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Chimaira & Slayer – Part 1

Posted on February 12, 2008

This past weekend Chimaira and Slayer and American Head Charge (on the God Hates The World Tour) played Canada. Speaking with Chimaira’s vocalist earlier, “it was fuckin amazing. Toronto and Montreal were fuckin sick…” To all of you in Canada, we salute you. Did You Know? – during one of the shows this past weekend, Mark almost slipped up and instead of saying “Canada” was about to say “Canadia” when addressing the audience. See, it all comes from some inside joke regarding our good friend Geoff mentioned previously (Spineshank’s drum tech), whom is from there. Not sure what the joke exactly is, but word is the bands always jest “Let’s go back to Canadia Land.” Maybe Geoff will shed some light on this for us, or maybe not. Anyway, Chimaira left Portland, Maine on Nov 11 for the lovely drive to New Jersey – the scene of the crime for Nov 12’s show. Figuring an average speed of 60 mph, this simple 275 mile trek should really take no more than 6 hours max, yes? Well, instead of arriving in the Garden State at 7:00am as originally anticipated, they got there at 3:30pm instead. Turns out the driver was getting his ‘nap on’ and someone made a grievous wrong turn along the way. Mark tells the morning was spent with him screaming at the top of his lungs. I know you know that Chimaira are currently pounding stages across the US with Slayer, right? Well, one of their crew is our good friend Geoff. Geoff was part of the Spineshank crew over here not all that long ago! He gets around… Anyway, Geoff was kind enough to take some time out and send us some words on how this immense tour is going… (watch out for more updates as the tour continues) Whassup all you UK wakkos!?!?!?! Geoff(4AM) here…I am out with Chimaira on the Slayer run in the States…and doing my best to send some updates from this trip when I can…so here goes…. Mon 10/29/01 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues This day finds Chimaira newly finished with the Fear Factory, Machine Head tour and hooking up with their heroes…SLAYER !! Hell yea…I think we all are looking forward to this trip. By the way, all the Slayer cats are waaaaay kool….crew and all, this is a great way to end the year. This show was well anticipated..sold out to be exact. Fri 11/02/01 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues We are joined by American Head Charge, an eclectic group of bombastic lunatics!! The show is quite a spectcle at this point…musically and visually. Most of this day consisted of an alligator farm next to the venue…albino and every other kind of alligator you can think of. There is footage and , most likely, it will end up on a home vid somewhere down the line. Show is off the hook as usual. Sat 11/03/01 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle This place is an old Southern Baptist church in the heart of the Bible Belt in the SOUTH!! How freekin fiting ! Looks like it has bit of the old-school New Orleans voodoo in the paintings and adornments. Wicked wicked crowd…….Chimaira, being fairly new on the scene, are being WELL recieved …there is a bit of a buzz and lots of anticipation for them…..looks like it can only get better at this point. Sun 11/04/01 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa We are joined by none other than the boys from SYSTEM OF A DOWN and a few of the Slipknot tech’s for a night of mayhem and debauchery as we have the next 2 days off…so the partying was in full effect this night. Mild rumours that we may join System at their show at the Boathouse here in Virginia tomorrow, if not we will be there showing full support anyway….then we will be off to hook up with Slayer and AHC in Washington, DC…our nations capitol. I will get back to you lot as soon as possible….see ya soon. Geoff (4AM)


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