Pass Out of Existence
|Pass Out of Existence|
|Studio album by Chimaira|
|Released||October 2, 2001|
|Recorded||2001 at Third Stone in North Hollywood, California|
|Genre||Nu metal, death metal|
66:31 (with bonus track)
Pass out of Existence is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Chimaira, released on October 2, 2001. According to vocalist Mark Hunter, as of 2003, the band has sold 44,000 copies of the album in the United States.
Some editions of the album include a hidden track at the end of "Jade," extending the track's total runtime to 13:57. The Japanese/Australian pressing includes the bonus track "Without Moral Restraint."
The album features a different sound from their later albums, leaning more towards nu metal.
Unlike other Chimaira records, Pass Out of Existence was recorded with seven-string guitars in Dropped A tuning. It emphasizes programming and sampling and, consequently, has been considered less heavy than Chimaira's following albums. In a 2004 interview, programmer Chris Spicuzza acknowledged this but pointed out that it was largely an issue of mixing that gives this impression. Vocalist Mark Hunter would later disparage the sampling as "ear candy" and stated that the band's 2003 effort had a more focused approach to sampling.
Touring and promotion
In October 2001, Chimaira would join and befriend Slayer on their God Hates the World Tour. This would later prove beneficial when drummer Ricky Evensand left Chimaira in 2004; going on advice from Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Mark Hunter contacted Kevin Talley who would go on to fill the role for two years.
The album cover is featured in the movie The Rules of Attraction along with other Roadrunner bands such as Fear Factory and Slipknot. They would later tour with both bands in the Jagermesiter Tour in 2004.
All tracks written by Chimaira, except where noted.
|5.||"Pass Out of Existence"||3:24|
|8.||"Painting the White to Grey"||4:44|
|10.||"Rizzo" (written by Chimaira and Stephen Carpenter of Deftones)||4:38|
|15.||"Without Moral Restraint"||4:02|
- Mark Hunter – Vocals, additional guitar on Abeo and Jade
- Rob Arnold – Lead Guitar
- Jason Hager – Rhythm Guitar
- Chris Spicuzza – Electronics
- Jim LaMarca – Bass
- Andols Herrick – Drums
- Stephen Carpenter – Guitars on "Rizzo"
- Justin Walden – Additional keyboards and programming
- Produced by Andrew Murdock
- Recorded by Andrew Murdock, Justin Walden and Scott Francisco (Recorded at Third Stone, N. Hollywood)
- Mixed by Andrew Murdock and Ted Regier (Mixed at Larrabee Studios, W. Hollywood)
- Mastered by Tom Baker at Precision Mastering
- Artwork by Michael Bodine II and Neil Allardice
- Artwork direction by Chris Spicuzza
- Photography by Daniel Moss
- "The 12 Most Underrated Nu Metal Albums". VH1. (15 September 2015). Retrieved on 18 September 2015
- Allmusic review
- "Rob Arnold Rocks - Chimaira". www.robarnoldrocks.com.
- Holland, Brian D. Rob Arnold Interview Modern Guitars Magazine (August 21, 2007). Retrieved on 12-04-10.
- Interview With Chris Spicuzza of Chimaira MetalUnderground.com (2004). Retrieved on 12-04-10.
- Veltkamp, Frisco Chimaira with Mark Hunter Rockzine.com (May 30, 2003). Retrieved on 12-04-10.