CHIMAIRA Signs New Record Deal With EONE MUSIC

Cleveland, Ohio metallers CHIMAIRA have inked a new deal with eOne Music for North America, South America and Japan. The band is currently in the studio working on its next full-length album, which will be released later this year.

Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: "We would like to thank Scott Givens and eOne.

"We are excited to start the new decade with a team that believes in our music, has our back and thinks outside the box.

"eOne are one of the very few labels out there who still give a damn about the genre and CHIMAIRA are proud to be a part of that. Expect great things in 2011."

Bassist Jim LaMarca recently left CHIMAIRA in order to focus on family life. He has been temporarily replaced by DAATH guitarist Emil Werstler.

CHIMAIRA played its eleventh annual Christmas show on December 30, 2010 at the House of Blues in the band's hometown.

CHIMAIRA released a DVD/CD set, "Coming Alive", on July 20 via Ferret Music. This unprecedented release includes a four-part documentary filmed over the course of a year and a half while the entire package includes over seven hours of exclusive content. The DVD, filmed entirely in HD, showcases CHIMAIRA in the studio while recording its latest album, "The Infection", and chronicles the band's recent, worldwide touring season.

According to a press release, "Coming Alive" is an in-depth look into CHIMAIRA's life and music in the studio and on the road. Not only does the DVD set include this amazing documentary piece, another section, "Chimaira Xmas: Live Concert Film", celebrates the 10th annual CHIMAIRA Christmas show in Cleveland, Ohio, which took place on December 30, 2009. 13 HD cameras capture CHIMAIRA releasing their fury for their hometown crowd on a dark and snowy night in December. Bonus features on the DVD include a 45-minute "Resurrection" "making-of" documentary, a 40-minute home-video documentary of never-before-seen moments, and a live CD featuring 17 tracks recorded at CHIMAIRA's December 2009 Christmas show.

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