May 12, 2009

Cleveland groove metallers CHIMAIRA will embark on a European tour alongside their old friends from Boston, UNEARTH, as well as California's straight-edge outfit THROWDOWN.

Commented CHIMAIRA singer Mark Hunter: "We're very excited to get back to Europe and headline. We'll be playing a bunch of new countries we've never been to, including Russia. We plan to play a great mixture of old and new songs, and we're bringing some of the best bands our genre has to offer with us."

The dates are as follows:

Sep. 15 - Biebob, BEL - Vosselaar
Sep. 16 - Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
Sep. 17 - Kopenhagen, DEN - Pumpenhuset
Sep. 18 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
Sep. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE - Brew House
Sep. 20 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben
Sep. 22 - Helsinki, FIN - Nostori
Sep. 23 - Tallinn, EST - Rock Cafe
Sep. 24 - Riga, LTA - Meina Piektdiena
Sep. 25 - Warsaw, POL - Progresia
Sep. 26 - Berlin, GER - Colulmbia Club
Sep. 27 - Vienna, AUT - Szene
Sep. 29 - Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp
Sep. 30 - Osnabruck, GER - N8
Oct. 01 - Praha, CZE - Abaton
Oct. 02 - Budapest, HUN - Diesel
Oct. 03 - Munchen, GER - Backstage
Oct. 04 - Bologna, ITA - Estragon
Oct. 06 - Paris, FRA - Locomotive
Oct. 07 - Limonges, FRA - Espace de L’Ecluse
Oct. 08 - Pratteln, CH - Z7
Oct. 09 - Koln, GER - Essigfabrik
Oct. 10 - Metz, FRA - Tattoo Fest
Oct. 11 - Rotterdam, NET - Watt
Oct. 12 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom

"Destroy And Dominate", the new video from CHIMAIRA, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in February in the band's hometown, with the group's longtime videographer Todd Bell at the helm.

Commented guitarist Rob Arnold: "Todd is responsible for both of our documentaries, 'The Dehumanizing Process' and 'The Resurrection', as well as our brand new, in-the-works DVD, due out early next year. He's also shot a handful of our music videos, photos, and more. So expect nothing less than superior quality and creativity on 'Destroy And Dominate'!"

CHIMAIRA has announced summer dates supporting HATEBREED on the "Decimation Of The Nation" tour that will also feature heavy hitters WINDS OF PLAGUE, DYING FETUS and TOXIC HOLOCAUST. The trek kicks off on July 31 in Rochester, New York.

Commented CHIMAIRA vocalist Mark Hunter: "I think it's safe to say we're pretty amped up to do a full tour with HATEBREED. We've been doing shows with them since 2000, but we've never done a full tour. We've talked about it for a long time, but haven't ever been able to get it together until now. They're a big influence, and at the same time, they're some of our best friends in the industry. I hope there are plenty of EMTs on site, 'cuz when the two of us roll into town, nobody's safe!"

CHIMAIRA's new album, "The Infection", sold 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 30 on The Billboard 200 chart.

CHIMAIRA's previous album, "Resurrection", opened with 16,000 copies back in March 2007 to land at No. 42.

"The Infection" was released in North America on April 21 via Ferret Music and in Europe on April 24 through Nuclear Blast. The CD was mastered at Sterling Sound in New York City with Ted Jensen and Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, TERROR, THE ACACIA STRAIN).

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