Chimaira Cancel UK Tour

Chimaira have been forced to cancel their upcoming UK Tour.

“Due to an acute illness, we must cancel our upcoming UK tour. The band was really looking forward to the shows especially coming off a successful run in the US as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Alas, health comes first, as it should for us all.

“Sorry to those who planned on attending. As the Governor of California once said, ‘We’ll be back’ or something like that.”

Hope whoever is ill gets better soon.

Chimaira Announce UK Tour

Chimaira have announced a UK Headlining tour for September/October:

Sep. 30 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Oct. 02 – Belfast, Ireland – Stiff Kitten
Oct. 03 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy 2
Oct. 05 – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
Oct. 06 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Oct. 07 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Oct. 08 – Stoke, UK – Sugar Mill
Oct. 09 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Oct. 10 – Manchester, UK – Academy 3
Oct. 12 – Aberdeen, UK – Warehouse
Oct. 13 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
Oct. 14 – Liverpool, UK – Academy 2
Oct. 15 – London, UK – Borderline
Oct. 16 – London, UK – Borderline
Oct. 17 – Oxford, UK – Academy 2

Chimaira – The Infection Review

The Infection

The Infection is Chimaira’s latest instalment to their series of brutal, quality metal albums, and is definitely the best one yet.

The album is the highly anticipated follow up to 2008’s Resurrection, which was hard to top, but The Infection proves that Chimaira are forever getting better and releasing more quality albums of even higher standards than that of its predecessors.

The Venom Inside starts off the album with a mellow guitar part which on first listen would make you think “This Isn’t Chimaira…”. WRONG.

1:40 into the song and your brutally punched to the face with deep screams and Herrick’s rapid drum beats, Chimaira’s specialty.

The Infection is the perfect example of how tight the 6-man band are when making an album, the screams are great, the guitars are amazing, and the drumming is insane, and THAT’S what makes a true metal band.

On another point, the band begins to experiment with this album by placing melodic keyboard tunes through the song Frozen In Time which to be fairly honest, does give it a pretty good effect.

This album is a certain must-buy for any self respecting metalhead, this is definitely my number one album of 2009, it’s just sheer brilliance. Can’t wait for a follow up album and i know i’ll DEFINATELY be seeing them in March 2010, your a fool to miss it.

9/10

Highlights: The Venom Inside, Impending Doom, Coming Alive and Destroy And Dominate

Free Pantera Cover Album In Next Months Metal Hammer

Next Month marks 5 years since legendary Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag was tragically shot dead onstage. To commemorate this sad occasion, UK metal magazine Metal Hammer will be giving away a free CD of Pantera covers, including:

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – “A New Level”
UNEARTH – “Sandblasted Skin”
MACHINE HEAD – “Fucking Hostile”
CHIMAIRA – “Slaughtered”
EVILE – “Cemetery Gates”
ZAKK WYLDE – “Suicide Note Pt. 1”
The CD will also include tracks from MALEFICE, SYLOSIS, THIS IS HELL, THROWDOWN, BIOHAZARD & KIUAS.