Daughter Of Ex-Coal Chamber Bassist Rayna Foss Denies Reports Suggesting Her Mother Is Missing

Kayla Rose, the daughter of former Coal Chamber bassist Rayna Foss and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, has issued a statement denying recent reports suggesting that her mother was missing. Those stories were widely circulated after a WVUE FOX 8 article claimed that she went missing in September 2021.

Kayla said the following:

“To everyone that has reached out in some way and to the media that has been reporting on this: Let me set the record straight. I’ve seen all of the posts regarding that my mother Rayna has been missing since September. I have no idea where these stories are coming from. I spoke to my mother as recently as yesterday, and we have never lost contact. My grandparents have also been in contact with my mother, and we all know exactly where she is. I have a message in to the New Orleans Police Department advising them of this and am waiting for them to respond.

I’ve also seen other stories about Dez — my mother’s old singer — and a feud with my father Morgan. These are also false. My dad and Dez are friends and have been for a long time.

I’m confused where all of this started from, but it can stop now.

Hopefully there won’t be a next time, but maybe someone can check before running these stories that end up disrupting my entire family in the future.”

Kayla Rose

Ex-Coal Chamber Bassist Rayna Foss Was Reported Missing In September 2021 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Rayna Foss’ daughter, Kayla Rose, has since issued a statement denying the reports suggesting that her mother is missing.

Original Story:

According to WVUE FOX 8, ex-Coal Chamber bassist Rayna Foss was reported missing four months ago. She was last seen by her group home manager near New Orleans, LA in September 2021, but no updates have surfaced since then. Further information was also shared on Facebook:

“MISSING: Rayna Foss, 51, was last seen by a group home manager on Sept. 7, according to NOPD. Foss is described as being 5-foot-3 and 200 pounds. There is no last known clothing description available. Anyone with additional information on Foss’ whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070.”

Dez Fafara Doesn’t Rule Out New Coal Chamber Album: “I Wouldn’t Put It Past Us”

While answering fan questions for a new issue of Metal Hammer, DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara was asked about the possibility of a new Coal Chamber album. The frontman responded with the following:

“I’m not gonna say yes or no. I’m not gonna say no, because we’ve all spoken. The main thing for me is that the relationship is all good after numerous fallouts in the beginning and after sone stuff went horribly wrong when we got back together to release [2015 comeback album] ‘Rivals’. The vibe in that camp is very cool at the moment, and we all have each other’s backs. I wouldn’t put it past us, but right now I’m definitely concentrating on DEVILDRIVER.”

Footage From Late 1990s/Early 2000s Metal Shows Shared On New YouTube Channel

A new YouTube channel called Liberated Tape Archive has been sharing footage that was captured at various metal shows in the late 1990s/early 2000s. This includes performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Meshuggah, Coal Chamber, Powerman 5000, Chimaira, Nothingface, and more.

[via The PRP]

Psychostick Share Coal Chamber “Loco” Parody “Mi Queso”

Psychostick have shared a new video for “Mi Queso,“ their parody of Coal Chamber‘s “Loco.” You can check that out below. The band commented:

“We made the Coal Chamber song ‘Loco‘ about our favorite cheesy snack, queso. Loco rhymes with queso which is what gave us the idea to parody this Dez Fafara nu metal song and make it about cheese.”

“Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” To Be Released In February

Imploding Sounds records will be releasing a new covers album titled “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” on February 14. The effort will feature various nu-metal songs covered by slam, death and goregrind artists. The first two singles, Ophiocordyceps’ cover of Static-X‘s “I’m With Stupid“ and Penguin On Fire’s cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys”, can be streamed below:

Here’s the full track listing:

01. Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
02. Guttural Engorgement – “Leech” (Limp Bizkit cover)
03. Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
04. Aborning – “Get This” (Slipknot cover)
05. Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
06. Aceldama – “Awake” (Godsmack cover)
07. I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
08. Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
09. Atoll – “Loco” (Coal Chamber cover)
10. Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
11. Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
12. Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
13. Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
14. Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
15. Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
16. Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
17. Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
18. Ruptured Gangrenous Cloaca – “Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock cover)

[via The PRP]

Dez Fafara: “Coal Chamber’s Not Coming Back”

Dez Fafara has shot down the possibility of another Coal Chamber reunion once again during an interview on KCAL 96.7’s “Wired In The Empire” radio show. The fontman says the reason he decided to start performing the band’s tracks with DevilDriver is because they are “not coming back.”

Fafara said the following when asked about performing Coal Chamber songs with DevilDriver:

“[On this first tour, we’re playing] ‘Loco’ and ‘Fiend’, and on the next tour, you’re gonna hear a few more. I’ve kept those things separate for so many years, man. It’s just time for me to embrace everything that I’ve done.”

“COAL CHAMBER’s not coming back. It is what it is. And I’m not gonna wait another 15-20 years to sing the songs that gave me gold records and allowed me a career. And I say it every night, ‘Look, this song gave me gold records on my walls and you people out here gave me a career. Thank you for both of them. Let’s get loco.'”

He also added that his current band are bringing these songs to a new level:

“When you hear ’em done by DEVILDRIVER, it’s a whole new world. Two guitars and double kick — it’s incredible.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch DevilDriver Cover Coal Chamber’s “Loco” Live

Dez Fafara previously teased that DevilDriver were planning to start performing songs from his previous band Coal Chamber during their live shows and they finally did just that during their June 18 set in Tempe, AZ. You can footage of the group playing “Loco” for the first time below:

Coal Chamber Members Reunite In New Photo

Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara, guitarist Miguel “Meegs” Rascón, and bassist Nadja Peulen recently reunited in Los Angeles. You can check out a photo Fafara shared of the three hanging out below. Coal Chamber previously reunited in 2011 and went on to release their latest album “Rivals” in 2015. However, they haven’t been active since completing the touring cycle for the effort and Fafara has even gone as far as saying the band will probably never return.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxU2rd0Hb4Y/?utm_source=ig_embed

[via Blabbermouth]

Dez Fafara Discusses DevilDriver’s Plans To Play Coal Chamber Songs On Upcoming Tour With Static-X

Earlier today (January 22), DevilDriver announced a co-headlining tour with Static-X and confirmed that they are planning to play some Coal Chamber songs during the trek. Now, frontman Dez Fafara has discussed the decision further in a series of tweets: