Cleveland, Ohio long serving metallers Chimaira have abruptly called it a day. Well, it was inevitably going to happen with the band having been dealing with many issues over the past few years. They were set to embark on a UK and European tour later this year, that was actually a rescheduled tour as they had to cancel back in March due to vocalist and founding member Mark Hunter being too ill to travel.
A few days ago guitarist Emil Werstler announced he quit the band, and roughly 24 hours later everyone else bar Mark had announced they were to leave Chimaira.
Mark had this to say on the bands Facebook page: “After fifteen full blown ass ripping years, it is with great honour to announce the end of Chimaira.
Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form.
Everyone involved with the band from members to fans put their heart and soul into this project.
We achieved a lot. We bled a lot.
It fucking ruled”
So that’s it! No more Chimaira, no final shows, not even going to stick to the rescheduled dates, shame.