Chimaira Top Themselves

(PR) Chimaira has exploded onto the Billboard Top 200 charts with the debut of their crushing new album, The Infection. The album landed at #30, with over 15,000 units sold. The Infection is the band's fifth studio album and the follow up to their acclaimed 2007 release, Resurrection¸ which debuted at #42 on Billboard.

Vocalist Mark Hunter commented on The Infection's success: "We can't thank our fans enough for supporting this album and spreading the word. In this day and age, when sales are down, and the economy is s***, the fact that we sold what we did is a miracle. We owe it to our fans for keeping us a relevant, top-tier band in the metal genre. Our fans really helped promote this album and it's just as much of a celebration for them as it is for us."

Chimaira is also pleased to announce that one of the tracks from The Infection, 'On Broken Glass,' will be available as a downloadable track for Guitar Hero World Tour. The song will be available starting May 7, as part of the Ferret Music/Metal Blade Track Pack, which also contains The Devil Wears Prada's 'Dez Moines', and Unearth's 'Grave of Opportunity'.

"We're very excited to be a part of Guitar Hero, because we're all huge fans of the game," added Hunter. "We've been playing since it came out, and we finally have the opportunity to have one of our songs in the game. It's a dream come true. Fans are gonna have a really hard time with this track on expert, that's for sure!"

CHIMAIRA is currently touring as part of the Music as a Weapon tour, along with Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil. The full list of remaining tour dates can be found below.

Chimaira on the Music as a Weapon Tour:
(w/ Disturbed, Killswitch Engage, and Lacuna Coil)
4/30 - Battle Creek, MI - Kellogg Arena
5/02 - Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena
5/03 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre at Tower City
5/04 - Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
5/06 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
5/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
5/09 - Des Moines, IA – Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
5/10 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
5/12 - Lacrosse, WI - Lacrosse Center
5/13 - Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium
5/15 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
5/16 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion
5/17- Green Bay, WI - Resch Center

Chimaira OFF Dates:
5/01 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's w/ Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil
5/11 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall w/ Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil

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