Demo versions of four songs that were written during the sessions for CHIMAIRA‘s latest album, “The Age Of Hell”, are available for streaming below. Two of the tracks (“Clockwork” and “Scum Of The Earth”) were subsequently re-recorded for the final CD while the last two did not make the cut and had been unreleased until now.
CHIMAIRA‘s “Chimaira Christmas” concert on December 30, 2011 at the House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio marked the band’s final performance with guitarists Matt DeVries and Rob Arnold.
Going forward, CHIMAIRA‘s lineup will be as follows:
Mark Hunter – Vocals
Matt Szlachta (DIRGE WITHIN) – Guitar
Jeremy Creamer (DAATH) – Bass
Emil Werstler (DAATH) – Guitar
Sean Zatorsky (DAATH) – Keyboards
Austin D’Amond (BLEED THE SKY, THE ELITE) – Drums
CHIMAIRA last month released a free digital EP, “The Age Of Remix Hell”, via Multiupload.com. The effort, as the title suggests, contains remixed versions of songs from “The Age Of Hell”.
“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, 2011 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.
“Scum Of The Earth” demo:
Untitled song #1 demo:
Untitled song #2 demo:
Photo credit: Todd Bell