Chimaira is an American metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene. The band's name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. Throughout its history, the band was plagued with numerous line-up changes, leaving vocalist Mark Hunter as the only original member. Originally more of a nu metal sounding band, Chimaira have undergone multiples changes in their style, ranging from Nu metal to Groove metal.
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