Dear Hunter: Episode 19 — Chimaira Q&A

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I’m currently working with Simon Bondar and Imperial Industries on the new Chimaira.com and discovered Simon was a huge fan of Chimaira. He’s always asking me questions about the group so I thought it would be fun to answer a few for this month’s blog. Enjoy! 1. What is the process of writing songs within […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 18 — Biohacking

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Mark Hunter of Chimaira returns with his latest column — inspired by a fan’s question about biohacking. If you’ve ever been curious about managing your own biology, read on…and look up Mark on Facebook Dear Hunter, What is Biohacking? I hear you talk about it often and how does it work for touring? Thanks! Dave […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 17 — Changes

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2014 — here we are. It’s been a little over a year since the world ended (according to the Mayan calendar) and I must say the afterlife is pretty… disappointing. Same shit, different equiniox. Actually, I just found out that the 2012 solstice more than likely ushered in the Age of Aquarius, but enough about […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 16 — Tour Hacks

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I’m never content. It’s been as much of a blessing in my life as it’s been a curse. It’s a blessing because as an artist it keeps me hungry. It’s a curse because I spend a lot of time, perhaps too much, ruminating. When it comes to touring, there are so many situations I come […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 15 — Merch Magic

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I asked my followers on Twitter to help me with suggestions for this month’s column. I was asked by some to write about sorcery and wizards, but I thought the suggestion to talk about the “business of merch” put forth by user @TeeJayDahl was the way to go. I can only comment on how the […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 14 — The Cult of Personality

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You’re not as unique as you think you are. There are many methods to systematically categorize the humdrum monotony you refer to as your life. Damn, Mark — why so cold? You’ll be surprised to find out that it’s part of what makes up the breed of human I belong to. The INTJs. We make […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 13 — Tour Update

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Hey friends! We are in the middle of our first headline tour supporting our new album Crown of Phantoms. The shows have been fun and we’ve been playing great. It’s seriously so tight. You’ve never heard Chimaira like this. It’s wild. If we’re coming to your town, check this tour out! Right now, we’re in […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 12 — Preparing For Tour

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One question often raised is “how do I prepare for tour?” There is so much detail involved that I can’t possibly cover everything, but I’ll do my best. The first thing to realize is that we have a management team that takes care of a ton for us, but I’ve always been pretty hands on, […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 11 — Hunter Vs. Harris On Crowdfunding

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For his next column, Chimaira frontman Mark Hunter, fresh from a successful IndieGoGo campaign, challenged me [GSA founder Chris Harris] to a debate, of sorts, on the issue of crowdfunding — which I find patently offensive for reasons I can put into word…and others only my gut could put into words. I sent him some […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 10 — The Matrix 4

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Hello friends and greetings from Huntington, New York. We are currently halfway through our first tour of 2013 and it’s been going extremely well. I used to dislike touring, but now I thoroughly enjoy it. Sure, it sucks to be away from family and loved ones, or the comforts of your own toilet, shower, and […]