KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mark Hunter of Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloudplayer below.
CHIMAIRA‘s new album, “The Age Of Hell”, sold more than 7,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “The Infection”, opened with 15,000 units back in April 2009 to land at No. 30. This figure was roughly in line with the first-week tally registered by CHIMAIRA‘s 2007 album, “Resurrection”, which shifted 16,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 42.
“The Age Of Hell” was released in the U.S. on August 16 via eOne Music; in Germany on August 26; and in the United Kingdom, Australia and the rest of Europe on August 29 through Long Branch Records.
CHIMAIRA 2011 is:
Mark Hunter – Vocals
Rob Arnold – Guitar
Matt DeVries – Guitar
Emil Werstler (DAATH) – Bass
Sean Zatorsky (DAATH) – Keyboards/Samples
Austin D’Amond (BLEED THE SKY, THE ELITE) – Drums
Although D’Amond is sitting behind the kit for all of CHIMAIRA‘s current shows, the drum tracks on “The Age Of Hell” were laid down by the CD’s producer, Ben Schigel, who has previously worked with DROWNING POOL and WALLS OF JERICHO, among others. The effort was mixed by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MURDERDOLLS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD).
Photo credit: Todd Bell