Americans Chimaira are pleased to announce a headlining "Crown Of Phantoms" tour, scheduled for this coming July and August. Dates will stretch coast to coast across the United States (plus Toronto date) with support from The Browning, Threat Signal, and label-mates Dark Sermon. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming new album Crown Of Phantoms, which shall see the light of day on July 30th via eOne Music. See the dates and tour flyer below.
After teasing a new album, Chimaira have recently announced a crowdfunding campaign surrounding the release of that new album, which will be called Crown Of Phantoms. It has also been revealed that you can expect the opus to be in stores on July 30th via eOne Music. The album follows 2011's The Age Of Hell.
Chimaira have released a new teaser clip for their upcoming 2013 album. Without many details revealed yet, the band has had a "currently writing" status on their official site and recently shared a "back to work" picture on their Facebook page.
"Losing My Mind", the brand new lyric video from US metallers Chimaira has premiered and is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's latest release The Age Of Hell, which came out last year through Long Branch Records.
US metallers Chimaira's vocalist Mark Hunter has posted online at this location four demos from the band's recording sessions of their most recent album, The Age Of Hell, released last year. Two of the songs were previously unreleased, as they didn't make the cut onto the final mix of the album. Mark Hunter only posted the songs that he wrote and arranged himself out of respect to his former band members Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries.
US metallers Chimaira have announced that bassist Jeremy Creamer and guitarist Matt Szlachta have now joined the band.
The band posted the following on their official website: "We are proud to announce the addition of Matt Szlachta and Jeremy Creamer to Chimaira. The plan was to build an undeniable string section and we have done just that. Jeremy will be pounding on the bass, and Matt shredding alongside Emil on guitar."
Vocalist Mark Hunter of US metallers Chimaira has issued the following statement on the band's website:
"I would like to start off by thanking our fans for a great tour. This last run was a blast, and truly the most fun we've had in a long while. The energy from the audience was exactly what we needed, and a welcoming return. Thank you guys!
Unfortunately, as much fun as we were having, behind the scenes we were aware of some unfortunate realities that prevented us from "living the dream" and having the time of our lives. We had another bomb to drop on the fans.
Early in July we were informed that Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries would be leaving Chimaira at the end of 2011. Of course this was a huge blow, but there were no hard feelings. We understand that life invades art, everything runs its course, and we have to take different paths. We respect their decision and wish them only the best. We made heavy metal history together and that is all that matters at the end of the day. Chimaira Christmas 12 will be their last show, and we've been preparing to make it one that you'll never forget.
"Year Of The Snake", the brand new video from US metallers Chimaira can now be watched below.
The video was directed by Todd Bell.
"Year Of The Snake" comes off the band's new upcoming album The Age Of Hell, which is scheduled for release on August 16th in North America via eOne Music, on August 26th in Germany and in the United Kingdom, Australia and the rest of Europe on August 29th through Long Branch Records.
"Born In Blood", a brand-new track from US groove thrashers Chimaira can be streamed in the YouTube clip below for the time being.
Another new track, called "Trigger Finger", is also streaming at YouTube.
"Born In Blood" and "Trigger Finger" come off the band's upcoming new album, entitled The Age Of Hell, which will be released on August 16th in North America, On August 26th in Germany and on August 29th in Australia and the rest of Europe through Long Branch Records.
Chimaira have inked a deal with Long Branch Records for the European and Australian territories. The band's new album, entitled The Age of Hell, will be released August 26 in Germany and August 29 in the United Kingdom, Australia and the rest of Europe. The CD will be made available in North America on August 16 via eOne Music.
Long Branch Records is a new SPV label imprint created by industry veteran Maria Ouellette. Chimaira is the first of many acts to sign to Long Branch Records, therefore becoming a cornerstone in the label's quest to build a home for today's best in new and established rock and metal groundbreakers.
Chimaira have revealed their new line-up following the recent departures of drummer Andols Herrick and keyboardist/programmer Chris Spicuzza.
Dååth vocalist Sean Zatorsky will fill in on keyboards, while Bleed The Sky drummer Austin D'Amond will sit behind the kit for all of Chimaira's upcoming shows. Drum tracks on the band's recently completed new album however were laid down by the CD's producer, Ben Schigel (who has previously worked with Drowning Pool and Walls Of Jericho).
Dååth guitarist Emil Werstler was already filling in on bass since Jim LaMarca's departure last November.