Remember back in 2011 when everyone but vocalist and founding member Mark Hunter quit Chimaira? Yeah, that was pretty crazy. Even crazier? It just totally happened again.
Yesterday, guitarist Emil Werstler announced he was leaving the band. Losing your lead guitarist is troubling. But what could be worse than losing your guitarist? How about losing the rest of the band for the second time in three years?!
Guitarist Matt Szlachta, keyboardist and vocalist Sean Zatorsky, bassist Jeremy Creamer and drummer Austin D’Amond issued the following statement exclusively to The PRP later on, on September 2.
“In light of recent news, the rest of the band have decided to part ways with Chimaira. For us this was a great stepping stone, and an honor to play these songs live, and fulfill an incredible legacy. This was an an excellent platform to help continue playing music, when our collective bands either ended or went on a hiatus. Chimaira was an amazing experience and we look forward to future music endeavors with each other.”
This statement seems a little less pissed off than Werstler's, but the fact still remains that everyone has quit Chimaira again. Will Mark Hunter go for a completely new lineup again or is this the end of the group once and for all?