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 In You, Upon This Dawning, Allegaeon, and Silence The Messenger. Due to this breakup, this was the first year in which the band did not headline their own annual “Chimaira Christmas” show in their hometown.
This, however, did not keep the band from finishing something they started, as they released an official music video to the title track of their final album, 2013’s Crown Of Phantoms. Recorded at the last Chimaira Christmas show ever held, their fourteenth, on December 21, 2013, the band released the video on their Facebook page one year to the day of that show, which you can check it out below. Chimiara is also selling a special edition shirt commemorating their “Legacy of Chaos” and featuring all of their logos over the years, which you can pre-order here.