Coal Chamber

Coal Chamber

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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1994.

Coal Chamber are led by gruff vocalist Dez Fafara and operate in territory somewhere between the traditional hard riffing of Black Sabbath and the sensationalist techno rock of Marilyn Manson. Fafara met guitarist Miguel "Meegs' Rascon through a classified ad, and they later added drummer Mike Cox and bass player Rayna Foss, the room-mate of Fafara's future wife.

They signed to Roadrunner Records in 1995 after being recommended by Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, and received widespread exposure in the metal press as that label's hottest new property since Machine Head. Their debut attained further strong reviews.
Their sophomore set, 1999's Chamber Music, was boosted by the inclusion of their highly popular cover version of Peter Gabriel's "Shock The Monkey", featuring Ozzy Osbourne on vocals. Foss, who gave birth to her daughter by Morgan Rose of Sevendust the same year, was temporarily replaced by Nadja Peulen. The arrangement became permanent in 2002. The band was further unsettled when Cox departed the same September. Coal Chamber split in 2003.

In late 2011 it was announced that Coal Chamber would be reformed.
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Coal Chamber Discography

Albums

none Coal Chamber Demo 1994(Cass) Not On Label (Coal Chamber Self-Released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 220 Coal Chamber Coal Chamber (Album) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 220 US 1996 Sell This Version
RR 8659-2 Coal Chamber Chamber Music (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8659-2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
168 618 484-2 Coal Chamber Dark Days (Album) Roadrunner Records, Columbia House 168 618 484-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
81016 Coal Chamber Rivals (Album) Napalm Records 81016 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RR PROMO 260 Coal Chamber Big Truck (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 260 US 1997 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 302 Coal Chamber Loco (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 302 US 1997 Sell This Version
CMCDJ 87288-2 Coal Chamber Blisters(CD, Promo, Single) CMC International Records CMCDJ 87288-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 338 Coal Chamber Sway (The Roof Is On Fire)(CD, Promo, Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 338 US 1998 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 426 Coal Chamber Notion (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 426 US 1999 Sell This Version
SAMP2145 Coal Chamber Tyler's Song (Single) Roadrunner Records SAMP2145 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
RR Promo 478 Coal Chamber Shock The Monkey (Maxi, Single) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 478 US 1999 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 630 Coal Chamber Fiend (Single) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 630 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
RDRR 10026-2 Coal Chamber Dark Sides From Dark Days - Unreleased & Live(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10026-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
10271 Coal Chamber I.O.U. Nothing(CD, Single) Napalm Records 10271 US 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

MR-497-4 Coal Chamber Giving The Devil His Due (Comp) Roadrunner Records, Columbia House MR-497-4 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
RR 8259-2 Coal Chamber The Best Of Coal Chamber (Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 8259-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version

Videos

RRV PROMO 314 Coal Chamber Loco(VHS, Promo) Roadrunner Records RRV PROMO 314 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Coal Chamber Fiend(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Roadrunner Records none US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Coal Chamber Demo 1996(Cass) Not On Label (Coal Chamber Self-Released) none US 1996 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 240, RR 240-4PR Coal Chamber 2 Song Sampler(Cass, Smplr) Roadrunner Records, Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 240, RR 240-4PR US 1997 Sell This Version
STS-01 Coal Chamber Setting The Stage Attic STS-01 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 458 Coal Chamber Livin' La Vida Loco Tour(CD, Smplr, Ltd, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 458 US 1999 Sell This Version
RR Promo 424 Coal Chamber Notion/Tragedy/No Home(CD, Promo, Smplr) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 424 US 1999 Sell This Version
RDRR 10018-2 Coal Chamber Selections From Dark Days(CD, Smplr, Promo) Roadrunner Records RDRR 10018-2 US 2002 Sell This Version