NewsJuly 3, 2001 2:42 PM ET4,184 views

Chimaira co-founder leaves band

Chimaira guitarist and co-founder Jason Hager has left the group. He will be replaced by Matt DeVries. Hager made the decision to leave the band because his wife is pregrant and has been experiencing some complications due to stress, etc. The band recently signed to Roadrunner Records and this was obviously a painful decision for Hager (read his full statement at We don't often offer commentary, but we wish Jason and his wife the best of luck and commend him for making the "right" choice. That took balls.

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