Sevendust, Coal Chamber
Event on 2013-04-02 19:00:00
Supporting Acts: Lacuna Coil, Candlelight Red
Despite it's unconventional creation, the new record, Cold Day Memory is a cohesive return to form that restores everything Sevendust pioneered and excelled at in the late '90s with the writing and playing chops the members have developed since then. In summary, this record is inventive, immediate and infectious. "We wanted to change the template completely from what we did with our last album Hope and Sorrow, Rose explains. "We were going, 'Let's bring back those other elements Clint brought in that made us what we were. So we sort of made a silent agreement that we were going to let Clint run wild. We said we'll jump in when it's time, but if you've got an idea let's go with it." With Lowery as a major contributor, Sevendust released four albums that stretched the limits of hard rock and metal, combining elements of thrash, classic metal, southern rock and soul into songs that were both sinfully tuneful and ruthlessly aggressive. Then in 2003, after the release of Seasons, the guitarist quit to focus on his other band Dark New Day. Sevendust continued for three more albums, and enjoyed considerable success, but something was clearly missing. So, when the band reunited with Lowery in early 2008, it was like the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle was finally reinserted and the picture was again complete. "I just wanted us to do what we do best," Lowery says. "We have a lot of melody that's a cool contrast to the heavy music that we play. So, you'll have a melodic chorus that comes out of nowhere, but we still have aggressive vocals there. And I did a lot with the harmonies, but I also did a lot of the heavy vocal stuff as well. So it was a challenge for me to really dig in and find a voice that was aggressive enough to where it sounded sincere enough to put on the record. We're a very heavy, but melodic band and I wanted to maintain that."
Coal Chamber is an American nu metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1993. Prior to Coal Chamber, Dez Fafara and Meegs Rascón formed the band She's In Pain in 1992. The two decided to create Coal Chamber. They disbanded in 2003 after ten years together, but announced a reunion in September 2011. Their first drummer, John Thor, was eventually replaced by Mike Cox (who beat out his older brother for the spot). After bass guitarist Rayna Foss joined, the Coal Chamber lineup was complete. In 1997, their first album, Coal Chamber, was released. They toured very heavily supporting this album. The album produced one single and a video, "Loco". The video was also added as an extra after the ending credits of Dee Snider's film, Strangeland. The band also recorded an exclusive song for the soundtrack, titled "Not Living". Chamber Music followed two years later. Between the two releases and after the band's tour with the metal act Sevendust, bass guitarist Rayna Foss married Sevendust's drummer Morgan Rose and became pregnant, necessitating another bass guitar player on tour, a role filled by Nadja Peulen. In September 2011, it was announced that Fafara, Cox and Rascón would reform the band with bass guitarist Chela Rhea Harper, to play the Soundwave shows in Australia. Asked in October 2012 about the current status of Coal Chamber, Fafara stated that they are "taking it slow", partly due to his commitments with DevilDriver. He also stated that the band has begun writing new material. On the 3rd of December it was announced that they would be performing at Download 2013.
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