German born Nadja is a bass guitarist and backing vocalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She is also the Owner and Head Designer of apparel company Crueltees.COAL CHAMBER ~ BASS GUITAR
Nadja is the bass guitarist of Los Angeles nu-metal band Coal Chamber. The group released three full length albums on Roadrunner Records of which the debut album “Coal Chamber” (1997) sold gold status (over 500.000 copies).

Formerly managed by Sharon Osbourne, the second album “Chamber Music” was released in 1999 and the first single and video “Shock the Monkey” (directed by Dean Karr) featured Ozzy Osbourne as guest vocalist. With the commercial success of “Chamber Music” the band toured worldwide on headlining and festival tours with Slipknot, Type O Negative, Kid Rock, Pantera, Ministry and Machine Head.

In 2002 the band released “Dark Days” with it’s first single and video “Fiend” (directed by Paul Brown) followed by various live TV performances such as the Carson Daley Show. In support of “Dark Days” the band embarked on international headline and co-headline tours with Drowning Pool, etc.

Coal Chamber dismantled in 2003 and in 2005 Roadrunner Records re-released their first album with a live DVD featuring Nadja on bass live at the Maritime Hall (1999) ~ San Francisco, CA.

The band reunited in 2012 for a short run of international reunion shows and has since signed with Napalm Records in 2014. Coal Chamber’s fourth album “Rivals” (produced by Mark Lewis) was released on May 19th, 2015 on Napalm Records and this marks their official return after thirteen years. The band is currently touring world wide in support of the new album “Rivals”.

In 2003 Nadja launched her online t-shirt & apparel company Crueltees. Crueltees designs are fusing dark gothic and wild rock n roll images with clever slogans intertwined into its overall look. Hot Topic exclusively carried the brand in its stores across the United States. Expanding on its look for 2015 and beyond, Nadja has returned to the drawing board to create new images for her latest creations.

Nadja was the bass player/ backing vocalist of Vera Mesmer, Los Angeles based theatrical alternative rock duo avantgarde. Vera Mesmer released their debut EP “Orphans” in the fall of 2012 on iTunes, Spotify & Amazon. It was the first release prior to the awaited “Orphans & Outlaws” album that was to follow shortly after. The EP “Orphans” features the single “Back from the Dead” which became also a video directed by industrialism films (Kill Devil Hill, Trapt, Mister Big). The EP was mixed by Sean Beavan (NIN, Marilyn Manson) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura, Halford). In February 2013 the band released another single and video “Down the Hole”. Vera Mesmer is the duo: Mr. Mesmer (vocals/guitars/keys) and Nadja (bass/vocals) who parted ways in June 2013.

Physical CD copies of the EPs and Vera Mesmer merch are only available in Nadja’s online shop – click here

In 2005 Nadja collaborated with Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Paul Gray (Slipknot), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) and Matt Heafy (Trivium) on the lead single & video: “The End” for Roadrunner Records 25th anniversary album called “Roadrunner United All Stars Sessions”. In 2008 the label also released a live DVD & documentary called “RR United the Concert” featuring Nadja, Ville Valo (HIM), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Slipknot, Machine Head, and many more Roadrunner artists.

Nadja appeared in the Cypress Hill videos “Rock Superstar” and “What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number” as part of the backup band with Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Christian Olde Wobbers (Fear Factory) and Slash (Guns ‘n Roses). Directed by Dean Karr.


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Monster Headphones logo, endorsed by Nadja Peulen.

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