It’s 7 a.m. out in the US, somewhere between Chicago and Detroit, when we receive a phone call from Mark Hunter, Chimaira’s excited vocalist. “So,” he demands to know, “our album came out there yesterday, how is it doing?!? Our album comes out today in the US. It’s like 7 a.m. here and no-one’s been to sleep yet! We can’t sleep!” It transpires the band played an “utterly awesome” show last night in Chicago, where the crowd were just “totally insane”… “We sold over 100 t-shirts at this one show!” “We’re on our way to Detroit now, but we got stuck in this huge traffic jam so have taken some time out…” he says and laughs, “I haven’t taken a shower in ages so I just managed to take one!” Touch wood, the bus hasn’t broken down, caught on fire, driven itself away, or any such normal disaster as usually befalls Chimaira trips. Disasters or no, Chimaira are excited about their upcoming UK shows with Spineshank. “We’re so psyched!” The excitement in his voice is almost tangible. “We just so can’t wait to get over there, and it’s only 2 weeks away!” And as if it’ll make the dates get here faster, he demands…“I wanna talk to everyone else in the office… NOW!” Chimaira ‘The Impossibility Of Reason’ in stores now… (you can get a free logo patch when you buy it at an official Roadrage store).