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Rob Arnold Reveals Chimaira Had Been Booked To Play Live This Year And Had Discussed New Music


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Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold was recently interviewed by Pierre Gutiérrez about the aforementioned band and his side projects The Elite and The Disaster. During the conversation Arnold confirmed that Chimaira had been booked to play another ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ show this year and had also been in the very early talks of potentially working on new material. He said of that:

“We had the next ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ show, which was gonna be Christmas of 2020… [It[ had been booked, but it hadn’t been announced yet. We weren’t gonna announce it until probably mid-summer… We had already even started talking about setlists and stuff like that. And then along with that came the talks of ‘hey, why don’t we start writing some music and just start putting some riffs together and sending them back and forth?’ and that didn’t really get out of any infancy stage. There aren’t any songs or anything yet that are in the archives or anything like that. That never really lifted off. Because right at that same moment is when COVID hit. And obviously everybody had to make huge adjustments right then. And just everything was put on hold. A few weeks later the show was cancelled…”

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He later continued:

“All I can say is maybe we’ll try for next year. Hopefully this time next year, everything that should have been happening right now will be happening, but I can’t say—no one can say.”

The band last got back together for a ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ show in 2017.

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