Australia!
When Coal Chamber arrived to the Heavy Music scene in 1994, their music was assimilated by millions of fans worldwide thanks to their fresh sounding mix of Heavy Metal and Alternative Music blended with elements of Industrial Metal. Aside from their music, their gothic imagery also helped to captivate a ton of eye balls that were rather confused at what Coal Chamber was feeding to them. After a successful run that spanned from 1994 to 2003, Dez Fafara left the band due to internal problems. Shortly after he left the band, Dez formed DevilDriver and we all know the results of this crushing band by now: uncompromised hard hitting Heavy Metal!
This past Sunday (February 26), Coal Chamber performed at the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia as part of Soundwave Festival. This is what vocalist and co-founder Dez Fafara had to say about the reunion of Coal Chamber.
"Unbelievable. Full circle. I mean, to get those guys back in my life and clean off hard drugs and want[ing] to do shows, it's incredible. The feeling is incredible and the love had been just incredible as well. I woke up at 4:30 the other morning with my phone ringing off the hook and my Twitter, everything going crazy, it's so good to see. After all these years, we haven't played together in 10 years... We've been going over the setlist and it's been nothing but fun right now. I mean, going back and forth about a setlist with these guys just turns into jokes and hours of e-mails of jokes and we forget what we're doing. So you realize that these guys are a big, big part of my life and I don't even know if I'd be here with DEVILDRIVER for Meegs [guitar] and Mikey drums], so it's good to have them back in my life and getting ready to go do COAL CHAMBER shows."
As previously reported, Coal Chamber drummer Mikal "Mikey" Cox broke two fingers during the Brisbane concert on February 25.