12/27: Chimaira Christmas Show at HOB



Chimaira’s 10th annual Christmas show will be filmed for the band’s first stand-alone DVD (they’ve included DVDs with albums in the past). Frontman Mark Hunter says the video, due in the summer, will cover the group’s still in-progress world tour for The Infection, released in April. It reached No. 30 on Billboard’s album chart and has sold more than 15,000 copies. Hunter says the DVD will include “tons of shit” — from old home videos to studio footage. Check out this month’s issue of U.K. headbanger mag Metal Hammer for Chimaira’s cover of Pantera’s “Slaughtered,” part of an enclosed CD that pays tribute to late guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. “The song was tough,” says Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold. “I realized how difficult it is to sound like Dime. We’re such big Pantera fans that we felt to truly give the song tribute, we would try to replicate it as closely as possible.” Arnold says his band won’t perform “Slaughtered” live. “But as for other surprises, [there’s] only one way to find out. We’re just planning a killer set list and doing the production bigger and better than we ever have in the past. Should be killer.” State of Conviction and Solipsist open at 8 p.m. at House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583). Tickets: $18 advance, $20 day of show. — D.X. Ferris

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.