Chimaira Digitally Release 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of “Pass Out Of Existence”

The 20th anniversary deluxe edition of Chimaira’s “Pass Out Of Existence” is now available in digital outlets. You can find the effort on Spotify and more.

“Pass Out Of Existence” 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “Let Go”
02. “Dead Inside”
03. “Severed”
04. “Lumps”
05. “Pass Out Of Existence”
06. “Abeo”
07. “Sp Lit”
08. “Painting The White To Grey”
09. “Taste My…”
10. “Rizzo”
11. “Sphere”
12. “Forced Life”
13. “Options”
14. “Jade” (2021 edit)
15. “Without Moral Restraint”
16. “Severed” (2021 Remix)
17. “Sp Lit” (2021 Remix)
18. “Painting The White To Grey” (2021 Remix)
19. “Taste My…” (Previously Unreleased Demo)
20. “Fascination Street” (The Cure cover)
21. “Let Go” (Live Orlando 2002)
22. “Lumps” (Live Orlando 2002)
23. “Severed” (Live Orlando 2002)
24. “Sp Lit” (Live Orlando 2002)
25. “Silence” (Live Orlando 2002)
26. “Forced Life” (Live Orlando 2002)
27. “Dead Inside” (Live Orlando 2002)
28. “This Present Darkness” (Live Orlando 2002)

Lamb Of God Recruit Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato For Green Bay, WI Show

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 22 show in Green Bay, WI as he continues to recover from COVID-19. During his absence, Fit For An Autopsy’s Joe Badolato will be filling in. Chimaira’s Mark Hunter was originally filling in for Blythe, but he has since taken ill as well. The band commented:

“Green Bay – unfortunately, Randy will not be able to perform but we WILL see you tonight! Our brother Joe Badolato from Fit For An Autopsy will be stepping in to handle vocal responsibilities this evening. We expect Randy to return to our show on Sunday in Sioux Falls.”

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Chimaira, Trivium, & In Flames Vocalists

As previously reported, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was forced to miss the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band performed with several guest vocalists including: Chimaira’s Mark Hunter, Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, and In Flames‘ Anders Fridén. You can see footage of that below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Miss Grand Rapids, MI Show After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter To Fill In

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be missing the band’s April 19 show in Grand Rapids, MI after testing positive for COVID-19. During his absence, Chimaira’s Mark Hunter will be filling in.

The band issued the following statement:

“Grand Rapids – Randy Blythe tested positive for COVID over the weekend and has been isolating away from the rest of the band. While his symptoms have been mild and he’s on the mend, he will not be able to perform tonight at the Van Andel Arena. However, the show will go on!

We are working to put together a special show with our brother Mark Hunter from Chimaira taking over the mic and a few friends helping out as well. We’ll see you tonight!

We are hopeful he will be able to return later this week and will update as soon as we can.”

Blythe also commented:

“After two years, the ‘rona finally got me. Regrettably, the symptoms of COVID look pretty much exactly like regular tour life for me- achey/sore throat/headache (I’m 51 years old, I scream & jump around like a maniac to very loud music for over an hour each night, so of course I ache & have a sore throat & a headache- that’s just called “tour”), so I thought what I was feeling was just normal.

However, after my throat got worse, just to be safe I took a test, & it popped up positive. I IMMEDIATELY isolated myself from my band & all other humans, contacted anyone I had been near to let them know, & will continue to isolate until I am no longer contagious. This is the correct, ethical thing to do- what feels like a really bad cold to me could mean something very, very different to an immuno-compromised person who is unable to be vaccinated like I am, or an elderly person.

I am already feeling better, but in order to protect my band, our fans, and the health of the tour, I have to miss tonight’s show. This sucks, but it’s the cost of doing business these days. Our old friend Mark Hunter of Chimaira fame will return to the stage & fill in for me tonight- thank you, Mark, you’re a solid dude & I know you will kill it! I only wish I could be there to see it!

I hope to be back onstage later this week. Thanks for your understanding in advance- this is nothing I wanted to happen, but I am doing my best to do the right thing here. Cheers- R”

Chimaira’s “Pass Out Of Existence” Set To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time

Chimaira have announced that their 2001 album “Pass Out Of Existence” will be released on vinyl for the first time later this year. Pre-orders are available HERE until September 16.

