Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
Bad news for Chimaira fans. Following the sudden departure of all the band members at once, vocalist Mark Hunter has announced that it is time for Chimaira to hang it up. I myself sort of saw this coming because over the last few years, Chimaira went through hell with tons of lineup changes with Mark Hunter remaining as the only original member. It's no surprise that a lot of bands over the last decade or so have disbanded due to struggles with the music business now a days.
Chimaira's final lineup consisted of Mark Hunter, lead guitarist Emil Werstler, rhythm guitarist Matt Szlachta, bassist Jeremy Creamer, drummer Austin D'Amond and keyboardist Sean Zatorsky. The band's last studio album was Crown Of Phantoms released in 2013. Whether or not Mark Hunter plans on staying musically active remains to be seen, but we here at Metal Master Kingdom would like to wish Mark all the best for the future and thank him and all the past members of Chimaira for all the years of great heavy music.