CHIMAIRA in Tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard

CHAOS AT THE VANGUARD!

Chimaira go on stage and give it their ALL, every single time!  I have seen them play shows to huge crowds doing opening sets for Trivium and kill it on Mayhem fest but I have never seen them headline a venue that doesn’t hold many people.  The small capacity at the Vanguard made this such a special show.  All of the opening bands were amazing, especially Oceano!  The crowd went completely NUTS for them with stage diving and mosh pits galore but nothing could prepare us for the madness that was about to ensue when our headliners, the almighty Chimaira, hit the stage!  They opened their set with TONS of energy, especially from guitar GOD Emil Werstler.  This is a whole new Chimaira and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical to see them perform together but they sounded completely on point with every note and even added their own flare to the existing tunes!  Band leader Mark Hunter sounded amazing the whole set.  He had the crowd in the palm of his hand all night long and did not let up until the last note of the last song of the set (a song which I will not spoil for the rest of you).  We interviewed Mark before the show and he told us this band is the Miami Heat of Metal and that is SO true after seeing them live.  Especially when it comes to Emil or Lebron as Mark called him!  If any of you have the same worries that I did about the new band, do yourself a favor and go see them live and they will put all of your worries to rest as they did mine.  Highlights of the set include, “Coming Alive”, “The Flame” and their biggest hit “Resurrection”.  Mark thanked everyone for coming to the show on a Wednesday night and joked how everyday is Friday for them since they are musicians.  Ha!  Loved seeing them and will do so every time they come through town.  We for sure celebrated the chaos at the vanguard!

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

CHECK OUT OUR INTERVIEW WITH MARK BEFORE THE SHOW!

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa

chimaira at the vanguard in tulsa