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Coal Chamber Reuniting for Australia’s Soudwave 2012 Festival

Coal Chamber
Roadrunner Records

Spooky-core act Coal Chamber have announced that they are reuniting to play Australia’s Soundwave Festival. The band is led by singer Dez Fafara, who currently is the frontman for DevilDriver.

“These reunion shows are for the fans that want to see us again as well as all the people that never got to see Coal Chamber,” says Fafara in a post on the band’s official site. “It is and always will be a very special part of my life, so these few shows are for those people and for us. If you’re not from Australia, better get a ticket now to come see this event!”

Coal Chamber formed in 1993 and broke up 10 years later after releasing three albums. The re-formed lineup of Coal Chamber will consist of original members Fafara on vocals, Meegs Rascon on guitar and Mike Cox on drums, with Chela Rhea Harper filling in on bass.

“This reunion will mark a decade since we last played together, so staring at my brothers on stage face to face will be an emotional roller-coaster for me,” says Meegs. “Tears of joy would be an understatement to say the least. You know, all of us have gone through our separate journeys in life, but we’re coming back to rekindle this and throw the past in the past and put the future in our hands.”

The Soundwave 2012 festival will tour several Australian cities from Feb. 25 through March 5.

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