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Chimaira DVD Debuts At #4 On Soundscan
August 1, 2010
Cleveland, Ohio's Chimaira are thrilled to announce the #4 SoundScan debut of their brand new CD/DVD set 'Coming Alive'. You can purchase the set now at www.BestBuy.com and www.HotTopic.com.

'Coming Alive' includes a four-part documentary filmed over the course of a year and a half while the entire package includes over 7 hours of exclusive content. The DVD, filmed entirely in HD, showcases Chimaira in the studio while recording the Billboard-charting, 'The Infection', and chronicles their recent, worldwide touring season. In summary, Coming Alive is an in-depth look into Chimaira's life and music in the studio and on the road.

Bonus features on the DVD include a 45 minute Resurrection: "Making of" documentary, a 40 minute home-video footage documentary of never before seen moments, and a live CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at Chimaira's December 30th Christmas show.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. The Venom Inside
2. Resurrection
3. Power Trip
4. Empire
5. The Disappearing Sun
6. Severed
7. Destroy and Dominate
8. Six
9. The Dehumanizing Process
10. Dead Inside
11. Painting The White To Grey
12. Nothing Remains
13. Salvation
14. Secrets Of The Dead
15. The Flame
16. Pure Hatred
17. Implements of Destruction (included on DVD only)

Chimaira is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which is in it's final stretch, coming to a close on 8/14 in Oklahoma City. In addition to those dates, Chimaira has one festival off date left. See below for all current tour dates.

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest:
8/03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
8/04 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
8/07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/08 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/10 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
8/11 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/13 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
8/14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre

Mayhem Off Dates:
8/02 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend (w/ Norma Jean, In This Moment, Scapegoat)

Stay informed on all upcoming Chimaira news at:
http://www.chimaira.com/
http://www.myspace.com/chimaira
 
 
 
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Chimaira To Release DVD/CD On July 20th
June 4, 2010
Cleveland, Ohio's Chimaira are pleased to announce the July 20th, 2010 release of their DVD/CD set, 'Coming Alive' on Ferret Music. This release includes a four-part documentary filmed over the course of a year and a half while the entire package includes over 7 hours of exclusive content. The DVD, filmed entirely in HD, showcases Chimaira in the studio while recording the (worst album of their career this side of their debut EP - Ed.) Billboard-charting, 'The Infection', and chronicles their recent, worldwide touring season. In summary, 'Coming Alive' is an in-depth look into Chimaira's life and music in the studio and on the road.

Not only does the DVD set include this documentary piece, another section, Chimaira Xmas: Live Concert Film, celebrates the 10th annual Chimaira Christmas show in Cleveland, Ohio, which took place on December 30th, 2009. 13 HD cameras capture Chimaira releasing their fury for their hometown crowd on a dark and snowy night in December.

Bonus features on the DVD include a 45 minute Resurrection: 'Making of' documentary, a 40 minute home-video footage documentary of never before seen moments, and a live CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at Chimaira's December 30th Christmas show. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Venom Inside
2. Resurrection
3. Power Trip
4. Empire
5. The Disappearing Sun
6. Severed
7. Destroy and Dominate
8. Six
9. The Dehumanizing Process
10. Dead Inside
11. Painting The White To Grey
12. Nothing Remains
13. Salvation
14. Secrets Of The Dead
15. The Flame
16. Pure Hatred
17. Implements of Destruction (included on DVD only)
 
 
 
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Shadows Fall Announce Pre-Mayhem Dates
May 30, 2010
Shadows Fall is adding even more dates to their summer touring plans. Not only is Shadows Fall set to perform in several cities in South America this summer, they are also poised to appear with Chimaira at select pre-Mayhem Festival shows and one Mayhem Festival off-date, and will be joined by Winds Of Plague on several Mayhem Festival off-dates. All tour dates are listed below.

