New York Fans Go ‘Loco’ for Coal Chamber and Fear Factory
Coal Chamber unleashed their new album Rivals earlier this year but the band opened with two older favorites, “Loco” and “Big Truck.” Frontman Dez Fafara performed with unrelenting energy as the band performed the blistering new tracks “I.O.U. Nothing” and “Another Nail in the Coffin.”
Drummer Mike Cox was a force behind the kit while guitarist Miguel Rascon sang songs eye to eye with fans. Bassist Nadja Peulen headbanged and spiraled around throughout the set. Each member had their own energy and combined they’ve become a strong unit once again. Just as they began with older tunes that’s how they ended, the night came to a close with their track “Sway.”
Fear Factory have a brand new album of their own titled Genexus. The band performed before Coal Chamber and could have easily headlined Irving Plaza on their own, as crowdsurfers came alive and the pit opened up from the beginning of their set. While they unveiled new tracks “Soul Hacker” and “Dielectric” fans completely lost control to “Demanufacture” and “Replica.”
Jamey Jasta and his band performed tracks from his debut solo album that dropped a few years ago. He gave a shout out to Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe, who performed with him at this year’s Heavy Montreal Festival during “Enslaved, Dead or Depraved.” He also dedicated “The Fearless Must Endure” to Father Zakk Wylde, whom he collaborated with on the album. Irving Plaza exploded as Jasta performed Hatebreed’s “I Will Be Heard.”
Check out our gallery of photos from the show above and a list of remaining tour dates here.