Nu-metal rockers Coal Chamber, along with Filter, Combichrist, and American Head Charge, tore up the historic First Ave on March, 23rd.
Coal Chamber arrived on the scene at a time when Nu Metal was at its peak. They brought a unique approach with them as front man Dez Fafara carried an element of Goth into a world that was ruled by dreadlocks and suburban white dudes rapping over drop D tunings. The first two records, 1997’s self-titled debut followed by Chamber Music were two very solid offerings to the metal community and arguably could be considered two records that gave RoadRunner records a much-needed and expanded fan base. Coal Chambers forthcoming album ‘Rivals’ drops May 19th, 2015.
This was one hell of a quadruple package for fans of goth, metal, and industrial. Coal Chamber along with Combichrist are worth the ticket price alone! After seeing Coal Chamber live again, I’m really interested in seeing which direction they go with the new record. My guess is that it will go back to their roots. It seems to be what the fans really want and it’s working for everyone else at the moment.
American Head Charge