So, even though Coal Chamber lied to us about announcing big news yesterday we’re giving them a pass because the news is pretty damn awesome. The California nü-metal quartet have signed to Napalm Records and are working on a new album with plans to release it next year. The press release was chock-full of quotes from all band members, the label, and label VP.
The label announcement reads:
“Napalm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Los Angeles, California’s Official Coal Chamber, a band that stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mold except their own.
Following a 12-plus year breakup the band reunited in 2011 and 2013 for festival shows as well as an extensive North American tour. Now all four members of COAL CHAMBER (Dez Fafara, Nadja Peulen, Mikey Cox, Meegs) have decided the time was right to begin work on a new COAL CHAMBER album. The band is currently working on the new material that they hope to release next year.”
Label Vice President Thomas Caser had this to say:
“Rarely you get the chance to work with a band that has been a pioneer of a whole genre. We are thrilled and proud to get this chance with COAL CHAMBER! A new chapter of the band’s history is being written and Napalm Records is committed to make it the most successful!”
Frontman Dez Fafara said:
“How many times do you get a second chance at anything in life?
We toured the world, it was insane and crowds came out in force and we had a blast! For this I’m so appreciative!
Now….. It’s time to release a NEW COAL CHAMBER RECORD!
The Vibe between us all is positive AND we’ve assembled a killer team around us!
Now with NAPALM RECORDS on board get ready for a heavy, explosion from COAL CHAMBER! We’ve evolved and so has the music, from the demo music I’ve heard you’re gonna sink your TEETH into this! Stay tuned!”
Bassist Nadja Peulen commented:
“It’s been a long time coming but the wait is over! There are no words to describe how excited I am to be working on the new COAL CHAMBER record!!! I can’t wait to see all your faces when we rock this album out! Stay tuned!!!”
Drummer Mikey Cox said:
“This is the first time in a long time that writing and recording a record feels right. Extremely grateful and excited for this new chapter in the world of COAL CHAMBER!! New music from CC is something we can’t wait to share with the many loyal fans that have stuck it out through everything!!! The evolution of COAL CHAMBER has begun!”
Guitarist Meegs Rascón followed with:
“I’m so excited to be making music with my brothers and sister, and to the loyal fans who’ve been waiting for this! It’s been a long time coming, but the pieces of the puzzle are finally aligned right. The friendship, the camaraderie, the vibe of the band is perfect now. Can’t wait to unleash on the world!”
It’s awesome to read these quotes, everyone sounds really excited to be back and working on new music. I know there are tons of fans out there too that are ecstatic to receive this news. We’ll keep you posted as more news becomes available.