Fan-filmed video footage of the new lineup of CHIMAIRA performing a new song, "Trigger Finger", on May 28 in Cleveland, Ohio and on May 30 in Mentor, Ohio can be viewed below.
CHIMAIRA 2011 is:
Mark Hunter - Vocals
Rob Arnold - Guitar
Matt DeVries - Guitar
Emil Werstler (DAATH) - Bass
Sean Zatorsky (DAATH) - Keyboards/Samples
Austin D'Amond (BLEED THE SKY, THE ELITE) Drums
Although D'Amond is sitting behind the kit for all of CHIMAIRA's current shows, the drum tracks on the band's recently completed new album, "The Age Of Hell", were laid down by the CD's producer, Ben Schigel, who has previously worked with DROWNING POOL and WALLS OF JERICHO, among others. The effort was mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MURDERDOLLS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).
CHIMAIRA spent several days earlier this month filming a new music video and DVD, to be released in connection with "The Age Of Hell", due in August in North America, South America and Japan via eOne Music.
Check out photos from the shoot at the group's Facebook page.
Drummer Andols Herrick announced his departure from CHIMAIRA last month, citing "some of the same concerns that" keyboardist/programmer] Chris Spicuzza "mentioned in his statement [announcing his split from the group], namely the current state of the music industry and concerns about my future." Andols added, "A major transition in life is much more manageable at 31 than it is in your late 30s or early 40s, so as a guy with literally zero experience in anything else, better now than later. Plus, it would be hard to go back without feeling constantly uneasy about the situation."
Spicuzza explained his exit from CHIMAIRA by saying that the "situation in CHIMAIRA had ultimately become a negative environment that I had to get out of. Secondly, the music industry is completely fucked and honestly, I became concerned for my future. The amount of work and stress I took on got the best of me. I guess if you're not happy or having fun, what's the point?"
Bassist Jim LaMarca left CHIMAIRA last year in order to focus on family life