The following details were shared for the release:

  • First worldwide release on vinyl!
  • Features a previously unreleased live show from 2002
  • Includes bonus demos debuting on vinyl and 3 new 2021 previously unreleased mixes.
  • Pressed on multi-colored vinyl and comes in deluxe packaging
  • Limited and individually foil-stamp numbered

Frontman Mark Hunter commented:

“Twenty years ago, we set out to make an album that would make us ‘huge,’ and we’d become one of the ‘biggest metal bands in the world.’ I don’t think our story is rare, and like most with delusions of grandeur, we failed. We all had high expectations when Pass Out dropped. The label, managers, and of course, the 6 of us.

The album debuted, and we got slaughtered on message boards. It seemed like our hardcore fans hated it. The album also stuttered out of the gate. Our peers had sold a lot more albums first week, and this gave everyone pause. There were great tours. Slayer, Machine Head, Fear Factory… but after our abysmal first week sales, the support dried up. We went out and toured on our own to anyone that would show up.

I remember we had a sick show in Duluth, playing to about 9 people. To make a long story short, we felt like Rocky at the end of part 1 when we finished this album cycle. *Spoiler alert – We went the distance, got our asses kicked, and lost. But just like Rocky, it wasn’t all bad, and we spawned a bunch of fantastic sequels. More importantly, we found out years later how much this album influenced some of the top deathcore bands out there.

I remember being on tour once and hearing Zach from Whitechapel play the riff from ‘Taste My…‘ I was dumbfounded. Y’all like THAT album???? At the time it still wasn’t enough to wash the stink of losing away. This album felt like an old high school yearbook photo when your mom made you wear that awful sweater from Sears, and your hair looks like something straight from mulletsgalore.com.

My advice to young and upcoming musicians would be to have zero expectations. Then you won’t feel like you got punched in the genitals repeatedly. Here we are about to celebrate 20 years. My attitude has come full circle. I am super proud of this album. But it’s the fans that helped me realize its significance.

I’ve been streaming for the past year on Twitch and having the opportunity to interact with fans and hear how much this record means to them made me realize we did, in fact, win. We had a rare opportunity to remix some of the fan favorites from the album. We hadn’t quite developed our sound yet but now we can put that familiar ‘Chimaira‘ spin on them. Hope you dig ‘em!

Also, we included the demo for ‘Taste My…‘ I don’t think anyone has heard this. To top it off there is a live show from Orlando that is straight from the soundboard. It is pretty sweet to hear how aggressive we were. We’re too old for that shit now. Thank you all that voted for this release and made it happen. Enjoy!”

Chimaira Guitarist Rob Arnold Shares Inside Look At Upcoming Solo Album

Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold has shared an inside look at his upcoming solo album. You can check that out below. Notably, Arnold originally started work on the record about one decade ago with ex-Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Chimaira’s “Crown Of Phantoms” Receives New Limited Edition Glow-In-The-Dark Vinyl Pressing

A new “glow-in-the-dark ghostly” vinyl pressing of Chimaira‘s “Crown Of Phantoms” is now available via eoneheavy.com. The record is limited to only 500 copies.

Watch Cage Fight, Suicidal Tendencies, Etc. Members Cover Chimaira’s “Cleansation”

Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), Richard De Mello (Deluge, Dagoba), Rachel Aspe (Cage Fight), and Michael Kadnar (The Number 12 Looks Like You) recently performed a quarantine cover of Chimaira’s “Cleansation” for Metal Injection‘s final “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

Dig The Grave Use Cameo To Create “ISO” Reaction Video Featuring Members Of Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Mudvayne, Etc.

Dig The Grave have premiered a new video for their song “ISO.“ The group used Cameo to make the clip, which features: Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Chad Gray (Mudvayne HELLYEAH), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax) Beefcake The Mighty (GWAR), Brann Dailor (Mastodon), Mark Hunter (Chimaira), Elias Soriano (Nonpoint), Brian Fair (Shadows Fall) Brendan Murphy (Counterparts), George Pettit (Alexisonfire), Tia Carrere (Crucial Taunt), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Erik “Smelly” Sandin (NOFX), Andy Cizek (Monuments), Dan Kenny (Suicide Silence), and Rody Walker (Protest The Hero).