For those unaware, Coal Chamber was DevilDriver frontman Dez Farfara's band from 1993 to 2003, and then again from 2011 up until what was apparently a not-so-amicable breakup in 2016. DevilDriver was announced yesterday as one of the openers for Static-X's regeneration/tribute tour for this year, where it was mentioned that Farfara and crew would be resurrecting some Coal Chamber songs live.
The move makes sense – Static-X was big right around the time Coal Chamber was hitting their peak before breaking up, so the crowd that wants to see Static-X is at least probably familiar with Coal Chamber. In a series of tweets, Farfara explains his decision to play "a bunch of Coal Chamber songs" live.
“So yes for the first time ever DevilDriver is playing a bunch of Coal Chamber songs and when you hear this shit with double kick and two guitars there’s no going back trust that! I waited years & tried to keep em separate but it’s time for me to embrace all that I am as a singer.
“I might also add that unlike others cats like [Rob] Zombie, etc., when I left Coal Chamber I never hung my hat on playing those songs with DevilDriver in hind sight & as I waited for things to reform it was a mistake and apologies to all who waited almost 20 years … for one short lived Coal Chamber run and record so here I go into the future embracing all that’s ever been me as a vocalist and kept in mind this will ONLY BE SELECT SHOWS so I would get tickets Fast as I’m seeing already tons of venues are gonna sell out!
“O it’s gonna be fucking fire ! Full production full light walls and hour 10 of BANGING MUSIC! #DevilDriver
“There’s times you fucking lay in bed and go ‘when is the right time’ and that’s for anything or … what if someone passes away etc. then what then when … and that pertains to everything as well so I thought it out & talked it out COAL CHAMBER MUSIC is YOURS not mine so….
“Why wait, why hold people off why make people wait the older generation the new generation that want to hear @coalchamber songs sung by the guy who fucking recorded em so AMP IT UP W DOUBLE KICK W TWO GUITARS W SOBER @evilriver AND HOLY FUCK HOLD ON IM BRINGING A MONSTER!
“Now think DevilDriver Now think that band doing these @coalchamber songs now think holy fuck how is the stage not gonna fucking implode.”
DevilDriver is currently in the studio tracking vocals for a new double album.