In an interview with Rockstar Mayhem’s YouTube channel, Chimaira reveals that they are currently “free agents” and have split with Ferret Music and Nuclear Blast Records (who represented the band internationally). “We’re basically in a phase right now where we’re still moving forward and still gaining momentum and still having a great time, but on the business side of things, we need to reorganize it and just come out with a better plan that works for us and that will ultimately work better for our fans,” singer Mark Hunter explained to Mistress Juliya during Mayhem Fest’s stop in Dallas, TX.
Since signing with Ferret in 2007, the band has released two full length studio albums and just recently a live DVD/CD called Coming Alive. Mr. Neilstein of MetalSucks.net expressed concern about label-mates 36 Crazyfists and the care they might or might not get at the label following Warner Music’s ILG taking full control of Ferret after its original owners split off into Good Fight Entertainment. Whether that’s the reason the band is declaring themselves free agents or not isn’t clear, but they had no problem finding a label after splitting with Roadrunner.
You can watch the interview with Chimaira in its entirety up above (the actual interview starts at the 1:08 mark, while the band’s remarks about leaving the label are at the 2:40 mark).