"After a decade of good times and achievements, our friend and band mate Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from Chimaira. We wish him nothing but the best as he settles in and starts a family. As for seeking a replacement…we’ll cross that bridge down the line. In the meantime, consider it “business as usual” with the Chimaira you know and love.
Emil Werstler will be handling the bass duties for the rest of the year, and we’ll see you on the road!"
Well, this I wasn't expecting. I'm seeing Chimaira next week, so we'll see how they are with Emil playing with them. He already filled in for Matt last year when he had to take time off, so at least the chemistry is already there.