Dez Fafara was recently interviewed by Kaaos TV and was asked about the status of Coal Chamber. According to him, the band is probably “done forever.”
Fafara said the following:
“I waited thirteen years for the band that I started to get back together. And after releasing a record that was critically acclaimed and touring around the world and having fantastic shows, it was obvious to me that I don’t wanna do that with those people.
I don’t wanna say any personal stuff about them, but it’s just not working. I wish it did—for the fans, for myself, for the music—but it’s… there’s some things that need to be worked on. And it needs to be a hundred and ten percent, or I’m not gonna take it out on the road.”
“When I left Coal Chamber, I thought it was done forever. Thirteen years later, we did a record. Right now, it’s done, and I think it’s done forever. That’s just… that’s my take on things.”
He went on to say that his decision to lay Coal Chamber to rest has nothing to do with DevilDriver or any other projects:
“That has nothing to do with it—nothing to do with it at all. If everything is fine in that other camp, with Coal Chamber, if they are all good and it’s a hundred and ten percent, they can call me. If they get stuck on the side of the freeway at three in the morning, they can call me; I will come. But with the music, it has to be a hundred and ten percent with any band that I am with. And in the end, with those tours, it was not a hundred and ten percent. And I don’t wanna take it on tour unless it’s a hundred and ten percent.”