NewsApril 19, 2013 10:41 AM ET3,076 views

Chimaira to release new album in July

Official press release: Metal titans Chimaira have announced a massive crowd funding campaign surrounding the release of their brand new LP, "Crown of Phantoms." The album will be released on Tuesday, July 30. 2013 via eOne Music. The band is seeking support for a special fan edition CD/DVD. This edition and its perks will only be available to campaign supporters and will not be sold anywhere else. Specifically, supporters will be contributing to the following: - Two narrative music videos - A behind the scenes, "Crown Of Phantoms" making-of documentary - Seven additional tracks exclusive to the fan edition - Various behind the scenes videos - Expanded version of "Dr. Z" with fan determined ending - Full length album commentary that features dialog from all the band members as they listen to the record start to finish - Graphic art storyboards created specifically for the music videos included in the fan edition booklet - Original Artwork & Packaging exclusive to the fan edition To further conceptualize their plan, the band has released a video explaining, with some satire, the details of their campaign along with a sneak peek of a brand new track called "Kings of the Shadow World" and a visual display of the many creative perks they're offering to contributors. Visit the official campaign site for full details on the endeavor and its perks.

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