Chimaira is officially calling it a day. After everyone but frontman Mark Hunter left the band earlier this week, Hunter confirmed that this is indeed the end of the heavy metal act.
Why the Sp Lit? It was time to Let Go and explore other Options. Started to feel Dead Inside...had to Pass Out Of Existence. #yeahimhigh— Mark Hunter (@chimairamark) September 5, 2014
Hunter dealt with a similar mass exit back in 2011 and kept Chimaira going with mostly new members. But now he says it's time to move on. In a statement on Facebook, Hunter said:
"After fifteen full blown a** 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"
Chimaira released their final album, Crown of Phantoms, last year. So far, none of the members have announced what they plan to do next.
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