Supporting underground metal since 2006




Here’s a huge bummer for Chimaira fans everywhere. Emil Werstler has decided that his time with the band is over, and he’s going to concentrate on other projects for the upcoming future. In my opinion, Emil is one of the best guitar players on the entire planet, and while he killed it with Chimaira, his talent is not limited to metal. Now he can focus on improving his technique, and he will without a doubt, have a long and successful career in music. He is just too talented not to have one. We haven’t heard yet who will replace him in Chimaira, but we will let you know as soon as we do. Best of luck to Emil in the future!

Here’s his statement: “My time in Chimaira has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to focus on harvesting my abilities as a musician. I’m very fond of everyone in the band and wish them all the best in the future. Although this was a difficult choice to make, I feel it was necessary in order to take the next step in my career. The best is still yet to come and I’m very excited for the multiple projects I am working on. I would like to thank the band, management, and, most importantly, all the fans for the endless support and understanding.