DevilDriver Will Perform Coal Chamber Songs in 2019
Yesterday it was revealed that the living members of Static-X would be reuniting to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Wisconsin Death Trip album. That trek is being co-headlined by DevilDriver, who also have a reason why their upcoming shows will be like no other. In a series of tweets, DevilDriver leader Dez Fafara revealed that he and his band will revisit his Coal Chamber past for the first time.
"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 and tried to keep em separate but it’s time for me to embrace all that I am as a singer," says the singer. "I might also add that unlike others cats like Zombie etc. when I left Coal Chamber I never hung my hat on playing those songs with DevilDriver. In hindsight and 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!"
Fafara went on to add, "Oh it’s gonna be fucking fire! Full production, full light walls and hour 10 of BANGING MUSIC! #DevilDriver And to all of you who fucking waited around all these years I appreciate you and now is the time to get a ticket cause we are about to blow the 'roof' off of the Coal Chamber classics and new DevilDriver from our upcoming double record staggered release. GET READY!"
Reflecting on the decision to finally include Coal Chamber, Fafara stated, "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 and 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 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!"
Clearly excited, Fafara finished off his tweeting, "Now think DevilDriver. Now think that band doing these @coalchamber songs. Now think holy fuck how is the stage not gonna fucking implode." Later addressing a fan who tweeted him, the singer offered a blanket statement, "My apologies to everyone that I made wait in hopes that CC would truly come together. I actually feel bad but now it’s time to deliver the goods and o boy do we!"
Static-X and DevilDriver will be joined on the run by another veteran act, Dope, who rose to fame around the same time. The tour launches June 18 in Tempe, Ariz. Head here to see all of the dates on the run, and stay tuned for new music from DevilDriver coming later this year. Fafara spent time last week doing vocal tracking for the upcoming double disc.
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