Coal Chamber was an American nu metal band from Los Angeles, California. 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. The band formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2003. Their first drummer John Thor was eventually replaced by Mike Cox (who beat out his older brother for the spot). After bassist Rayna Foss joined, the Coal Chamber lineup was complete.

In 1997 their debut self-titled album Coal Chamber was released. They toured very heavily supporting this album. The album spawned one single and video;"Loco". The video was also added as an extra after the ending credits of Dee Snider's film, Strangeland. The band also did 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 metal act Sevendust, bassist Rayna Foss married Sevendust's drummer Morgan Rose and became pregnant, necessitating another bass player on tour, a role filled by Nadja Peulen.

Foss came back for the recording of Coal Chamber's third album, but left after the studio sessions to raise her daughter, Kayla Moray Rose. Dark Days was released in the spring of 2002. Their only single and video was for the track 'Fiend'.