Never fear, Metalsucks is interviewing the guys with chimaira tonight and it sounds all good.
"Itís kind of a weird time to be a Chimaira fan ó we know the band is working on a new album for a new label (eOne), and weíve even gotten to hear the slightest sliver of new music, and yet the band has shed half its line-up since November. (Drummer Andols Herrick just announced his split with the group yesterday.)
Iíve said time and again that Iím really not worried about the ongoing quality of the bandís music, since none of the now-departed members were known for being the songwriters in the group, and, letís be real, at the end of the day, it really is all about the quality of the songs. That being said, I understand why some Chimaira fans are feeling kinda anxious right now; as fans, these are musicians weíve come to know and love (and Todd Bellís various behind-the-scenes DVDs do a really incredible job of making fans feel like they know each member of the band, regardless of whether or not thatís actually true), so, yeah, one might find it a little disconcerting to see these guys fly the coop.
The band understands your concern, though, and are planning to address those concerns in a live chat tonight at 9pm EST/6pm PST. Says vocalist Mark Hunter:
ďIn addition to answering questions about the new album, we will discuss the past, the present, and the future. Weíre looking forward to seeing you all, and please help spread the word. Thank you!Ē"