Shadows Fall is eager to head out on the road with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. Shadows Fall will be performing on the Jagermeister Stage alongside Hatebreed, and off-date tour-mates Chimaira and Winds Of Plague. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicks off in San Bernardino, CA on July 10th, and comes to an end in Oklahoma City, OK on August 14th of this year.

Shadows Fall South American Tour Dates:
6/26 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Crico Volador
6/29 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
6/30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Super Rock
7/01 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
7/03 - Bogota, Columbia @ Parque Simon Bolivar

Shadows Fall U.S. Tour Dates:

Pre-Mayhem Dates w/ Chimaira:
7/06 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/07 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
7/08 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

Mayhem Off Dates w/ Winds Of Plague:
7/12 - Bend, OR @ Bend Event Center
7/22 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
7/26 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights (w/ Chimaira)
8/02 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
8/09 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2010:
7/10 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen
7/11 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/13 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre Southeast
7/14 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
7/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
7/17 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
7/18 - Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
7/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/21 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/23 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theater
7/25 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau
7/27 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
7/28 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/30 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Theater
7/31 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/01 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
8/04 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheatre
8/06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
8/07 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/08 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/10 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
8/11 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/13 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
8/14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre

For more information on Shadows Fall, visit these sites:
http://www.shadowsfall.com
http://www.myspace.com/shadowsfall
http://www.twitter.com/brianshadfall
http://www.twitter.com/shadowsfallband
 
 
 
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Chimaira Drummer Offering Lessons Via Skype
February 23, 2010
Drummer Andols Herrick of Cleveland, Ohio metallers Chimaira will be testing out teaching drum lessons via Skype over the next two weeks, and again after the band's upcoming tour in the U.K. with Trivium. This is a chance for beginner-to-intermediate-level drummers all over the world to work one-on-one with Andols from wherever is convenient for you.

The lessons will be similar to the in-person ones done in Cleveland - usually split between focusing on hands and focusing on the whole kit (or just kick drum pads, if noise is a problem). As long as you have either an external webcam or a built-in one on your laptop, all you have to do is download Skype and the video to video interaction doesn't cost anything.

If you're interested, please contact Andols at drummerandolsherrick@yahoo.com. Be sure to add him on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace for updated information on this and other projects as well.

http://www.myspace.com/andolsherrick
http://www.facebook.com/drummerandolsherrick
http://www.twitter.com/the_real_andols
 
 
 
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Chimaira Frontman Comments On Rockstar Mayhem Fest
February 2, 2010
2009 was an amazing year for Chimaira as it saw the release of their latest album 'The Infection', U.S. tours with Disturbed, Hatebreed, and Trivium as well as a headlining European tour. 2010 started off with Chimaira touring in Australia and New Zealand and they have a tour of the United Kingdom on tap for March. And if that's not enough for you, the lineup for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has just been released and Chimaira have been tapped to play on the Jagermeister Stage with Hatebreed, Shadows Fall and Winds of Plague.

Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter had the following to say about the upcoming festival:

"This summer is going to be a blast. In case you haven't heard, we have been added to this years Mayhem Festival! Chimaira love playing the festival circuit and we haven't done so since 2007. So, to say we are ready would be an understatement. The line-up is killer, and filled with our friends and former touring mates, we simply can't wait."

Chimaira exploded onto the Billboard Top 200 charts in 2009 with the debut of their new album, 'The Infection'. The album landed at #30, with over 15,000 units sold. 'The Infection' is the band's fifth studio album and the follow up to their acclaimed 2007 release, 'Resurrection'¸ which debuted at #42 on Billboard.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival pre-sale tickets go on sale April 2 and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 16 at LiveNation.com. Check www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for complete dates and more information.

