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Coal Chamber - Rayna Departs

Posted on February 12, 2008

RAYNA DEPARTS BAND TO BE FULL-TIME MUM COAL CHAMBER FORGE ON WITH RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM, DARK DAYS AND AS FEATURED ARTISTS ON JAGERMEISTER SPRING TOUR - Rayna Foss-Rose has decided to leave Coal Chamber to dedicate her time to her daughter, Kayla (fathered by Morgan Rose of Sevendust). Rayna has been with the band since its inception in 1994. She left the band briefly in 1999 to give birth and quickly rejoined the band on the road in early, 2000. She completed working with the band on their 3rd recording effort, DARK DAYS just this past winter. Her departure was a difficult decision to make as she states, "I've decided to leave Coal Chamber so that I can raise our daughter, Kayla, full time. This was a hard decision to make, but is one that Morgan and I feel is important to our lives and our family. I wish nothing but the best for the band, and will always love and cherish the time we had together". Dez and the band wish her the best as evidenced in the following statement, "Rayna has given us the best years of her life. We appreciate all of her hard work and effort and we wish her and her family the best. We as a band support this decision. Family comes first. We will miss her greatly". Nadja Puelen has been announced as the touring bass player for Coal Chamber. Nadja is no stranger to touring with Coal Chamber, she filled in for Rayna when Rayna gave birth to Kayla back in 1999. Currently the band is putting the finishing touches on their highly anticipated third album, DARK DAYS, to be released in spring 2002. The band will jump right back on the road as featured artists on the upcoming Jagermeister spring music tour in the US, which will kick off on March 8th. The band's set will consist of songs from both their two previous albums as well as songs from the new album.
 

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