Le groupe californien de brutal metalcore Chimaira, ancien "grand nom" du label Roadrunner (le groupe quittera le label de Slipknot et Nickelback pour sa trop facheuse tendance à sortir des éditions spéciales de son dernier LP pour un oui ou pour un non), vien de signer chez Nuclear Blast, qui se chargera désormais de distribuer les disques de la chimère sur tous les contients ne contenant pas d'Etats Unis d'Amérique. Commentaire du chanteur-compositeur-guitariste Mark Hunter :
"We have known the guys over at Ferret for many years and they are great friends. We look forward to building off that friendship and making great records together. We knew we wanted to sign to Ferret right away and it was a great feeling to hear they felt the same way about Chimaira. They have a vision for this band that just blows us away, and we feel very fortunate to finally be working with a team that understands us.
"For our friends outside of the U.S., we have linked up with Nuclear Blast. We met these guys on the European Sounds Of The Underground tour and were so thrilled to learn that they too were big of fans of Chimaira. They had this hunger in their eyes that showed us they were going to sign Chimaira if it was the last thing they did. That made us feel incredible. Not to mention the owner promised us his Porsche if we signed...we are holding you to that, Markus! On a serious note, both Nuclear and Ferret have great ideas to deliver some killer goods to the fans.
"Things have never felt as good for us as they do right now, and it's due in part to the killer music we're creating, plus the faith and enthusiasm we're seeing from the awesome group of guys over there at the labels. Chimaira still has an abundance of life and creativity flowing through our veins, and this new chapter in our lives may prove to be our greatest. Get ready for the most real, most passionate, and most technically punishing Chimaira record yet! The beast has finally been unleashed..."
A noter que le site officiel du groupe a fait peau neuve dans le but de promouvoir sa nouvelle - et heureuse - adhésion au préstigieux label metalleux ainsi que son prochain album, en pleine phase de composition : http://www.chimaira.com