Chimaira Break Up

Chimaira have officially broken up after the lineup of the band imploded over this past week with only frontman Mark Hunter remaining in the group after a mass exodus.

The breakup began with guitarist Emil Werstler announcing on Monday (September 1st) that it was necessary for him to leave the group "in order to take the next step in [his] career."

On Tuesday, the remaining members of the group, Matt Szlachta, Sean Zatorsky, Jeremy Creamer and Austin D'Amond, issued the following statement to Theprp.com, "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."

And it ended with Hunter pulling the plug on the band. The group's official site had this statement, "After fifteen full blown ass ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira. Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. Everyone involved with the band from members to fans put their heart and soul into this project. We achieved a lot. We bled a lot. It f***ing ruled."

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