Follow Chimaira Online:
http://www.chimaira.com
http://www.myspace.com/chimaira
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1998
HOME TOWN: Cleveland, OH
MEMBERS:
Mark Hunter - Vocals
Matt DeVries - Guitars
Rob Arnold - Guitars
Jim LaMarca - Bass
Chris Spicuzza - Electronics
Andols Herrick - Drums

�This isn't a 'first listen' record,� says Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter. �The songs will stick in your head for the rest of your life, but it's not dumbed down. People are going to listen and say, 'This is interesting. I need to hear it again.' By the third time they listen, they will go, 'Whoa, I 'get' it.'� Those are bold statements, but Hunter and Chimaira thoroughly back it up on their new album, appropriately titled Chimaira. It's fitting that this wrecking crew have named their third full length, Chimaira. That's because this Cleveland sextet have fine tuned and honed their style so deftly, that this album truly represents everything they were, everything they are, and everything they are poised to become once this monster is unleashed on the heavy metal world. Chimaira is Chimaira, from the opening note of the brain damagingly heavy �Nothing Remains,� which Hunter reveals was written the day Dimebag Darrell was murdered, saying �The song has nothing to do with the situation, but musically, it's brutal and anger-filled, and the shooting brought out the feelings. We sat in the practice space, staring at the ground for an hour, when Rob picked up his guitar, and the song was just born.� The heaviness quotient doesn't lessen, thanks to the brutal breakdown present on �Save Ourselves,� which feels like a mortar grinding your skull and bones into a fine powder. �Salvation� is the album's most melodic song, due in part to the enormous chorus. The album's closer is the epic, dynamic mindfuck called �Lazarus.� It's the �most roller coaster track. It's not about the Biblical character, but a friend who committed suicide 11 years ago. It's the most personal song I've ever written, and I got it out of my system,� Hunter says, admitting he envisions kids listening to the song on headphones, to fully absorb it.Hunter continues, saying, �The lyrics are really personal, and fans looking for a 'Fuck you,' or a 'Power Trip' type song will be disappointed. This is more thought-out, more realistic. I thought it was time to be upfront in my lyrics and strip away the ambiguity.� That makes the lyrics a perfect complement to the music, which directly connects like a series of punches to the groin. When Chimaira commenced the writing process, they were coming off a marathon, two-year road trek in support of their most successful album, The Impossibility Of Reason. They had toured as headliners, with Lamb Of God, as well as with Ozzfest 2003, Jagermeister Spring 2004, which featured Slipknot and Fear Factory, and co-headlined the Summer 2004 Road Rage tour with Machine Head. The played a spate of European festivals and clocked 330 shows in 21 countries. �We were eager to write new material,� says Hunter. �While we were touring, we didn't think there would be pressure. We thought it would be a breeze. But when we sat down to do it, we were like deer in the headlights. It took a month of toying with ideas.� They joined up with Ben Schigel for the second time, recording at Spider Studios.On Chimaira, the band refused to write songs that fit any stylistic format. Most of the songs on Chimaira hover at the five-minute and over mark, making it clear that they evolved through a natural progression rather than a preconceived notion. �We were trying to not have any restraints. If it was a 1 and a half-minute song and or a 15-minute song, as long as we were happy, that's all that mattered. The songs are as long as necessary, in order to get the point across.�The band contends that Chimaira is Chimaira at their most musical, and that the solos ripped out by guitarist Rob Arnold are unlike anything on previous records. Hunter's screaming is much more intimidating and Chris Spicuzza's ambient/electronic element has added an additional, yet crucial layer to Chimaira's sound. Hunter says, �Chris took epic parts and made them more epic. You'll ask yourself, 'Why does this sound so big?' That's our trick!� New drummer Kevin Talley, who cut his teeth in death metal bands Misery Index and Dying Fetus, is more of a brutal, in your face live drummer, and Talley's intensity is omnipresent on the recorded album as much as it is on stage. �You can't deny that the drums are ripping your head off. These sound ferocious,� Hunter says.The addition of Talley and Chimaira's progression as individuals and a band are what give Chimaira its fresh, invigorated feel. �Everyone put their two cents in,� Hunter explains. �Everyone contributed their flavor and style. So, it's truly a Chimaira record. We're like the three-headed beast - we're disagreeing animals forming into one monster.� And what a monster it is.