Chimaira’s Original Lineup To Reunite For December Cleveland, OH Show

According to The PRP, Chimaira’s original lineup, including Mark Hunter, Rob Arnold, Matt DeVries, Jim LaMarca, Andols Herrick, and Chris Spicuzza, will reunite for a show at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH on December 30, 2017. Stay tuned for more info.

Chimaira Officially Call It Quits

Chimaira have officially called it quits. This news comes right after everyone in the band, except vocalist, Mark Hunter, parted ways with the band. This was the second time this has happened, and this time it resulted in Hunter ending the band.

An official statement was posted on the band’s site:

“After fifteen full-blown ass-ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira. Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. Everyone involved with the band, from members to fans, put their heart and soul into this project. We achieved a lot. We bled a lot. It fucking ruled.”

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Rest Of Chimaira Quit Following Guitarist’s Departure

Yesterday, it was reported that guitarist, Emil Werstler, had quit Chimaira, and now, according to The PRP, the rest of the lineup has done the same. Guitarist, Matt Szlachta, keyboardist/vocalist, Sean Zatorsky, bassist, Jeremy Creamer and drummer Austin D’Amond are all out of the band, leaving vocalist, Mark Hunter the only remaining member.

Szlachta, Zatorsky, Creamer and D’Amond issued the following statement:

“In light of recent news, the rest of the band have decided to part ways with Chimaira. For us this was a great stepping stone, and an honor to play these songs live, and fulfill an incredible legacy. This was an an excellent platform to help continue playing music, when our collective bands either ended or went on a hiatus. Chimaira was an amazing experience and we look forward to future music endeavors with eachother.”

This is the second time, within a few years, that the band has undergone a drastic lineup change.

(Image from Chimaira's Facebook)

(Image from Chimaira’s Facebook)

Emil Werstler Leaves Chimaira

According to Blabbermouth, guitarist, Emil Werstler has quit Chimaira. Werstler issued the following statement about his departure:

“My time in CHIMAIRA has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to focus on harvesting my abilities as a musician.

I’m very fond of everyone in the band and wish them all the best in the future.

Although this was a difficult choice to make, I feel it was necessary in order to take the next step in my career. The best is still yet to come and I’m very excited for the multiple projects I am working on.

I would like to thank the band, management, and, most importantly, all the fans for the endless support and understanding.”

(Image from Werstler's Facebook)

(Image from Werstler’s Facebook)