Founding Coal Chamber Bassist Rayna Foss Has Been Missing Since September

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Rayna Foss, founding bassist for gothic nu-metal act Coal Chamber, has been missing since September, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

As reported by Loudwire, Foss, 51, Foss, 51, was reported missing from her group home by the manager after last being seen on September 7th. Foss is described as 5’ 3” and 200 pounds. Last known clothing description is unfortunately unavailable. Here’s the complete description online:

“MISSING: Rayna Foss, 51, was last seen by a group home manager on Sept. 7, according to NOPD.

“Foss is described as being 5-foot-3 and 200 pounds. There is no last known clothing description available.

“Anyone with additional information on Foss’ whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070.”

Anyone with information on Foss’ whereabouts should be encouraged to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070. Please do what you can to help find one of metal’s own.

Foss was one of Coal Chamber’s founding members, playing on the band’s 1997 self-titled debut, 1999’s Chamber Music, and 2004’s Dark Days. She married Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, with whom she has one daughter, Kayla Moray Rose.

“I danced my whole life and I was a dance teacher before,” said Foss in a rare interview.I never planned on being a bass player in a band. I was at a party and I was sitting there kind of bored and I saw this thing in a closet, and it looked like a guitar, and I was like ‘Is that a guitar?’ and [my friend] said ‘It’s a bass guitar…you can check it out.’ And was just like messing around, I didn’t know what I was doing. He was like ‘I don’t ever play it, you can have it.’ And this was like six months before I joined the band. So I took it home and played around with it. I worked with Dez’s ex-wife and when they were looking for a new bass player, she told Dez ‘I have a friend at work who plays the bass,’ and I really didn’t. So he called up…said to come down and audition. So I said ‘fuck it’ and did it, and I got it. Eight days later I played my first show.”


Words by Chris Krovatin