American alternative metal band Coal Chamber have released an official video for the title track to their May 19th Album Rivals. The video is shot at the Koko venue in London and shows them playing to a packed house of metal fans.
Released on Napalm Records, Rivals is the first album release from Coal Chamber since their reformation in 2011, it entered the Billboard 200 chart at #80, #5 on the Hard Music Album Chart and #9 On the Independent Current Album Chart.
Speaking on the creative process for Rivals singer Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER) told Age Of Metal:
We locked ourselves in a room and just waited until it was really tight. They would throw me songs and I would throw them back lyrics, and that’s how it came together. It’s a very democratic process when it comes to COAL CHAMBER and the writing. And I think they did a great job. It was extremely freeing to do this record, because I could use anything I want, I could use high screams, low screams, clean vocals, whisper tracks, all sorts of stuff; which was very freeing as an artist to do. It was a great time to record. And I think you can feel that within the record. We didn’t record with a click track, so it ebbs and flows. Nothing was copied an pasted; everything was sung. I hit most of the stuff the first time I did the vocals, and the music itself is really raw and has a really great feel to it. I think it has a fresh feel to it. Don’t expect a throwback record. It’s not gonna sound like a throwback record. It’s us moving forward.
Rivals Track Listing
01. I.O.U. Nothing
02. Bad Blood Between Us
03. Light In The Shadows
04. Suffer In Silence
05. The Bridges You Burn
07. Another Nail In The Coffin
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed
14. Worst Enemy (limited edition bonus track)