CHIMAIRA's Chris Spicuzza (electronics) has issued the following update:"It's been a relaxing yet productive summer. This is the first summer CHIMAIRA hasn't toured. It's a nice change but we do miss sweating our balls off in 100-degree heat. "There has been some big changes in the past year with this band: Andols [Herrick, drums] coming back and us leaving Roadrunner. I can definitely say this is the happiest and most excited I've ever seen this band. I guess you can say we are just getting old and have finally figured each other out. "So... back to the album progress. This time we've done things a bit different. Mark [Hunter, vocals], Matt [DeVries, guitar], and Rob [Arnold, guitar] each bought recording gear (Mbox/Protools LE for those who care). Instead of trying to jam riffs out in a room to create a song, each guy has sat at home writing on their own. Once the songs are tracked, they're sent to the rest of the band. Once the song is approved, it's brought to our rehearsal space and the band learns it. From there, dudes make little changes and tweaks to improve the tune. "As far as album direction, I won't say exactly what the album will sound like. I will say it doesn't sound like METALLICA in '88 or a Swedish band. (I can't wait to read the Blabbermouth bashing, don't disappoint me! If you don't mind, here's an example: 'FUCK THOSE NUMETAL MALL METAL FAGGOTS, THEY SOUND LIKE KORN. THOSE PUSSIES CAN'T PLAY, SKULL FARMER CRUSHES THEM, FEEEEEEEEEEEEEETUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSS, TALLEY IS BETTER OFF!!! KREATORRRRRRRRRRRRRRR') "Right now we have about 6-8 songs written. We plan on signing a record deal soon, hitting the studio around October, and releasing this record early 2007. Things don't always go as planned, so don't be surprised if our plans change." CHIMAIRA's last album, "Chimaira", was recorded at Spider Studios in Ohio with producer Ben Schigel. Mixing duties were handled by Colin Richardson (MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH).
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