After 10 years with the band, bassist Jim LaMarca has left Chimaira. The news was broken by the band, who posted it on their website:
“After a decade of good times and achievements, our friend and band mate Jim LaMarca has decided to retire from Chimaira. We wish him nothing but the best as he settles in and starts a family. As for seeking a replacement… we’ll cross that bridge down the line. In the meantime, consider it ‘business as usual’ with the Chimaira you know and love.”
The group goes on to say that Daath guitarist Emil Werstler will take over bass duties for the rest of the year.
LaMarca joined Chimaira early in 2000, just after the band was signed to Roadrunner Records. The group is currently on their Blue Collar Brawler Tour with Impending Doom, Daath, and This or the Apocalypse.