Cleveland’s Chimaira is set to take 2011 by the throat. This week they’ve released their debut album on eOne, The Age of Hell. This represents their sixth album overall, and perhaps their most devastating and caustic to date. It is simply a beast of a record. With a reinvigorated line-up, their shows should be rib-cracking events and today Chimaira has unveiled their fall tour plans.
The band will begin the onslaught with a U.S. headlining tour that kicks off on October 12th in Philadelphia and cuts a terrorizing path across the country before winding down in Columbus, Ohio on November 5th. Support duties will come from Revocation, Rise to Remain, and label-mates Impending Doom.
Chimaira’s core of Rob Arnold (lead guitar), Matt DeVries (rhythm guitar), and Mark Hunter (vocals) are now joined by Dååth vocalist Sean Zatorsky who will handle keyboards and synth duties. Fellow Dååth member Emil Werstler, who once filled in for Devries on guitar, is now in to cover bass. Bleed The Sky drummer Austin D’Amond, who works with Arnold in his side project, The Elite, has signed on as well.
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
10/14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
10/17 – Denver, CO – Summit
10/18 – SLC, UT – Club Sound
10/20 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
10/21 – Portland, OR – Peter’s Room
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
10/25 – Tucson, AZ – The Rock
10/27 – San Aantonio, TX – White Rabbit
10/28 – Dallas, TX – The Door
10/29 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
10/31 – Orlando, FL – Firestone
11/1 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/3 – New York, NY – BB Kings
11/4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
11/5 – Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
You can read our review of The Age of Hell HERE.
Chimaira is Mark Hunter – Vocals, Rob Arnold – Lead Guitar, Matt DeVries – Guitar, Emil Werstler – Bass, Sean Z – Keys and Austin D’Amond – Drums
Check out Chimaira’s video for “Year of the Snake”.