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Chimaira Parts Ways With Drummer Andols Herrick

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American heavy metal outfit Chimaira has announced that, in addition to the recent departure of keyboardist Chris Spicuzza, drummer Andols Herrick has also left the band. A message from Herrick reads as follows:

"Since Chris released his statement recently, I suppose its time that I do so as well since I have been dodging questions and comments for almost as long. I am no longer a member of Chimaira, and actually haven’t been since before Christmas. I did play at Chimaira Christmas 11, which was my last show. I certainly couldn’t have asked for a better and more memorable way to go out.

"I cannot stress enough how significantly different the circumstances are now than back in 2004. The short story is that the guys had taken issue with certain aspects of my role in the band. Nothing discussed was out of anger or anything personal, but I was definitely not expecting it and it was quite the spirit crusher for me. The decision was made that it would be in the band’s best interest to move forward without me.

"I was obviously devastated, but again there was no ill will between us. Later, I was asked to rejoin, but after some painful contemplation in my mind, I decided it was best not to. I started to see everything that happened as something that was ultimately positive. I share some of the same concerns that Chris mentioned in his statement, namely the current state of the music industry and concerns about my future.

"A major transition in life is much more manageable at 31 than it is in your late 30’s or early 40’s, so as a guy with literally zero experience in anything else, better now then later. Plus, it would be hard to go back without feeling constantly uneasy about the situation."

Chimaira held an online chat last night and Rob stated that they are on good terms with all of the recently departed members and still speak to them frequently.

Source: The PRP

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wow, there are only 3 left now. Andolis is a beast of a drummer too. I'm not convinced at this point that they'll survive this.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. EsotericSurgery writes:

These guys have drummer consistency like the Nazi's have love for the Jews.

BG: They've got 2 replacements listed already (not sure how accurate they are forgive me if they're bogus):

Austin D'Amond on drums
Sean Zatorsky on keys/backing vox

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Big shoes to fill ES.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Valentine_no_more writes:

Well d@mn

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TheRaper writes:

WHAMMY!!!! First the guitarist leaves, then the drummer, and the keyboardist. Chimaira is DEAD.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

No guitarrist left. The bassist left.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. broken face writes:

wow wow when did jim the bassist go??

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

According to another site theyve replaced all 3 already
see lambgoat

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. b.bristowe writes:

Haha wtf? Who will replace him...anyone heard from portnoy?!?!?!? I keed I keed.

Seriously though, who do they figure will want to role with them after they decided to kick him out.

Guaranteed it will be someone from Roadrunner. What happened to slip(sour)knot again?

P.S. Joey will probably do something gayknot has been too gay lately.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZMA writes:

Wow this blows d!ck. Their last album was so awesome. Very disappointing.

# Apr 16, 2011 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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