Our friend Full Metal Jackie recently sat down with Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber and DevilDriver, and spoke with the man who looks as though he smells like boiled hot dogs about his two bands and what they’ve been up to.
Dez claims the new Coal Chamber album, which Napalm will be releasing, is not a “throwback,” as it were.
“It’s actually been 13 years since we’ve made music together. We let it grow organically and we did what we were going to do organically. So there is a growth in the music for sure. I think that if you were going to try and come back with Coal Chamber and do something kind of throwback tour, or a throwback record and throwback sound I don’t think that would work. So I keep telling people, don’t expect some throwback record. This is Coal Chamber in 2015. It’s going to be a different story.”
He says the album has “a lot of really killer hooks, I think the band did an amazing job with the music. Mark Lewis on production was incredible. We had a great time doing the record, so there was a lot of fun surrounding it. That was the key word, let’s have fun. I think people are really going to love this stuff. They’re going to dig it and if you’re a Coal Chamber fan, you’re definitely going to love it. If you were never a Coal Chamber fan, I think you’re going to come over to this side and dig it.”
As for DevilDriver, who recently added a new member, Dez hopes the band will regroup to record before the year is out.
“The timeline is we’re definitely going to write this year and probably record this year and drop it in 2016,” he explained.
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