Chimaira continue to update from the studio… Day 11 – Title Track Yo, Mark here again. Checking in and giving you the latest over here. We finished “Cleansation” yesterday and started the title track today. Almost done with it, and it will be finished before I even wake tomorrow. The title track is one of the best songs on the record I feel. It will be the 2nd song on the record, and like the first song it has the traditional Chimaira elements you all love, but when the end hits, you will realise you have a different kind of Chimaira record, and a special one at that. We finalised the track listing for the cd today, and we were only going to put 11 songs on it, but our pals at Roadrunner talked us into sneaking 1 more on there for ya so your getting 12 now. We didn’t want to be greedy with our songs, we just wanted to make sure every single song was good enough to make this record. I will give you guys the heads up on the order and what not soon. We are also working on some touring plans, but right now the main focus is finishing the record. Tomorrow we will start mixing the last song on the record, it is called “Implements of Destruction”. This song is our masterpiece. It is very long, and it is very epic. We all wrote this song together and a lot of the riffs came from all the touring we did for pass out. This will be my favourite song to play live if we do, you will understand why when you hear it ) Tonight Jim and Rob spent some time at a local show and they said they had a blast, looks to me like they did because they could hardly walk when they came in and they came up with ideas like going to our chef’s cabin and banging on the door then running away (this is at midnight here) Hey whatever works! This has been a great time, but it is time to come home soon, and we get to go home on WED so we are all pretty stoked about that. Talk to you soon. Day 13 – Time Nearly Up Yo amigo’s. Still mixing, but there is light at the end of the tunnel now. We get to come home this week! Colin just wrapped up the song “Eyes of a Criminal”. This song is just metal, there is no other way to describe it. It has a nice slow ass heavy half time ending and some insane double bass pattern by Andols that Colin refers to as sounding like a marching band snare pattern! hahah his feet are that fast. We are about to start the song “The Dehumanizing Process”. This song just jams, it has some great parts, and it is one of the first songs Matt did most of the writing duties on. (No it’s not the only one, just the first since joining the band) Tuesday morning we leave for London to do a press/RR UK street team listening party. Don’t you all wish you lived in London!! We get to jam it for the dudes at Metal Hammer, Kerrang! etc.. Hope they enjoy and if not, hey at least they can get drunk (pissed as they say it over here) and think that they did. Our stay in England has been most triumphant to quote fellow metal head Bill S. Preston, Esq. and we can’t wait to get back over here to play some damn shows. We will send you another update from the studio before we leave, a quick review of the listening party and some more pictures before the video shoot in LA. February 28th we will debut the first instalment of the online studio documentary. Keep checking in with us! Mark COMPETITION HEAR THE NEW CHIMAIRA MIXES! And if you want to be in with a shot of coming along to the invite-only free-bar listening party in central London tomorrow (Tuesday Feb 25) night… send us in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, marking your email ‘Ass Ripping Metal’ including your name, a contact phone number, and the answer to this question: What is the name of the last Chimaira record? A winner will be chosen at lunchtime. Good luck.