Following the news of guitarist Emil Werstler leaving Chimaira yesterday, the plot has thickened.

Today, released an exclusive statement from the band announcing a “mass exodus” of members, similar to what had happened years back. More or less all the instrumental members of the band have left, leaving vocalist Mark Hunter on his own.

Here’s the official statement released in association with

β€œIn 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 eachother.”

Guess we’ll see what happens moving forward. Here’s some music in the mean time:

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