Coal Chamber

Coal Chamber

Fear Factory, JASTA, Madlife

Mon, August 10, 2015

6:00 pm

$29.50 - $1,400.00

This event is 19 and over

Coal Chamber
Coal Chamber
Coal Chamber is an American nu metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1993.[1] 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.
Fear Factory
Fear Factory
With those words begins The Industrialist, a new chapter in Fear Factory's career of ideas and extremes. The follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Mechanize, The Industrialist is a vital chapter
in the history of one of the most over-achieving bands in heavy music. It's the Fear Factory machine
at its most confident and passionate, bringing every sonic weapon in its arsenal to the fore.

The shadow of the Los Angeles born band has loomed large, writing the book of industrial metal that has gone on to influence the likes of Rammstein and inform such stalwart noisemongers as Ministry. Fear Factory also merged the idea of melodic vocals erupting from death metal screaming long before it became modern metal's de-riguer. Over the course of a many storied career that's seen the success of five critically acclaimed albums plus a remix ep and album, Fear Factory has had a career of creative and commercial success, selling over three million records worldwide: they've also been plagued by bitter infighting and have emerged from it all in 2012 with a new alloy of aggression.


Mechanize exorcised the demons that came with guitarist Dino Cazares and Burton C. Bell's
reunion after an eight year split that saw Fear Factory recording and performing without Cazares. Those wounds healed, The Industrialist revisits and refines the sweeping melodies and unforgettable songwriting that's also long distinguished Fear Factory.

"There's definitely been an evolution from that record to this one," states Bell. "It's still familiar very familiar and still very Fear Factory but there are elements that we didn't really get to on the last
record for the sake of metal."

Of course, Fear Factory aren't about to lighten up as "Recharger" ignites the album with the same trademark ferocity as Fear Factory classics like "Edgecrusher" or "Replica". Dino's industrial-tinged riffing is all discipline, noise and fury while Burton's trademark vocals bleed with desperation before exploding into enormous melodies. As the frontman screams "The future begins now!" at the top
of "New Messiah," there's no mistaking just who is behind the ten-track apocalypse that is The Industrialist.

"This one is more Fear Factory than anything we've done in years," says Dino. "Collaborating with Burt again was easy, it was like magic. It felt like we were back in our apartment with seven roommates trying to write songs with a drum machine."


Fear Factory's musical and lyrical vision of Future Shock is the beating machine heart of
The Industrialist. While the "story" behind the album is better spelt out in a companion booklet
that comes with a special edition of album, there is a very obvious storyline rooted both in forward thinking science fiction but also in contemporary events including the Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous Movements. "There is a main character who is called 'The Industrialist'," states Burton, referring to the character at the heart of songs like "God Eater: or ""Virus of Faith". "He's a machine that has become self-aware and becomes a catalyst for change. The album has the loose concept
of a murder plot, with the realization that the automaton is becoming more human each day. The
last track on the album "Human Augmentation" is moment where machine becomes human and realizes its own humanity. That's a thought that's very key to the Fear Factory universe."


The Industrialist found Fear Factory in the studio with longtime co-producer and collaborator Rhys Fulber as well as Logan Mader who did additional tracking and digital editing. The process of writing and recording the album was hardly traditional. It was about as intense as it could be with Cazares and Bell constructing The Industrialist in the studio. "Everything that we recorded is fresh and exciting," says Burton. "We didn't demo anything before we recorded it. You can hear the life and the creativity that went into the making of this record as it was being laid down."

Dino is quick to compare The Industrialist to the band's longstanding 1995 classic Demanufacture. "Demanufacture took what we had done before and broke all that down to create something new," says Dino of the album that combined the mechanized Death Metal of Fear Factory's 1993 debut Soul of a New Machine and its then-untraditional follow-up Fear is the Mind Killer, an album of remixes. "We had some of the same intentions on the new record. Break it all down and build it all back up," says Cazares. "It's noisier. It has more Industrial influences. It's more Fear Factory and it just poured out of us."


Cazares and Bell aren't merely proud of the art they've made and continue to create but they also realize the impact Fear Factory has had on multiple generations of metal, industrial, and aggressive music. "We definitely pioneered the combination between melodic and brutal vocals," states Dino. "Syncopated guitar and kick-drum patterns. We were even the first death-grind-industrial band to have remix records!" It is staggering to think that today's Dubstep Metallers to progressive-minded
"D-Jent" bands owe a debt to Fear Factory. "People don't even know where some of these ideas originally came from!" enthuses the guitarist.


