In this month's issue of Guitar World magazine, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King offered this ringing endorsement of his "favorite new band," Cleveland's CHIMAIRA:"They are my favorite new band, they're entertaining, which a lot of bands aren't. To me there's more than just standing on stage and playing your instrument. That's boring — you've gotta sell it. And these kids love what they do and you can tell. I guess I'd call their sound a takeoff of us and SLIPKNOT, because they do have a programmer and that's obviously something we've never used. He fits in the mix, he sings some backup and he's entertaining. They've got some good stuff going down — it's heavy and it's got energy. I don't think they're writing the best songs they're ever gonna write yet, but if they continue down the road that I think they're potentially going down, they will be a force to be reckoned with."
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