UCrew Update

Chimaira Calls It Quits



After 15 years of making music, the band Chimaira is calling it quits. This is not entirely surprising when you realize that a mass exodus left Mark Hunter as the sole member of the band. On Monday, September 1st, guitarist Emil Werstler left the band in order to further his musical career. This is normal. Bands often lose members for an entire host of reasons. What’s rare is when the rest of the band members leave the very next day. In a statement they made to Theprp.com, members MAtt Szlachta, Sean Zatorsky, Austin D’Amond, and Jeremy Creamer said:

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 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.”

As a result, Mark Hunter has decided to end the band rather than attempt to find replacement members. in his official statement, Hunter says:

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.”