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).

Ghost Iris Premiere New Song “Desert Dread” Featuring Chimaira’s Mark Hunter

Ghost Iris have premiered a new song titled “Desert Dread.” This track features Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter and it will appear on the band’s new album “Comatose,“ which is set to be released on May 7.

New Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing Of Chimaira’s “The Age Of Hell” Released

A new vinyl pressing of Chimaira‘s “The Age Of Hell” has been released via eOne Music. The effort is limited to 500 copies and it can be purchased HERE.

Jason Bieler Recruits Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Etc. Members For New Album “Songs For The Apocalypse”

Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) will be releasing a new solo album titled “Songs For The Apocalypse“ on January 22. That effort, which will be released under the name Jason Bieler And The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, will feature a number of guests including members of Megadeth, Queensrÿche, Sevendust, Skindred, and more.

Here’s the full list of guests:

– Devin Townsend
– Todd La Torre (Queensrÿche)
– David Ellefson (Megadeth)
– Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Asia/Sons Of Apollo)
– Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo)
– Clint Lowery (Sevendust)
– Benjie Webbe (Skindred)
– Pat Badger (Extreme)
– Butch Walker (ex-Marvelous 3)
– Kyle Sanders (HELLYEAH)
– Andee Blacksugar (KMFDM)
– Emil Werstler (Dååth, ex-Chimaira)
– Ricky Sanders (ex-Saigon Kick)
– Steve Gibb (ex-Black Label Society, ex-Crowbar)

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Never Ending Circle”
02. “Apology” (feat. Todd LaTorre, Kevin Scott, and Andee Blacksugar)
03. “Bring Out Your Dead” (feat. Edu Cominato, David Ellefson, and Devin Townsend)
04. “Annalise” (feat. Kevin Scott)
05. “Stones Will Fly” (feat. Ricky Sanders, Pat Badger, and Butch Walker)
06. “Down In A Hole” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Stephen Gibb)
07. “Anthem For Losers” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Clay Cook)
08. “Horror Wobbles The Hippo” (feat. Emil Werstler)
09. “Beyond Hope” (feat. Benji Webbe, Ricky Sanders, David Ellefson, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)
10. “Crab Claw Dan”
11. “Born Of The Sun” (feat. Edu Cominato, Kyle Sanders, and Clint Lowery)
12. “Baby Driver”
13. “Alone In The World” (feat. Ricky Sanders and Jeff Scott Soto)
14. “Very Fine People”
15. “Fkswyso”

A video for the record’s first single, “Apology,” can be found below: