"Tylers Song", from the album Chamber Music, was written for Tyler. Simon, age 9, recently added backing growls on DevilDriver's third album, The Last Kind Words (2007), on the song Tirades Of Truth, during the last two lines of the chorus. Dez has a great fondness for wine, particularly chianti. Dez released a total of 5 albums with Coal Chamber. Three of the albums, Coal Chamber (1997), which went gold, Chamber Music (1999), and Dark Days (2002), consisted of new material. An album of remixes, rarities, and b-sides, titled Giving the Devil His Due (2003) and a "Best Of" (2004) were also released.
Coal Chamber disbanded in 2003, shortly after Dez formed his current band DevilDriver. Recently, Meegs said in an interview on VM Underground that he and Dez were in their 20s when Coal Chamber were signed. Dez refuses to talk about his earlier years with Coal Chamber but the subject of their break up was that according to Meegs in a recent interview that their relationship was tearing down. Currently, Dez has released four albums with DevilDriver, DevilDriver (2003), The Fury of Our Maker's Hand (2005), The Last Kind Words (2007), and Pray For Villains (2009). Dez has appeared on more than 12 soundtrack records, including Scream 3, which also went gold. He also collaborated with Ozzy Osbourne for a remake of "Shock the Monkey", a song originally by Peter Gabriel, that was released on the album Chamber Music. This song propelled this record to debut 22 on the billboard charts upon release. Fafara recently recorded a song for the compilation Roadrunner United, an album created by Roadrunner Records for their 25th year anniversary.
The song, titled "Baptized In The Redemption", featured Dez on vocals with Dino Cazares (ex-Fear Factory), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Paul Gray (Slipknot) and Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, ex-Soulfly). Dez worked with Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe) on a song called "Where is God Tonight?". Dez has also worked with Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) on an early side project Viking Crown Dez has a large assortment of tattoos, including a tribal tattoo on his chin, the DevilDriver logo, and '66' on his neck. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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