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Guitarist Emil Werstler Exits Chimaira

Chimaira‘s lead guitarist Emil Werstler has exited the group. Werstler offered of his departure:

“My time in Chimaira has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to focus on harvesting my abilities as a musician. I’m very fond of everyone in the band and wish them all the best in the future.

Although this was a difficult choice to make, I feel it was necessary in order to take the next step in my career. The best is still yet to come and I’m very excited for the multiple projects I am working on. I would like to thank the band, management, and, most importantly, all the fans for the endless support and understanding.”


  • Obi-Juan Valdez

    This band should have died 4 yrs. ago.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      They did. Where have you been?

  • Life’s Eclipse

    Just goes to show you that Chimaira is the top of no one’s “ladder of success” unless you’re Mark Hunter.

    • mYstic headlock

      Chimaira: The Farm Team of Heavy Metal

    • Porpoise Orifice

      Lol! But how many of OUR ladders will be above playing a broken snare drum in Mom and Uncle Mickey’s basement?

  • TimLSD

    just give it up already


    …and the Mark Hunter Five becomes four.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      I guess Mark Hunter isn’t going to fill the void left by Tim Lambesis.

  • ZMA

    I’m the minority who didn’t think the new Chimaira album was bad BECAUSE of Emil. Dude can play. I don’t know how they’d replace him. Whatever.

  • scorpions

    I heard the WHOLE band left again. Statements will follow…

    • chtimixeur

      You called it !

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Mark Hunter might as well hire a fat lady to sing.

    • jasonm17

      All this time I thought Mark was a fat lady