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Coal Chamber Vocalist Dez Fafara: “We Were 10, 12 Years Too Early”


With their first show in eight years under their belt and a tour with Mudvayne on the horizon, reunited nü-metal powerhouse Coal Chamber are thinking about the future but vocalist Dez Fafara says that he doesn’t want to rush a good thing (via Blabbermouth).

 “We’ve been discussing it. [Sigh] I take a sigh right there, and the reason is because I don’t wanna rush anything. I actually said to them… We booked Inkcarceration, Blue Ridge Rock Fest and Sick New World. That’s all we were gonna do this year until Mudvayne hit us up. And I actually said to them about the Mudvayne run, ‘Let’s not do it. I’d rather just stay friends. Let’s do a few shows.’ But the point is when we’re all together, I realized that any problem we’ve ever had is gone. To think about it as any kind of continuing problem would be wrong. So, okay, cool. Let’s go do Mudvayne. And now, of course, talking about new music is very exciting for us.”

Fafara continues by reminiscing on what could have been and suggests that Coal Chamber’s first reunion came too early. If they dropped their last album, 2015’s Rivals, today, he thinks it would be a hit.

 “I happen to feel like if ‘Rivals,’ which was released 12 years ago — something like this; 10 [or] 12 years ago — if ‘Rivals’ would have been released now with where the genre is and where, I would say where nu metal is at this point, that record would be insane. We were 10, 12 years too early getting back together and releasing that record, in my opinion. But I guess it’s always good to preempt what’s coming down the line, and we surely did with ‘Rivals’.”

Coal Chamber are hitting the road with Mudvayne next month.

Mudvayne North American Tour w/Coal Chamber, Gwar, Nonpoint, and Butcher Babies (Get Tickets Here)

7/20 West Palm Beach, FL @iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
7/21 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/23 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilions
7/25 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/28 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/29 Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
7/30 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/1 Syracuse, NY @ St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/2 Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
8/4 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
8/5 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/6 Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
8/8 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
8/9 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
8/12 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
8/13 The Woodlands, TX @The Cynthia Woods Pavilion
8/15 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/16 Phoenix, AZ @Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
8/17 Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion
8/20 Reno,NV @ Grand Theatre
8/22 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
8/23 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resort Amphitheater
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT @USANA Amphitheatre
8/26 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

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