CHIMAIRA haben soeben ihren neuen Video-Clip abgedreht, Regie führte wieder einmal Todd Bell. Zu sehen gibt es das „Destroy And Dominate“ Video ca. Ende März, erste Eindrücke bekommt ihr aber jetzt schon mal hier auf diesen Fotos.
Gitarrist Rob Arnold kommentierte das Shooting wie folgt:
„Gerade haben wir die Dreharbeiten zum „Destroy And Dominate“ Video abgeschlossen! Gedreht haben wir in unserer Heimatstadt Cleveland, zusammen mit unserem langjährigen Freund und Regisseur Todd Bell. Todd war schon für unsere beiden DVD Dokumentationen „The Dehumanizing Process“ und „The Resurrection“ sowie für die brandneue DVD verantwortlich, welche sehr wahrscheinlich im Frühjahr 2010 erscheinen wird. Außerdem hatten wir schon einmal ein Video sowie diverse Pressefotos mit ihm gemacht. Also erwartet nichts anderes als Top Qualität und Top Kreativität beim neuen Clip! Ich würde euch gern mehr über den Inhalt erzählen, aber ich selbst habe bisher noch nicht die finale Version gesehen. Ich habe aber absolut keinen Zweifel, dass es ein würdiger CHIMAIRA Video-Clip werden wird! Also, haltet die Augen offen!“
Mehr Infos zum Clip demnächst. Das neue Album „The Infection“ erscheint am 24. April.
Gitarrist Rob Arnold hat weiterhin ein „Track by Track“ zum Album „The Infection“ verfasst:
01) The Venom Inside
This was the third song written for The Infection, and we knew right away that it was going to be the albums' lead off track. The Venom Inside's sludgy sounding body is surrounded by an epic intro and outro. As an early indicator of what's to come over the next nine tracks, you might get the feeling that you're in for something special.
02) Frozen in Time
With a dynamic range of ups and downs, Frozen in Time takes you through a whirlwind of riffage. From the tracks' explosive intro, to its ferocious bridge, you're left constantly guessing at what's to come. But by the end, it all makes sense.-A true monster in my opinion.
03) Coming Alive
With its slithering intro and verse riffs, menacingly heavy vocals, and destructive drums beats, Coming Alive is exactly what it proclaims...A band coming to life in every aspect. The lyrics may perhaps foreshadow some what of a different meaning, but we'll leave that up to the listener to decide.
04) Secrets of the Dead
A song that went through many structural changes throughout the writing process, Secrets of the Dead turned out to be a band favorite. Chris Spicuzza shines on this track as he conducts a circuit board symphony from behind his station. Catchy, heavy, intelligent, and packed with groove, this one has "crowd pleaser" written all over it.
05) The Disappearing Sun
Arguably the albums heaviest and darkest track, and our first ever tune written in drop B, The Disappearing Sun hits you like a ton of bricks. Andols puts on a clinic with his crafty double bass work, creatively placing his notes in unconventional spots. This song defines "riff-tastic", and will have you humming its melody's all day long.
06) Impending Doom
A trippy, eclectic track that ended up becoming much more than we had ever expected. The core of this song was created very early in the writing process, and it took months to bring it to its culmination. Impending Doom is the perfect mid-album breather that sucks you way down into the depths of depression.
07) On Broken Glass
Like a bull in a china shop, On Broken Glass rips you through a thrilling onslaught. This fret board frenzy is a juggernaut that takes you to hell and back. Good luck figuring out the picking on this one kiddies!
08) Destroy and Dominate
This drob B beauty was written late in the writting process. Its extrememly heavy, so we recommend lifting with the knees, and not with the back! Look out for Destroy and Dominate to be The Infection's video premier sometime soon.
09) Try To Survive
Try to Survive was the first song written for The Infection back in June 2009. It set the mood for what was to come. When Mark and I sat down to begin writing the album, the first notes plucked became the intro riff for this song, and we knew we were on to something.
10) The Heart of it All
I had written the clean intro bit a few months before we started writing for the Infection, but was unsure how it would fit into the Chimaira realm. After Mark=2 0and I had compiled a batch of heavy-ass riffs deamed "instrumental worthy", we put the two sets of ideas together, and it kicked ass.
We hadn’t written an instrumental in a few years, so knowing that we were going to do one, and that we had months to write it, really helped shape this one into an epic track.