In 1993 Dez Fafara, Meegs Rascon, Jon Tor & Rayna Foss joined forces to form Coal Chamber. The band recorded a self-produced demo and within a few months they had cultivated a loyal fan base. A record deal with Roadrunner Records followed in 1996. That same year drummer Jon Tor was replaced by Mickey Cox. With this renewed line-up the band recorded their self-titled debut album, which was released in 1997. The record received positive reviews from music critics, especially the single “Loco”.
Successor “Chamber Music” was released two years later, but couldn’t measure up to their debut. They did however manage to get the attention of Sharon Osbourne, who became their manager. The album also included a collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne for the single “Shock the Monkey”.
In 2002 the band just finished recording “Dark Days” when bassist Rayna Foss decided to leave the band. She was replaced by Nadja Peulen, but shortly after the band disbanded. In 2011 they got back together for a reunion tour, with bassist Chela Rhea Harper. By the end of 2013 Nadja officially returned to the band. In the summer of 2014 they started working on new material and landed a record deal with Napalm Records. The album “Rivals” will be released in May. In support of the album they’ll perform at TRIX on June 3, together with support acts Blood Runs Deep, Soil & DIABLO BLV