After almost eight years and two albums, bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left
Coal Chamber to focus on motherhood.
Foss-Rose gave birth to a daughter in October 1999 (see "Coal Chamber
Bassist Welcomes Baby Girl") and has decided to devote more time to
her husband, Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, and 2-year-old Kayla.
"This was a hard decision to make, but is one that Morgan and I feel is
important to our lives and our family," Foss-Rose said in announcing the
move on Thursday.
"We as a band support this decision," frontman Dez Fafara said. "Family
comes first. We will miss her greatly."
Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave,
will take over for the departing bassist. Puelen will make her official
debut as Coal Chamber's new bassist on March 8 when the band kicks off its
Fans will still hear Foss-Rose when Coal Chamber's third album, Dark
Days, is released this spring. The band's original bassist completed
work on the album this winter.