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Chimaira (pronounced /kaɪˈmɪərə/) was an American band from Cleveland, Ohio, formed in 1998 and disbanded in 2014. The band is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Their band name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. They play a style of mainly groove metal, with some metalcore, industrial metal, and death metal influences.

Chimaira was formed in 1998 by rhythm guitarist Jason Hager, and vocalist Mark Hunter. The pair… read more

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  • Avatar for Overrwatcher
    Three things happened: 1) After Resurrection, they kinda lost some steam and put out some albums that were still good, just not self-titled/Resurrection top-tier metalcore good. 2) As a result of that, people just stopped going to their shows. They were having absolutely abysmal ticket sales, which is unusual considering that their music was MADE to be moshed to. 3) Mark Hunter was obviously getting older and more tired. His vocals post-Resurrection were far less angry, less passionate, less of a stand-out as before. Conflicts in the bands rose and his vocals weren't very good by the end. Chimaira has always had a volatile band roster outside of Mark (and previously Rob), so when the entire band fell apart yet again, he didn't have the motivation to rebuild the band yet again, especially after just one album. It's a shame, Year of the Snake was the best song they ever released and Crown of Phantoms was a step in the right direction. RIP :(
  • Avatar for mrpppatrick
    what!? they quit? can somebody explain what happened? been a fan since years, too bad they hardly came to europe
  • Avatar for Idiots-Rule
    I believe that Chimaira, just like God Forbid, was simply too metal, too hardcore = too heavy for the big masses. They didn't have enough radio-friendly melodic guitar work or boy-band vocals like As I Lay Dying, for instance.
  • Avatar for Overrwatcher
    A sadly underrated band. Hugely influential to the American metal scene, but they suffered the worst kind of band death. People just stopped going to their shows, which is a huge shame. These guys have the fattest, heaviest, most brutal grooves I have ever heard.
  • Avatar for Nascimentoz
    Power Triiiiiiiiip...!!! \0
  • Avatar for TrueSaintWhore
    заебок тема, неплохо так линию гнут
  • Avatar for Jay101Trendkill
    I still can't believe they're over...
  • Avatar for Satan1st
    come back бляяяяяяяяяяяяяяя
  • Avatar for Idiots-Rule
    The Infection > Chimaira > The Impossibility Of Reason > Resurrection > The Age Of Hell > Pass Out Of Existence > Crown Of Phantoms
  • Avatar for fremdweltler
    self-titled is their best

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