Coal Chamber studio plans surface, DevilDriver still a priority for frontman

Dez Fafara was interviewed by SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal on Wednesday during which the Coal Chamber/DevilDriver frontman discussed future plans for both bands. A transcription of the interview can be seen at Revolver’s website. Some of the highlights from the interview can be read below.

On reuniting with his former band, Mr. Fafara said:

“…You know, over the years we just started talking and hanging out, and from there we decided to take it around the world and on a tour, and it went really well. Everywhere we would go crowds were coming out in force, and from there it would come to guys slipping me demoes silently, without anyone really knowing and I loved the stuff. It was evolved, we have evolved, and the music has evolved. And when I heard a couple of the songs I said, “Man, this could be legitimately really cool.”
So we signed with Napalm Records, they’ll be our partner in this. The guys have been writing solid, they’ve been writing for a month now, I got two more songs last night so we have nine, looking to write 25 and then narrow it down a little with Mark Lewis producing. They’re looking to track in October and I’m tracking vocals in November and we’re hoping to be done, mixed, and mastered in January and get it out to people next year.”

What about DevilDriver though? Dez reassures fans that the band is still a priority saying:

“Oh, absolutely, that’s my baby. The record is still performing well on the charts. Thanks to everybody for coming out to our last shows–the shows that we did were killer. The Whitechapel run was incredible, and we’re getting ready to go to Australia with Whitechapel in September and the we’re going to come back and play the Knotfest in California, with DevilDriver, and we’re going to end the ‘Winter Kills’ cycle there and regroup and hope for a record in 2016.”

Coal Chamber are expected to enter the studio in October to begin tracking, while Dez will track vocals in November. The band are shooting for an early 2015 release through Napalm Records with producer Mark Lewis behind the soundboards.