Recently Coal Chamber announced they will begin work on a new studio album and surprisingly, there was a very positive reaction to the announcement. Who knew everyone was still about that 90's nu-metal life? Not that I'm not… because hey, nostalgia.
Anyway, the band recently did an interview with Sirius XM Liquid Metal, which was transcribed by Revolver, talking about how they got back together, why they signed with Napalm Records and working with producer Mark Lewis.
“…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.”
Frontman for the group Dez Farfara, also frontman for DevilDriver said while the group would be back together and recording a new record, DevilDriver will not be pushed by the wayside!
“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.”
Hey, new DevilDriver in 2016. Maybe. Can we project that far into the future for excitement or is that jumping the gun several times over?