Where several side-bands and offshoots have emerged from the Fear Factory fold: Dino's tungsten-timbered metal machine Divine Heresy and Burton's more cerebral Ascension of the Watchers, Fear Factory is the focus. Without exception or reservation. "Being in Fear Factory is survival for me," says the frontman. "It's what still matters most to us."

When the band hits stages worldwide in 2012, it will be some of Fear Factory's most anticipated and charged shows to date. The age of The Industrialist has begun.

As time passed, the chance of a reunion between Bell and Cazares seemed less and less likely. Then in April 2008, a full six years after they had last spoken, Bell, then touring with Ministry, ran into Cazares at the band's Los Angeles show and reopened the lines of communication. "I just said 'hey, how you doing?' and it started from there," Bell says. Not long thereafter Bell and Cazares were jamming again. With bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad), Fear Factory was back and ready for action.
Project feat: Hatebreed, Kingdom Of Sorrow vocalist Jamey Jasta & friends. Check out for merch.
MADLIFE has redefined Metal and Hard Rock. Their current single "To Live and Die In Hollywood" debuted at #8 on Mediabase Active Rock Radio, climbing to #6 the second week. Madlife's highly anticipated 4th album "21st Century Megalomaniac" is due out this spring. Madlife announced their endorsement deal with Schecter Guitars earlier this year and just completed a video for their second single "Just One Gun" with director Matt Zane. This video is expected to turn a lot of heads.

Madlife IsaiahDeveloped in 2000, this industrial hard rock band from Los Angeles was contrived between Guitarist Isaiah Stuart and Lead Singer Angry Phill. With Phill's angry lyrics and Isaiah's unique guitar sound Madife was born. Madlife has since been made complete with Kyle Cunningham on drums and Carlos Pagan on bass. The chemistry between these four makes Madlife the band fans want to see and hear.

Phill and Isaiah formed MADLIFE and launched their first EP self titled "MADLIFE," produced by Andrew "Stoker" Growcott. After touring the South West and the LA area they knew they had something unique. Soon after, they released their 2nd EP, also produced by Stoker, titled "Music As Harsh As the World We Live In"

MADLIFE embarked on their first national tour in 2005, promoting "Music As Harsh As the World We Live In." They also activated a successful radio campaign, airing in thirty commercial and one hundred fifty college radio stations in the U.S.Madlife Phill

In 2006, MADLIFE began recording tracks for film and television. Since then they have written and recorded for Sony International's "Hex," trailers and bumpers, NBC's "Blue Skies" pilot, Discovery Channel's "Suits to Boots," the "Vampires Suck" Soundtrack and MTV. They have also written for Crusty Demons and several other independent projects. They also filmed their first music video "I Want War" directed by Jeff Jingle.

Subsequent to the music video, MADLIFE launched their second national tour spanning over twenty U.S. states. The following year, they garnered endorsements from Ernie Ball and In Tune Guitar Picks. Following their third national tour, Madlife recorded their third album "Angry Sonnets for the Soul." Produced by Evan 9 (Cage 9 and Powerman 5K), Angry Phill describes the EP as "An understanding of the twisted sea of emotion that is my life." Their third album and their exceptional notoriety amongst fans resulted in Jagermeister adding the band to their endorsement roster.Madlife Kyle

They played the 2009 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival while "Angry Sonnets for the Soul" was re-released through Universal/Fontana/RBE. The album featured their radio single,"Be Tomorrow." By the time "Be Tomorrow" hit, MADLIFE had toured well over 75% of the United States. Nixxi Sixx (Motley Crue) named "Be Tomorrow" "Pick of the Week" on his national syndicated radio show, "Sixx Sense."

The band has current endorsements from Ernie Ball, In Tune Guitar Picks, Schecter Guitars, Fryette Amps, Line 6, Meinl Cymbals and FrankinThread Clothing.Madlife Carlos

MADLIFE has shared the stage with Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Fiver Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Prong, Trivium, Killswich Engage, Bullet for My Valentine, Adema, All the Remains and many more.
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1

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