DevilDriver mainman Dez Fafara says he’s “in love” with the 12 tracks he’s written for the band’s next album.
It’s expected early next year after he completes duties related to Coal Chamber’s comeback Rivals, out next month.
Fafara tells The Rockpit: “In sitting on 12 blistering songs and I’m recording those in October, November. Sometime next year I’m going to get right back in a DevilDriver cycle.”
Fafara says: “Over 12 years we put out six records and we never really took time off. It became clear to me, ‘I need at least nine months off just to hang out with my family,’
“When that happened, Coal Chamber said, ‘Why don’t we do the record in that time?’ I don’t want DevilDriver sitting around too long – but we definitely needed to take a break.”
He says of Rivals: “The songwriting was very mature, the arrangements very mature – everything was incredible, and it’s one of the reasons I wanted to be part of this.
“It’s got a very fresh feel, which is exactly what Coal Chamber was when we first came out. None of us wanted to be part of anything nostalgic. We’re moving on and creating a brand new sound for ourselves.”
Coal Chamber tour the UK later this month with The Defiled, Soil and Dope:
May 20: Leeds Stylus
May 21: Norwich LCR
May 22: Warwick Copper Rooms
May 23: Nottingham Rock City
May 24: Glasgow ABC
May 26: Bristol Motion
May 27: Exeter Lemon Grove
May 28: Brighton Concorde 2
May 29: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
May 30: Manchester Ritz
May 31: London Koko