Tag Archives: Chimaira

God Forbid’s Doc Coyle comments on recent metal band breakups

Posted by on September 9, 2014

Doc Coyle, the co-founding guitarist of New Jersey’s now-deceased God Forbid, shared his thoughts on the recent break-ups of Bleeding Through, Shadows Fall, and recently Chimaira via his Rebel Noise blog. He includes God Forbid in what he calls the “Big 4 of Quitters,” a tongue in cheek reference to these once mighty metal bands calling it […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Which newly broken-up band will you miss the most?

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. After the sudden departure of… well, everyone but Mark Hunter, Chimaira has officially come to an end. This came just a few weeks after […]

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Chimaira officially disbands

Posted by on September 4, 2014

It’s been a few days since Chimaira went from a six-piece band to a five-piece, then to a  one piece. With vocalist/band leader Mark Hunter the sole remaining member of the band, he’s decided to end the band. In a statement on the band’s website, it says the following: After fifteen full blown as ripping […]

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The rest of Chimaira leaves Chimaira

Posted by on September 2, 2014

With the exception of lead vocalist Mark Hunter, Chimaira has been a revolving door of members since 2001, the year their first album came out. Earlier today, Emil Werstler announced that he was leaving the band, after having played rhythm guitar, bass and lead guitar with the band in some aspect since 2009. Turns out […]

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Emil Werstler Leaves Chimaira

Posted by on September 2, 2014

Emil Werstler joined Chimaira in 2011 on bass, took over lead guitar duties a year later, and now, just three years later, he’s leaving the band. Said Werstler, in an official statement: “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 […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: bands that got heavier as they went on

Posted by on May 12, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. You know the deal: Band has whole career to write first album, band gets signed, band releases album, band has “Metallica moment” where they decide to become mass appeal, and the rest is history. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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Cannibal Corpse, Arch Enemy, Chimaira and more (already) confirmed for next year’s 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Posted by on March 20, 2014

It’s been less than two months since the last 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise took place. And while we’ve still got about ten months until the next installment sets sail, we already know 15 of the bands that’ll be onboard. Since last week, 70,000 Tons Of Metal has taken to Facebook to announce bands that’ll […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Benevolent

Posted by on February 7, 2014

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we go all the way to Dubai to bring you Benevolent. The band’s first full length album, The Covenant, will be released on March 18th. […]

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Wrap Your Morning In a New Chimaira Video

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Was your morning missing Mark Hunter angrily growling at the right side of your computer screen? It isn’t anymore. Chimaira’s latest music video comes in the form of “Wrapped In Violence” off Crown of Phantoms from last year. The video features the band playing in a snowy landscape (which could be almost anywhere in the US right […]

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Chimaira’s Gear Stolen In Mexico

Posted by on January 20, 2014

On Chimaira’s most recent tour stop in Guadalajera, Mexico, the band suffered a misfortune that many musicians are familiar with. The following was posted on the band’s Facebook: Greetings from Mexico. Last night in Guadalajara, the promoter’s van was broken into while we were at dinner and unfortunately, a few of our instruments were stolen. […]

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