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Coal Chamber

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Coal Chamber was an American nu metal band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1993. After ten years together, they disbanded in 2003, then reunited from 2011 to 2016. The lineup included vocalist Dez Fafara (currently of DevilDriver), guitarist Miguel Rascón, drummer Mike Cox, and bassist Rayna Foss.

In 1996, the band played the very first Ozzfest. In 1997, their first album Coal Chamber was released; it produced one single and a video, "Loco" (the video was also added after the end credits of Dee Snider's horror film Strangeland Read more on Last.fm

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Is this Coal Chamber reunion a sign that we should all just give up?

September 29th, 2011

Earlier this week it transpired that Coal Chamber were reforming to play some reunion shows. It turns out Hugh Platt has an interesting angle on why this is so much bullsh*t.

Coal Chamber promo photo 1997 Thrash Hits

Back before Thrash Hits existed, I sometimes moonlighted as an occasional crew member for a low-budget (and now defunct) music TV channel. I mainly helped out on location shoots – generally as a grip, occasionally as a soundman, and more often than not just as a general fixer. Back in late 2007, when DevilDriver were headlining the Islington Academy, we rolled up a few hours before the doors opened, ostensibly to shoot a few interview pieces with Dez Fafara, which is how the issue of Coal Chamber came up.

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