Interview with Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter
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Chimaira are one of the few heavier bands that manage to have a distinct sound on each record. They were never a priority at Roadrunner. As Mark eluded to during our conversation, Chimaira has primarily been a support act. Granted, I’m sure they could headline and draw. However, the mere fact they weren’t headling mid-sized clubs during their Roadrunner run is a testament to the lack of promotion, belief, and support on behalf of the label. I’m unsure how Mark feels about those comments, but in my mind, there is no logical explanation for how a band this talented, this powerful, this melodic and this rip-your-face-off-brutal didn’t achieve more success.
Chimaira fan or not, you’re going to enjoy this audio. It’s not for the Chimaira purists that want to know everything Chimaira, but geared towards those on the fringe or largely unfamiliar to their body of work. We touched on quite a bit, ranging from Mark quitting Chimaira for five minutes to Adema. I’m not a fan of interviews conducted in the middle of the day, but I will say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, this was effortless. Mark Hunter was an awesome guest. Great conversationalist, great personality, and one tremendous singer.
I’m off to blast “Resurrection” and “Empire” at ear-splitting volume.
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