Dez Fafara: Coal Chamber has no place in my life right now

Dez Fafara
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Dez Fafara says Coal Chamber has no place in his life right now.

The vocalist says he’s too focused on DevilDriver at the moment while they’re touring in support of Trust No One.

He tells Blunt Mag: “Coal Chamber has no place in my life whatsoever at this point. Not with DevilDriver firing on all cylinders and where we’re at.

“I’m telling you, if you’ve heard Trust No One, the next subsequent records after this are going to be fucking furious. We’ve kept our signature groove, but we’ve also jumped away from any people around us. So we’re really defining ourselves at this point, and stepping completely away from the pack.”

Fafara settled his differences with his former Coal Chamber bandmates in 2011. He also toured with Coal Chamber last year after they released their Rivals their first album in 13 years.

DevilDriver are currently touring the US and will return to the UK in August as support for Ministry.

Devildriver tour dates 2016

May 19: San Francisco Regency Ballroom, CA
May 20: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
May 21: Pomona Glass House, CA
May 22: Los Angeles Echoplex, CA
May 23: Tempe Marquee Theatre, AZ
May 25: Houston Warehouse Live, TX
May 26: New Orleans Republic, LA
May 27: Dallas Gas Monkey Bar, TX
May 29: San Antonio AT&T Center, TX
May 31: Atlanta Masquerade, GA
Jun 01: Jacksonville Hooligans Pub, NC
Jun 02: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
Jun 03: Philadelphia Underground Arts, PA
Jun 04: Sayreville Starland Ballroom, NJ
Jun 05: Montreal Theatre Corona, QC
Jun 06: Toronto Opera House, ON
Jun 07: Millvale Mr Small’s Fun House, PA
Jun 08: Clifton Park Upstate Concert Hall, NY
Jun 09: South Burlington Higher Ground, VT
Jun 10: Providence Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, RI
Jun 11: New Haven Toad’s Place, CT
Jun 13: Columbus Park Street Saloon, OH
Jun 14: St. Louis Fubar, MO
Jun 16: Albuquerque Sunshine Theater, NM
Jun 17: Window Rock Window Rock Sports Center, AZ
Jun 18: San Diego Brick By Brick, CA
Jul 29: Saarbrucken Saarmageddon Festival, Germany
Jul 30: Essen Nord Open Air, Germany
Aug 03: Szekesfehervar Fezen Festival, Hungary
Aug 07: Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
Aug 16: Cardiff Tramshed, UK
Aug 17: Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
Aug 18: Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
Aug 19: Manchester O2 Ritz, UK
Aug 20: London O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK

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