Metallers Chimaira announce their split
Ohio metallers Chimaira have split up after 16 years together.
The band formed back in 1998 and released seven studio albums, the most successful of which was 2003's The Impossibility Of Reason, which sold over 200,000 copies.
The metallers announced their split on Facebook, writing: "After fifteen full blown ass ripping years, it is with great honor to announce the end of Chimaira. Thanks to everyone that supported the group in any way shape or form. Everyone involved with the band from members to fans put their heart and soul into this project. We achieved a lot. We bled a lot. It f**king ruled."
Chimaira released their final studio album Crown Of Phantoms in July of 2013 and were scheduled to play a full European tour this autumn, which included a number of UK shows. It is expected that these shows will now be formally cancelled.