Tag Archives: Chimaira

DevilDriver finds new drummer

Posted by on January 7, 2015

Austin D’Amond, who left Chimaira back in September of 2014, is the new drummer for DevilDriver, taking the place of John Boecklin, who left the band in October. Said D’Amond of the news: “Thanks everyone for all the support through my career. Without you all I would’ve never made it this far. I promise to give […]

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Chimaira release music video post-breakup

Posted by on January 5, 2015

One of the most notable metal band breakups from 2014 may have been Cleveland, Ohio’s Chimaira. After fifteen years, seven albums, and several lineup changes in the last three to four years of their existence, the metalcore sextet called it quits last fall, immediately following the conclusion of The Artery Metal Tour with The Plot […]

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Shaun Glass, Chuck Wepfer leave Broken Hope

Posted by on December 24, 2014

It was a welcome surprise and comeback when Broken Hope released Omen of Disease, their first album since 1999, last year. It was also somewhat of a surprise to see the death metal band reincarnated considering that two of its members, Shaun Glass and Chuck Wepfer, were also in Dirge Within, a much more commercial […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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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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